Culture, Health & Wellbeing

Resilience and Well-Being Program

3 pm, August 30, 2018

This two-day resilience and well-being course has been designed specifically for the University of Michigan Medical School. This course will equip you with actionable skills to enhance your ability to overcome adversity, manage stress, and thrive in your professional and personal life. In this highly experiential workshop, you will engage in practical exercises, get personalized coaching and feedback from the instructors, and discuss strategies for applying the skills after the course.   

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for Physicians

10 am, September 11, 2018

We work in a hectic field where we, as physicians, may feel challenged to be in control of our own time and life.  We may feel overwhelmed, with too much to do and seemingly too little time to get to non-work things that really matter, like taking care of ourselves and the people we love.

We are offering this workshop to help MDs increase their emotional intelligence and more effectively balance work and life. This scientifically resourced class has helped many doctors make thoughtful decisions about their career and lifestyle.

Specific Objectives: 

Productive Conflict

2 pm, September 11, 2018

Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps participants improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict provides participants with techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. The program features an exploration of DiSC® in a conflict context, provides an opportunity for participants to explore their destructive conflict responses, and offers them a method for making more productive choices in their response to conflict.

Cultivating Resilience

12 pm, May 07, 2019

The study of resilience, the ability to recover, grow and thrive when coping with challenge or adversity, is a core concept in Positive Psychology. Resilience is universally regarded as an important quality for professionals and is imperative for those working in demanding and high-stress domains. Resilience is teachable, with a focus on concrete skills and practices. This class will introduce participants to principles, tools and exercises to enhance and cultivate resilience.

Facilitator: Sarah Schneider Hong, LMSW

Writing Strong Letters of Recommendation

4 pm, January 27, 2021

In this session, we will discuss tips and strategies on how to write effective letters of recommendation/support for trainees, paying particular attention to letters for trainees applying for career development awards.

Facilitated by:

Vicki Ellingrod, PharmD
John Gideon Searle Professor of Pharmacy and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Pharmacy
Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts


Using Your Strengths

11 am, February 05, 2021

This workshop will end at 12:50 p.m. to allow a break between meetings.

We all have our personal character strengths. You just might be surprised by some of your strengths. Examples include curiosity, leadership, and perseverance. Knowing and consistently using your strengths helps you be more effective and helps you experience more satisfaction.