Fall 2017 Faculty Development Symposium

Please join us to hear from our special guest speakers and take part in discussions invaluable to faculty development. 

  • Discover how LSA’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) is helping to enhance diversity in higher education and society from Dr. Tabbye Chavous, Director of NCID and a Professor of Education and Professor of Psychology.  
  • Hear how Mayo Clinic is tackling Physician Burnout from Dr. Lotte Dyrbye, Associate Director of the Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-Being at Mayo Clinic.
  • Learn how Leadership Communication can transform your workplace from Dr. Wolfgang Stehr, Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. 

After the Symposium, enjoy a Networking lunch to mingle with your colleagues and our speakers. 

Space is limited; register today!

Dr. Tabbye Chavous leads UM’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), which seeks to strengthen and integrate research about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and society, and to promote its effective use in addressing contemporary issues. Earlier this year, NCID launched three new DE+I initiatives that actively work to highlight the interconnections of diversity and excellence in research and scholarship in ways that positively affect knowledge production and its use for societal change. Read more about these initiatives, their expanded existing programs, and how their work brings together research and scholarship to create social change. 


Dr. Lotte Dyrbye’s research focuses on physician, resident, and medical student well-being, studying the consequences of burnout, and mitigating strategies to help improve physician satisfaction and resiliency, as well as patient outcomes. She co-developed the Physician Well-Being Index — Expanded, Resident Well-Being Index, Medical Student Well-Being Index and the general Well-Being Index, which are brief self-assessment tools designed to identify the subset of health care workers in severe distress and most likely in need of individualized interventions. Read more about Mayo Clinic’s Program on Physician Well-Being, a multidisciplinary endeavor that draws on the expertise of members of the Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology, as well as Mayo Clinic experts in the fields of occupational health and quality of life research. 


Dr. Wolfgang Stehr can personally attest to how authentic communication can transform a workplace environment and improve culture for the better. As the Division Chief for Pediatric Surgery at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, the stakes are high, and Dr. Stehr wanted to find a way to improve communication among healthcare teams, breakdown silos, and become a better leader. He found the solution in a Leadership Communication class he took for his MBA at Berkeley-Haas where he was inspired to bring what he had learned to the hospital. After rolling out the workshop to his fellow doctors, nurses, and staff, the results speak for themselves. The tools learned have transformed the hospital’s operating room environment, built more trust, and changed the way his healthcare teams work together. Read more about Dr. Stehr’s goal to “revolutionize health care through trust and connection with each other.” 



If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright wjordan@med.umich.edu or 734-764-2574. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

Upcoming Sessions

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