Interpersonal Development

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop: Evidence and Introductory Practice

8 am to 10 am, November 28, 2017

This program will provide faculty with a comprehensive overview of the empirical evidence for the benefits of Mindfulness Stress Reduction on health and well-being and experiences in fostering mindfulness.

Participants will have the opportunity to understand foundational principles of mindfulness and how it builds the capacity for greater self-assurance, regulation of emotions, and moment to moment awareness in daily life.

Think Like an Actor, Present Like a Pro

8 am to 10 am, October 19, 2017

Presented by Eleni Kelakos, CTO (Chief Transformational Officer), The Eleni Group

It’s conference season, and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference. The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of your professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable. As you prepare, you start to wonder:

Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshop

8 am to 9 am, September 18, 2017

The Medical School STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty, fellowship and residency positions will be identified, and, if selected for offers, recruited to the University of Michigan. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in selection, recruitment and hiring. Much of the information is also relevant to retention and promotion of these individuals as well. 

STRIDE Training: 

Essential Skills for Successful Leadership

8 am to 4 pm, December 08, 2017

This 1-day workshop is designed to assist faculty in developing the essential leadership and management skills necessary to run a lab, start a program, or manage a center or division.

This workshop will highlight topics such as:

  • Hiring
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing performance

Workshop objectives:

  • Increase awareness of competencies and skills necessary to successfully manage others

Successful Negotiation Skills and Strategies

8 am to 4 pm, October 24, 2017

Medical school faculty negotiate constantly, not just over issues like salary, but also for lab space, authorship on research papers, and resources. This day-long negotiation workshop will equip you with a framework and set of tools designed to help faculty prepare for, and conduct effective negotiations. The workshop is interactive and participants will learn by practicing first on generic negotiation cases, and then on real issues that faculty must negotiate every day.

A3 Problem Solving for Clinical Leaders

7 am to 12 pm, September 19, 2017

This workshop is a two-part course.  

August/September 2019 Dates: Thursday, August 29th and Thursday, September 19th, 8am - 12pm.

October/November 2019 Dates: Tuesday, October 29th and Tuesday, November 26th, 8am - 12pm.

**Plan to attend both half-days, and to spend an additional half day between sessions working independently on your problem.

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Strategies to Mitigate Physician Burnout

2 pm to 4 pm, September 07, 2017

Burnout affects over 50% of physicians.  In this session, we will offer practical evidence-based strategies to help mitigate burnout and help physicians to flourish in their personal and professional lives.  Participants will practice mindfulness-based skills and explore techniques matched to their individual needs.  Participants will leave with a detailed guide and an attainable goal to start to enhance their own well-being.

Objectives:

1.  Learn to identify strategies to mitigate burnout.

2.  Practice several strategies that have been proven effective.

Making the Most of Your Presentation

11 am to 1 pm, October 09, 2017

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. In this talk, Dr Doumont proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: he covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Facilitated by: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Smarter, Faster, Stronger, Longer: Sleep Optimization for Busy Medical Faculty

1 pm to 3 pm, December 11, 2017

This session will present the role of sleep and fatigue in cognitive and physical performance. We will delineate the sleep and circadian 'thieves' that impair our daily functioning and discuss easily implemented behaviors to enhance sleep, energy, and performance.

Facilitators: 
Jonathan Barkham, MD, Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine and Neurology
Cathy Goldstein, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Objectives:

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