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Coaching
Network

Community Objective

This Coaching Network is to support those who are engaging in coaching as part of their leadership practice. We define coaching as “unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them” (Whitmore, 2022: 8), and involves the “art of facilitating the performance, learning and development of another” (Downey, 1999: 15). Unlike mentorship, the context for coaching is more formal, non-directive, and often for a specified and contracted timeframe. There is focused placed on the progress towards the coachee’s own goals (O’Connell et al, 2012).

Members of this community may be in formal or informal leadership roles across the health sciences system, and supporting others in developing themselves across the areas of leadership, teaching, scholarship and advocacy.

Community Description

The Coaching Network is offered in partnership between the Leadership and Development team at Unity Health Toronto and the Centre for Faculty Development. The goals of the network are to:

  1. Create a safe learning environment for coaches to explore their coaching practice dilemmas in academic health sciences spaces.
  2. Consider models and approaches to enhance their coaching practice.
  3. Support each other in their development as coaches.

All members of the community must be  members of the Centre for Faculty Development and should create a user account, with a completed profile. *Please note that staff, physicians, patient and family partners, and learners at both Unity Health Toronto and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine have membership registration available to them at no additional cost.

The Coaching Network will meet 4 times a year via Zoom, with the last meeting of each academic year being in person to facilitate a community social event.

Contact

Latika Nirula
Community Co-Lead
latika.nirula@unityhealth.to

Jeff Dionne
Community Co-Lead
jeff.dionne@unityhealth.to

Navaz Mistry
Community Co-Lead
MistryNa@smh.ca

Manpreet Saini
Education Coordinator, Leadership and Special Projects
manpreet.saini@unityhealth.to

Community Overview

Who should join: Formal or informal people leaders across the health sciences system who coach others across the areas of leadership, teaching, scholarship and advocacy.  Members must be registered through the Centre for Faculty Development.

Format: Virtual – with final meeting of the year being in person

Register: Please contact manpreet.saini@unityhealth.to

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Upcoming Events

  • CFD13-%20CFDLogo_SubBranding__Workshop_Card_Blank.png
    9
    Dec
    This workshop focuses on the alignment of desired career goals in education, with learning needs and opportunities for development. Participants identify their options for future career directions and develop a learning plan in order to support decision making about future career directions.
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    Start 09:00 am EST
    End 12:00 pm EST
    Location Online
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    13
    Dec
    Learn about the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC), which comprises of five development phases of cultural awareness. Learn about each phase, how to increase cultural awareness and what questions to reflect on while in each phase.
    • BPER
    • Rounds
    Start 12:00 pm EST
    End 01:00 pm EST
    Location Online
  • CFD13-%20CFDLogo_SubBranding_BPER_Card.png
    14
    Feb
    5 champions, 5 papers, 1 winner. Vote each month for your favourite paper & join us on February 14th, 2023 when the champions of the final two papers will battle it out to convince us who wins the title of ‘best paper’.
    Start 12:00 pm EST
    End 01:00 pm EST
    Location Online

FAQs

Q. How do I create and/or activate my account to log into the site?

A. To create a CFD user account please click here. If you have already created an account, click here to log in. Please note you will be required to set up a new account and password for our new website. We will connect your account with your previous CFD event records.

Q. Is there a cost to attend your programs?

A. There is a cost to participate in some of our programs. The cost of each of our programs varies and in some cases, the cost varies depending on your status with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto and/or in which hospital you work.

Q.I do not have a faculty appointment in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Can I still attend your workshops, programs and/or events? Is there a fee?

A. Anyone whose education activities include teaching, leading, scholarship and advocacy are welcome to attend our workshops, programs and/or events. Specific pre-requisite criteria may apply. Please refer to each workshop, program or event page for details. All fees and discounts (where applicable) can be found in the workshop, program and event pages.

Q.I am interested in having one of your workshops offered at my home site/department. Do you offer this type of service?

A. Please contact us for further information.

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Our Programs

The CFD offers a number of exceptional programs to meet current and emerging faculty development needs across the health system. View the full listing of CFD’s programs to determine which may best meet your interests and needs.

Our Programs

The CFD offers a number of exceptional programs to meet current and emerging faculty development needs across the health system. View the full listing of CFD’s programs to determine which may best meet your interests and needs.

Centre for Faculty Development
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare
Education Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor

Mailing Address:
30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

cfd@smh.ca

Twitter

Our 5 champions & papers have now become 4: @adamgavarkovs @ivansilver4 @MalikaHSharma @paularowland121! Vote in this round and save your top paper from elimination by Dec 12th!

For more info, access to the papers or to vote, visit: https://bit.ly/bperreads

#BPER #hpe #meded

Don’t miss out – CFD members gain access to free workshops, exclusive events, and more! Sign up for annual membership today at http://centreforfacdev.ca/membership/. This is new and requires action.

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