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Coaching
Network

Community Shared Purpose

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 interprofessional 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 Goals

The Coaching Network is offered in partnership between 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.
  4. Promote a culture of coaching across the academic health system.

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.

Contact

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

Robyn Ord
Community Co-Lead
robyn.ord@unityhealth.to

Karen Chen
Education Coordinator, Communications & Community
karen.chen@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, however the community is always open to new members.

Format: Virtual. The Coaching Network will meet 4 times a year.

Register: Please contact karen.chen@unityhealth.to

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Upcoming Events

  • CFD_MembershipMondays_Card.png
    27
    May
    This virtual community event is for CFD members to come together to during a lunch and learn to discuss emerging curiosities, questions and tensions within health professions education on the topic of the month.
    • Member Event
    • loc_virtual
    Start 12:00 pm EDT
    End 01:00 pm EDT
    Delivery Online
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    29
    May
    This workshop is focused on the alignment between curriculum, instructional practice, and subsequent assessment. We look at current theory on how assessment practices can shape and enhance learning and work on practical exercise to apply this knowledge to individual assessment practice.
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    • loc_virtual
    Start 01:00 pm EDT
    End 04:00 pm EDT
    Delivery Online
  • CFD13-%20CFDLogo_SubBranding__Workshop_Card_Blank.png
    4
    Jun
    Our learning environments can include the classroom, the bedside, the busy hallway, the Zoom room, the learning portal, and the list goes on. How do we establish these “spaces” to optimize the potential for learning? What choices can we make as educators that increase psychological safety in any learning environment?
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    • loc_virtual
    Start 05:00 pm EDT
    End 08:00 pm EDT
    Delivery 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 as well as whether or not you have an annual CFD Membership.

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.  The availability of this service is dependent on the resources and capacity of the CFD at the time the request is made.

Q: Is having a CFD Membership the same as having a CFD account?

A: No, a CFD Membership is not the same as a CFD account. However, in order to complete your CFD Membership registration you will be prompted to create a CFD account if you do not already have one. To register for a CFD General Membership and create your account click here.

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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@unityhealth.to

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