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Enhanced Teacher Performance Program

Program Objective

The Enhanced Teacher Performance (ETP) Program is a program focused on enhancing one’s effectiveness as a clinical or laboratory-based teacher.  Grounded in a model developed at the CFD describing teaching excellence competencies, faculty at any stage in their careers can engage in this short-term intensive program to maximize their teaching competencies.  Under the guidance and support of a faculty development coach, faculty will participate in focused activities, workshops, and guided sessions to address their unique customized learning goals.

Program Description

The ETP program seeks to maximize teaching excellence competencies, through guided coaching, customized learning activities, simulated teaching encounters and debriefing, targeted CFD workshops, and curated resources –all selected to enhance the teacher’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to positively impact the learning environment.  This program is suitable for all health professions faculty who want to intentionally maximize their teaching effectiveness at any stage of their careers.  It acknowledges that needs and competencies may shift and change over the course of a faculty member’s career, which at times, may require a more targeted approach to faculty development for teaching.  This program seeks to create a confidential, supportive, and customized learning environment for faculty members to tackle their development goals as teachers.

Program Structure

The program is a 1-to-1 coaching based program, and therefore has flexible enrollment. The program participant is matched with a faculty development coach who will co-create through a series of initial consultations, a customized faculty development plan.  This plan will be implemented over the course of a 3-6 month period, variable based on when workshops are available and customized sessions can be arranged around clinical/teaching schedules.  The program is designed to be highly flexible and adaptive to needs, with a curriculum that addresses the unique goals of each participant.

Coaches

Dr. Latika Nirula, CFD Director, leads the program and is also a coach within the program.  Latika is a trained teacher and highly rated facilitator of faculty development workshops at the CFD.  Latika holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology and Education.  She also led the development of the Excellent Teaching Competencies Model, which forms the foundation and structure of the program, to explore ways to optimize one’s teaching effectiveness.

As program participants are recruited, based on their needs, they may be matched with other health professions’ faculty development coaches.  Detailed biographies of coaches will be shared with program participants once matched.

Contact

Latika Nirula
Program Lead
latika.nirula@unityhealth.to

Registration Details

Prerequisites: None

Who should register: This program is most relevant for individuals who are motivated to improve their teaching practice and effectiveness.  This may be the result of referral to the program, self-assessment, or identified concerns related to teaching performance. This program is suitable at any stage of career and teaching experience.

Format: Virtual

Upcoming Dates: By request – contact Dr. Latika Nirula for more details.

Fees: $6,000* (for 3-6 months customized program)

*Participants are encouraged to consult with their Department Chairs around cost-sharing related to this program.

Certificate: Participants will receive a record attesting to completion of components of program by their faculty development coach.

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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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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.

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