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Enhanced Teacher
Performance

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.


Dr. Ivan Silver has had a career long interest in faculty development particularly the development of our next generation of health professional teachers and supervisors. He is an award winning teacher and medical educator, a Geriatric Psychiatrist at CAMH and a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Ivan was the inaugural director of the Centre for Faculty Development (2002-2009), the Vice-Dean of CPD at the University of Toronto (2005-2011) and the VP of Education at CAMH (2012-2018). He is continuing his scholarship in the areas of feedback, life-long learning and more recently late-career transitioning.


Dr. John Teshima is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, working on an adolescent inpatient unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and is a Clinician-Educator.  He completed his medical school, Psychiatry residency, and a fellowship in medical education at the University of Toronto.  He also completed his Master’s of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. John enjoys teaching at all levels of education, from medical students through to practicing professionals.  He has a strong commitment to faculty development, having been the inaugural Director of Faculty Development for the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.  He was also the first Canadian to be President of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, the leading international organization that focuses on teaching and faculty development in Psychiatry.

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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Program Team

Latika NirulaProgram Lead and CoachSHE / HER

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.

Ivan SilverCoachHE/HIM

Dr. Ivan Silver has had a career long interest in faculty development particularly the development of our next generation of health professional teachers and supervisors. He is an award winning teacher and medical educator, a Geriatric Psychiatrist at CAMH and a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Ivan was the inaugural director of the Centre for Faculty Development (2002-2009), the Vice-Dean of CPD at the University of Toronto (2005-2011) and the VP of Education at CAMH (2012-2018). He is continuing his scholarship in the areas of feedback, life-long learning and more recently late-career transitioning.

John TeshimaCoachHE/HIM

Dr. John Teshima is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, working on an adolescent inpatient unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and is a Clinician-Educator.  He completed his medical school, Psychiatry residency, and a fellowship in medical education at the University of Toronto.  He also completed his Master’s of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. John enjoys teaching at all levels of education, from medical students through to practicing professionals.  He has a strong commitment to faculty development, having been the inaugural Director of Faculty Development for the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.  He was also the first Canadian to be President of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, the leading international organization that focuses on teaching and faculty development in Psychiatry.

Testimonials

"As an academic physician, confronting one’s own teaching performance and opportunities for improvement can be a difficult process. I appreciated how this program and the 1:1 coaching process was sensitive to this, and enabled one of our physicians to pursue their development in a safe and supportive environment. I was really pleased in the positive changes I saw in the physician’s teaching performance and also their increased confidence and self-esteem. I would highly recommend this program to medical leaders in other departments whose faculty need or want to enhance or improve their teaching skills."

Sponsor, Enhanced Teacher Performance Program

Upcoming Events

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    11
    Oct
    Project ECHO (Extension of Community Health Outcomes) is an evidence-based hub-and-spoke model for continuing professional development and capacity building. This presentation will summarize our journey in launching and expanding the ECHO Ontario Mental Health Program including how research has guided its education program design, implementation and creation of virtual communities of practice to better support healthcare providers in remote and underserved areas.
    • BPER
    • Rounds
    Start 12:00 pm EDT
    End 01:00 pm EDT
    Location Online
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    12
    Oct
    This workshop introduces participants to six paradigms of education relevant and prevalent in HPE. Participants are provided with an overview of each paradigm, how they are related to common education practices in HPE and how awareness of paradigmatic details and differences support aligned teaching/assessment approaches.
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    Start 01:00 pm EDT
    End 04:00 pm EDT
    Location Online
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    19
    Oct
    This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on both providing feedback from the teacher’s perspective and receiving feedback from the learner’s perspective. We will compare and contrast different “conversational choices” available to educators as part of their learning conversations.
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    Start 09:00 am EDT
    End 12:00 pm EDT
    Location Online

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

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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.

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.

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