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Stepping Stones

Program Objective

Stepping Stones is our foundational program at the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD). It provides support to health professionals in their multiple education roles and activities including teaching, education scholarship, advocacy and academic leadership. This introductory level program is aligned with other CFD programming which provides more advanced content in the same areas.

Program Description

Stepping Stones is a two year program consisting of both workshops and a journal club. Program goals are:

  • To promote growth and development of individuals in relation to their educational roles; and,
  • To provide opportunities for educational networking and collaboration across caring and learning environments.

Workshops are offered on a variety of topics related to the roles and activities Stepping Stones supports – teaching, education scholarship, advocacy and academic leadership.  Examples of topics include: workplace based assessment, learning theories, curriculum development, mentorship, evaluation, equity and wellness. Stepping Stones follows a flexible, adaptive curriculum and participants choose to attend workshops that meet their needs and interests.

Journal club takes place once a month during Year 1 of the program. Journal club facilitates the integration of workshop content, the broader health professions education literature, and participants’ own education practice.

Program Structure

A new cohort of Stepping Stones participants begins every September. After you begin the program, you must complete the following requirements within two academic years.

1. Completion of 26 Workshop Hours

To complete the workshop requirement, you must attend a minimum of 26 workshop hours within two academic years. Workshops can range between 2 to 3 hours in length. A list of Stepping Stones Stepping Stones topics offered during the two year program are listed here. We continually update this list in response to participant needs and environmental shifts. There are no mandatory workshops; participants are able to choose topics that best suit their interests and needs.

Specific workshops are advertised and available for registration on a per term basis: October – December, January – March, April – June. Please click here to see current workshops offered this term.

2. Completion of 8 Journal Club sessions

You must complete the journal club requirement in the first year of the program. Journal Club is held virtually and runs monthly from September to June, historically from 530pm-730pm.  You must attend 8 of the 10 sessions in order to complete the Journal Club requirement.

Upon completion of the program requirements, you receive a Stepping Stones certificate issued by the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office.

Meet our Faculty

Coming Soon.

Contact

Lindsay Baker
Program Lead
lindsay.baker@unityhealth.to

Sameena Ahmed
Education Program Coordinator, Curriculum and Programs
sameena.ahmed@unityhealth.to

Registration Details

Prerequisites: None

Who should register: Open to all health professions educators.

Format: Virtual with in-person components (hybrid)

Upcoming Dates: TBD

Fees:
$1100 (standard)
$900 (faculty discount*)
$500 (fellow/senior trainee discount**)

Register: Registration is currently closed and will open March 1st 2022.

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate issued by the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Professional Development Office upon success completion of the program.

*Includes those with faculty appointment in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto or who are employees of Unity Health Toronto.

**Limited acceptance. Please contact Sameena.

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Upcoming Events

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    4
    Nov
    This workshop will provide a foundational overview of implementing simulation into current practice by broadly introducing essential concepts of simulation.
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    Start 09:00 am EDT
    End 12:00 pm EDT
    Location Online
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    4
    Nov
    A stimulating discussion on the possibilities and tensions of human-centred design in healthcare systems.
    • CoFEES
    • Community
    Start 11:00 am EDT
    End 12:00 pm EDT
    Location Online
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    5
    Nov
    This workshop will demonstrate interactive features of synchronous technologies in teaching, recite practical tips and learning considerations for online synchronous learning and incorporate the learner perspective in the design of synchronous online learning​
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    Start 02:00 pm EDT
    End 04:00 pm EDT
    Location Online

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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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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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Mailing Address:
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