Learning Objectives

I. Teacher

1.  Learning Theory

  • Analyze how learning theory relates to the design of educational activities

2.  One-to-One Teaching

  • Design strategies to improve learning in one-to-one teaching
  • Diagnose and manage difficult one-to-one teaching interactions

3.  Small-Group Teaching & Facilitation

  • Apply facilitation techniques and methods which promote learning in small groups
  • Diagnose and manage common problems in small-group teaching and facilitation.

4.  Lecturing

  • Identify the characteristics of effective presentations
  • Design and deliver dynamic presentations

5.  Feedback

  • Identify the principles of giving and receiving effective feedback
  • Apply techniques for giving feedback to learners


II. Educator

1.  Curriculum Design and Evaluation

  • Design goals, objectives, instructional methods, and evaluation strategies for a curriculum
  • Implement a curriculum in your residency program or department

2.  Learner-in-Difficulty

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills for approaching learners (and faculty) who are unable to perform their clinical or training responsibilities satisfactorily

3.  Mentoring

  • Develop skills of effective mentoring and advising
  • Establish relationships with a mentor or mentee


III. Leader in Your Organization

1.  Leadership

  • Identify different leadership styles, including your own
  • Determine the characteristics of effective leaders, including leaders in your organization
  • Expand your own leadership competencies

2.  Organizations and Groups

  • Diagnose organizational functioning using a systems approach

  • Identify cultural norms that influence ways decisions are made and people relate to each other within your organization

  • Recognize functional and dysfunctional group processes

  • Identify the developmental cycles of groups and organizations

  • Monitor your own patterns of participation in groups

  • Implement the practice of running an effective meeting

3.  Communication and Important Conversations

  • Provide and seek meaningful feedback
  • Identify how our “mental models” influence what we say and how we act
  • Engage in “crucial conversations” with individuals who are important to us
  • Model the concept of active listening


IV. Manager of Your Career

1.  Career Planning

  • Define and prioritize your short-term and long term personal and career goals
  • Develop a realistic career path and benchmarks for achieving your career goals
  • Identify ways to find balance in your life

2.  Negotiation

  • Describe the principles of win-win negotiation
  • Develop skills in negotiating through joint problem-solving


V. Scholar

1.  Scholarly Project

  • Develop an idea for a scholarly project
  • Write a proposal for a project, with rationale, methods, and timeline
  • Define key concepts of Project Management
  • Disseminate results of your scholarly project

2.  Writing and Presenting

  • Begin a writing project, solicit feedback and revise drafts
  • Apply techniques for writing clearly


VI. Life-Long Learner

  • Apply strategies of reflection and inquiry to continuously learn from your experience
  • Create learning communities where people can learn through shared experiences and collaborative inquiry