Welcome Message from
Dr. Anne Wong, Assistant Dean
The Program for Faculty Development (PFD), in its 29th year, is dedicated to promoting teaching and learning in the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University while offering faculty, staff, residents and external visitors various interdisciplinary programs and workshops aimed at improving teaching effectiveness.
The PFD endeavours to be a welcoming place for individuals who value teaching and learning, and all are encouraged to drop in any time to learn about our offerings. Watch for upcoming initiatives as we continue to grow.
On behalf of our PFD team, I invite you to take a few moments to explore our website and have an enjoyable visit.
[View Event Calendar]
Check out Dr. Anne Wong on Morningfile speaking about the
Soul on Fire: Narratives that Inspire podcast series.
93.3 CFMU - Soul on fire: Narrative that Inspire
Don't forget to SAVE THE DATE for our 10th Annual DAY in FACULTY DEVELOPMENT -
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (Join us for our 30th Anniversary celebration ! )
(NOTE: normally, our Annual Day is held on the 1st Wednesday in May, however, date has been
changed due to the CCME conference)
UPCOMING EVENTS — 2016 - 2017
Save the Date and Register:
Mindful Communication for Health Care Providers: Bringing Intention, Attention
and Reflection to Clinical Practice
Sept. 13 - Nov. 29, 2016 (12 weekly sessions Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
[Fall 2016 - Flyer/Registration form for Mindful Communication for Health Care Providers]
Retreat: held on a Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Testimonial - read what past participants have said regarding this course.
How Do I DO PBL Tutoring? Facilitating Problem Based Learning 101
Monday, October 24, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
[Fall 2016 - Flyer/Registration form for How Do I DO PBL Tutoring ?]
Enhancing your Facilitation Skills as a PBL Tutor
Monday, November 21, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
[Fall 2016 - Flyer/Registration form for Enhancing your Facilitation Skills as a PBL Tutor
Transforming Compassion Fatigue: Surviving to Thriving
Date: Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
[Fall 2016 - Flyer/Registration form for Transforming Compassion Fatigue: Surviving to Thriving]
Peer Observation of Teaching: a train-the-trainer workshop
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
[Fall 2016 - Flyer/Registration form for Peer Observation of Teaching: a train-the-trainer workshop
Getting Yourself Promoted
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016 or Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
[Fall 2016/Winter 2017 - Flyer/Registration form for Getting Yourself Promoted]
Your McMaster CV: tips and advice (Lunch & Learn)
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016 or Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
[Fall 2016/Winter 2017 - Flyer/Registration form for Your McMaster CV: tips and advice]
Collaborative Event: Program for Faculty Development, Mac-CARE and Halton Healthcare Services
Clinical Teaching & Learning Bootcamp: Primer for New Clinical Faculty
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
5:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
[Flyer/Registration form for Clinical Teaching & Learning Bootcamp]
Tutorial MacEssentials - Workshop to prepare faculty to tutor in
the MD Program (offered by the MD Program in liaison with PFD)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
[Jan 2017 - Flyer/Registration form for Tutorial MacEssentials]
Clinical Teaching Fundamentals - ONLINE 6-week course -
Jan. 29 - March 12, 2017
For info., please see flyer: [Flyer for Clinical Teaching Fundamentals]
The course is delivered ONLINE in 6 modules. Participants must have a valid MacID and password.
[Visit here to check if you have a valid MacID], or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 905-525-9140, x. 24357
Developing Resilience through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM)
Jan. 27, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017) (Register for 3 courses, get the 4th for free ! )
[Flyer & Registration form for
DRAM 1 - Foundations of Mindfulness: Historical Origins and Contemporary Practice
January 27 & 28, 2017 [Flyer for
Winter 2017 - DRAM 1 Module
DRAM 2 - The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
February 24 & 25, 2017 [Flyer for
Winter 2017 - DRAM 2 Module
DRAM 3 - Being the Change: Growing Civility and Resilience through Secular Ethics and
March 24 & 25, 2017 [Flyer for
Winter 2017 - DRAM 3 Module
DRAM 4 - Integrating Mindfulness into Personal and Professional Life
April 29 & 30, 2017 [Flyer for
Winter 2017 - DRAM 4 Module
Testimonial - read
what past participants have said regarding this course.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Health Care Professionals
10-week Program, plus all-day retreat
Dates: March 28 - May 30, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Retreat on: Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all-day)
Participants must commit to attend the program.
[Flyer/Registration form - Spring 2016 - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Health Care Professionals]
(please view above 2016 flyer for additional information - 2017 flyer will be available soon)