The Office of Faculty Development offers an assortment of different programs every year based on the needs and feedback of our faculty and staff. All events are free of charge to UNMC faculty. Below is a list of upcoming events.
We believe the most important resource at UNMC is our dedicated people. We also recognize the demands faculty face to be not only productive but innovative leaders as well. The Office of Faculty Development’s goal is to help faculty deal with the rapid changes and evolving paradigms in education, clinical practice, and health care systems.
To meet these ever-changing needs, Faculty Development offers an assortment of different programs every year based on the feedback of our faculty and staff. These events are carefully planned and designed to help UNMC faculty reach their full potential as a:
Faculty Development Programming Model
Registration and Transcripts are now through UNMC | ENGAGE
To register for an event or to manage your upcoming events:
- Log in to your UNMC | ENGAGE account using your Net ID
- Search "Faculty Development" for our page of events, search for events by name, or click on the events menu for a detailed list of upcoming opportunities
- Select the course you’d like to attend and click the “Continue to RSVP” button and complete the registration questions.
- Once you have registered, you will receive a calendar invite from Faculty Development with details about the event
To obtain a record of your attendance at Faculty Development events, visit the "Co-Curricular Transcript" page* in your Account information.
For a full list of events for the entire calendar year, refer to the complete calendar of events.
Premier Education Event 2021: Reconnect
Tues., Aug. 17 from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Registration Open Soon
REframe Series | The Bias Checklist: A 2-Part Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop (Part 1)
Join us for an interactive 2-Part Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop to meaningfully improve your curricula and learning environments.
In part 1 of this session, you will learn about the impact of bias in healthcare education content and identify the challenges to preventing bias from reaching learners. You will then have the opportunity to examine a portion of your own content for potential biases using the checklist developed by guest speaker Amy Caruso Brown, MD.
Thurs., Aug. 26, 2021 from 2:30 - 4:30PM – Register Now
The Value of Video: Simple Tips for Creating an Educational Video
Join us on August 30 to learn more about how to easily create educational videos with tools you already know. You’ll discover ways to transform the way you teach in the digital age. Walk away with a new skill set that will carry you into the coming months and years and bring a new level of excitement to your curriculum.
Mon., Aug. 30 from Noon - 1:00PM – Register Now
Career Pursuit: Managing the Game of Life to Win at Work | 4-Part Mentoring Series
Join us for a unique 4-part mentoring series that will challenge your personal and professional development in various focus areas. You will be immersed with like-minded, dedicated peers over a focused six months.
This series is ideal for junior faculty, mid-career faculty, and faculty currently in or seeking new roles. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions in the series.
Mon., Sept. 13 from 3:30 - 4:30PM
Mon., Nov. 15 from 3:30 - 4:30PM
Mon., Jan. 10 from 3:30 - 4:30PM
Mon., March 14 from 3:30 - 4:30PM
REframe Series | The Power of Privilege: How Our Social Identities Shape the World We See
Join us for a fast-paced workshop designed to provide participants with an opportunity to understand the intricacies of privilege and explore how we enjoy privileges based on our social identity groups. During this session, you will critically examine your own complex identities in a safe space while engaging in thoughtful dialogue.
Thurs., Sept. 16 from Noon - 1:00PM – Register Now
The ABCs of P & T: The Basics of Promotion and Tenure at UNMC
During this session, we’ll review the need-to-knows, good-to-knows, and answer your questions about the promotion and tenure process at UNMC. This session is open to all faculty of any rank and is the ideal refresher to ensure you’ve got the basics covered, whether you’ve been at UNMC for six months or 16 years.
Thurs., Nov. 11 from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Register Now
REframe Series | The Bias Checklist: A 2-Part Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop (Part 2)
Take a deeper dive into your course content. Join us for Part 2 of the Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop: Beyond Box Checking and determine if your content works for others. This session will serve as a Q & A to facilitate the use of the Inclusive Curriculum Checklist developed by Dr. Amy Caruso Brown.
Thurs., Dec. 9 from Noon - 1:00PM – Register Now
REframe Series | Race Matters: Combating Structural Racism Embedded in Educational Materials
Session description TBA
Thurs., Jan. 13 from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Register Now
Aug. 3-10 | FAST Workshop
Focused, Accelerated Success in Teaching (FAST) is a focused learning workshop that will help you accelerate targeted change in your personal teaching approaches for better learning outcomes. This is an ideal opportunity to make rapid, real-time changes to your online teaching.
Aug. 11 & 25 | Crash Course in Communication (A 2-Part Series)
Part 1: Communicating with Charisma – This interactive Zoom presentation, featuring national guest expert Bob Wiltfong, will share practical tips for engaging and memorable presentations.
Part 2: Polish Your Presentation – Deliver a live, 10-minute portion of your presentation to an experienced team of reviewers and peers. You’ll receive instant feedback that you can actually use to create a knockout presentation.
Aug. 13 | HELP! Series: Teaching Online
You’re not on an island and we want to set you up for success! Join us as we address critical topics in academic medicine, from online instruction to clinical teaching strategies, we’re here to help you be a better teacher.
The Teaching Online session will focus on how to create an educational video in Powerpoint.
Aug. 20 | From Lemons to Lemonade
Join us in highlighting teaching successes during a global pandemic. We'll share how UNMC faculty and colleges survived the semester and offer inspiration to create your own sweet successes this fall.
Sept. 10 | iLead Leadership Summit
This is an open session celebrating the graduation of UNMC's iLead 2020 cohort.
Featuring national guest speaker Bob Englander (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Sept. 14 | Career Pursuit: Personal Board of Directors
Part 1 of a 4-part mentoring series. This session will teach participants how to build a diverse group of individuals to support and foster their career growth.
Sept. 24 | Curing the Culture: Combating Incivility in the Health Care Workplace
Join us for an informal, thought-provoking discussion led by national guest presenter Dr. Kevin Grigsby. The healthcare workforce is widely known for its helping and empathetic nature. But, the demanding environments where we strive to provide quality care can also be places of emotional fatigue and charged language. We’ll identify the negative forces that contribute to toxic work culture and how we can be leaders of change.
Oct. 2 | Book Club Series – The Neuroscience of Learning
Join us as we read Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. The Book Club series sessions are flexible, informal discussion-based events. Participants may join any or all book club sessions for the year. The only requirement is to read the book prior to the scheduled session.
Oct. 12 | Proactive Organization: Succession Planning and Sponsorship (Senior Leaders only)
This session for senior leaders will be led by national guest presenter Dr. Kevin Grigsby. Over the past two decades, Dr. Grigsby’s work has focused on leadership and organizational development in academic medicine and science. He successfully helps academic leaders to develop future-oriented perspectives that align with their mission.
Oct. 15 | Erasing Cultural Indifference (3-Part Certificate Series)
Part 1 – Trauma is Real: Understanding and Interrupting Microaggressions
Oct. 16 | What's Your Worth? Negotiation Skills Workshop
UNMC’s Office of Faculty Development, Office of Equity and WE STRIVE are partnering with AAUW and their nationally regarded Work Smart program to help you learn how to think about your net value and communicate your needs in unprecedented times.
Oct. 22 | Improv Workshop – 1.1 Decoding Emotional Intelligence
Getting on the Same Page: Strategies to Default to Empathy; Unit 1, Session 1 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
Oct. 29 | Women: Work & Life Well-Lived Virtual Session by Gallup
(co-sponsored event) This virtual event will provide an exclusive look at what Gallup’s research identifies as a desirable work culture for women — and how we can create this type of environment.
Nov. 5 | Improv Workshop – 1.2 Decoding Emotional Intelligence
Learning to Grow in Times of Change: Strategies to Make You and Your Team More Adaptable; Unit 1, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
Nov 9 | Career Pursuit: The Productive Life
Part 2 of a 4-part mentoring series. This session will share practical examples and strategies to lead a more productive life, personally and professionally.
Nov 12 | Pathways to Success: P&T Ins and Outs
A refresher on the promotion and tenure process at UNMC.
Featuring Dr. Steven Lisco and Dr. Pam Carmines
Nov. 20 | Erasing Cultural Indifference (3-Part Certificate Series)
Part 2 – Microaggressions: Reframing and Navigating Triggering Case Scenarios
Nov. 19 | Improv Workshop – 2.1 Excelling at Non-Verbal Communication
Growing Big Ears: Strategies to Improve Active Listening; Unit 2, Session 1 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
Dec. 3 | Improv Workshop – 2.2 Excelling at Non-Verbal Communication
Actions Speak Louder than Words: Strategies to Project and Identify Nonverbal Signals; Unit 2, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
December 4 | Erasing Cultural Indifference (3-Part Certificate Series)
Part 3 – Intersectionality: Examining Concepts of Privilege
Dec 12 | Unconscious Bias: Becoming Upstanders as Healthcare Leaders
Join us as we uncover different kinds of unconscious bias, define microaggressions, and discuss ways to address them when they occur. This session is perfect for anyone who may lead or be a part of diverse groups of people. Featuring Dr. Jasmine Marcelin
Jan. 11 | Career Pursuit: Graceful Self-Promotion
Part 3 of a 4-part mentoring series. In this session, faculty will identify strategies for promoting their work in styles, discover tools for networking, and learn how to craft an effective elevator speech.
Jan. 14 | Beyond Facts & Data: Storytelling as a Critical Leadership Strategy
During this session, you will identify common story structure and learn strategies for incorporating effective storytelling. You don’t have to be an award-winning storyteller to make an impact. Join us to learn how to apply the basics of storytelling to your personal life and motivate action in your next audience.
Jan. 21 | Book Club Series: The Neuroscience of Trust
The Neuroscience of Trust session will focus on the book Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth.
Feb. 4 | HELP! Series: Teaching with Nearpod
Join us for this session to learn how you can take your e-learning to the next level with Nearpod. Nearpod is compatible with Canvas, Microsoft, Google, FlipGrid (to name a few), so it works with content you already have. Register today and learn how to create maximum engagement with minimal effort.
Feb. 11 | Creating a Positive Learning Environment
This dialogue-rich workshop will feature common communication patterns we see every day somewhere on our campus and what we can do to interrupt or improve our own interactions. This session will inspire you to fine-tune how, when, and where you interact with learners and the health care teams that are at the heart of our mission.
Feb. 18 | Improv Workshop – 3.1 Cultivating a Positive Mindset
Dousing the Flames of Burnout: Strategies for Thriving Personal Wellness; Unit 2, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
Feb. 25 | Improv Workshop – 3.2 Cultivating a Positive Mindset
Front Feed: Shaping Feedback to Create a Culture with a Growth Mindset; Unit 2, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
March 8 | Career Pursuit: How to Write A Lot
Part 4 of a 4-part mentoring series. This session will discuss writing groups, mentoring students, and the basics of submitting journal articles.
March 11 | Take It Outside: Resolving Conflicts When You Can't
This session will examine different ways you can approach conflict as an adult (both in your professional and personal life) as well as how to use three different techniques to resolve conflict – without causing physical harm to anyone!
April 1 | Book Club Series: The Neuroscience of Success
The Neuroscience of Success session will focus on the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
April 8 | Improv Workshop – 4.1 Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: Strategies to Enhance Emotional Awareness; Unit 2, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
April 15 | Improv Workshop – 4.2 Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
Group Flow: Quickly Establishing Trust in Your Working Relationships; Unit 2, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith
We hope you enjoyed our events during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. In case you weren't able to join us, feel free to watch the events or access the event materials in iLearn Online. Here's a list of our events for the past year:
- A Start to Finish Roadmap for Podcasts
- Premier Education Event
- Power Presentations: Presenting in the Digital Age
- Beyond Being a Cog in the Health Care Machine: Moving a Great Career and Life Forward
- How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career
- Design Thinking 101
- Design Thinking Bootcamp
- Feeling Fraudulent: The Negative Impact of Imposter Syndrome
- Webinar: Marking Time for Active Learning
- Generation Z: The New Kids on the Block
- Getting on the Same Page: Strategies to Default to Empathy
- Growing Big Ears: Strategies to Improve Active Listening
- Learning to Grow in Times of Change: Strategies to Make You and Your Team More Adaptable
- Front Feed: Shaping Feedback to Create a Culture with a Growth Mindset
- Dousing the Flames of Burnout: Strategies for Thriving Personal Wellness
- Actions Speak Louder than Words: Strategies to Project and Identify Nonverbal Signals
- Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: Strategies to Enhance Emotional Awareness
- Group Flow: Quickly Establishing Trust in Your Working Relationships
- Constructive Collaboration: Using Student Feedback and Peer Coaching to Improve Teaching
- Storytelling with Data: Principles & Best Practices of Data Visualization
- Navigating the Transition to Online Teach (Emergency pop-up event)
- Utilizing PowerPoint and Echo 360 (in partnership with Academic Technologies)
- Leveraging Zoom (in partnership with Academic Technologies)