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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.

If you have questions about registering or want to register by phone, call 402-559-5929.

 NEW THIS YEAR: One-and-Done Stack Day Sessions

To make your learning more efficient, we're offering One-and-Done Stack Days, where you get all your development done in one afternoon, but on multiple topics. That means you get up to 4 our hours of continuing education credit in one day — and don't have to worry about it for the rest of the year! View our January Stack-Day Sessions. Be sure to also check out the February Stack-Day Sessions, featuring Dr. Belinda Fu.

Events Open for Registration

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One-and-Done Stack Day: Session 1

Putting Learners in the Driver's Seat: How personalized learning steers students and trainees to greater competency

Discover how faculty are taking a personalized learning approach to tailor the educational experience to meet an array of needs, while still providing a consistent, high-quality experience. You'll explore how a learner-centered approach enables students and trainees to follow their own paths through competency-based education, ultimately empowering them to take ownership of their learning opportunities. Get more details.
Date and Time  Thursday, Jan. 10 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Register Now


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One-and-Done Stack Day: Session 2

Old Way, Meet New Way: Ways to Teach with Echo360

The unique range of flexible tools and features available in the Echo360 Active Learning Platform enables you to move beyond just classroom capture and use engagement practices in the classroom and beyond. You’ll discover how to make learning active before, during, and after class with engagement tools. You'll also see how visiting faculty member Dr. Perry Samson is pursuing scholarship in teaching with his research of quality and quantity of Echo360 participation.
Date and Time  Thursday, Jan. 10 from 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. -- Register Now


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One-and-Done Stack Day: Session 3

Engaging Students: Creating multi-sensory learning activities with the iEXCEL iWall

Engaging students using technology can be a challenge. In this session, we will present the 5 critical components for developing multi-sensory learning activities. Using the iEXCEL iWall, faculty can create an activity that informs, entertains, motivates, educates, and engages students. Get more details.
Date and Time  Thursday, Jan. 10 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Register Now


Virtual Coaching Series with Rob Kramer

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Virtual Coaching with Rob Kramer: Growing Talent - Coaching for Development and Performance

Receive real-time coaching from Executive Coach Rob Kramer to help you craft and use highly effective and powerful questioning techniques. This session is by invitation only.
Date and Time  Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. -- Register Now


Campus Conversations Event

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Campus Conversations: The NOW and the NEXT in Learning and Technology (delivered via Zoom)

Technology continues to advance at breakneck speeds, which is shifting how we learn in our daily lives. Today's educators face the challenge of staying ahead of this curve, tracking these new technologies, and keeping an eye on how these changes will shape the future of education and learning. In this session, you will explore the changing world of educational technology. Guest speaker David Kelly will share the trends that are changing the ways we learn, and the technologies that are enabling new learning experiences for individuals and institutions. You will also learn how to recognize the evolution in how technology helps us interact with the world, and apply that knowledge to predictions on which trends might disrupt educational institutions. You'll leave this session with context around emerging trends, and with tips on how to stay ahead of the technology curve in the future.
Date and Time  Thursday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Register Now


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February One-and-Done Stack Day: Session 1

Power Play: Giving learners feedback on body language and power dynamics

Verbal and non-verbal behaviors can affect interpersonal power dynamics and create miscommunication and conflict. When used with purpose and skill, behaviors such as eye contact, posture, proximity, movement, vocal tone, inflection, volume, and word choice can help navigate power dynamics and establish balanced, collaborative relationships. Join visiting faculty member Belinda Fu, MD, for an improvisation-based experiential learning session to discover how to offer specific formative feedback to learners about body language and status behaviors, enabling more effective communication with patients and colleagues. Get more information.
Date and Time  Friday, Feb. 8 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. -- Register Now


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February One-and-Done Stack Day: Session 2

Difficult Conversations: Conversations that Connect

Uncertainty, confusion, and fear can lead to difficult conversations in the context of health care. When speaking with patients in their vulnerable moments, health care providers need skills that enable them to relate to patients, express compassion, avoid misunderstandings, and make patients feel supported and heard. Join visiting faculty member Belinda Fu, MD, to engage in exercises and discussions that develop skills applicable to challenging conversations, such as increasing awareness of behavioral cues, creating rapport through the art of affirmation, and improving one’s ability to respond constructively to unpredictable and provocative circumstances. Get more information.
Date and Time  Friday, Feb. 8 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Register Now


Complete Calendar of Events

August 2018  

Hidden Messages: What every faculty member should know about microaggressions and their macro Impact

Visiting faculty member Dr. Cynthia Ganote will lead an interactive workshop defining and discussing key concepts associated with microaggressions. Microresistance strategies will be highlighted and activities used to demonstrate how to apply these techniques in academic environments.
Date & Time: Aug. 16, 2018 from 2PM - 4PM


Premier Education Event: You can lead a learner to knowledge, but how can you assess what they’ve learned?

There is more to assessing a learner’s understanding of material and concepts than a 20-question quiz. This session will explain how to effectively assess your learner’s level of understanding. Included in the event will be discussion and demonstration of a variety of ways to assess the impact of the materials or concepts you’ve taught to them. You’ll also gain helpful tips on how to write good learning objectives — the beginning step to performing an effective assessment. These tools and techniques are effective in the classroom, clinic, and research environments.
Date & Time: Aug. 28, 2018 from 1PM - 3PM

September 2018  

Virtual Coaching with Rob Kramer: Coaching in Conflict

Receive real-time coaching from Executive Coach Rob Kramer to help you craft and use highly effective and powerful questioning techniques.
Date & Time: Sept. 11, 2018 from 8:30AM - 9:30AM


Work Smarter, Not Harder: Speed Mentoring for a Successful Academic Career

An array of campus experts will be available to inspire you with their top secrets for developing a successful academic career in our fast-paced world. We'll demystify the tried-and-true secrets found to be the most advantageous for careers at UNMC — helping you garner advice that may otherwise take you years to collect!
Date & Time: Sept. 14, 2018 from 1:30PM - 3PM


New Faculty Onboarding: Boost Your Visibility with Top Influencers on Campus

New faculty are invited to join campus deans and key leaders, who will share advice on how to have a successful academic career.
Date & Time: Sept. 21, 2018 from 11:30AM - 1PM

October 2018  

Getting on the Same Page: Strategies to deal with difficult situations (advanced communication skills workshop part 1)

We’ve all been there — trying valiantly to converse with an incredibly difficult person. While most health care professionals understand the overall concepts on ways to improve these stressful encounters, they have limited opportunity to practice the skills in a low-stakes environment. In this session, participants practice the art of immediately communicating ideas while also understanding the feelings of other participants.
Date & Time: Oct. 10, 2018 from 3PM - 5PM


Actions Speak Louder than Words: Strategies to project and identify nonverbal signals (advanced communication skills workshop part 2)

While strong verbal skills are important, you can say as much - if not more - with your body language. So how do you ensure you’re projecting the right message and accurately reading the nonverbal signals of others? In this session, you'll practice strategies to ensure your body language communicates the desired message.
Date & Time: Oct. 17, 2018 from 3PM - 5PM


Dousing the Flames of Burnout: Strategies for thriving personal wellness (advanced communication skills workshop part 3)

Rolling with the punches is a necessary skill for all health care professionals. But what happens if you are thrown off your game or if you keep encountering roadblock after roadblock? What skills can you develop to help break out of this repetitive loop? Join us to practice and master techniques that allow you to look at experiences in a different light in order to prevent burnout and improve wellness.
Date & Time: Oct. 24, 2018 from 3PM - 5PM


Innovations in Education: Lessons Learned from a Lecture-less Curriculum

While research has shown that lectures are an ineffective way to learn, they remain a significant part of instructional hours at most health sciences schools. However, curriculum can be developed using the science of learning, and unconventional teaching methods may be the missing element for learning to “stick.” Despite the evidence for moving away from lectures, the hurdles are challenging to overcome and must be a shared vision from leadership in order to be successful.
Date & Time: Oct. 25, 2018 from 11:30AM - 1PM


Getting the Most Out of Your Multiple-Choice Questions

Administering and grading multiple-choice exams are easy — but building effective questions is hard. In this interactive workshop, you’ll receive strategies and resources to ensure you always hit the mark with well-constructed exams.
Date & Time: Oct. 25, 2018 from 1:15PM - 2:30PM


Championing Student Success: Accommodations in Modern Health Science Education

UNMC student requests for accommodation have quadrupled in just the last 4 years, an important trend in all of higher education. But, student anxiety, technical standards, accommodation systems, seen and unseen disabilities, and organizational resources, among many factors, can make doing the right thing for our students hard to navigate. This session focuses on national and local examples of accommodation needs and processes and will help faculty be champions of student success.
Date & Time: Oct. 25, 2018 from 2:45PM - 4PM

November 2018  

Growing Big Ears: Strategies to improve active listening (advanced communication skills workshop part 4)

If you've gotten distracted during a conversation by something going on around you, by forming responses while the other person is still speaking, or by multitasking, it is probably time to brush up on your listening skills. In this session, participants assess current listening skills and practice strategies to enhance them.
Date & Time: Nov. 7, 2018 from 3PM - 5PM


Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: Strategies to enhance emotional awareness (advanced communication skills workshop part 5)

Whether you're delivering difficult news to a patient, providing sensitive feedback to a student, or having a heated discussion with a peer, these tough conversations stir strong emotions on all sides. So how can you move beyond exchanging information to understanding the emotion behind the facts — and how to react accordingly? In this session, participants learn strategies to recognize your own emotions and respond appropriately to the emotions of others.
Date & Time: Nov. 14, 2018 from 3PM - 5PM


Aiming For Promotion: An Informative Conversation about the P&T Process at UNMC

Join campus leaders for a session to help demystify the promotion and tenure process and begin developing career strategies and networks that support your advancement. You may want to take notes on a copy of your CV! Dinner will be provided.
Date & Time: Nov. 27, 2018 from 4PM - 6PM


New Faculty Onboarding: Fireside Chat with the Chancellor

New faculty are invited to pull up a chair next to the fireplace in the Linder Reading Room and have a face-to-face, informal conversation with Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, where you'll get personal insights and advice about how you can advance your career at UNMC.
Date & Time: Nov. 29, 2018 from 11AM - 1PM

January 2019  

Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat: How personalized learning steers students and trainees to greater competency

Discover how faculty are taking a personalized learning approach to tailor the educational experience to meet an array of needs, while still providing a consistent, high-quality experience. You'll explore how a learner-centered approach enables students and trainees to follow their own paths through competency-based education, ultimately empowering them to take ownership of their learning opportunities.
Date & Time: Jan. 10, 2019 from 11:30AM - 1PM


Old Way, Meet New Way: 10 Ways to Teach with Echo360

The unique range of flexible tools and new features available in Echo30 enables you to move beyond just classroom lecture capture and use engagement practices in the classroom and beyond. You’ll discover how to know if learners understand core information and how learners take notes to master information. See how other educators in the Big Ten are pursuing scholarship in teaching and ways you can collaborate on educational research.
Date & Time: Jan. 10, 2019 from 1:15PM - 2:15PM


Engaging Students: Creating multi-sensory learning activities with the iEXCEL iWall

Engaging students using technology can be a challenge. In this session, we will present the 5 critical components for developing multi-sensory learning activities. Using the iEXCEL iWall, faculty can create an activity that informs, entertains, motivates, educates, and engages students.
Date & Time: Jan. 10, 2019 from 2:30PM - 4PM


Virtual Coaching with Rob Kramer: Growing Talent - Coaching for Development and Performance

Receive real-time coaching from Executive Coach Rob Kramer to help you craft and use highly effective and powerful questioning techniques.
Date & Time: Jan 15, 2019 from 8:30AM - 9:30AM


Campus Conversations: The NOW and the NEXT in Learning and Technology

Created in partnership with University of Nebraska Online, this session will feature David Kelly as he explains where we are today and where we will be tomorrow with technology in the classroom.
Date & Time: Jan 31, 2019 from 11:30AM - 1PM

Last Year's Events  

We hope you enjoyed our events during the 2017 - 2018 academic year. In case you weren't able to join us, feel free to watch the events in iLearn Online. Here's a list of our events for the past year:

September 2017
• Twitter Training Drop-in Events
• Shining the Spotlight on Search Committees
• Twitter Chat on Leadership

October 2017
• Do what you do ... and get published, too!
• Innovation to Dissemination: Tips to turn your educational innovations into Scholarship

February 2018
• Power Presentations: 3-part certificate program

March 2018
• Campus Conversations - Boost Student Engagement: 10 quick and easy strategies for online learning

May 2018
• Reach Your Recruitment Goals: Building on UNL's success

June 2018
• Thinking Outside the Box: Building a culture of workplace flexibility