Calendar of Events

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.

 Registration and Transcripts are now through UNMC | ENGAGE

To register for an event or to manage your upcoming events:

  1. Log in to your UNMC | ENGAGE account using your Net ID
  2. 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 
  3. Select the course you’d like to attend and click the “Continue to RSVP” button and complete the registration questions. 
  4. 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.

2020-2021 Events


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Mentoring Series |  Career Pursuit: Managing the Game of Life to Win at Work 

Join us for a unique 4-part mentoring series that will challenge your personal and professional development in a variety of focus areas. You will be immersed with like-minded, future-focused peers. Learn to grow, balance, promote, and write your way to success. We’ll give you the strategies you need to advance your personal development and ultimately win at work. Read the brochure for more information about each session.

Date and Time  Sept. 17, Nov. 9, Jan. 11, & March 8 from 3:30PM - 4:30PM – Register now


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Curing the Culture: Workplace Incivility in Academic Medicine & Science

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 a toxic work culture and how we can be leaders of change.

Date and Time  Thursday, Sept. 24 from 11:30AM - 1:00PM -- Register now


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Book Club–Neuroscience of Learning

Let's reconnect! These community-building sessions are designed to allow faculty to come together in an informal environment to discuss the neuroscience behind relevant topics in academia. The Neuroscience of Learning session will focus on the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. These sessions are flexible, 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.

Download series flyer for more information.

Access a copy of the ebook from McGoogan Health Sciences Library

Date and Time  Friday, Oct. 2 from Noon - 1:00PM – Registration Open Soon


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Proactive Organization: Succession Planning, Sponsorship & Adopting an Orientation Toward the Future

This session is intended for senior leaders and 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.

Date and Time  Monday, Oct. 12 from 4:30PM - 6:30PM 


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Erasing Cultural Indifference | 3-Part Certificate Series

Join us for an engaging and interactive 3-part certificate series educating on the impacts of microaggressions and privilege. For more information about each individual session, view the workshop flyer. The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Vicki T. SappParticipants much attend all three sessions for credit.

Date and Time  Thursday, Oct. 15 from Noon - 3:00PM

Date and Time  Friday, Nov. 20 from Noon - 3:00PM

Date and Time  Friday, Dec. 4 from Noon - 3:00PM


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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 these unprecedented times. 

Date and Time  Friday, Oct. 16 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register now


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The Art of Thinking on Your Feet | 4-Part Improv Series

Using applied improvisation instructional techniques in a relaxed, fun environment, we’ll help you develop the complex skills of interpersonal conversations, collaboration, and adaptability to change. For more details, download the series brochure

This interactive communications workshop is divided into 4 units. Each workshop unit contains a 2-part session. When you register for a unit, you will be expected to attend both sessions. You may register for any or all units.

Unit 1–Decoding Emotional Intelligence 

Date and Time  Thursday, Oct. 22 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM
     & Thursday, Nov. 5 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM– Register now

Unit 2 – Excelling at Non-Verbal Communication 

Date and Time  Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM
     & Thursday, Dec. 3 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM– Register now

Unit 3 – Cultivating a Positive Mindset

Date and Time  Thursday, Feb. 18 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM
     & Thursday, Feb. 25 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM– Register now

Unit 4 – Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Date and Time  Thursday, April 8 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM
     & Thursday, April 15 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM– Register now


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Path to Success: Know Where You Are Going

When should you start planning for promotion? TODAY! The road to promotion and tenure can seem daunting, but it doesn't need to be complicated. In this session, we will answer all of your questions about the process. It is open to all faculty of any rank and is the ideal refresher, whether you've been at UNMC for 6 months or 6 years.

Date and Time  Thursday, Nov. 12 from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Register now


 
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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

Date and Time  Thursday, Dec. 10 from 11:30AM - 1:00PM 


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Book Club–Neuroscience of Trust

Let's reconnect! These community-building sessions are designed to allow faculty to come together in an informal environment to discuss the neuroscience behind relevant topics in academia. The Neuroscience of Trust session will focus on the book Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth. These sessions are flexible, 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.

Download series flyer for more information.

Access a copy of the ebook from McGoogan Health Sciences Library

Date and Time  Thursday, Jan. 21 from Noon - 1:00PM


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HELP! Series: Creating a Positive Learning Environment

You’re not on an island and we want to set you up for success! Join us for the HELP! Series 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.

Creating a Positive Learning Environment will focus on acknowledging, recognizing, preventing the complex factors that contribute to less than ideal educational settings for students. We'll also examine how to foster effective learning and transform the learning environment by harnessing the power of emotions.  

Thursday, Feb. 11 from 11:30AM - 1PM


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Book Club–Neuroscience of Success

Let's reconnect! These community-building sessions are designed to allow faculty to come together in an informal environment to discuss the neuroscience behind relevant topics in academia. The Neuroscience of Success session will focus on the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. These sessions are flexible, 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.

Download series flyer for more information.

After you register, participants will receive a copy of the book from Faculty Development.

Date and Time  April 2021 (exact date TBD) from Noon - 1:00PM


2021-2022 Events 

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Premier Education Event 2021: Shark Tank

This year’s Premier Education event is Shark Tank: Dive Deep for Change. During this live event, contestants will present innovative ideas aimed at enhancing the learning environment to a panel of “sharks”. The audience will also be encouraged to participate by voting for their favorite project. The winner will be awarded a grant (up to $15,000) for their project. Currently seeking submissions for proposals

Aug. 19, 2021


Complete Calendar of Events

August 2020  

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. 

September 2020  

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.


Sept. 24 |  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.

October 2020  

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. 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 | Gender Equity 

(co-sponsored event)

November 2020  

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. 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

December 2020  

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


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

January 2021  

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  |  Campus Conversations: Student Feedback


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

 

February 2021  

Feb. 4 | Strategic Storytelling


Feb. 11 | HELP! Series: Creating a Positive Learning Environment


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 2021  

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 | Career Connections: Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

April 2021  

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

June 2021  

June 18 | Microaggressions Theatre

Featuring John Cullen, PhD

Last Year's Events  

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:

 

August 2019

  • A Start to Finish Roadmap for Podcasts
  • Premier Education Event

September 2019

  • Power Presentations: Presenting in the Digital Age
  • Beyond Being a Cog in the Health Care Machine: Moving a Great Career and Life Forward

 October 2019

  • How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career
  • Design Thinking 101

 November 2019

  • Design Thinking Bootcamp
  • Feeling Fraudulent: The Negative Impact of Imposter Syndrome
  • Webinar: Marking Time for Active Learning

 December 2019

  • Generation Z: The New Kids on the Block

January 2020

  • 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

February 2020

  • 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

March 2020

  • Storytelling with Data: Principles & Best Practices of Data Visualization
  • Navigating the Transition to Online Teach (Emergency pop-up event) 

April 2020

  • Utilizing PowerPoint and Echo 360 (in partnership with Academic Technologies)
  • Leveraging Zoom (in partnership with Academic Technologies)