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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. Below is a list of upcoming events.

For a library of past events and resources, please visit iLearn

Programming Model

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 aims 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:

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Faculty Development Programming Model

Learn more about our program model

 

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.

2021-2022 Events

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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.


Download the series brochure for more information about each session.

Date and Time Mon., Sept. 13 from 3:30 - 4:30PM

Date and Time Mon., Nov. 15 from 3:30 - 4:30PM

Date and Time Mon., Jan. 10 from 3:30 - 4:30PM

Date and Time Mon., March 14 from 3:30 - 4:30PM

 

Registration for this series has closed. If you would like to join for the subsequent sessions, please email facdev@unmc.edu

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NU Campus Conversations | Attention is the Scarcity: Information Literacy in the New Information Economy

Using a variety of examples showing the challenges of navigating our current online information environment, digital literacy expert Mike Caulfield will show how and why traditional approaches to critical thinking instruction often fail to prepare our students for the world they encounter online. Using his SIFT methodology, he will demonstrate how short investigative techniques around source and claim-checking can result in radically improved outcomes for students and citizens navigating information online.

Date and Time  Thurs., Sept. 30  from Noon - 1:00PM – Register Now

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REframe Series | Strategies to Diversify Your Faculty Search

Want to create a more diverse candidate pool? During this session, you'll discover tangible measures that foster diversity and inclusion throughout the life-cycle of a faculty search. You'll learn to identify field and search specific strategies that disrupt status-quo faculty recruitment processes and practices.

Date and Time  Thurs., Oct. 7  from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Register Now

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Future-Proofing Work: Prepare Yourself and Your Team for What's Ahead

Join us on October 8 for a thought-provoking conversation about how to navigate the changing landscape of work. From adaptability to leveraging promotability, we’ll outline the foundational skills needed to thrive in 2022 and beyond.

Date and Time  Friday, Oct. 8  from Noon - 1:00PM – Register Now

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REframe Series | Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads by Design

The unequal distribution of faculty workload is one of the most important, yet least talked about, inequities that shape the experiences of faculty members within colleges and universities. Discover how workload inequities emerge in "discretionary spaces," and the evidence-based policies and practices departments have used to identify inequalities, assess faculty and university needs, and re-design workload with equity in mind.

Date and Time  Thurs., Oct. 14  from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 1: Decoding Emotional Intelligence

Session 1 – Getting on the Same Page: Strategies to Default to Empathy

Join us for a hands-on workshop where you'll practice the art of empathy through experiential learning. Learn to improve your personal and professional relationships by building communal trust and understanding.

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., Oct. 21  from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 1: Decoding Emotional Intelligence

Session 2 – Learning to Grow in Times of Change: Strategies to Make You and Your Team More Adaptable

Join us for an interactive workshop where you’ll use active listening techniques to develop dynamic collaboration skills to enhance adaptability. The session will be an entirely experiential learning format to ensure you have ample opportunity to hone your skills. 

 

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., Nov. 4 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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The ABCs of P & T: The Basics of Promotion and Tenure at UNMC

During this session, we’ll review the need-to-know, good-to-know, 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. 

Date and Time  Thurs., Nov. 11  from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 2: Excelling at Non-Verbal Communication

Session 1 – Growing Big Ears: Strategies to Improve Active Listening

Join us for an interactive workshop where you’ll use active listening techniques to develop dynamic collaboration skills to enhance adaptability. The session will be an entirely experiential learning format to ensure you have ample opportunity to hone your skills. 

 

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., Nov. 18 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 2: Excelling at Non-Verbal Communication

Session 2 – Actions Speak Louder than Words: Strategies to Project and Identify Non-Verbal Signals

How do you ensure you’re projecting the right message — and how can you accurately read the nonverbal signals of others? 

Join us to practice strategies to ensure your body language communicates the desired message and to accurately interpret the body language of others.

 

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., Dec. 2 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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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.

Date and Time  Thurs., Dec. 9 from Noon - 1:00PM – Register Now

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REframe Series |  Race Matters: Combating Structural Racism Embedded in Educational Materials

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Date and Time  Thurs., Jan. 13  from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 3: Cultivating a Positive Mindset

Session 1 – Dousing the Flames of Burnout: Strategies for Thriving Personal Wellness

Join us for a hands-on experience to practice and master techniques that allow you to look at experiences in a different light. This session will be entirely applied learning to help you develop a growth mindset to prevent burnout and improve wellness. 

 

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., Feb. 17 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 3: Cultivating a Positive Mindset

Session 2 – Food for Thought: Using Feedback to Create a Culture with a Growth Mindset

Developing a culture that can both give and receive feedback will take our teams and organization further. So what are the daily communication habits that help create a culture of feedback?

Join us for a hands-on workshop where you’ll practice strategies to seek out and benefit from feedback activities to optimize your growth.

 

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., Feb. 24 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 4: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Session 1 – Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: Strategies to Enhance Emotional Awareness

This session is focused on improving your emotional awareness. You’ll discover strategies to recognize your own emotions, respond appropriately to the emotions of others, and improve your comfort levels during difficult conversations. 

 

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., April 7 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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Workshop Unit 4: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Session 2 – Group Flow: Quickly Establishing Trust in Your Working Relationships

How do you quickly develop these relationships on your team? What are the conditions that will allow your team to get “in the zone”? 

Join us for this hands-on session where you'll practice strategies to develop trusting relationships in your work and personal life that will accelerate what your team can accomplish.

 

Download the series brochure to read more about this session and all sessions within the series.

Date and Time  Thurs., April 14 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM – Register Now

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Past Events

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Premier Education Event 2021: Reconnect

Sponsored by IAE and Faculty Development

Join us on Tuesday, August 17 for a virtual event as we kick off the new academic year with a variety of engaging and timely topics:

  • Universal design for learning – Learn how to frame your content using small steps to make your teaching more accessible to students.
  • What's new in technology – Explore the latest features in our technology toolbox at UNMC.
  • Interprofessional education – What is IPE and how can we create scholarship around it? 

Date and Time  Tues.Aug. 17  from 11:30AM - 1:00PM – Watch Recording

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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

Date and Time  Thurs., Aug. 26, 2021, from 2:30 - 4:30PM – Watch Recording

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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.  

Date and Time  Mon., Aug. 30  from Noon - 1:00PM – Watch Recording

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Curating the Clinical Environment: Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Activate Transformational Learning 

Co-Sponsored by Faculty Development & the Department of Psychiatry 

During this session, faculty will experience the VTS pedagogical method firsthand and explore ways it can be incorporated into classroom, clinical, and online teaching. Dr. Chisolm – a certified VTS educator – will guide the group in an interactive discussion using the three basic questions central to the VTS method.

Register today for this engaging session and discover how to implement VTS and arts-based pedagogy to improve learner skills in the clinical environment.

Date and Time  Thurs., Sept. 15  from Noon - 1:00PM – Watch Recording

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Complete Calendar of Events

August 2021  

Aug. 17  |  Premier Education Event: Reconnection

Join us for our annual premier education event. The event will focus on incorporating Technology, Universal Design for Learning, and Interprofessional Education into teaching strategies. 


Aug. 26  |  REframe Series  |  The Bias Checklist: Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Part 1

Join us for an interactive 2-Part Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop to meaningfully improve your curricula and learning environments. We will welcome expert Dr. Amy Caruso Brown of SUNY, who has developed a comprehensive curriculum checklist to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare education. 


Aug. 30  |  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.  

September 2021  

Sept. 13  |  Career Pursuit | Personal Board of Directors: Developing Your Personal Brand  (4-Part Mentoring Series )

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. 15  |  Curating the Clinical Environment: Using Visual Thinking Strategies to Activate Transformational Learning

During this session, participants will experience the VTS pedagogical method firsthand. No background in art or art history is needed. Dr. Chisolm – a certified VTS facilitator – will guide the group in an interactive discussion using basic questioning central to the VTS method. 


Sept. 16  |  REframe Series: The Power of Privilege

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.


Sept. 30  |  NU Campus Conversation  | Attention is the Scarcity: Information Literacy in the New Economy

Using a variety of examples showing the challenges of navigating our current online information environment, digital literacy expert Mike Caulfield will show how and why traditional approaches to critical thinking instruction often fail to prepare our students for the world they encounter online.

October 2021  

Oct. 8  |  Future-Proofing Work: Preparing Yourself and Your Team for What's Ahead

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about how to navigate the changing landscape of work. From adaptability to leveraging promotability, we’ll outline the foundational skills needed to thrive in 2022 and beyond.


Oct. 13  |  New Faculty Morning Mixer: Coffee with Colleagues

New faculty are invited to join us for coffee and conversation in the new Faculty Commons. We’ll provide you with the information you need to start your career at UNMC.


Oct. 14  |  REframe Series: Equity Minded Faculty Workload by Design


Oct. 21  |  Dynamic Communications Workshop

Getting on the Same Page: Strategies to Default to Empathy; Unit 1, Session 1 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith

November 2021  

Nov. 4 |  Improv | Dynamic Communication Workshop

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. 11  |  The ABCs of P & T: Promotion and Tenure at UNMC

A refresher on the promotion and tenure process at UNMC.

Featuring Dr. Steven Lisco and Dr. Pam Carmines


Nov. 14 |  Career Pursuit | The Productive Life: Maximize Your 24 (4-Part Mentoring Series )


Nov. 18  |  Book Club Series


Nov. 18 Improv | Dynamic Communication Workshop

Growing Big Ears: Strategies to Improve Active Listening; Unit 2, Session 1 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith

December 2021  

Dec. 2  |   Self-Promotion of Women in Leadership: An Exploration of Women’s Experience of Advocacy Actions Throughout Their Leadership Career

Dissertation presentation by Carrie Bowler, PhD, MLSCM (ASCP), Mayo Clinic


Dec. 2  |  Improv | Dynamic Communication Workshop

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. 9  |  REframe Series | The Bias Checklist: 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.


Dec. 16  |  Book Club Series

January 2022  

Jan. 10  |  Career Pursuit | Graceful Self-Promotion: Getting to Know You

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. 13  |   REframe Series: Combating Structural Racism in Educational Materials 


Jan. 14  |  Fireside Chat with the Chancellor: The Superpower of Introverts


Jan. 20  |  Book Club Series

February 2022  

Feb. 7  |  Power Presentations (3-Part Series)

 


Feb. 10  |  Combating Misinformation: Teaching Online Information Literacy in a Time of Information Pollution

Using examples highlighting the current challenges of navigating our current health information environment, digital literacy expert Mike Caulfield will demonstrate how and why traditional approaches to critical thinking instruction often fail to prepare our students and patients for the world they encounter online.

 


Feb. 14  |  Power Presentations (3-Part Series)

 


Feb. 17  |  Improv | Dynamic Communication Workshop

Dousing the Flames of Burnout: Strategies for Thriving Personal Wellness; Unit 2, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith 


Feb. 18  | Listen Up! Podcast Series (featuring select episodes from HBR podcast “Coaching Real Leaders”)

Listen Up! is a cohort-style, 3-part series for anyone looking to grow their leadership skills. Each session will center around a select episode from the Harvard Business Review podcast “Coaching Real Leaders.”


Feb. 24  |  Improv | Dynamic Communication Workshop

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


 Feb. 28  |  Power Presentations (3-Part Series)

March 2022  

March 10  |  Level Up: LinkedIn Lunch Workshop

In this one-hour workshop, you will learn how to use your LinkedIn profile to establish and build your professional network. As a participant, you will learn how to examine your LinkedIn profile's marketability, establish a professionally connected network, and strategically use LinkedIn to expand your personal brand.


March 14  |  Career Pursuit | What’s Your Genius: Bring Your Gifts to Work

The Six Types of Working Genius assessment is the fastest and simplest way to discover your natural gifts and thrive at work. Prior to this session, you'll take the 10-minute assessment and receive detailed insights about your areas of working genius, working competency and working frustration. During the session, you'll receive coaching from certified Working Genius facilitators to learn how to leverage your gifts and reach your full potential at work.


March 18  |  Listen Up! Podcast Series (featuring select episodes from HBR podcast “Coaching Real Leaders”)

Listen Up! is a cohort-style, 3-part series for anyone looking to grow their leadership skills. Each session will center around a select episode from the Harvard Business Review podcast “Coaching Real Leaders. 


March 24/25  |  REframe Series: Topic TBD

April 2022  

April 7  |  Improv | Dynamic Communication Workshop

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 14  |  Improv | Dynamic Communication Workshop

Group Flow: Quickly Establishing Trust in Your Working Relationships; Unit 2, Session 2 in the advanced communication series featuring Dr. Michael Smith


April 15  |  Listen Up! Podcast Series (featuring select episodes from HBR podcast “Coaching Real Leaders”)

Listen Up! is a cohort-style, 3-part series for anyone looking to grow their leadership skills. Each session will center around a select episode from the Harvard Business Review podcast “Coaching Real Leaders.”

June 2022  

June 9  |  REframe Series | Lights, Camera, Action! Using Forum Theater for Bystander Intervention Training 

Last Year's Events  

We hope you enjoyed our events during the 2020 - 2021 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 2020

  • FAST Workshop
  • Crash Course in Communication (A 2-Part Series)

  • HELP! Series: Teaching Online

  • From Lemons to Lemonade Premier Education Event

September 2020

  • Career Pursuit: Personal Board of Directors

  • Curing the Culture: Combating Incivility in the Health Care Workplace

  • Book Club Series – The Neuroscience of Learning

 October 2020

  •  Proactive Organization: Succession Planning and Sponsorship

  •  Erasing Cultural Indifference (3-Part Certificate Series) 

  •  What's Your Worth? Negotiation Skills Workshop

  •  Improv Workshop – 1.1 Decoding Emotional Intelligence

  •  Women: Work & Life Well-Lived Virtual Session by Gallup 

 November 2020

  • Improv Workshop – 1.2 Decoding Emotional Intelligence

  • Career Pursuit: The Productive Life

  • Erasing Cultural Indifference (3-Part Certificate Series) 

  • Improv Workshop – 2.1 Excelling at Non-Verbal Communication

 December 2020

  • Improv Workshop – 2.2 Excelling at Non-Verbal Communication

  • Erasing Cultural Indifference (3-Part Certificate Series) 

  • Unconscious Bias: Becoming Upstanders as Healthcare Leaders

January 2021

  • Career Pursuit: Graceful Self-Promotion

  • Beyond Facts & Data: Storytelling as a Critical Leadership Strategy

  • Book Club Series: The Neuroscience of Trust

February 2021

  • HELP! Series: Teaching with Nearpod

  • Creating a Positive Learning Environment

  • Improv Workshop – 3.1 Cultivating a Positive Mindset

  • Improv Workshop – 3.2 Cultivating a Positive Mindset

March 2021

  • Career Pursuit: How to Write A Lot

  • Take It Outside: Resolving Conflicts When You Can't

April 2021

  • Book Club Series: The Neuroscience of Success

  • Improv Workshop – 4.1 Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

  • Improv Workshop – 4.2 Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges