Learning Activities

Workshops and Courses

Please see our Event Calendar and watch for email announcements sent to all faculty monthly.

For all available online modules click here.

Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Development has launched an Excellence in Education Series. Workshops will be offered fall and winter/ spring sessions on a regular basis. Designed to prepare faculty for their teaching roles. All courses offered in the Excellence in Teaching Series are pre-approved for Teaching Skills Attainment Award credits.

Coaching and Mentoring

Faculty members can sign up for peer coaching designed to support development of your personal career goals.  Coaches are also faculty members who have been trained and certified as coaches. If you are interested to receive coaching or to be a coach please contact us.


Improve your presentations (through learner engagement and polling)
We know that learner engagement leads to increased learning. This requires practice and manipulation of a few techniques that have been proven to be effective. Join Robert Parson to find, practice and apply skills that will engage your learners with you and with the content. Select and utilize polling tools that will help your audience become part of the learning, not simply spectators.

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM
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Tips for staying human as a #modern faculty member: individual and organizational tools for wellness
In this interactive half-day workshop we will identify key organizational and individual factors relating to burnout and identify strategies to adapt to and overcome these challenges. The emphasis will be on group discussion and learning, reflective exercises and behavioral analysis and goals. Participants will learn and use practical tools to help support health and wellness. Topics will include brief mindfulness techniques, promising organizational interventions for wellness, opportunities for culture change and how to support a colleague in distress. 

Tuesday May 12, 2020 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM
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MCQ workshop: How to develop high quality MCQs: an interactive workshop
Despite the increased emphasis on the use of workplace-based assessment in competency-based education models, there is still an important role for the use ofmultiple-choice questions (MCQs)inthe assessment ofhealth professionals.The challenge, however, is to ensure that MCQs are developed in a way to allow educators to derive meaningful information about examinees’ abilities.This requires that the items developed be of high quality.
This hands-on workshop will provide training in the development of high quality MCQs. Participants will work in pairs or small groups to develop MCQs while the facilitator provides guidance and feedback. In addition, participants will be introduced to the concept of cognitive models (i.e., representations of the knowledge and skills that are required to solve a problem) and how these can be used to facilitate the development of high quality MCQs. They will have an opportunity to develop their own models and receive feedback. The expectation is that all participants will develop a minimum of three high quality MCQs that can be used on a UGME examination.

FridayJune 19, 2020 | 8:00AM to 3:00PM
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For additional inquiries, please contact:

Christine Cool
Coordinator and Event Planner
Faculty Development Program
Phone: 613-798-5555 ext 10622
Email: ccool@toh.ca

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