UI Health Care has several groups dedicated to developing and delivering professional development opportunities tailored to the careers of health care professionals.

We invite you to take advantage of this resource by using this course calendar. Each entry will give you specific details on course content and how to enroll.

Please seek supervisor support prior to registering.

Communication and Professionalism Workshop

  This course discusses what communication and professionalism is and nine behavioral skills for interpersonal effectiveness. The course also discusses how professionalism is judged and tools to support being a professional. In addition, you will learn techniques for in-person, telephone, and e-mail interactions.

Engaging Employees for Effective Performance

(For Supervisors only) This interactive workshop discusses: 1.) Employee Engagement 2.) How to Provide Constructive Feedback 3.) How to Measure and Assess Performance. You will leave this session understanding how performance management impacts employee engagement, you will be better equipped to discuss performance with your team, and you will have an increased comfort level when assessing your team's performance and delivering performance reviews.

Faculty Workshop: Writing for Publication (Carver College of Medicine)

Writing for Publication (for CCOM Faculty) Presented by: Paul Casella, MFA A clear and reasoned presentation of ideas is critical to the success of a scientific manuscript. This seminar examines the structures and positions of emphasis in the sentence, paragraph, and sections of the formal study to help authors authorize their claims.  how to deconstruct an article and use it as a guide to inform manuscripts for submission. Includes a test of reasoning that authors can apply to the articles they read and the papers they write.  how authors can use writing as a tool for thinking how to implement a systematic approach to the writing process to improve the content and presentation of data and ideas how to address the needs of the reviewers, editors, and readers of a journal to maximize your chances of publication Please register via email to Jamie Holmes at jamie-holmes@uiowa.edu.  Sponsored by the CCOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.

Faculty Workshop: Writing Effective Grant Applications (Carver College of Medicine)

Writing Effective Grant Applications (for CCOM Faculty) Presented by: Paul Casella, MFA This course reviews the principles of good grant writing to produce clear, direct, and compelling proposals. Focuses on understanding the psychology of reviewers and the review process, how to engage readers and facilitate understanding, and how to manage the proposal writing process. Suggests proposal templates. Includes exercises related to specific elements of a proposal, particularly the Specific Aims page. Provides specific direction on how to best organize and format NIH applications for reader accessibility and impact, including information on Assessing an institute or grantor’s priorities Emphasizing the significance, innovation, and health-relatedness of your project Facilitating reader accessibility Taking advantage of the natural positions of emphasis in the sentence and paragraph Designing and integrating clear and purposeful tables and figures Using subheadings, numbering systems, and figure legends effectively “Telling the story” and using other journalistic conventions “Selling” the idea in an objective way in order to establish and maintain scientific integrity Networking with colleagues, collaborators, consultants, mentors, and NIH program officers and scientific review administrators to maximize your chances of obtaining meaningful feedback and ultimate funding Please register via email to Jamie Holmes at jamie-holmes@uiowa.edu.  Sponsored by the CCOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.

Faculty Workshop: Speaking for Success (Carver College of Medicine)

Speaking for Success (for CCOM Faculty) Presented by: Paul Casella, MFA This course reviews how adults learn as a means to examine the effective delivery techniques you can use to engage scientific and clinical peer audiences. Provides practical information on how to deliver powerful oral presentations in the classroom, the conference room, the auditorium, and at the regional or national meeting in poster sessions  and brief research talks during informal conversations with colleagues and potential collaborators   Includes a discussion of voice, inflection, body language, techniques to stimulate interest and involvement, and strategies to help facilitate audience recall of the message. Addresses how to prepare for a presentation manage anxiety design and use visual aids effectively network to enhance your career development   Please register via email to Jamie Holmes at jamie-holmes@uiowa.edu.  Sponsored by the CCOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.

LGBTQ 101 for Healthcare Professsionals

This introductory workshop will review the difference between gender identity, sex, and sexual orientation. The session details the LGBTQ umbrella and defines multiple sexual orientation and gender identities. Participants will also review hospital policies and practice related to LGBTQ care.

Performance Leadership Training

For Supervisors and HR Staff Only Attendees will learn the process and procedure for building a case for disciplinary measures that will withstand the challenges of the grievance process. The attendance initiative will also be discussed. This course is for supervisors and HR staff only.

Skills for Educators Workshop: How to Design Instruction

In this workshop, you will learn about principles and processes that lead to efficient and effective instruction, whether for a single lesson or a whole course. Objectives: • Describe the process of instructional design, including major steps in the process and the purpose of each step. • Determine goals for an instructional unit or program based on thoughtful analysis of the need and situation. • Write useful and meaningful learning objectives that describe the knowledge, skills and/or attitudes that students will achieve. • Use learning objectives to ensure that instruction and assessment aligns with the goals and objectives to increase the likelihood of effective and efficient learning. • Develop a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.  

Faculty Workshops for Success: Back-to-Back Sessions (Carver College of Medicine)

Attend all three sessions in one morning.   (for CCOM Faculty) Writing for Publication 9:00-9:50am Writing Effective Grant Applications 10:00-10:50am Speaking for Success 11:00-11:50am Presented by: Paul Casella, MFA Please register via email to Jamie Holmes at jamie-holmes@uiowa.edu.  Sponsored by the CCOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.   Writing for Publication  A clear and reasoned presentation of ideas is critical to the success of a scientific manuscript. This seminar examines ·         the structures and positions of emphasis in the sentence, paragraph, and sections of the formal study to help authors authorize their claims. ·         how to deconstruct an article and use it as a guide to inform manuscripts for submission. Includes a test of reasoning that authors can apply to the articles they read and the papers they write.  ·         how authors can use writing as a tool for thinking ·         how to implement a systematic approach to the writing process to improve the content and presentation of data and ideas ·         how to address the needs of the reviewers, editors, and readers of a journal to maximize your chances of publication     Writing Effective Grant Applications This course reviews the principles of good grant writing to produce clear, direct, and compelling proposals. Focuses on understanding the psychology of reviewers and the review process, how to engage readers and facilitate understanding, and how to manage the proposal writing process. Suggests proposal templates. Includes exercises related to specific elements of a proposal, particularly the Specific Aims page.   Provides specific direction on how to best organize and format NIH applications for reader accessibility and impact, including information on Assessing an institute or grantor’s priorities Emphasizing the significance, innovation, and health-relatedness of your project Facilitating reader accessibility Taking advantage of the natural positions of emphasis in the sentence and paragraph Designing and integrating clear and purposeful tables and figures Using subheadings, numbering systems, and figure legends effectively “Telling the story” and using other journalistic conventions “Selling” the idea in an objective way in order to establish and maintain scientific integrity Networking with colleagues, collaborators, consultants, mentors, and NIH program officers and scientific review administrators to maximize your chances of obtaining meaningful feedback and ultimate funding   Speaking for Success  This course reviews how adults learn as a means to examine the effective delivery techniques you can use to engage scientific and clinical peer audiences. Provides practical information on how to deliver powerful oral presentations in the classroom, the conference room, the auditorium, and at the regional or national meeting in poster sessions  and brief research talks during informal conversations with colleagues and potential collaborators   Includes a discussion of voice, inflection, body language, techniques to stimulate interest and involvement, and strategies to help facilitate audience recall of the message. Addresses how to prepare for a presentation manage anxiety design and use visual aids effectively network to enhance your career development  

BUILD: How to Have a Learning Conversation in the Workplace (for UI Health Care)

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom. This session will help participants understand and prepare to have a learning conversation about diversity in the workplace. Topics include an introduction to a three-step process and a roadmap to guide a productive conversation plus an overview of active listening. These skills will be applied to realistic workplace scenarios.     Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Chief Diversity Office in advance at 319-353-2388 or diversity-resources@uiowa.edu