As demonstrated by its many programs and partnerships, the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) is locally and internationally recognized as an innovator in faculty development. Through its excellence in scholarly educational and research activities, the CFD mobilizes knowledge and inspires transformative educators.
Due to the CFD’s prominence, multiple institutions have reached out to participate in the centre’s programming. In 2015, the CFD educated professionals within:
In 2015, the CFD educated education professionals outside of St. Michael's Hospital, including national and international institutions
The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) offers the accredited Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) program — a six-module, longitudinal teaching, skills program for multi-professional clinicians — developed by three CFD program alumni. As of 2015, nearly 700 health professional teachers and administrators have participated in the TLC program. Additionally, more than 50 individuals from 12 local institutions were certified through the TLC’s Train-the-Trainer program, which provides individuals with the skills and opportunity to tailor and offer the TLC program to meet their site’s needs. Among the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN), the TLC holds widespread recognition for offering robust program content and design. In addition to the original target group of clinicians and educators, the program is now delivered to chiefs and directors at a public health site, which showcases its far reaching value in supporting teaching and learning.
Focus groups have been conducted to determine next steps.
Highlights of St. Michael’s Hospital’s Teaching for Learning and Collaboration Program
Academic leaders are often promoted into roles based on their academic expertise with little, if any, leadership development. The New and Emerging Academic Leaders (NEAL) program is specifically designed to fill that gap. Launched in 2013, the goal of NEAL is to foster a productive, visionary and collaborative academic leader.