Upcoming Development Sessions

Please mark the following dates on your calendars! Faculty should be excused from clinic and pager duty during the developmental meetings. Please email Dr. Moran at moran001@umn.edu with your ideas and comments so that the program can be developed to be as useful and as meaningful as possible. 


All Assistant & Associate Professor meetings are from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Upcoming Dates (all events in Wilf Family Center)

  • January 22 (LEAD cohort only)
  • February 20 (LEAD cohort only)
  • March 17
  • April 23 (LEAD cohort only)
  • May 20 (LEAD cohort only)


1:1 Pandemic Paper Pitt-Stops 

I've had conversations with many colleagues over the last few weeks about the conflict during the current COVID chaos of conceptually having more time to see stalled writing projects to fruition balanced against the decreased mental bandwidth and stamina of balancing social distancing, new workflows, home-schooling regimens, and toilet paper rationing.

Many have mentioned how the thought of taking on a writing project right now seems impossible, while others have said they are eager to use this forced desk time to do so. I don't think either is right or wrong (and have myself vacillated between the two camps). I do know that one of the things I enjoy is working with peers to help them find their story and convert it to a manuscript. If you are interested in a 1:1 check-in on how you could move a project along (questions re: journal selection, paper type, writing logistics, timelines, etc.) please sign up for a  Virtual Office Hour Slot here. If one works for you, click on it and it will add to both of our calendars and we can connect for a chat. If none of these work, shoot me an email and we can find another time. 

With Mike Pitt | Associate Chair of Faculty Development

Beyond “Keep Reading” - Improving Skills in Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Monday, June 15, from 12-1pm

Presented by: Johannah Schuerer

In this P2P session, we'll discuss how to improve our ability to give effective feedback (to learners, peers, and leaders) plus how to receive and incorporate feedback without getting defensive. We'll discuss strategies for giving both written and verbal feedback, as well as how to contribute to a feedback friendly culture. Participants are encouraged to bring specific case examples of feedback challenges they have faced.

Screen Time - Using Your Phone/iPad for Clinical Care

Tuesday, June 23, from 12-1pm

Presented by: Boris Sudel

In this P2P session, more relevant now than ever, we'll go over tips and tricks for effectively using your phone or tablet in a clinical setting - from providing patient education by easily showing lab trends graphically or drawing pictures, to navigating charts to retrieve information or even doing charting in real time (including securely uploading pictures into the chart). 

We are working on additional ways to keep our peer based faculty development going during the COVID-19 chaos. Be on the lookout for more virtual offerings soon.