Faculty learner domain

The role of the faculty learner domain (FLD) was to take the lead in developing and implementing interprofessional educational learning opportunities for IEGC faculty members.

Achievements and successes

  • Taught eight seminars focusing on various IPE topics that were designed to assist faculty to develop IPE specific knowledge and facilitation skills.
  • Co-organized a certificate course on Interprofessional Education faculty development, with the Manitoba Initiative: IECPCP, that was taught by faculty from the University of Toronto, Office of Interprofessional Education in January 2007.
  • Presented the IEGC faculty seminar series at an international conference.

Domain challenges

  • Individual faculty addressing their own learning needs.
  • Undertaking more individual self-directed learning.
  • Prioritizing faculty learning during the project.
  • Consistent attendance for the seminars.

Suggested improvements

  • Start the seminar series earlier in the project timeline.
  • Try to arrange for more guest speakers to present.
  • Try to arrange more faculty development activities with our Manitoba Initiative: IECPCP colleagues.

IEGC seminar series

During the 2006 – 2007 year, the FLD developed a seminar series for IEGC Project team members. For eight months, project team members presented a topic relating to teaming or IPE and developed reading materials, questions, and activities related to the seminar. The FLD also developed a manual that outlines the structure of how to run the seminar series and the expectations of the facilitator and seminar participants. For more information on the FLD faculty seminar series manual, contact a member of the FLD: Dr. Ruby Grymonpre, Theresa Sullivan, or Ann Booth.

Seminars presented by IEGC Project team members

  • "Common terminology: What terms and language do we use to describe what we do?"
    October 2, 2006
    Presented by Theresa Sullivan
  • "Exploring the use of the Program Logic Model as a tool to evaluate sustainability of the IEGC educational program"
    November 6, 2006
    Presented by Ann Booth
  • "Using evidence to inform teaching and learning strategies in interprofessional education"
    December 4, 2007
    Presented by Dr. Ruby Grymonpre
  • "What barriers affect team development and what coping mechanisms can be used to resume/maintain team functioning?"
    February 5, 2007
    Presented by Jenneth Swinamer
  • "How do we evaluate the effectiveness of interprofessional teams?"
    March 5, 2007
    Presented by Dr. Leah Weinberg
  • "Systems theory and systems thinking"
    April 30, 2007
    Presented by Michelle Nelson
  • "Liability and Interprofessional Practice"
    May 14, 2007
    Presented by Dr. Cornelia van Ineveld
  • "What can we learn from other organizations and groups about creating and sustaining highly functioning teams?"
    June 11, 2007
    Presented by Fiona Jensen

Over the summer of 2007, the faculty learner domain (FLD) surveyed the faculty champions to develop an education plan for the fall. The overall process of the seminar series was deemed successful; however, due to the limited amount of time in 2007–2008, a decision was made to suspend the faculty seminar and look at alternative ways to increase individual knowledge in IPE through self directed learning activities.

Participants stated:

  • "I like the different questions and directions that different facilitators have brought to the table—it makes me think!"
  • "Excellent use of time for exploring ideas, discussion of activities"