Lightning Talk

Advancing Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Through a Year-Long, Project-Based Professional Development Program

Monday, August 22, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Description: This session will describe a year-long professional development program for experienced educators from multiple health professions and disciplines. This program provides both didactics on adult learning principles and practical instruction on curriculum development through a team-based project. Instructional methods for this virtual program included interactive presentations, small group discussion, mentoring, and project-driven activities. Instructional content includes a stepwise approach to curriculum design and implementation as well as professional development around collaborative leadership, diversity and equity, and self-care. Program outcomes were measured with pre and post program surveys focusing on participants’ perceived changes in knowledge, skills, and attitudes, in addition to project completion and scholarly dissemination. Results from participant learning outcomes will be reported and lessons learned from program faculty and staff will be shared.
A discussion of how the Summit theme will be addressed: Advancement of interprofessional education and collaborative practice is dependent upon health professions educators who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to design and implement interprofessional educational experiences. This session will describe the content, instructional methods, and outcomes of a year-long virtual professional development program at an academic medical center. Presenters will also share about the types of projects completed, lessons learned, and considerations for co-designing professional development programs.
A description of how the Lightning Talk will provide knowledge to learners or describe outcomes that contribute toward better care, better value and better education in practice and community settings: This session will describe a range of outcomes of this professional development program including participant experience, projects planned or implemented, scholarly dissemination, and reflections from program faculty and staff. The outcomes of this program may inform strategies for developing interprofessional programming with an emphasis on team based curriculum development for adult learners.