The Establishment of an International Interprofessional Professional Development Consortium to Develop and Deliver IPE Faculty Development Opportunities
• Explore the development of an international interprofessional professional development (PD) consortium
• Describe the requirements for the UW-Madison Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) IPE Teaching and Facilitation Badge Program
• Experience and participate in a train-the-trainer interactive PD workshop on online IPE facilitation
• Engage in developing ideas for IPE PD opportunities for their faculty, staff, and preceptors
To further move the interprofessional practice and education (IPE) agenda forward globally, professional development programs in IPE are essential. The success and sustainability of IPE programs rely on well trained faculty/preceptors who are able to effectively integrate IPE into the curricula and clinical learning environments. The need to prepare collaborative practice-ready health professionals is rapidly growing and requires more faculty/preceptors that are educated to effectively develop and facilitate interprofessional learning opportunities.
To address this global demand, the UW CIPE has formed an international interprofessional professional development consortium consisting of five universities from US and Canada who are tasked with the development and delivery of the UW CIPE IPE Teaching and Facilitation Badge Program. Guided by the UW CIPE Professional Development (PD) Advisory Board, the consortium has developed four IPE PD modules - ‘What and Why IPE’, ‘IPE Facilitation vs Profession-specific Facilitation, ‘Online IPE Facilitation’, and ‘Simulation-enhanced IPE’- and is in the process of developing four additional modules - ‘IPE Clinical Learning Experiences’, ‘IPE Community Learning Experiences’, ‘IPE Assessment and Evaluation’, and ‘IPE Teaching Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks’. Using the train-the-trainer model in the past year, the consortium has delivered three virtual PD workshops (covering the initial above-mentioned four modules) in which over 100 cross-professional faculty, instructors, graduate students, and preceptors from over 15 institutions/organizations in the US and Canada have participated.
A needs assessment, pre and post IPE evaluations, and feedback surveys have been completed at each workshop, and the results shown that while half of the participants rated themselves as ‘novice’ in IPE teaching/facilitation and simulation, the PD Day workshops have helped two-third of participants to significantly improve their knowledge, skills, and strategies in facilitating IPE. Over 80% of the participants indicated the workshop was ‘Very Relevant’ to their IPE teaching and practice. Here are a few quotes from the participants:
• I now have the confidence and foundation to approach our MD staff and start the IPC discussion without it feeling like me against them...
• This workshop will definitely change the way I approach incorporating IPE into my course design
• This was the most interactive online learning experience to which I have participated in a long time. … Kept you wanting more.
In this seminar, the presenters will provide a brief overview of the consortium and the IPE Teaching and Facilitation Badge Program. Seminar participants will be actively engaged in an interactive train-the-trainer PD workshop on the ’Art and Foundation of Online IPE Facilitation’. Small and large group activities, along with online collaborative platforms, will be used to engage the participants.