Fostering the Facilitator: Principles and Strategies for Planning Interprofessional Continuing Education Programs

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

A description of the seminar: Advancing interprofessional education for pre-licensure learners and healthcare providers is dependent upon educational programming designed by interprofessional teams. This seminar will describe one institution’s approach to designing, implementing, and evaluating a continuing interprofessional education program for educators who supervise learning in clinical settings. The presenters will share their guiding principles, specific strategies, and lessons learned. Participants will engage in small group and large group discussion about key principles of co-design, collaborative communication, and community-building. Learning activities will consist of an interactive presentation (15 minutes), individual reflection (10 minutes), small group discussion (20 minutes), and large group semi-structured debriefing (15 minutes). Participants will respond to questions within a worksheet throughout the session to extend their knowledge, reflect on their own experiences, engage in discussion, and develop goals to apply within their own institution. The seminar will also provide opportunity for networking and community-building.

A discussion of how Summit theme will be addressed: This session will describe the strategies used in a continuing interprofessional education program emphasizing guiding principles and lessons learned. Participants will have opportunity to reflect on their own continuing interprofessional education and imagine opportunities to enhance foundational and continuing education programming within their own institutions through the use of co-design, collaborative communication, and community-building principles.

A minimum of three learning objectives (e.g. “after attending this session, the learner will be able to…”)
1) explain the need for continuing professional development to advance interprofessional education for learners and healthcare providers
2) describe an interprofessional co-design process for continuing education program planning
3) apply key principles of interprofessional program planning to advance interprofessional education and collaboration within and across institutions

Immediately actionable skills and/or practical knowledge intended for the participants to gain: Participants will learn about principles of co-design, collaborative communication, and community-building to advance their own efforts to expand Interprofessional continuing education.
Active learning strategies to be used: interactive presentation, think-pair-share, small group discussion, large group semi-structured debrief, worksheet with resource guide.
Description of how the seminar fulfills the priority criteria above, if applicable: This seminar address an often unmet need for continuing education to prepare educators to facilitate Interprofessional education and develop Interprofessional learning experiences.