Career Development Toolbox
Professional and Leadership Development Curriculum for Faculty

Stand-Out Presentation Skills: Didactic Session
Instructor: Dana Band, MSOD
Date: 9/23/2016
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Location: Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 105/107
(Register for this session)

    Thomas Jefferson University is excited to offer a professional development workshop on the development of faculty members’ presentation skills. This workshop will assist individuals to present themselves in a manner that increases their confidence in front of a variety of audiences, and make their messages even more memorable. Faculty will have the opportunity to learn methods that will increase their confidence with speaking in front of very important audiences.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

    1) Identify a process to prepare for a variety of presentation opportunities
    2) Apply a model to organize and prioritize material presented
    3) Use stories to make presentations vivid and memorable
    4) Use visualizing to clarify ideas and boost retention
    5) Engage the audience to hold attention and gain buy-in


Stand-Out Presentation Skills Workshop: Immersive Workshop
Instructor: Dana Band, MSOD
Date: 9/23/2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 105/107
(Registration for this session is full. You may sign up for the Waiting List in case a spot opens up.)

    The follow-up immersive workshop will consist of exercises, coaching, and feedback sessions. Registration for this hands-on skills laboratory will be limited. To participate in this session, faculty members must participate in the preceding didactic session.

    Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and receive specific feedback on how to take action immediately to improve their presentation skills. The Stand-Out Presentation Lab will reinforce new presentation skills. Time will be spent practicing the delivery of strong openings that will grab the audience’s participation, as well as memorable closings that will spark action and results.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

    1) Identify a process to prepare for a variety of presentation opportunities
    2) Apply a model to organize and prioritize material presented
    3) Use stories to make presentations vivid and memorable
    4) Use visualizing to clarify ideas and boost retention
    5) Engage the audience to hold attention and gain buy-in

    * An expert in performance-based coaching, Dana Band works with individuals to become “Stand-Out Presenters” – on stage and in person. Dana immerses learners in workshops that allow them to experiment with new presentation techniques; gain insight into personal presentation habits; and deliberately practice the skills required to become a stand-out presenter. Her career highlights include, but are not limited to, sales training at Xerox North America for ten years, where she honed her presentation skills to mastery level; and training, consulting, and instruction at the world-famous Dale Carnegie Corporation. Dana’s focus on personal training and development started as a guide for 1- to 30-day adventure-based team building. Dana Band earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.


SKMC Appointment and Promotion Tracks and Guidelines: An Overview for Faculty in the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 10/4/2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 100 College, 126 Conference Room
(Register for this session)

    This workshop will review the tracks and guidelines for appointment and promotion at SKMC. Criteria for promotion within the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track will be discussed. Requirements for documenting an educational portfolio will also be described.


New Faculty: Preparing for Success in an Academic Career 2016 (6 Sessions)
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 10/5/2016
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: 119 College, 126 Conference Room
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    Dates: Wednesdays: October 5, October 12, October 26, November 2, November 9, and November 30, 2016
    Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
    Location: 119 College (126 Conference Room)
    Maximum Enrollment: 30

    This six session series is intended to focus and orient the faculty member who is new to Jefferson and new to academic medicine. This series will highlight those topics that are critical for eventual success of the faculty member in academic medicine. Participation in all sessions is expected.

    1) Academic Medicine 101: Understanding your environment
    2) Why are you here? Goal setting and Individualized Career Development Plans
    3) Effective Mentorship: A How to Guide for Mentees
    4) Next Steps: What got you here won’t get you there
    5) Basic Time Management Strategies (session will begin at 7:30am)
    7) Identifying Resources to support your research and scholarship (Gary Kaplan)


Time Management and Organizational Strategies
Instructor: Susan R Johnson, MD, MS
Date: 10/17/2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Eakins Lounge
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    This session will address strategies that can improve productivity at work and in your personal life.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1) Choose their work appropriately (and sometimes saying ‘no’)
    2) Keep track and record their work and time
    3) Manage email more effectively and more efficiently
    4) Plan their days and their weeks to match competing priorities
    5) Identify effective methods to overcome procrastination

    * Dr. Susan R. Johnson received her BS and MD, as well as MS in Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health from the University of Iowa. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and subsequently joined the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she is currently Professor. In 1999 she received a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. Dr. Johnson’s clinical and research interests have been in the areas Premenstrual Syndrome and menopausal health issues. She was the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Carver College of Medicine from 1994 to 2003, and the Associate Provost for Faculty from 2005 to 2009. She currently serves as University Ombudsperson for the University of Iowa.


Resources to Boost Your Time Management: Practical Solutions and Concierge Services
Instructor: Susan Shaffer
Date: 10/17/2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Eakins Lounge
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    Faculty members’ lifestyles are busier than ever, which makes managing their work-life balance even more challenging. This session, led by Jefferson’s Human Resources, will focus on helping faculty unload some of the items on their to-do list. Whether it’s reservations, scheduling, errands, shopping, deliveries, or daycare – there are user-friendly options available for our faculty to arrive at practical solutions and effective time management strategies.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1) Discuss the challenges faculty face with effective time management and work-life balance
    2) Identify resources available for faculty to improve organization and boost time management
    3) Describe concierge services that might be beneficial for some faculty to explore


Strategic Career Advancement, Time Management, and Promotion
Instructors: Christine Arenson, MD; Susan R Johnson, MD, MS; Karen Knudsen, PhD; Vijay Rao, MD
Date: 10/17/2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall, Eakins Lounge
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    This session will feature several of Jefferson’s successful female faculty members and focus on their career advancement. Panelists will discuss their personal experiences and challenges; relate how their journeys evolved over the years; and share successful strategies on managing the work-life balance.

    Following this session, there will be a wine and cheese reception, where junior faculty members will have the opportunity to ask focused questions, share their CVs, and seek-out senior mentorship opportunities and career advisement.

    Please be sure not to miss this amazing session with these amazing and accomplished panelists as they share their academic success stories, which will certainly help faculty with their academic promotions.

    At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

    1) Anticipate obstacles and challenges during the nascent stages of career advancement
    2) Share work-life experiences and lessons learned as exemplars for junior faculty members’ career advancement
    3) Discuss effective time management strategies that junior faculty members can immediately apply in their professional and/or personal lives


SKMC Appointment and Promotion Tracks and Guidelines: An Overview for Faculty in the Academic Investigator Track and the Non - Tenure Research Track
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 10/18/2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: 119 College, 126 Conference Room
(Register for this session)

    This workshop will review the tracks and guidelines for appointment and promotion at SKMC. Criteria for promotion within the Academic Investigator Track and the Research Track will be discussed. Requirements for documenting an educational portfolio will also be described.


Unconscious Bias: How Does it Affect Your Work and Life?
Instructor: Bernard L Lopez, MD
Date: 12/9/2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: TBD
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    This 90-minute session will introduce faculty members to unconscious bias in the workplace and in life. Time will be spent understanding the neuroanatomic basis of unconscious bias. Participants will them have the chance to discuss steps they may take to lessen its effects on their daily interactions.

    Upon completion of this session participants will:

    1) Describe the literature on unconscious bias as it relates to hiring and promotion
    2) Determine their own biases and explore how these biases might impact their work
    3) Recommend changes to behavior that minimize that impact of bias in their work and workplace


Networking and Your Academic Career: Why it matters and how to do it
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 1/10/2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College, 126 Conference Room
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    This session will introduce participants to the concept of professional networks as a critical element of success in an academic career. Practical examples of the use of networks in day to day matters as well as long term strategic career planning will be discussed as well as practical tips on how to build and sustain a professional network.


Constructing your Promotion Portfolio: Tips and Strategies
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 1/18/2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College, 126 Conference Room
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    Participants will learn about the importance and relative roles of their CV, teaching portfolio and letters of recommendation in the process for promotion. Strategies and tips for presenting documents in the most favorable light will be discussed.


Getting the Most out of a Mentor: A Workshop for Junior Faculty
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 2/21/2017
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College, 126 Conference Room
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    During this interactive and reflective workshop, faculty will: 1) learn new approaches to obtaining mentoring 2) describe what makes successful mentoring experiences 3) develop tips for mentees and 4) develop an immediate next step for an individual mentoring plan.


SKMC Appointment and Promotion Tracks and Guidelines: An Overview for Faculty in the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track
Instructor: Karen Novielli, MD
Date: 2/22/2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: 119 College, 126 Conference Room
(Register for this session)

    This workshop will review the tracks and guidelines for appointment and promotion at SKMC. Criteria for promotion within the Clinical and Educational Scholarship Track and the Clinician Educator Track will be discussed. Requirements for documenting an educational portfolio will also be described.


Unconscious Bias: How Does it Affect Your Work and Life?
Instructor:  
Date: 4/26/2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: TBD
(Register for this session)

    This 90-minute session will introduce faculty members to unconscious bias in the workplace and in life. Time will be spent understanding the neuroanatomic basis of unconscious bias. Participants will them have the chance to discuss steps they may take to lessen its effects on their daily interactions.

    Upon completion of this session participants will:

    1) Describe the literature on unconscious bias as it relates to hiring and promotion
    2) Determine their own biases and explore how these biases might impact their work
    3) Recommend changes to behavior that minimize that impact of bias in their work and workplace