Coaching & Mentoring

A Day in Coaching: 

A Do-It-Yourself Workshop

McMaster Program for Faculty Development would like to announce that we will be converting our Day in Coaching & Mentorship program to an online experience. We were proud to host this co-sponsored event with the McMaster Department of Pediatrics (@Mac_Peds). It promises to be quite an impactful experience even though we have transitioned online.

Below are the videos captured from the live Zoom webinar event. Please enjoy.

How to use this module

Dr. Winters was kind enough to share his wisdom and allow us to archive this event to share with you! What we would suggest is that you engage with the videos as if you were actually attending the event. What you need to run this workshop for yourself:
  • An even number of people willing to engage with each other;
  • A copy of the PDF handout from below.
  • About 2 hours of time (ideally 2.5 hours).

Ideally, you can partner up to engage with each other after you watch the videos together.  Then, within your small group, you can partner up to engage in various activities with in the videos. Essentially, you can run your own little break out group and coach/mentor/help each other!


To complete this module, you'll need all your tools. There is a handout for this workshop.
Download it now prior to engage in the Part 1.

The Videos:

Note:  Please watch the videos in order. They build off of each other. Within the videos, there are planned activities that relate to the above PDF handout.

Part 1:
How do we step up from our own expertise?

Part 2:
Understanding Decision Making as a Coach

Part 3:
How to Help a Colleague: An Effective Mentor is a Coach

Part 4:
Debriefing the Coaching experience & The Five Hats of Developing Colleagues

About the Featured Speaker

As Director for the Professional Leadership Development Program and the Board Development Program for the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a member network with over 47 healthcare systems across the U.S. and in China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Korea, Dr. Richard Winters trains leaders from across the globe. Inside and outside this capacity, he serves as an executive coach for healthcare leaders.

 His clients are senior executives, department chairs, scientists, nursing leaders, and chiefs of staff. He focuses on helping leaders and their teams adapt and drive results in complex environments where experts disagree. Dr. Winters also coaches Mayo Clinic leaders and teaches future leaders in Mayo Clinic’s Accelerate Leadership Program and the Drive Program.

Prior to returning to Mayo Clinic in 2015, Dr. Winters was the President of an 800-physician medical staff, President/CEO of an Independent Practice Association in the Central Valley of California with 450-physician members, CEO of a Physician Hospital Organization, and managing partner of a democratic emergency medicine partnership. This experience provided him with the broad leadership experience that he continues to use today as Chair of Finance for the Mayo Clinic Midwest Department of Emergency Medicine and member of Mayo Clinic Emergency Department Executive Committees, Specialty Council for Emergency Medicine, Provider Relations Leadership Committee, and ACO Utilization Management Committee.

Dr. Winters is the author of an upcoming trade book, ”You’re the Leader. Now What?”,  to be published by Mayo Clinic Press and distributed by Simon and Schuster in early 2021. 

You can connect with Dr. Winters via twitter (@drrwinters) or LinkedIn (@RichardCWinters)

Continuing Education Credits:
For this recorded activity, considering claiming Royal College MOC Section 2 credits or CFPC Mainpro+ self-learning (non-certified). The live activity on April 30, 2020 was accredited for 2.25 Royal College MOC Section 1 hours & 2.25 CCFP Mainpro+ group learning credits (details about the live event accreditation are below).

Accreditation Statement 
McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 2.25 Mainpro+ credits CERT+ Session ID# 192512-001.
This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 2.25 MOC Section 1 hours.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at