Speaker Development

Rock the Podium Program

📅 Date and time: 5 Sessions held online, Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 8:30pm & a showcase event tied to our annual Day in Faculty Development Conference.

Dates:

January 13th, 2021
January 27th, 2021
February 10th, 2021
February 24th, 2021
March 31st, 2021

Fee: $249 CAD + 13% HST

💻 Delivered Virtually

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Limited spots are available for this first-time exclusive course!

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Communicating in an effective manner is a key skill for academic faculty, whether they be researchers or clinicians or teachers. Many academic faculty, however, have never taken a formal course in effective communication and/or slide construction.

The overall purpose of this workshop series will be to help scaffold and develop speakers who seek to have specific skills development on core elements that will make them better speakers.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this learning activity the learners will be able to:

  • Create a plan for their next speaking engagement including their story, staging, movement, emotion, and visuals.

  • Discern between good slide construction vs. ineffective slide construction.

  • Develop a list of strategies for preparing effectively for their next speaking engagement.

  • Deliver high quality feedback to a peer about their lecture or presentation.

Session Specific Learning Objectives

Session #1: Storytelling & Construction - Sarrah Lal, Hsien Seow

By the end of this session, the learners will be able to:

  • Construct a storyboard for their next presentation.

  • Refine their story line to include content, engagement strategies, and emotion.

Session #2: Delivery & Movement - Dale Kalina, Ruth Chen

By the end of this session, the learners will be able to:

  • Understand voice/breath control, volume, pacing, modulation.

  • Understand effective use of hands and body movement.

  • Develop presentation content that highlights speaker’s main points effectively.

  • Practice one key component of presentation.

  • Create a plan for their next speaking engagement that involves their staging and movement.

  • Make a plan for delivering their talk completely without slides (e.g. in case tech failures happen).

Session #3: Slides (Visual Comms) - Teresa Chan, Ilana Bayer

  • Create a plan for the visual components of their talk.

  • Identify key repository of creative commons photographs (e.g. pixabay, unsplash) that might enhance their visual library.

  • Generate a harmonized visual style for their presentation.

Session #4: Speaker Masterclass - Ilana Bayer, Teresa Chan

By the end of this session, the learners will be able to:

  • Provide useful, specific feedback on a presentation to a peer.

  • Identify at least 3 key areas of their own presentation that should be improved.

  • Generate a harmonized visual style for their presentation.

Session #5: Showcase

By the end of this session, the learners will be able to:

  • Provide useful, specific feedback on a presentation to a peer.

  • Complete a presentation to a live or virtual audience on their given topic.

Accreditation Statements

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 7.5 Mainpro+ credits.

This event 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. You may claim a maximum of 7.5 MOC Section 1 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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 www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Each attendee should only claim the hours they attended.

Sarrah Lal

Sarrah Lal , MBA (@SarrahML) is an assistant professor in the Division of Education & Innovation (DEI) within the Department of Medicine. She is a entrepreneurship and innovation expert and directs various educational efforts within the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare. Currently she is also the lead of the Leadership & Management team in the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).

Dr. Hsien Seow

Hsien Seow, PhD (@HSeowPhD) is the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation at McMaster University and Director of the ICES-McMaster site. Previously he held a CIHR New Investigator award and the Cancer Care Ontario Chair in Health Services Research. He has given national and international speaking engagements for numerous years.

Dr. Ruth Chen

Ruth Chen, PhD, is an associate professor within the McMaster School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences. She is the associate director of the McMaster FHS Academic Leadership Program. She is also the assistant dean of academic resources and Department Education Coordinator for the School of Nursing (SON) at McMaster University.

Dr. X. Catherine Tong

Catherine Tong, MD, CCFP-EM (@XC_TongMD) is a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine within the Department of Family Medicine. She is the Faculty Development Lead of the Waterloo Regional Campus for McMaster University's Medical School. Currently she is also the lead of the Inspired Teaching team in the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).

Dr. Dale Kalina

Dale Kalina, MD, FRCPC, MBA (@dalekalina) is a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Education & Innovation and the Division of Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine. Since the pandemic has started, Dr. Kalina has been a spokesperson and salient voice around topics to do with COVID-19 and infection control.

Dr. Ilana Bayer

Ilana Bayer, PhD (@IlanaBayer) is the Director of Learning Technologies as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine. Dr. Bayer has worked in the corporate sector developing educational and performance-based training materials. She has a combined background in health sciences, e-learning, teaching and training. In her role, Dr. Bayer assists faculty with all learning technology needs and, specifically, supports faculty development around the use of electronic modalities to enhance teaching.

Dr. Teresa Chan

Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University. She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD). She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area. She has written almost exclusively using collaborative platforms for the past 5 years.