Rock the Podium: Foundations

Rock the Podium Foundations

Communicating in an effective manner is a key skill for academic faculty, whether they be researchers, 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 is to help scaffold and develop individuals seeking specific skill development in core elements that will make them a better speaker.

Registration Fee:$695 + HST for external faculty or practicing professionals outside of McMaster$495 + HST for faculty within McMaster$249 + HST for trainees/fellows/students

📅September 21-December 3, 2022,7-8:30 pm EDT/EST

💻 Delivered Virtually*


Main SessionsSeptember 21st, 2022October 5th, 2022October 19th, 2022November 2nd, 2022November 16th, 2022December 3rd, 2022
Coaching SessionsIndividual and/or small group coaching sessions.

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* The Final Showcase will be in-person, details to follow.

Program Content

The following is a listing of the content that participants will engage with during Rock the Podium.

Session #1: Know Your Audience

Session #2: Presentation Construction

Session #3: Movement & Delivery

Session #4: Slide Design

Session #5: Rehearsal, Critique, & Improvement

Session #6: Final Showcase

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: Know Your Audience

📅 September 21st, 2022

Session #2: Presentation Construction

📅 October 5th, 2022

Session #3: Movement & Delivery

📅 October 19th, 2022

Session #4: Slide Design

📅 November 2nd, 2022

Session #5: Rehearsal, Critique, & Improvement

📅 November 16th, 2022

Session #6: Final Showcase

📅 December 3rd, 2022

Planning Member, Facilitator, & Coach

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.

Coach

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 associate dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Continuing Professional Development (@MacPFD, @mcmasterchse, @MacLtl). 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.

Coach

Ruth Chen

Dr. 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 the McMaster Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD) at McMaster University.

Facilitator & Coach

Dale Kalina

Dr. 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.

Facilitator

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).

Planning Member, Facilitator, & Coach

Mino Mitri

After graduating from McGill University’s medical school, Dr. Mino Mitri trained in the specialty of Internal Medicine at Queen’s University. Fueled by a passion for education and palliative care, he pursued a Master of Education while at Queen’s University. His thesis, Perceptions of Physicians on the Adoption of a Palliative Care Approach in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, birthed his advocacy for an earlier integration of a palliative care approach in the care of patients with any life-limiting illness. In 2019, he was the first to graduate at the University of British Columbia from the inaugural Royal College Subspecialty of Palliative Medicine. His clinical and academic interests include palliative care in non-malignant diseases, sexual medicine, palliative medicine education and improving the art of medical presentations.

Facilitator & Coach

Hsien Seow

Dr. 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.