Leadership development workshops provide opportunities for faculty to develop and enhance their leadership skills, gain insights from accomplished leaders and engage with colleagues outside of their usual work environments. Workshop participants will attain knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enhance their individual and professional career performance. Explore our offerings below:

First Things First: Managing Time in a Time Crunched World

In this course we learn why managing time is so difficult … [hint: the homo sapiens brain evolved 200,000 years ago … but electricity changed everything when it was implemented widely in 1919 and our brains haven’t caught up!] … and how we can get a little better at it by using a couple simple tools that work with our homo sapiens brain, and not against it like so many of the commercially available time management tools/systems.

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

This is a two-part workshop to be held on December 13 and 20, 2020.

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Leadership That Works

In this course, Associate Dean Sandhya Venugopal shares her insights into leadership based upon her experience as a leader in UC Health and the School of Medicine. Participants will learn about the complex world of academic medicine, as well as some practical strategies to navigate that terrain. Also covered will be Dr. Venugoal's best practices for assessing situations and determining what approach (leadership style) works optimally to achieve desired results.

Sandhya Venugopal, M.D., MS-HPEd, is the Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the School of Medicine. Professor Venugopal is a Cardiologist in the Department of Internal Medicine. In 2016-2017 she served as the co-director of the Health Professions Education program at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

This is a two-part workshop to be held on January 24 and 31, 2020.

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Leading More Effective Teams

Why are some teams more effective than others? How is it that some teams get things done that other teams only talk or dream about accomplishing? Is there some secret that productive teams know about that other teams don't?

In this course we learn about how the most effective and productive teams get things done faster, and oftentimes even better, then would otherwise be expected.

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

This is a two-part workshop to be held on February 21 and 28, 2020.

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Bouncing Back After Being Knocked Down

Are there strategies we can learn in order to ‘bounce back’ after we’ve been disappointed, let down, or hurt? Turns out there is and it comes from a rather unlikely source: studies of natural ecosystems like rivers and forests, and human-made ecosystems like cities. In this course we’ll learn some of these ‘ecosystem lessons’ and discover ways we can apply these insights directly to our day-to-day lives as physicians and scientists.

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

This is a 2-part workshop offered on March 18 and 25, 2020.

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Managing Meetings Better

Meetings are a simple fact of professional and academic life, as inevitable as Benjamin Franklin’s famous “death and taxes.” But do they have to be dreadfully long and predictably boring? Not at all …! In this course we’ll explore how to make meetings both efficient and effective, wasting no one’s time provided the meeting chair or facilitator does their homework and preparation! This brief course is designed for those leaders who call meetings and are responsible for their facilitation, but it will benefit anyone who has to attend meetings because it will give you some insight and strategies to use with the person responsible for calling and managing the meeting.

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

This is a two-part workshop to be held on April 10 and 17, 2020.

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Getting Better at Feedback

Feedback conversations are often the hardest conversations we have, whether we are receiving or giving the feedback. In this course we’ll explore why feedback conversations are so difficult and how we might learn to engage in them more productively, regardless whether we receiving the feedback … or giving it.

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

Target Audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

This is a two-part workshop to be held on May 22 and 29, 2020.

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The Visualization of Data: Telling a Story With Numbers

The human brain did not evolve to remember numbers, or statistics, or formulas, or data … the human brain evolved to remember stories! In this course we’ll learn how to tell a ‘story’ with our PowerPoint presentations of data, so that our audience leaves our presentations with a memorable ‘narrative’ in their heads of our presentation! Some familiarity with Microsoft’s PowerPoint, while not necessary to benefit from this course, will nonetheless increase the value of the course.

Presented by: Faculty Development and Diversity

Target audience: UC Davis Health Faculty

This is a two-part workshop to be held on June 12 and 19, 2020.

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