Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
Programs and Resources for your Professional Development
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   Programs and Resources for your Professional Development - January 2024

In This Issue of the CFE Newsletter

  1. SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars Upcoming Event & Sessions
  2. Register for the Clara Bliss Hinds Society Galentines Sponsorship Event
  3. Leadership Development - Building Your Recognition Skills
  4. GW Academic Medical Enterprise Bicentennial Excellence Awards
  5. CFE SMHS January Staff Spotlights - Tayla Beckles
Faculty Focused Resources
  • AMEE 2024 Conference - Call for Abstracts and Reviewers
  • CFE Printable Tipsheets
  • CFE Faculty Support Office Hours
  • SMHS ARC Educational Series Book Club
  • AAMC IDEAS Webinar - Developing the Next Generation of Physicians as Policy Advocates to Advance Health Equity
  • Peer Caregiver Training Session for the Caregiver Program by the GW Resiliency & Well-being Center
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) - Free resource for faculty
SMHS CFE Academy of Education Scholars
Upcoming Sessions

  • External Speaker Session on “Authorship Practices in Health Professions Education Research” - January 30, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm) from presenter Dr. Lauren Maggio, PhD, USU - Register for this session here and view the full announcement below.
  • Last Page Challenge - February 6th, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm) on Chen, 2016 Last Page on “Common Qualitative Methods"
  • CHEERS Education Research Consultation - February 20th, 2024 & April 22nd, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm)
    CHEERS is a way for students, trainees, and faculty to receive interprofessional and interdisciplinary peer consultations for education projects, conference abstracts/presentations, and manuscripts. Presenters will have a choice between an in-person or virtual format to present their ideas. Please fill out this form if you are interested in a consultation. This consultation can be on a planned submission, an already submitted abstract (waiting for a response), planned grants, or rejected grants!  See the full advertisement here.

If you’d like to lead an Academy session, please just reach out to Zareen ( or Tony (
Authorship in Health Professions Education - Dr. Lauren Maggio, PhD
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Clara Bliss Hinds Society Galentines Sponsorship Event

Clara Bliss Hinds Society Galentines Sponsorship Event
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Leadership Development - Building Your Recognition Skills
Recognition is a vital aspect of engagement and expresses appreciation for your colleagues. Recognition can take various forms that profoundly impact one's work and foster relationship-building and the cultivation of a positive organizational culture. The GW HRMD has many resources and guides on recognizing your colleagues! Here is the website to view recognition resources
There are also resources on employee well-being through the GW Employee Assistance Program available to employees at no cost! For the latest information, subscribe to the GWell Monthly Newsletter.
Linkedin Learning
Access to LinkedIn Learning is available to the GW community at no cost. Sign in with your GW NetID and password. 
Here are a few sessions that people may be interested in when it comes to recognition, appreciation, and also managing workplace conflict:
Manager Essentials Program
This four-part workshop series, focused on fundamental management skills, will be conducted in a virtual cohort format and will focus on management best practices and techniques. This course aims to improve your management success, with topics including:
  • Building trust in your teams
  • Providing feedback for employee engagement
  • Developing your strengths as a manager
  • Management fundamentals for your professional growth
There are limited seats available for Cohort A and Cohort B of this program. There will be future offerings on an ongoing basis in the future as well.
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Dee Dee Herrmann and Tayla Beckles

CFE Director, Dr. Dee Dee Herrmann was awarded the Pillar of Excellence Award, and Program Associate, Tayla Beckles was awarded the Staff Excellence Award. Congratulations to all who were awarded!
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CFE January Staff Spotlight - Tayla Beckles

Tayla Beckles, CFE Program Associate
As part of our efforts to recognize the outstanding efforts our GW colleagues provide to support the CFE’s four pillars, we’re extending our monthly highlights to include faculty AND staff. As part of our inaugural Staff Spotlight, we’re thrilled to highlight our very own Tayla Beckles, who discusses her role as the Program Associate of the Center for Faculty Excellence. Tayla is an integral part of all of the CFE’s operations and our four main pillars. Tayla is also one of the 2024 Academic Medical Enterprise Staff Excellence Award winners! Read the full interview here.

Do you know of a GW faculty or staff member who demonstrates excellence in supporting teaching & learning, career development, leadership development, or educational research? Please complete this brief form to tell us more about it.
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Faculty Focused Resources

Call for Abstracts and Reviewers - AAME International Association for Health Professions Education 2024 Conference

AMEE Call for Abstracts: AMEE invites abstract submissions (guidelines are attached) relating to any aspect of health professions education across the continuum, from undergraduate through postgraduate to continuing professional development. There are multiple presentation formats available for you to present your work and ideas. The AMEE 2024 Conference is occuring, August 24th-28th, 2024. For more information and to submit your abstract, please visit the AMEE website:

AMEE Call for Reviewers: Seeking dedicated professionals to join the panel of reviewers. Your expertise is crucial in ensuring the quality and relevance of the conference content. If you are passionate about health professions education and would like to contribute to the peer-review process, we encourage you to apply as a reviewer. Please read the Abstract Reviewing Guidelines (attached) before applying. To apply visit the AMEE website.
CFE Printable Tipsheets
CFE updated the Teaching Tips page on the website by adding more one-page recommendations: With the increasing number of resources available, we categorized the printable guidelines to help address faculty's particular needs. The following sections are currently available: Classroom Teaching, Clinical Teaching, Giving & Receiving Feedback, and Assessment. The one-pagers are in PDF format and summarize information curated from CFE workshops, faculty and student surveys, and evidence-based research findings of best practices in teaching and learning. Printed tipsheets can be found in the CFE area next to the doors.
Do you need help designing an educational session or using a new teaching technology? Come to our CFE Faculty Support Office Hours

Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. with the CFE Instructional Designer

Teddy Hristov, the CFE Senior Instructional Designer, will hold weekly office hours starting in October to support faculty. These office hours are designated for discussing and practicing the best use of educational technology and pedagogical teaching/learning methods. 

If this day and time does not work for you, please schedule an appointment directly with Teddy,
SMHS ARC Educational Series Book Club
Register for the session(s)
Peer Caregiver Training Session for the Caregiver Program by the GW Resiliency & Well-being Center

Friday, February 2, 2024 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm EST

The SMHS GW Resiliency & Well-being Center will hold a Peer Training Session for the Care for the Caregiver Program (CFC) via Zoom for GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) faculty and staff. 
The program trains you to identify colleagues and others in need of support, provide brief counseling, and link to additional EAP resources. After this training, you as a Peer Caregiver, will be able to conduct brief (20-30min) conversation sessions with colleagues and others in distress to help support them and potentially guide them towards further support resources. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Caregiver, please fill out this form using this URL or QR code:
The AAMC IDEAS Learning Webinars are free resources for registered members. AAMC membership is also free.  The IDEAS Learning Webinars are led by experts to provide "comprehensive, reliable information." These educational series are helpful to health and medical faculty, staff, and students who want to be proactive in their efforts to foster inclusive environments and promote equity in medical schools. The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism Series page outlines all recorded webinars, upcoming sessions, and additional resources.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The George Washington University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in successful career transitions. For more information and to activate your free personal NCFDD membership, click on this link
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