Team

Miriam Uhlmann, Manager Faculty Development 

Miriam Uhlmann
Manager Faculty Development

Erin Johansson, Project Manager Faculty Development 

Erin Johansson
Project Manager

Faculty Development

Liane Richter, Project Manager Faculty Development 
Liane Richter
Project Manager
Faculty Development
Tatjana Topalovic, Project Manager Faculty Development 
Tatjana Topalovic
Project Manager
Faculty Development

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Faculty Development

Symbolic picture showing AOTrauma, AOSpine, AOCMF and AOVET offering faculty development training programs. 

The AO Faculty Development team develops faculty training programs for all Clinical Divisions of the AO. These competency-based programs offer a broad range of learning opportunities to sup­port AO faculty members in achieving their educational goals. Based on adult learning principles, they pro­mote excellence in teaching, facilitation of surgeon learning, and curriculum develop­ment, and pro­vide constructive feedback to the participating faculty members. The skills and strategies developed in these programs positively impact course design and contribute to our mission to deliver high qual­ity education—ultimately translating into clinical practice for the benefit of patients.

The pathway and the programs

The new aligned faculty pathway applies to all AO Clinical Divisions and AO Initiatives and consists of three main levels that are based on the three major faculty roles in the AO: faculty, chairperson, and educational leader. For each level, there is a corresponding Faculty Development Program. Before becoming eligible for these programs, the candidates must have gone through the official faculty application process of their CD.


Faculty Education Program (FEP)

Faculty Education Program (FEP) 

The FEP equips new faculty members who have an upcoming faculty assignment with the skills required to successfully give a lecture, facilitate a small group discussion, or run a practical exercise at an AO educational event. This program also introduces the participants to the "7 AO Principles of Education" and how they can be applied to the different teaching methods.

Program duration: 5 weeks online—1.5 days face-to-face—3 weeks online.


Chairperson Education Program (CEP) 

Chairperson Education Program (CEP)  

The CEP is targeted at experienced faculty members who have an upcoming chairperson assignment and already completed the FEP. The program introduces the principles of instructional design, faculty management, as well as assessment and evaluation.

Program duration: 5 weeks online—1.5 days face-to-face—3 weeks online.


Leader Education Program (LEP) 

Leaders Education Program (LEP)  

Highly experienced faculty members and chairpersons who get elected into important governance or education roles (eg, Education Commission members, Education Taskforce members, Regional Education Team members) should attend the LEP that teaches important leadership skills enabling them to lead teams effectively and manage educational projects. If there are prospective Regional Education Team members or Educational Advisors among the participants, the LEP will contain the optional modules "Regional Education Teams Training" (RETT) and/or "Training for Educational Advisors" (T4EA) which are targeted at these participants.

Program duration: 5 weeks online—2 days face-to-face—(+0.5 for optional modules).


Coaching Program (CP)

Coaching Program (CP) 

In addition to the programs for the three main levels, the CP, a training teaching experienced faculty members how to coach their faculty peers by providing them with appropriate feedback on their teaching performance. The CP is always attached to a clinical course where the new coaches learn how to apply their coaching skills. At the moment, the CP is only offered by AOTrauma.

Program duration: 3 weeks online—4-5 days face-to-face (including the clinical course.

 

Faculty Pathway