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How to Connect with the TBLC Admin Team

To better support your membership needs, it may be helpful to know the members of the TBLC Admin Team and what they do for the Collaborative.

Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
Collaborative Manager
Julie has been supporting TBLC for over 9 years in many different ways. Currently, she is responsible for Board and Committee support and conference management. Julie will continue to oversee the rest of the management team to support the overall needs of the Collaborative.

Danielle Inscoe, QAS
Managing Director
Danielle manages all day-to-day operations of the Collaborative and serves as direct support for the many committees within the association, including the Steering Committee.

Cassie Chinn, MAJ, QAS
Communications Director
Cassie serves TBLC as the liaison of communications between and among the membership. She helps create messaging to get the word out about what goes on within the organization. 

Amoritia Strogen-Hewett, QAS
Conference Logistics
Amoritia handles all conference and regional workshop logistics. She works closely with the annual program committee to structure, plan and execute each meeting, ensuring its success.

Elizabeth Davidson, MFA
Liz currently serves as the Resource Bank Editorial Assistant. She also handles all abstract management for the annual conference.Tabby Locascio
Tabby manages the member and non-member web pages, including edits to design and functionality. She also assists with conference-related administrative tasks. Claire Perkins
Claire’s role with TBLC will be as the first point of member contact whether by phone or email. She is available to answer questions regarding memberships and upcoming Collaborative activities.

How to Connect with the Team
By mail:
TBLC
c/o JulNet Solutions, LLC
1000 5th Avenue
Suite 100
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-208-8011
Fax: 304-523-9701

By Email:support@tblcadmin.org

Sincerely,
TBLC Admin Team

#TBLC20 Pre-Conference Workshops on Sunday, March 15

The 2020 Annual TBLC Meeting is taking place from March 14 through March 17, 2020. New this year is two days of pre-conference workshops to allow for all five of the Fundamental Certificate courses! These earlier days, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, will give attendees the opportunity to take all required courses for their introductory TBL certification, or choose from several other course offerings. Find out more about the Fundamentals Certificate, as well as the other TBL-Certifications, on our website. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

Workshops being offered on Sunday, March 15 include:

Research Development Day
In this course, attendees will learn from several experienced and high-level TBL researchers, as well as from structured and practical exercises with potential collaborators. These will help attendees in the development of a particular research idea, and/or to team up with others to identify a new business idea and plan a research project. 

You may wish to order a boxed lunch for this full-day program.

Improving Facilitation Skills for a TBL Classroom*
Presenter: Liz Winter – University of Pittsburgh

Effective facilitation is an integral component of the successful delivery of a TBL module. Facilitation is a complex activity that requires the instructor to implement strategies that engage the audience and promote intrinsic motivation to participate. The purpose of this workshop is to share a diverse range of facilitation strategies that instructors can adapt and use to enhance their facilitation skills.

Problem-Solving Barriers to TBL Delivery: Diving into the Gray Literature
Presenter: Will Ofstad – California Health Sciences University

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to engage in self-directed problem solving for improved TBL delivery:

  • Identify: define common barriers, articulate assumptions, and delineate knowledge gaps.
  • Structure: classify barriers by context and instructional phase; break down and prioritize sub-problems.
  • Solutions:  research prior knowledge; generate, reuse, and/or integrate possible solutions and limitations; assess against a quality learning environment criteria.
  • Improve:  validate implantation; solicit peer review and reflect; generalize to other problems; reproduce and disseminate if novel.

Digging Deeper into Different Types of Mentoring Relationships, How to Make them Work for YOU
Presenter: Jody Takemoto – California Health Sciences University
Christopher Burns – California Health Sciences University

In our everyday lives, we play various mentoring types of roles in our student’s and colleagues’ lives. Having these types of effective relationships is important for both professional and personal growth. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants the opportunity to differentiate the role of mentees, mentors, coaches, sponsors, and connectors and deploy acquired tools to make these relationships effective for them.

Peer Evaluation and Team Development*
Presenter: Michelle Farland – University of Florida
Sarah Lerchenfeldt – Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

The objectives of this workshop include:

  • Review the key components of a PF system in TBL.
  • Present best practices for PF implementation for various educational settings.
  • Promote participants to design a PF system that fits the needs and characteristics of their own institutions.
  • Promote the development of partnerships among TBLC members for future collaboration on PF research.

*These workshops are on the Fundamentals Certification track.

For the full list of workshops and more details on the 2020 TBLC Meeting, please click here.

Good things happening with you? Let us know!

The next issue of the electronic membership newsletter of the Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) will be published in January. The purpose of this newsletter is to connect the TBLC membership with information, opportunities, resources, and each other.

We are very pleased to dedicate one section of this newsletter to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! Have you received awards or promotions, landed a great new job, or published an article or research in the last year? We would like to know about it and celebrate your accomplishments in our newsletter!

Please submit your news online here for inclusion in the next edition. Sorry, we can only include professional accomplishments in the newsletter, but welcome you to share your personal news on the TBLC Facebook page!

Deadline: January 5, 2020

Archive Available for the Free Webinar Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning

In the last free webinar of 2019, presenter Amanda Emke discussed her research on the direct observation of professional behaviors in team-based learning settings.

Want to watch the webinar again? Did you miss it the first time around? Don’t worry! Find the link to the archive to this session, and our previous sessions, below:

Title: Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning
Presenters: Amanda Emke
Time: Tuesday, November 6 at 12 PM EST
Archive link: https://vimeo.com/371442285

The TBLC free webinar series will take a brief break over the holidays and return in February. Stay tuned for more information after the beginning of the year! Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

CHSU Educational Summit Offering Fundamentals Courses Nov. 5 & 6

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is pleased to invite you to our two-day Educational Summit, held November 5-6, 2019.  All registrants who complete this two-day training are eligible for the Knowledge of Fundamentals of TBL certification.

Date/Time
November 5-6, 2019
9:00am to 4:30pm

Location
CHSU Campus
45 N. Clovis Ave
Clovis, CA 93612

For more information about the event, or to register, please click here.

Free Research Webinar Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning

In next month’s free TBLC webinar, presenter Amanda Emke from Washington University School of Medicine will discuss assessing professional behaviors in pre-clerkship medical students in a team setting. Preclinical physician training often focuses on individual knowledge acquisition as students work individually and indirectly with faculty assessors. Therefore, the assessment of professionalism in preclinical training allowing for longitudinal assessment and early recognition of at-risk behaviors continues to present challenges. Team-Based Learning (TBL), with peer interactions at its instructional core, provides unique opportunities for direct observation of professional behaviors. Dr. Emke and her team developed a novel assessment strategy using paired self- and peer-assessments of professional behaviors observed during TBL sessions.

Title: Assessing Professional Behaviors in Pre-Clerkship Medical Students Using the “Team” in Team-Based Learning
Presenter: Amanda Emke
Time: Wednesday, November 6 at 12 PM EST
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1950082130659179789

Register Now

Stay tuned for a new webinar each month. Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

Archive Available for the Free Webinar Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum

In our third free webinar this year, presenters Ruth Levine, Dawnelle Schatte and Lindsey Persher discussed their experiences with creating a common curriculum through collaboration with multiple institutions. They presented their findings regarding the impact of Team-Based Learning as pedagogy, as well as the challenges and gains of collaborating with faculty from other institutions.

Want to watch the webinar again? Did you miss it the first time around? Don’t worry! Find the link to the archive to this session, and our previous sessions, below:

Title: Collaborating Effectively to Create a Multi-institutional TBL Curriculum
Presenters: Dawnelle Schatte, Lindsey Pershern and Amanda Emke
Time: Tuesday, October 1 at 12 PM EST
Archive link: https://vimeo.com/363637813

Title: Dissecting a TBL Research Project and Identifying Strategies for Success
Presenter: Dr. Kristin Janke
Time: Tuesday, September 3 at 12 PM EST
Archive link: https://vimeo.com/358063240

Title: Getting Research Ideas With the Aim of Publication
Presenter: Dr. Peter Balan, OAM
Time: Tuesday, April 23 at 12 PM EST
Archive link: https://vimeo.com/332298888

Stay tuned for a new webinar each month. Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know at support@tblcadmin.org.

Registration Still Available for 2019 TBLC Regional Workshops in Phoenix & Mechanicsburg

Registration is still available for two unique opportunities to learn about team-based learning at the TBLC regional workshops in Phoenix, Arizona and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.  

TBLC19 Reg AZ

TBL Regional Workshop – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport
Faculty Instructors: Judi Bradetich and Chris Burns

TBLC19 Reg PA

TBLC Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburg, PA
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Faculty Instructors: Liz Winter and Sarah Leupen

These all-day sessions will offer 2 workshops each: Fundamental Principles and Practices of TBL & Creating an Effective TBL Module. You won’t want to miss these essential TBL courses that, by the end of the day, will have you ready to take team-based learning back to your classroom.

Visit the website for the Regional Workshop – Phoenix or the Regional Workshop – Mechanicsburgfor more information on the sessions, speakers, hotel accommodations and to register. 

We hope to see you there!

Would you like to have a TBL Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

Would you like to have a TBL Trainer-Consultant Conduct a Workshop?

 

As you may know, the TBLC maintains a list of certified Trainer-Consultants on the TBLC website under the “Resources” tab. If you would like to have one of our Trainer-Consultants lead a workshop at your university and help spread TBL, let us know!
Please email us at support@tblcadmin.org with the following information:
  • Institution
  • Type of workshop requested
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Date you’d like the workshop to be held
Once we have this information, we will be able to help assist in finding the proper Trainer-Consultant to lead this workshop!

TBLC Featured Resource: Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis

 

TBLC Featured Resource

Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis

 

Title: Strategic Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Analysis
Authors: Annetta Dolowitz
Affiliations: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Resources available with this module: Readings, application exercise, RAT
Context: Nonprofit Organizational Management

This module will cover various readings and videos related to Strategic Planning and Strategic Management. You will explore in detail how leadership and strategic management and planning will make or break any business. We will explore how critical strategic planning and management are to nonprofits. You will see that there are challenges to creating a plan, especially depending on the size and the age of the nonprofit. You and your team will be creating a SWOT analysis for the Class NPO as well as for your Service Learning partners. Be sure to look for tips and best practices other NPOs offer. Clear understanding of conducting a strategic analysis will improve the quality of your midterm project proposals as well as your third reflection paper and final presentation centered around your Service Learning project.Required Reading

None
Objectives
  • Demonstrate and apply experience and skills that you have read or heard in class activities, and in your service learning projects, while adding skills to your resume.
  • Identify the theoretical and conceptual foundations of a nonprofit.
  • Assess and explain how strategic management competencies are applied to nonprofit organizations by running a SWOT analysis.
  • Take the results of your SWOT analysis to evaluate Class NPO Partner to develop and defend strategies to address your findings for the Class NPO Partner Project.
  • Critique the role of accountability, ethics, and social responsibility in the management of a nonprofit organization.
  • Evaluate, explain, and defend the results of your project for your partner NPO.
  • Demonstrate professional development.
For more information on this, and more, modules available in the Resource Bank, please visit the Resource Portal.