Workshops

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is pleased to offer both standard and custom workshops for clinicians, student supervisors, and managers on issues related to Practice Education. All workshops are offered by Donna Drynan, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, and are at no charge.

 

To Register for Workshops:

Dates and locations for the full-day workshop will be announced through email and annual mailings. If you would like to register, or if you are not in the Lower Mainland but would like to organize a workshop in your region, please contact Donna Drynan

Seminar sessions are preferably registered with a facility, who will specify preferred dates, location, and number of participants. To negotiate a date, please contact Donna Drynan.

 

Fieldwork Educator’s Workshop

The fieldwork education workshop is a full day (9:15am to 4pm) workshop dedicated to discussing the issues of supervising students. Topics include:

  • a review of the current academic curriculum,
  • expectations for each level of student,
  • preparation and planning for student placements,
  • writing learning objectives,
  • learning styles, and teaching techniques
  • providing effective feedback,
  • the formal evaluation.

This workshop will focus on the acquisition of skills and strategies for supervising OT students in any setting. Through facilitated discussion, case studies, practice exercises, participants will be able to:

  1. Plan, implement and enjoy a clinical experience for a student,
  2. Differentiate between a number of learning and supervisory styles,
  3. Identify the role of objectives in planning a clinical learning experience,
  4. Select strategies which will contribute to effective student evaluation,
  5. Define the purpose and use of the Competency-Based Fieldwork Evaluation for Occupational Therapists (CBFE-OT) and its relationship to objectives,
  6. Identify a struggling student and understand the process for dealing with a student in difficulty, and
  7. Recognize potential conflict & identify management strategies

If you would like a workshop in your city/town, please contact Donna Drynan. In order for a workshop to be offered, 10+ people are preferred.

Workshops with fewer than 5 registrants may be subject to cancellation.

The next workshop(s) to be held are:

  • Friday, October 13th, 2017

Location: UBC – Vancouver
PA Woodward Instructional Resource Centre
2194 Health Sciences Mall, Room 414

  • Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Location: UBC – Vancouver
PA Woodward Instructional Resource Centre.
2194 Health Sciences Mall. Room 414

  • Monday, October 30th, 2017

Location: UBC – Vancouver
PA Woodward Instructional Resource Centre.
2194 Health Sciences Mall. Room 414

  • Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Location: UBC – Vancouver
Seminar Room 6 (T136), Third Floor
UBC Hospital – 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 2B5

  • Monday, December 4th, 2017

Location: UBC – Vancouver
PA Woodward Instructional Resources Centre.
2194 Health Sciences Mall. Room 414

Map to PA Woodward Instructional Resource Centre

The following dates will also be offered via teleconferencing (for more information on these dates please contact Donna Drynan):

Monday, November 6th, 2017
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Deadline for registration will be 10 DAYS before the specific workshop date.
*** Register early as these fill up quickly. ***

Fieldwork Educator's Workshop Online Registration

  • Please choose the date you would like to sign up for.

 

Seminars

Seminar: The Struggling Student

Dates: At request of facility

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Minimum Participants: 5

Determining when a student is having difficulty on placement can be a challenging situation. Through facilitated discussion, case studies and self reflection exercises, the OT educator will be able to:

  1. Be aware of possible generational issues contributing to learning difficulties,
  2. Identify types of problems attributing to learning issues, and
  3. Design intervention processes for the student in difficulty

Seminar: Identifying and Dealing with Conflict

Dates: At request of facility

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Minimum Participants: 5

Though rare, conflict can be uncomfortable for all parties involved particularly in the therapist-student relationship. Through facilitated discussion, case studies and self reflection exercises, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what conflict is and the importance of dealing with conflict in the fieldwork setting,
  2. Identify the factors that cause conflict, and
  3. Provide suggestions for successful resolutions as well as determinants for its effectiveness.

Seminar: Communication Strategies and Delivering Effective Feedback

Dates: At request of facility

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Minimum Participants: 5

An integral part of the Fieldwork experience and the student evaluation process involves the art of delivering sound verbal and written feedback. Through facilitated discussion, case studies and practice exercises, participants will:

  1. Share ideas and challenges with respect to providing feedback, and
  2. Expand their repertoire for written feedback within the competencies of practice

Seminar: Student Evaluation: The Competency-Based Fieldwork Evaluation for Occupational Therapists (CBFE-OT) Tool and Writing Learning Objectives

Dates: At request of facility

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Minimum Participants: 5

The CBFE has been used at UBC since 2003. This tool is widely used throughout Canada for evaluating OT student competencies while on placement. Through facilitated discussion, and practice exercises, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the value of student learning objectives,
  2. Generate learning objectives based on learning opportunities,
  3. Discuss with confidence student expectations at the three levels of placements,
  4. Become familiar with the rating scale, and
  5. Understand the practice competencies within your own practice setting

Seminar: Models of Fieldwork: Expanding Collaborative Learning

Dates: At request of facility

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Minimum Participants: 5

Through facilitated discussion, case studies and review of handout materials, participants will:

  1. Be introduced to the complete spectrum of Fieldwork Supervision Models that could be used in practice,
  2. Be able to describe the variety of models,
  3. Be able to generate strategies for success for each of the models, and
  4. Understand the role of the student, the supervisor and the University in each of these models