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.

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 Fieldwork Assistant. 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, July 26th, 2019
University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
Learning and Development Centre, Room 0505
1475 Edmonton St, Prince George
V2M 1S2

Friday, September 27th, 2019
UBC Vancouver Campus
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy – Lab 4
T325 – 2211 Wesbrook Mall
V6T 2B5

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
UBC Vancouver Campus
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre – IRC 414
2194 Health Sciences Mall
V6T 1Z3

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
UBC Vancouver Campus
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre – IRC 414
2194 Health Sciences Mall
V6T 1Z3

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
UBC Vancouver Campus
Woodward Instructional Resources Centre – IRC 414
2194 Health Sciences Mall
V6T 1Z3

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 Fieldwork Assistant

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

 

You will not receive a confirmation of registration until 10 DAYS before the specific workshop date.
If you have additional questions please contact the Fieldwork Assistant.

Fieldwork Educator's Workshop Online Registration

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

Seminars

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.

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