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Turning The Lens Inward: Using Strengths Identification To Improve Team Work, Performance, And Patient Care
Objective: Strengths work is a positive psychology approach that turns the notion of problem-based living upside down, using identification of what is going RIGHT to improve individual and team performance, as well as career longevity and job retention.
• Introduction to strengths work and literature supporting its use (5 minutes)
• Individual completion of an established strengths assessment (15 minutes)
• Group discussion and formation of large screen matrix of different strengths and how they contribute to our professional roles (15 minutes)
• Dyad analysis of individual strengths as they support current roles and responsibilities (10 minutes)
• Overview of free access, commercial and educational resources to bring strengths analysis to learners and colleagues (5 minutes)
• Table discussion of specific methods of bringing strengths work to home institutions (10 minutes)
• Large group compilation of ideas for take-home work (10 minutes)
• Wrap up (5 minutes)
Interactive component: Attendees will work individually, as dyads, as tables, and as large groups to identify and analyze their individual strengths, determine effective means of applying their strengths to their current roles, and determine realistic ways to bring strengths work to their own environs.
Take-home product: Participants will leave with a formal assessment of personal strengths, new means of applying strengths to daily work, and a specific plan to introduce strengths work at home institutions.
Faculty Development Seminar, 2020, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Clerkship Coordinator, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, UME,