The symposium will be interactive, immersive and engaging with a focus on educating for the future—empowering the community to be the educators they have always wanted to be. Each day will start with an exciting key note presentation, followed by smaller group workshops enabling an experience that is guaranteed to have you leaving with new skills that you can use back in your daily practice.
Timetable will be released in the coming weeks.
Day 1 – Digital technology in education
Digital technology is changing the way we educate. On day one we will explore why social media is a great place to find our community of practice, and step through a framework for making friends and dropping knowledge on the worldwide web. Podcasting and webinars are also great mediums for knowledge sharing and education—we will look at these through interactive and hands-on workshops aiming to reduce the learning curve and barrier to entry for use of both of these mediums.
Day 2 – Educators as leaders
Knowing that educators are viewed as leaders and influencers in their organisation, day two will integrate leadership with neuroscience-based and coaching in the workplace workshops, as well as a key note presentation that examines how educators can both survive and influence organisations. We will also host a panel with health executive, clinicians and educators examining the challenges that come with investing in education for the workforce.
Day 3 – Translating learning through simulation
It’s hard to imagine education without simulation. People learn through experience so day three will see workshops which help facilitate knowledge and skill development required to design and deliver innovative and engaging simulation programs. We will spend time focussing on how to create a challenging yet safe learning environment, effective debriefing and delivering simulation in the clinical context.
Day 4 – Engaging your audience
Engaging your audience is key to facilitating learning, yet sometimes very hard to accomplish. Day four is all about what you can do as an educator to ensure all of the education you deliver gets a five star review. We will explore how to design content that is appealing, inspiring and effective as well as the art and science of a great presentation.