Sigmund P. Seiler, M.D., prays over a patient with student-doctors during medical outreach, Guatemala.

Learning Programs

Faculty development programs are complimentary and open to all LUCOM employees. To register in advance and to select a program to view, email the Office of Medical Education at Please provide your Liberty username and desired program name.

The Office of Medical Education is in the process of creating several new programs in addition to what is offered below.

Current programs offered:

  1. Crucial Conversations (7.5 CME credits)
  2. Embracing Change (2 CME credits)
  3. Emotional Intelligence: A Deep Dive (2 CME credits)
  4. Concept Mapping for Engaging Students in Meaningful Learning (1.5 CME credits)
  5. Excellence in Medical Education: Faculty Development Certificate Program
  6. Providing Effective Feedback (1.5 CME credits)

Faculty Teaching Tools

  1. Fostering Critical Thinking
  2. Simple Practices for Better Classroom Discourse
  3. Six Tips for Teaching

Crucial Conversations (7.5 CME credits)
We often get stuck not achieving what we want in a variety of areas, ranging from awkward or failing relationships to dysfunctional teams, to quality or safety problems at work. Come to this program to learn how to identify and master the Crucial Conversations that are keeping you stuck and limiting your organizational, team, and interpersonal success.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define a Crucial Conversation
  • Describe the difference between story and fact
  • List positive and destructive motives for conversation
  • Know two ways to build safety into any conversation
  • Explain and demonstrate the STATE skills

Requirement: participants must attend a full-day session.

Disclosure: The presenter does not have any personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services.

Embracing Change (2.0 CME credits)
Have you ever had challenges adopting a new idea, process, or policy? Have you seen others struggle with change? Do you ever wonder why change is so hard for people? Come to this interactive session to understand the emotional and psychological impact of change, and learn tools and techniques to more easily transition through each phase of the change process.

At the end of this program participants will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between change and transition
  • Understand the stages of the transition process
  • Describe common feelings and behaviors experienced during each stage of the process
  • Describe tools, techniques, and skills to help you transition through change

Emotional Intelligence: A Deep Dive (2.0 CME credits)
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions effectively in ourselves and others. EQ has been found to be more important for success at work than either traditional intelligence (IQ) or technical skills. EQ competencies can be learned! This session is based on the work of Daniel Goleman and on the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), a tool to help develop these competencies. Come to this session to learn about the competencies of emotional and social intelligence, have the chance to experience your own ESCI feedback, and learn how to use this information to help improve performance and relationships.

Requires pre-work of an online 360° assessment. This assessment requires that you invite others to assess you as well. Your results will be provided during the session. Information on the pre-work is provided upon registration by email two weeks prior to session start date.

Concept Mapping for Engaging Students in Meaningful Learning (1.5 CME credits)
Interested in using a mind tool to engage your students in meaningful learning? This workshop will discuss teaching with concept mapping/mind mapping. We will introduce you to free concept mapping software and possible instructional strategies. Computers will be available in the classroom, but feel free to bring your laptops if you prefer! Following this session, participants will be able to describe at least two key strategies to make learning meaningful; state-the-key components of concept maps; create a simple concept map using Lucidchart to address a topic by adding, removing, and/or editing relevant concepts and links; share one’s concept map with colleagues using Lucidchart; and identify a way to integrate concept mapping into teaching to facilitate students’ meaningful learning. Due to the size of this classroom, participation is limited to 16 attendees.

Within the faculty development course offerings, there are three series that focus specifically on medical education. Participation in two of these series, Next Generation Certificate Series and Medical Education Grand Rounds count toward earning a Certificate of Commitment to Faculty Development in Medical Education. Participation in the Next Generation Journal Club series does NOT count toward earning this certificate.

Excellence in Medical Education: Faculty Development Certificate Program
This series is presented in collaboration with the Academy of Distinguished Educators. Faculty who attend ten workshops over a two-year period will receive a Certificate of Commitment to Faculty Development in Medical Education. The certificate can be included as part of the teaching portfolio, which in turn can be used for purposes of an application for membership to the Academy of Distinguished Educators and/or as part of the portfolio for promotion and tenure.

Providing Effective Feedback (1.5 CME credits)
Giving effective feedback to learners can greatly enhance achievement of learning objectives and can also help them understand how to manage their learning themselves—a skill they will need for lifelong education. Providing feedback, however, is not always intuitive—there are certain elements that can make the difference between feedback that is helpful and feedback that is not. In this workshop, we will review basic principles of effective feedback. Following this session, participants will be able to describe what feedback is and what it is not, how and when to give feedback, develop skills in giving feedback, and recognize the importance of providing feedback.