Introduction to Academic Success Coaching

August 18, 2021 to August 19, 2021

New Academic Success Coaching program being started at UPSOM. These two 1 hour sessions provide an overview of the program, discuss the responsibilities of the coaches, teach tenants of professional development and academic coaching, activities around active listening, role play of a coaching encounter, and time for questions and answers.

Target Audience

New and returning coaches who are UPSOM faculty, either MD/DO or PhD level.

Learning Objectives

1.    Define the main tenets of coaching
2.    Discuss the coaching process as a unit of work
3.    Define the 4 quadrants of emotional intelligences as well as the competencies associated with them
4.    Discuss the intentional change model and how it fits into coaching
5.    Recognize the differences between coaching, advising, mentorship and sponsorship
6.    Practice coaching skills with peers

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/01/2021
Course expires: 
01/31/2022
Event starts: 
08/18/2021 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/19/2021 - 9:00am EDT

Program schedule:
8/18 12:00-1:00pm 
12-12:10: Introductions and faculty icebreaker
12:10- 12:20: UPSOM coaching program structure and goals
12:20-12:25: Differences between Advisor, Coach, Mentor and Sponsor
12:25-12:35: Introduction to coaching model and emotional intelligence
12:35-12:45: Stages of coaching work
12:45-1pm: Q & A
1pm:  Adjournment
speaker: Suzanne Templer, DO

8/19 8:00-9:00am Moderator:Suzanne Templer, DO
8-8:20: Intentional Change Model- activity where faculty chose a topic to improve on and completed the steps in the model as practice
8:20-8:35: Preparing for a coaching session including setting expectations, forming relationships over zoom, and active listening- activity around determining how active of a listener the faculty are
8:35-8:50: Demo of coaching session
8:50-9am: Q & A
9am:  Adjournment

Live and Virtual Program

8/18 12-1pm Introduction to Academic Success Coaching Part 1- zoom meeting
8/19 8-9am Introduction to Academic Success Coaching Part 2- zoom and in person in conference room across from Office of Admissions

Faculty Listing: 
Suzanne Templer, DO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Coaching Services UPSOM
UPSOM, Pittsburgh, PA

Faculty Disclosure:  
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 Attendance
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For more information, please contact Christine Bewszka at CLB223@pitt.edu.