Program Directors 101 Workshop

Program Directors 101 — Rescheduled

Please note: Due to increasing concerns around the spread of the coronavirus and our responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff, the Association’s leadership has decided to cancel the in-person Program Directors 101 Workshop that was scheduled to be held in Alexandria, Virginia, June 23–27, 2020.

Instead, Program Directors 101 will be transitioned to a blended learning experience, combining virtual content with an in-person event during the Fall Workshops at the 2020 PAEA Education Forum. More information about the curriculum and registration will be available in the coming months.

We considered several factors in reaching this decision — including CDC guidance, recently announced states of emergency, institutional guidance, recommendations regarding social distancing and domestic travel, and input from our volunteer leaders. With our responsibility to our members, students, and staff and our vision of “Health for All” guiding us, we determined that cancelling travel to the event was the most responsible choice.

All registrants for the June 2020 event will be issued full refunds.

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This event will be transitioned to a blended format and rescheduled to October 2020. More information about the curriculum and registration will be available in the coming months.

Workshop Description

Program Directors 101 focuses on the enhancement of leadership, innovation, and excellence in PA education. Through a variety of dynamic sessions, participants will be provided venues for learning, skills development, networking, and mentoring.

Interactive sessions pertinent to PDs include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Faculty recruitment and retention
  • Financial management
  • Accreditation
  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment and program outcomes
  • Addressing student issues and remediation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Clinical rotations
  • Legal issues in higher education
  • PAEA resources

The workshop is designed for PDs and associate directors with fewer than two years in their position or fewer than five years in PA education.

Facilitators: John Burns, Robert Philpot, Terry Scott, Lisa Walker

CME hours: pending