Office of Professional Development

Calendar of Scheduled Faculty Development

UMKC SOM Faculty Professional Development Sessions

Calendar for 2022-2023

(Will be updated as sessions are finalized)

All sessions available to watch on Zoom from noon till 1 P.M.

 (To view recorded sessions already presented, go to Education > Online Library tab)

Leadership Book ClubDates (in-person or Zoom) noon till 1 PM
Book 1, “Crucial Conversations, Third Edition,” Joseph Grenny, et. al. (registration closed)
July 19, 2022
August 16, 2022
September 2022
(for faculty registrants only)
Book 2, “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything,” Stephen M.R. Covey
(registration closed 9/6/22)
October 18, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 20, 2022
(for faculty registrants only)
Book 3, TBDThird Tuesday of month, noon till 1 PM
(for faculty registrants only)
Book 4, TBDThird Tuesday of month, noon till 1PM
(for faculty registrants only)

August 24th, 2022 12PM-1PM

“Where’s the Map? Finding Mentors to Advise Your Journey” by Christine Sullivan, MD and Jennifer Goldman, MD


  • Determine how to choose mentors
  • Review productive mentor/mentee relationships behaviors
  • Identify your desired outcomes from a mentoring relationship Meeting ID: 974 3047 7439

Passcode: 998606


November 9, 2022 12PM-1PM

“AIM High:  How to Deliver Affirming, Inclusive, and Meaningful Care to the LGBT+ Community” by Molly Uhlenhake, DO


  • Understand the healthcare disparities that LGBT+ patients face
  • Review common biases surrounding gender identify and sexual orientation and how they affect healthcare
  • Identify simple steps to enhance the medical experience for LGBT+ people

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 987 2138 5058

Passcode: 665041


December 21, 2022 1PM-12PM

What Can You Learn Conducting a Manuscript Peer Review?by Brian Carter, MD

Being a peer reviewer for a journal is a scholarly activity that is recognized as research when applying for promotion at the SOM.   Academic faculty are often called upon to be peer reviewers of manuscripts submitted to journals for publication. But how does one conduct a review? What is important? And how much, or little, should be said? In this OFD presentation Dr. Brian Carter, the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Pediatrics, will address the importance of the peer review process and how you can become a good reviewer.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 914 1267 1869

Passcode: 245592


January 31, 2023 1PM-12PM

“Strengths Finder: Using Our Talents to Grow” by Carlie Nikel, PsyD


  • Discuss and learn the utility of the Strengths Finder tool for personal and professional growth
  • Identify the positive and negative attributes of each of your top five talents
  • Increase awareness of how to support the strengths of others
  • Explore and implement the use of strengths-based leadership skills

Important: The session requires us to purchase materials for participants and for faculty to go on-line and complete the Strengths Finder survey by Gallup 2 weeks prior to the session (January 16th) (and provide results to the speaker) to prepare for the group session.

RSVP Required: This session will be limited to 20 faculty. It is intended for faculty that have not participated in the session previously. Please respond to Ms. Jorgensen at undefined  if you would like to reserve your place for this session. You then will be given instructions about how to get the book, complete the assignment, and be provided the Zoom link to the session. Please sign up early to reserve your spot!!


February 22, 2023, 1PM-12PM

(Information about this session will be updated soon)