Academic and workforce development working group

Description

In order to build and sustain a culture of interprofessional collaboration, faculty and practitioners must have avenues for enhancing their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the field of IPECP. There is also a need to foster new interprofessional leaders for advancing and sustaining IP initiatives globally. This can be achieved through mentoring and systematic continuing professional development plans.

Objectives

To support interprofessional development for individuals and regional networks, the Academic and Workforce Development Working Group’s objectives are to:

  • Facilitate activities of scholarship among IP practitioners
  • Assist IP practitioners in disseminating their scholarly work
  • Provide details on IP academic/research programmes available globally for personal and professional development
  • Mentor junior and mid-career faculty in developing research competencies in IPECP
  • Support the biennial All Together Better Health conferences.

Outcomes

By developing a framework for continuing professional development, IP practitioners will have opportunities for their empowerment. Besides sharing best practices, this working group will also detail opportunities for building and dissemination of interprofessional scholarship and leadership. E-Portfolios to document professional accomplishments and a Database of IP courses/programmes, webinars and PhD examiners will be developed. Empowerment will be achieved through consultation, mentoring and through the creation of a community of practice
Committee Members

Ciraj Ali Mohammed (Facilitator)
Johanna Dahlberg
Richard Pitt
Markus Melloh
Alla El-Awaisi
Sundari Joseph
Marion Jones