Building and Sustaining High Functioning Teams - September 17

Teaming is an essential component of any organization’s success. By developing a culture and skills that promote psychological safety and collaboration, a team leader can build this capacity and effectiveness. This webinar will present: 

  • Defining “teaming” in the context of academic healthcare
  • Explore prevalent models of teamwork and how they are currently implemented in academic healthcare
  • Identify teaming strategies that can be developed to support your institution

Group on Institutional Planning (GIP) members are often the “glue”- we play important roles in communication, collaboration and coordination within our institutions. This interactive webinar will help sharpen your skills to grow highly functional teams as well as share best practices.

Sarah Peyre, EdD, MS

Warner School of Education and Human Development
The University of Rochester

Sarah E. Peyre became dean of the Warner School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester on July 1, 2020. Prior to joining the Warner School, she was the associate dean for innovative education and professor of surgery, nursing, medical humanities and bioethics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Peyre, who joined the University in 2011, also served as the executive director of URMC’s Institute for Innovative Education (IIE), where she led advances in health professions education through simulation, adaptive technology, team science, and novel approaches to information and education delivery. The IIE, a centralized matrix of services that includes the Miner Library and the Center for Experiential Learning and is supported by IT and educational specialists, supports the educational mission of the University’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Strong Hospital, and the Faculty Practice Group.

A highly respected medical education scholar, Peyre is well-known for her work in field of simulation and the development of educational innovations that support collaborative healthcare models. Her work in interprofessional education includes curriculum development on disparities in health care, leadership, and technology. She has worked on several educational research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Burroughs Welcome Foundation, and others to improve the areas of expertise, teaming and educational effectiveness. As a 2014 Macy Faculty Scholar, she focused her efforts on identifying, developing, and teaching best practices for integrating electronic medical records into patient - and family-centered care at URMC. Building on the traditions of the University of Rochester, Peyre’s work aims to help nourish humanism alongside technology as educational programs are created that promote effective communication within high performing teams.

Peyre previously served as the director of education and research for the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and as assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Katy Stevenson, MPP

Program Administrator, Strategy, Planning and Development
University of Rochester Medical Center
Immediate Past Chair, AAMC Group on Institutional Planning (GIP)

Katy Stevenson, MPP, joined the Strategic Planning Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in 2010.  As Program Administrator for Strategy, Planning and Development, she focuses on institution-wide strategic efforts that impact all mission areas. She serves as an internal consultant and project manager for priority initiatives, including developing and implementing strategic plans, conducting data analysis and research and drafting communications. Before joining URMC, Ms. Stevenson worked for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ district office as director of their medical education department.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and her Master of Public Policy, Health Policy from the University at Albany – State University of New York.  Ms. Stevenson is a Certified Lean Practitioner and holds a certification in Financial Management.

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