GIP Facilitation Webinar - June 26

A great facilitator is invaluable to any organization's success. By developing a facilitative mind and skill set, you'll be better prepared to:

  • Design productive and inspirational meetings.
  • Collect group needs and facilitate gatherings to advance the work of groups.
  • Construct and deliver innovative facilitated experiences.
  • Express leadership presence to drive outcomes in both small and large group settings.

GIP members often play a facilitator role, both formally and informally, at our institutions. During this interactive webinar, the GIP will offer to help sharpen members' skills and share best practices. 

Sarah Peyre, EdD

Associate Dean for Innovative Education 
Institute for Innovative Education
University of Rochester Medical Center

Sarah E. Peyre, EdD is the Associate Dean for Innovative Education and a Professor of Surgery, Nursing, Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Rochester. In addition to her faculty appointments, Peyre's primary role is as Executive Director of the Institute for Innovative Education (IIE), where she leads advances in health professions education through simulation, adaptive technology, team science and novel approaches to information and education delivery. The IIE is a centralized matrix of services that includes the Miner Library and the Center for Experiential Learning, and is supported by IT and educational specialists with expertise in instructional design, simulation and program development. The IIE supports the educational mission of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Strong Hospital and the Faculty Practice Group. Working extensively in the field of simulation, Peyre's career has evolved to focus on high-performing healthcare teams and the educational innovations that support collaborative care models. Her work in interprofessional education includes curriculum development on disparities in healthcare, leadership and technology. Her Macy Faculty Scholars Project is focused on identifying and teaching best practices in the patient and family-centered use of the electronic medical record (EMR).  Building on the traditions of the University of Rochester, she is interested in nourishing humanism alongside technology as educational programs are created that promote effective communication within high performing teams. Before joining the URMC faculty in 2011, she directed Education and Research for the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and was assistant professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Master in Science of Medical Education and Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

Katy Stevenson, MPP

Program Administrator, Strategy, Planning and Development
Office of the CEO and Dean
University of Rochester Medical Center

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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