Three Part Interprofessional Practice Workshop Series Spring 2015

A 3–part workshop, each session building on the previous one, presenting an interactive, hands-on approach to interprofessional collaborative practice.

We are all striving to improve the quality of care we provide our older patients. This is hard work in this age of complex problems and even more complex systems. One key to better care is a better team. Healthcare practitioners need to work together and communicate effectively as members of interprofessional teams to solve problems. However, many practitioners have never had formal training in effective interprofessional practice. This workshop provides that training for teams striving to improve their performance.   Based on the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice published by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), this workshop will utilize didactic presentations, facilitated discussions, experiential team development exercises, hands-on activities and reflective exercises, all with a focus on improving care. 

Strengthen your team’s ability to work together to provide high quality care for your patients by registering your team today for this unique opportunity.



  • Interprofessional teams who share responsibility for patient care
  • At least 2 members of your team need to attend each workshop
  • Teams may choose different members to rotate attendance at the sessions



 To register for a workshop, click here:  Inter-professional Collaborative Practice Team Registration


*We are able to offer this workshop at no cost to teams this fall through a grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration Geriatrics Education Center Grant (UB4HP19203 - 0500).



By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify personal and professional values and roles, and explain how they contribute to the team dynamic and collaborative practice
  • Master relationship-building principles to enhance team performance
  • Integrate quality improvement tools into work processes to aid team-based care




Session I:  Values and Ethics and Roles and Responsibilities --March 25, 2015  

8:00 Registration, course begins 8:30 - 12:00 noon

This session reviews the IPEC competencies of (1) values and ethics that should undergird relationships among professionals to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values and (2) understanding how professional roles and responsibilities complement each other. 

Session II:  Interprofessional Communication and Teams and Teamwork --April 8, 2015     

8:00 Registration, course begins 8:30 - 12:00 noon

Communication is a skill and, like any skill, we get better at it through practice. The best teams continually improve their own abilities. This session reviews the IPEC competencies of interprofessional communication and teams and teamwork.

Session III:  Putting it all together --April 22, 2015

8:00 Registration, course begins 8:30 - 12:00 noon

This session will highlight and put into practice the IPEC competencies that are introduced in the first two sessions through the implementation of a slate of quality improvement tools. 


Workshop Files:

Session 1 Files


Blank Matrix

Exemplar Matrix

GEC Motto and Values

Homework for Day 1

Individual and Team Commitment

IP Workshop RR Activity Worksheet

IPEC Introduction Fall 2014

Prework for Session 2

 Session 2 Files


GEC Teams and Teamwork Handout

GEC IPEC Communications Worksheet

GEC Teams and Teamwork Homework

Homework for Day 2

Session 3 files


Individual and Team Commitment Form

Testimonial Form





Course director:  Gwendolen T. Buhr, MD, MHS, MEd, Division of Geriatrics Duke University


Melissa Aselage, PhD, RN-BC, FNP-BC

Donald (Chip) E. Bailey Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN

Lisa J. Day, PhD, RN, CNRN, CNE

Emily Egerton, PhD       

Mitchell T. Heflin, MD, MHS     

T. Robert Konrad, PhD      

Loretta Matters, MSN, RN

Eleanor S. McConnell, RN, PhD, GCNS, BC  

Michelle Mitchell, LMBT

Sandro O. Pinheiro, PhD   

Cornelia Poer, MSW

Julie Walch, MS, RD, LDN   

Kathy M. Shipp, PT, MHS, PhD, GCS

Lisa Shock, MHS, PA-C       

Heidi K. White, MD


Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  Contact: 919.660.7577 or