Pre-conference Workshop A: Toward the Development of a Practical Guide for Assessing Team Performance SOLD OUT
- Eduardo Salas, PhD, Pegasus and Trustee Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida
- Connie C. Schmitz, PhD, Director of Education and Research Development, University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Surgery
- Teresa Russell, PhD, Principal Staff Scientist, Human Resources Research Organization
- Barbara Brandt, PhD, Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
- Frank Cerra, MD, Senior Advisor, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Date & Time: Sunday, August 21, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
*Registration for this pre-conference workshop is limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Description: Developing effective teams and assessing their performance lies at the heart of what we do as educators, human resource personnel, and researchers working in the field of interprofessional practice and education. Despite a considerable literature on teamwork across many disciplines, there is a real need to better understand “teamness” in health care, and the best way to capture its essence through appropriate assessments. Recognizing this need, the National Center has drafted a series of practical guides to help people to understand critical team attributes, review potential assessment instruments with a critical eye, adapt tools and develop their own tools for assessing teams.
The workshop leaders will share resources and early access to the draft practical guides. Participants will have the opportunity to give feedback on the strengths and limitations of the practical guide content for their own work. The participants will discuss the attributes they wish to measure and apply guidelines to select or build an appropriate measurement tool for particular assessment purposes.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
Understand the role of “teamness” as it relates to the National Center’s mission to generate research evidence linking interprofessional practice and education to health outcomes
Summarize key attributes of effective teams, based on the teamwork literature and a recent survey of national leaders
Discuss task interdependence and its effect on desired core team attributes, enablers and emerging states
Apply early “lessons learned” about teamwork from National Center network sites to local initiatives
Outline attributes fundamental to quality team performance assessment tools
List key considerations in building a custom-made instruments to assess team performance
Apply practical guidelines in selecting and/or customizing a team performance assessment tool