T3 TRAIN-THE-TRAINER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is pleased to present the T3 Faculty Development Training Program, supported by funds from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and led by Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN & Les Hall, MD (Co-principal Investigators).

T3 TRAIN-THE-TRAINER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators


The National Center is pleased to present the Train-the-Trainer (T3) Faculty Development Training Program, a comprehensive series of interactive learning opportunities with a focus on interprofessional practice and education. The 3.5-day workshops are hosted at three university sites around the country: 


(click dates for more information)


University of Washington

Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy

Seattle, Washington

August 14-17, 2017

May 7-10, 2018

August 13-16, 2018

University of Virginia

Schools of Nursing and Medicine

Charlottesville, Virginia

November 8-11, 2017

April 18-21, 2018

November 7-10, 2018

University of Missouri

University of Missouri Schools of Nursing and Medicine

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy at MU

Columbia, Missouri

September 11-14, 2017

May 15-18, 2018

September 10-13, 2018



More information can be found here.

Please contact Debra Liner (dliner@uw.edu) with questions about the T3 Program.  

Please contact Stephanie Lackey (nexusreg@umn.edu) with questions about the registration process.


To prepare health professions faculty and collaborative practice clinicians from all professions to lead IPE efforts and promote interprofessional team-based care. The program will help build a cadre of faculty who can lead IPE across the learning continuum from classroom-based activities to collaborative practice in clinical and community sites.


Interprofessional teams of emerging leaders that have experience with implementing IPE and collaborative practice and want to enhance their knowledge and skills to create change within their organization or practice. Teams from each site must be interprofessional and can include educators, clinician educators, administrators, and researchers engaged in IPE across the learning continuum.


This 3.5-day curriculum was co-developed by experts from three universities with established IPE training programs and a national advisory committee. Training sites will provide content, skills, and strategies for implementation of IPE and IPCP and facilitating and coaching teams of IP learners. 

Examples of this include:

  • Designing IPE cases and curriculum, assessing learning outcomes across the continuum of learning, and evaluating IPE programs and activities.

  • Leading change, providing and receiving feedback, improving team communication and team relationships utilizing established interventions and addressing implicit bias and the culture of teams

  • Content will also be provided on how to continue to coach other members of the team when participants are back at their home institution


Workshop format will be heavily focused on experiential learning for the 3.5 days of in-person training. Pre-work will be required, and teams will be implementing a project after the in-person training with follow-up coaching (quarterly webinars) provided by the T3 faculty teams. Certificates of completion for faculty development training will be awarded at the end of coaching webinars and project completion. Continuing education (CE) credits will also be provided.


Completion of this program is prerequisite for becoming a future national T3 training site.

Team Composition:

A minimum of three individuals from at least two different professions are required to participate. Teams are encouraged to have a mix of professionals from academia and practice, who are willing to work together on an IPE/practice transformation project.  

Learning Objectives:
  1. Curricular Design: Develop and customize IPE activities across the learning continuum (from academia to practice).

  2. Evaluation: Utilize methods and approaches to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of IPE across the learning continuum.

  3. IP Leadership: Develop emerging IPE and collaborative practice leaders to champion cultural changes within educational and health systems.

  4. Team Dynamics and Culture: Create IPE and collaborative practice activities grounded in the concepts of team dynamics and culture change

  5. Innovative IPE: Utilize and model innovative teaching approaches to facilitate IPE and collaborative practice

  6. Implementation and Sustainability: Implement plans for leading and sustaining meaningful IPE and collaborative practice at their own institutions.

  7. Communication, Team Function and Patient Safety: Utilize communication tools and techniques that facilitate discussions and interactions that enhance team function and improve patient safety.

  8. IP Peer Network of IPE/ICP Champions: Establish an interprofessional peer network to help expand the capacity of faculty who can successfully lead and facilitate IPE and interprofessional collaborative practice in the U.S.

Team Registration Requirements:
  • Attest that your team has experience in designing or implementing IPE and submit a short description of IPE or IPCP experience for the team members

  • Submit one team letter of support from a Dean, Chair or Administrator

  • Agree to attend the full 3.5-day training

  • Agree to develop and implement a site-specific team project

  • Agree to participate in quarterly coaching webinars

  • Agree to participate in a formal evaluation of the training program (including baseline and follow up surveys)

  • Have each individual team member, as well as the person registering the team, create a learner profile.  Click here for instructions.

Attendee Pre-Work Requirements:
  • Complete selected readings

  • Outline site-specific project charters with your team (instructions provided)

  • Complete baseline survey (link will be sent to all participants)

Registration and Lodging:

Click on a date to learn more about registration and lodging options.

Registration is $5985 per team of three*, $7980 per team of four* and $9975 per team of five* and includes the cost of the program, breakfast, lunch, welcome reception and quarterly webinars.   

*Airfare, hotel, transportation, and parking are not included.

Note: Your team’s space is not secure until the full payment is received. Once your team has registered and submitted the full payment, your team has secured space at the institute. Please note that you will be responsible for dinner each night.


Refund and Cancellation policy:

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by 60 days prior to the start of the training for which you are registered. A refund of the conference, minus a $250 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests less than 60 days in advance. Submit all requests to Stephanie Lackey via email at nexusreg@umn.edu. Conference registrations are fully transferable (see Substitution Policy); however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other sites. We regret that refunds will not be provided for no-shows. 

Substitution Policy:

Registration for substitutions for individual team member registrants are permitted prior to the workshop; however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other training sites. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information. Submit all requests to Stephanie Lackey via email at nexusreg@umn.edu.

The T3 Train-The-Trainer Faculty Development Program is sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and led by Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN & Les Hall, MD (Co-principal Investigators).