Jenny Rudolph PhD, a principal faculty member at the Center for Medical Simulation, is spending the week presenting and learning from colleagues on issues related to debriefing and teamwork at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Montreal.
Jenny writes, “The conference has been incredibly refreshing and I’ve been on a steep learning curve in ways to improve debriefing and on-line learning. I’ve attended sessions that help me rethink the role of listening in the debriefing process and I’m rethinking about how to learn and teach listening skills as vital part of debriefing. I’ve also been learning about Second Life as an on-line teaching tool as well as ways to evaluate and design on-line learning.”
“I’ve also been trying to contribute to other people’s learning. On Friday, I presented research methods for studying diagnostic problem solving using simulation. On Saturday I was a faculty advisor in a workshop for doctoral students and other faculty on research designs and methods for studying cognition. And, tomorrow I will be chairing a session of emerging approaches for teaching leadership skills.”
The Academy of Management is the main professional organization for management scholars. Learn more about the academy and its annual meeting here.