Education Session Offerings
Well Doc Alberta offers a variety of education sessions aimed at enhancing literacy and awareness about the science of physician wellness, promoting self-reflection, and helping to coach groups toward change (shown in the Pyramid of Resources below). These sessions are available to physician audiences (staff physicians, residents, and/or medical students), either in the form of province-wide open-access sessions or group-specific offerings that are tailored to meet your needs (e.g., academic half-days, workshops at retreats, assisting groups to build a peer support team).
Interested in Requesting a Session?
CURRENTLY TAKING REQUESTS FOR NOVEMBER 2022 TO APRIL 2023.
1. Please browse the list of our available education sessions below.
2. Click the 'learn more' button next to a session topic to read the session description.
3. Request a session by filling out the Education Session Request Form (also located on each session description page). Please note, you will be asked to read and acknowledge our policy document on how our education sessions work found below and also included at the beginning of the request form.
Your session is not officially booked until our team has met with you to discuss availability and tailor the session based on your needs. If you are interested in a physician wellness topic that is not listed here, please select 'other' in the form to discuss with our team.
We look forward to discussing how we can work with your group. If you have any questions,
please contact us.
Available Education Sessions
How our Education Sessions Work
While we have a catalogue of sessions for you to browse and select from, Well Doc Alberta tailors the content and format of each session to meet your group’s unique needs. We will also consider requests for additional topics on a case-by-case basis, based on capacity.
We are only able to deliver sessions to Alberta-based physician, resident, and/or medical student groups. We do not do individual coaching.
Well Doc Alberta does not charge for education sessions. However, we do ask for honoraria for the collaborators who volunteer their personal time to prepare and deliver education sessions. Suggested amounts will vary based on audience, length of session, etc. and will be discussed at the time of booking. All honoraria are subject to the policies of the requesting organization and may be waived as appropriate. If travel is required, we will also ask that this be reimbursed for speakers. Honoraria and travel expenses are to be paid directly to the speakers. You will be responsible for any other logistic costs such as space rental, catering, equipment rentals, etc. If required, we can suggest some low- or no-cost options.
Well Doc Alberta has an internal assessment and evaluation program to facilitate continuous quality improvement around our education sessions and speakers, as well as to assess how we are achieving our mandate as a program. As such, every education session will undergo a Well Doc Alberta evaluation, which consists of asking participants to complete anonymous demographic and evaluation forms. Completion by individual participants is voluntary. Our team will take care of all logistics involved with the evaluation and will provide you with a copy of the summarized evaluation results.
All slides and materials used in Well Doc Alberta education sessions will be branded as Well Doc Alberta resources. As appropriate, we will also include the logos of the organizations we partner with.
We disclose our funders at all education sessions delivered through Well Doc Alberta, as well as attribute all work to those collaborators who are involved in developing and delivering the materials. Speakers will disclose any personal conflicts at the beginning of the session.
At this time, Well Doc Alberta is unable to pursue accreditation. If your group is interested in accrediting a session, you will be responsible for all required documentation and fees.
We do our best to accommodate all requests, but please note that at times we are unable to do so although we are working with our collaborators to increase capacity. The further in advance you request a session, the more likely we will be able to accommodate your request. We recommend submitting your request at least 3 months in advance of your desired session date.
Education sessions are only booked after discussion with Well Doc Alberta so we can design a session that works for your group. Submission of a request does not constitute confirmation of booking.