AFHTO Events

Building together: How to become a high-performing team

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 and Friday, March 8, 2019 Holiday Inn Express Ottawa West – Nepean – 2055 Robertson Rd, Ottawa | St. Paul’s Bloor Street, 227 Bloor Street East, Toronto     8:00am-3:30pm

We all want to be on the best team! Better primary care teams deliver better primary care, and that means a better healthcare system. So the question is: How can we all make our teams even better?

Join us in March for a deep dive into what makes teams – your teams – work!  About a dozen AFHTO teams took part in a study earlier this year that looked at how the dimensions of teamwork play out in their lives together. Dr. Judith Belle Brown, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Western University, is leading the analysis of this data. At this workshop, Dr. Brown will introduce you to the nine dimensions of high-functioning teams. These include having a shared philosophy toward teamwork, recognizing and utilizing everyone’s scope of practice, engaging in formal and informal team-building activities, and managing change. The workshop will focus on the dimensions that your fellow teams seemed to find especially important in achieving high performance. You will leave the workshop with concrete ideas that you can use to make your team even better

This workshop is for every member of a primary care team. Everyone is welcome, from the official and unofficial leaders to the clinicians and the clerical staff. Team-building happens from the bottom up and the top down and from all other directions as well.

We’ll share more details soon. Mark your calendars now! 

  • Ottawa: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Express Ottawa-Nepean, 2055 Robertson Road
  • Toronto: Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor Street East

We are grateful to our research partners at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Western University, through the INSPIRE2-PHC program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Our partners have provided practical support for the research and funding for the workshops.

We look forward to seeing you – and your team – there!