For FIPCC Facilitators

Welcome to 1Health!  As a facilitator for the Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC) course, you will be assigned to an interprofessional group of 30-40 students. In this role, you will present information and facilitate discussions and activities to demonstrate the importance of effective communication and collaboration in health and health care. This introductory course provides students with the background they need to develop their interprofessional communication and collaboration skills. Thank you for contributing to this important effort!

The FIPCC course will include more than 300 students in Duluth in Fall 2020.  This year, the course will include five live Zoom sessions, as well as one online asynchronous module, as detailed in the course schedule section below. During the live Zoom sessions, students are expected to participate in small group discussions and activities, with the support of online course materials and facilitated large-group debrief discussions.

FIPCC 2020 Course Schedule

On each “FIPCC Friday” in Fall 2020, groups will connect for online live Zoom sessions from 1:30 – 3:30 PM:

  • 9/18/2020: Teamwork, Roles, & Responsibilities
  • 10/2/2020: Teamwork & Communication
  • 10/9/2020: Teamwork & Leadership
  • 10/16/2020: Wellbeing & Resilience for Healthcare Professionals ONLINE, ASYNCHRONOUS SESSION 
    • No live Zoom session or facilitation will be needed on this date. Students will complete an online module on the topic, individually and at their own pace.
  • 10/23/2020: Ethics & Professionalism
  • 11/6/2020: Social Determinants of Health

FIPCC 2020 Facilitator Recruitment: 

University of Minnesota is committed to providing interprofessional learning opportunities throughout the health sciences. In keeping with this commitment, we work with many dedicated faculty facilitators and community health care professionals to facilitate interprofessional discussions and learning activities for this course. 

FIPCC Facilitator Overview for Fall 2020

FIPCC Facilitator Interest Form for Fall 2020

For more information about the FIPCC facilitator role, please contact the 1Health Team at [email protected].

Course Links

FIPCC facilitators are given customized access to the 1Health Database. Throughout the FIPCC course, this database will allows facilitators to:

  • View course assignment information
  • View facilitator guidebook
  • Access your small group information and assigned meeting room location
  • Track student attendance
  • Provide valuable course feedback
  • Access your personalized IPE Portfolio

Note: You will be asked to log into the 1Health Database using your UMN Internet ID and password. (If you are a non-UMN facilitator, please email [email protected] for instructions about how to set up a UMN Guest ID.) 

Facilitator Training Sessions

Overview: To ensure facilitators are prepared to facilitate the FIPCC group discussions and exercises, each FIPCC facilitator is encouraged to attend an interprofessional facilitation training session to supplement the materials provided in the FIPCC facilitator guide. During the training session, facilitators will gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to create a rich interprofessional education experience and how to successfully facilitate hands-on learning activities that are part of the FIPCC course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a successful, meaningful interprofessional learning experience for University of Minnesota health professions students
  • Actively promote respectful, collaborative interactions and cultivate a learning environment  that invites and includes all perspectives in course discussions and exercises.
  • Facilitate discussions that provide students with an understanding of interprofessional education and collaborative care, and why it is important in our transforming health care environment. 
  • Facilitate discussions that allow students the opportunity to consider and work through challenges that relate to their future roles as health care professionals 
  • Facilitate discussions and exercises that demonstrate the importance of the interprofessional competencies addressed in the course: 1) Roles and responsibilities, 2) Teams and teamwork, 3) Interprofessional communication, and 4) Values and ethics.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact [email protected].