We are delighted to announce a unique virtual course, Training Our Eyes, Minds, and Hearts: Visual Thinking Strategies for Health Care Professionals, offered through Harvard Medical School for CME credit. This course strengthens humanistic and analytic competencies and can transform medical education, patient care, teamwork, equity, and professional growth. It is the first to offer longitudinal, in-depth training and coaching in the arts-based facilitation method, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), and is designed specifically to improve health professions education, clinical outcomes, and leader and team dynamics within healthcare.

You will achieve proficiency in VTS facilitation applied to healthcare, including:
-Deepening skills in observation, active listening, paraphrasing, suspending judgment, sustaining inquiry, and creating psychological safety;
-Applying these skills to communicate, collaborate, teach, and lead more effectively within clinical workflow and be equipped to support your colleagues to do the same;
-Designing and leading arts-based sessions at your institutions to meet your local organizational and curricular needs;
-Developing a detailed action plan for your ongoing integration of VTS techniques and mindsets.
-Cultivating partnerships and friendships with like-minded colleagues throughout the world.
Luminary guest speakers include Dr. Kamna Balhara; Dr. Neal Baer; Cheryl Giscombe, RN, PhD; and Dr. Meg Chisolm.
Course directors are Dr. Joel Katz; Corinne Zimmermann, MA, MEd and Dabney Hailey, MA.

This highly interactive course will be facilitated on Tuesdays, 11am – 2pm EST, on the following dates:
September 24: Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
October 8: VTS & Clinical Practice
October 22:Thinking
November 5; Empathic Communication
November 19: Teams
December 3: Anti Racism Education
December 17: Conversations Across Differences
January 7, 2025: Creating Partnerships with Museums
January 21, 2025: Facilitative Leadership
Feb 4. 2025: Well-being
Feb 18, 2025: Bringing it all Together

For further information and to register, please visit: https://cmecatalog.hms.harvard.edu/training-our-eyes-minds-and-hearts-visual-thinking-strategies-health-care-professionals
Please email Corinne Zimmerman ([email protected]) with any questions.