Promoting Joy at Work and Reducing Burnout through Teamwork


Friday, February 8th, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

403 Hayes Hall | Room 403

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Registration is limited, please register early!

December 17 – January 11

Priority registration period for IP Forum Faculty Facilitators

January 12 – February 5

Registration period for any UB Faculty

Course Schedule

1:00  Welcome - Dr. Patricia Ohtake

1:10  Interprofessional Education, Collaboration, and the Quadruple Aim

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Jane Jacobsen and Dr. Patricia Ohtake

1:45  Reignite the Flame: A Burnout Survivor's Journey to Joy!

Presenter: Dr. Archana Mishra

2:30  Networking and Refreshments

2:45  Successful Teaming: Teamwork Principles that Promote Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care

Presenter: Dr. Paul Tesluk

3:30  Panel Discussion with Dr. Lisa Jane Jacobsen, Dr. Archana Mishra, Dr. Patricia Ohtake, and Dr. Paul Tesluk

3:45  Course Evaluation and Wrap-Up

Course Description

Do you feel you have lost the joy you previously experienced in your work? Or perhaps you want to prevent burnout in your professional life. This course will provide you with the knowledge and strategies you need!

Following this interactive course with nationally recognized speakers, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the four dimensions of the IHI Quadruple Aim – Patient Experience, Population Health, Reducing Costs, and Care Team Well-being.
  • Discuss the rationale behind recommendations that healthcare be provided by interprofessional healthcare teams to achieve the Quadruple Aim.
  • Identify burnout among healthcare professionals and discuss what contributes to or detracts from experiencing joy at work
  • Generate interprofessional collaborative approaches to flourish at work utilizing tools such as mindfulness, appreciative inquiry, creativity, narrative reflection and improvisation. ​
  • Identify and understand principles of effective teamwork that are important for successful interprofessional collaboration

This course is relevant for all faculty engaged in academic and/or clinical health professions education.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education Credit is available for faculty in the following professions: Dental Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Social Work:

Dental Medicine

Continuing Dental Education Credit certified by UB CDE (3 credit hours)


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certification: The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


RN’s & Nurse Practitioners – 2.75 contact hours*

* This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted for approval to the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation




The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The “Promoting Joy in the Workplace and Reducing Burnout through Teamwork” is a knowledge based activity and will award 2.5 contact hours of live continuing pharmacy education.  Continuing education credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor to those who complete a CE attendance document.  No partial credit will be awarded.

Occupational Therapy

More information to come.

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Program at the University at Buffalo is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This educational activity is approved for 2.5 hours (0.25 CEU).

Public Health

Public health continuing education (CE) and professional development activities offered by the School of Public Health and Health Professions are recognized by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) for CE credits for professionals with the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential. This educational activity is approved for 3 hours (3 CE credits).

Social Work

NY Social Workers: Offered in collaboration with the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education; recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 2.25 live in-person contact hours are approved.