ACAMIS Online PD Programs

 

Online Program Structure:
Based on extensive research, we have developed a model for virtual professional development that will:
  • Enable participants to learn at their own pace using a mix of content delivery methods to meet the needs of various learning styles and preferences;
  • Challenge participants to apply knowledge and tools introduced throughout the program to their own working context;
  • Connect participants to process content collectively and share unique experiences and perspectives; and
  • Demonstrate understanding of knowledge and tools by having peers review assignments and presentations.
The program is designed to ensure participants can apply the concepts and tools from the course ‘on-the-job’, regardless if they are meeting with their teams face-to-face or virtually. Content is broken up over a series of weeks to ensure there is time to apply learning from each module before new content is introduced. Please refer to the online learning components below:

 

 

Online Learning Modules: The online learning modules are for asynchronous, personalized learning throughout the week. Content uploaded at the beginning of each module will include, but not limited to: recorded lectures, articles, case studies, recorded instructions for cohort activities and interviews.

Live Cohort Meetings: Live Virtual Cohort Meetings will be scheduled every Tuesday at 15:30 Hong Kong Standard time. Each Cohort Meeting will be scheduled for 90-minutes.

These meetings are for reviewing lessons, collaborating on the weekly activity, and preparing for the live webinars hosted each week of the program. The cohorts will meet at pre-designated times in Zoom Conference Rooms with clear tasks to help guide their understanding and application of the content. Each cohort will be expected to make a presentation in the live webinar for that week. Cohorts will be between 3-10 people and will be matched based on similar roles. Cohorts will remain fixed throughout the program to leverage personal familiarity with one another to enrich learning.

Live Webinars: Live Webinars will be hosted every Thursday. They will take place at 15:30 Hong Kong Standard Time. Each Webinar will be 2.5 hours long.

These webinars are designed for participants to share, discuss and give and receive feedback in mixed groups around the content that has been introduced. These sessions will include a mix of short case studies, protocol overviews from the facilitator(s) and presentations by pre-assigned cohorts. Different grouping strategies will be used during these webinars to ensure participants maximize their exposure to a range of experience and perspectives. Groups will use ‘breakout rooms’ to answer reflective questions to deepen thinking on how to apply the knowledge and tools introduced.

Online Forum: The online forum is for cohort interaction and file sharing. Through the Microsoft Teams platform, participants will be able to interact asynchronously on their activities and peer review other cohort submissions.

Virtual Office Hours:  The facilitator will have a Appointments link available for all participants to book a 30-minute meeting with her/him throughout the course. Some courses may limit the number of meetings a single participant may book.

Please contact Michael Iannini at michael@pdacademia.com if you have any questions.

 




REGISTRATION FEE / SPONSORSHIP FEE REFUND POLICY

If notice of cancellation re the registered participant/sponsor is received:

  • 30+ days pre-event: 80% of fee is refundable
  • 15-29 days pre-event: 40% of fee is refundable
  • Less than 15 days pre-event: no refund

Online PD Programs - No refund will be granted re participants commencing an online PD program and withdrawing part way through. Course material fees (re DiSC surveys, book fees, etc) are not refundable once access is granted.

 

REFUND DUE TO PD EVENT CANCELLATION

In the unlikely event of cancellation of a conference, workshop or online PD program, we will fully refund the registration or sponsorship fee(s) paid. However, we will be unable to refund any travel, visa or accommodation expenses incurred or course material fees where access has been granted.