Registration Options

02/17/2021 - 04/28/2021

Registration is now closed. Workshop attendees completed an application process as detailed below. 

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist working as a part of a mental health care team, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the global adoption of remote work and collaboration. Many professionals have embraced telehealth, and many academics are adjusting to virtual classrooms. However, there are other important types of remote work that also need attention. This workshop provides hands-on training in established techniques to plan and facilitate effective virtual meetings. The resulting skills can be applied to peer discussions, office planning meetings, project review meetings, and other types of professional and personal meetings. The 8-hour workshop spans 10 weeks, culminating in facilitating discussions at CPNP 2021.


Jan 13, 2021 Applications Due (Late applications may be considered)
Jan 27, 2021 Accepted Applicants Notified
Feb 17, 2021 at 2PM Central Session 1: Effective Virtual Meeting Design (3h)
Feb 24, 2021 at 2PM Central Session 2: Effective Facilitation Techniques (2h)
March 31, 2021 at 2PM Central Session 3: Meeting Design and Facilitation in Practice (2h)
April 19-23, 2021 at 3PM Central Session 4-8: Lead the Daily Debriefs during the CPNP 2021 Networking Hour each day
April 28, 2021 at 2PM Central Session 9: Evaluation and Looking Forward (1h)

Session Learning Objectives

Session 1: Effective Virtual Meeting Design (3 hours of ACPE credit)

  1. Identify basic effective meeting design.
  2. Apply good meeting design to a virtual environment.
  3. Practice a variety of methods to make meetings interactive.
  4. Demonstrate the role of a facilitator in encouraging civil discussion.

Session 2: Effective Facilitation Techniques (2 hours of ACPE credit)

  1. Explain basic effective facilitation techniques including focused conversation method.
  2. Develop strategies to engage participants in the virtual environment.
  3. Apply good facilitation techniques in a virtual environment.

Session 3: Meeting Design and Facilitation in Practice (2 hours of ACPE credit)

  1. Choose which facilitation strategies are best suited for the CPNP 2021 Daily Debriefs.
  2. Practice planning and facilitation techniques learned during sessions 1 and 2.
  3. Write discussion questions and meeting plans for the CPNP 2021 Daily Debriefs.

Session 4-8: CPNP 2021 Daily Debriefs

  1. Use the strategies learned in the initial sessions to facilitate effective virtual discussions.
  2. Employ focused discussion questions to solve challenges that arise during the Daily Debriefs.

Session 9: Evaluation and Looking Forward (1 hour of ACPE credit)

  1. Discuss the experience of facilitating during the CPNP 2021 Daily Debriefs.
  2. Report on effectiveness of the Daily Debrief sessions.
  3. Review how the facilitation strategies can help all constituents engage in a discussion.
  4. Identify how the facilitation skills can be put to use over the coming year in various settings.


Due to the nature of this workshop, registration is limited and requires an application. If accepted, you will be expected to:

  1. Have access to a computer that supports Zoom and allows you to enable your webcam.
  2. Pay a $200 registration fee for the workshop.
  3. Register for CPNP 2021 as an attendee.
  4. Attend all 4 required training sessions (see timeline).
  5. Facilitate 5 Daily Debrief networking discussions during CPNP 2021 (see timeline).

Course Requirements

  • Apply and be accepted for the workshop.
  • Register for this course.
  • Attend the workshop virtual sessions.
  • Submit evaluation for each session attended live.
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This virtual workshop is provided online using Zoom and consists of multiple live sessions. Each participant needs access to a device with a webcam that supports Zoom. Successful completion and ACPE credit requires live attendance and the completion of a course evaluation.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Colleen Svoboda, MPH
Kathleen Brandert, MPH

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Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

02/17/2021 - 04/28/2021
ACPE Contact Hours: 8.0
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This course provides up to 8.0 contact hours of application-based and knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program numbers assigned to this course are:

Session 1: Effective Virtual Meeting Design (3.0 contact hours): 0284-0000-21-036-L04-P (Application)
Session 2: Effective Facilitation Techniques (2.0 contact hours): 0284-0000-21-037-L04-P (Application)
Session 3: Meeting Design and Facilitation in Practice (2.0 contact hours): 0284-0000-21-038-L04-P (Application)
Session 9: Evaluation and Looking Forward (1.0 contact hour): 0284-0000-21-039-L04-P (Knowledge)


Grant Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the CPNP Foundation.