Conversation Cafe

Readiness Tool for the Optimal IP-CLE

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Many institutions desire to begin to develop and implement structures and processes that will lead to an optimal interprofessional clinical learning environment (IP-CLE). While they recognize the importance, they may find themselves unsure of where to begin or how to plan for optimization of the clinical learning environment. A readiness tool that focuses on the ability for institutions/organizations to assess their current state of readiness and the structures and processes needed to make iterative change toward the optimal IP-CLE may be a useful tool for many.

NCICLE has identified an opportunity to bring to bear our collaborative expertise, including currently available NCICLE resources, to create such a readiness self-assessment tool to support organizations to assess and develop a plan for optimizing their IP-CLE. The intent is to create a formative tool that provides important self-assessment, reflection and priority setting for the organization. This is not intended to be a regulatory or prescriptive tool.

During this cafe-style dialogue, participants will learn more about NCICLE's interest in designing a readiness self-assessment tool as well as share ideas and questions toward shaping this early stage design and development.


Purpose/goals of the conversation café:

  1. To gauge interest in a readiness tool from the IPE community
  2. To consider what domains of a readiness tool may be most useful for formative self-assessment to address
  3. To identify other resources available that could be considered or explored related to the readiness tool