Membership in BERST Academy
BERST Leader Track 2017-2018
BERST Academy is open to all employees at Baystate Health.
Our 75 members from over 20 different health professions work in many departments throughout Baystate Health. They share the conviction that education is a powerful tool to foster connection and drive change.
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Benefits of Membership
- Engage with an interprofessional community of colleagues across the institution
- Learn key principles of education through innovative professional development sessions
- Advance your career as a teacher, coach, advisor, or leader
Note: You do not “graduate” from BERST Academy. Rather, you fulfill membership requirements by attending professional development sessions throughout the academic year.
Members in the Teacher Track learn fundamentals of teaching, including motivation, reflection, and innovation.
Leader Track teaches members to apply these fundamentals of teaching to emotional intelligence and authentic leadership.
How to Join Us
BERST Academy accepts applications for membership to both the Teacher and Leader Tracks from February to mid-April each year.
In addition, many of the special programs offered or sponsored by BERST Academy are open to all. You are welcome to come see what we're all about.