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Membership in BERST Academy

BERST Academy Leaders 2017-2018
BERST Leader Track 2017-2018

What Members Say

“I joined BERST Academy to be part of a community with a passion for creativity in education. Knowing the insight of my BERST community is available to me contributes to the quality of the education program I share with the research community.”
—Susan Garrow-Sloan, Human Research Education Specialist, Teacher Track

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.

Download BERST membership list (pdf)

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

Membership Tracks

Note: You do not “graduate” from BERST Academy. Rather, you fulfill membership requirements by attending professional development sessions throughout the academic year.

Teacher Track

Members in the Teacher Track learn fundamentals of teaching, including motivation, reflection, and innovation.

Leader Track

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.