TUFH Academies for Faculty

TUFH Academies are guided by the values that all teach and all learn and we all learn best by doing. Our courses are structured with a combination of short lectures (focused on theory) and small group discussion (focused on application).  In addition, participants are guided through conceptualization and implementation of an education innovation project relevant to their setting.

TUFH Academies’ “secret sauce” is the underlying belief in building a community of educators and leaders who learn from each other as much as they learn from global experts, and who turn to each other for ideas and resilience.

Equity: Learning opportunities are available and accessible to all regardless of location, their level of education, their role in  health, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or age.

Collaboration: The creation of a culture for health requires a shift from linear pathways of education to an interlinked ecosystem of stakeholders actively supporting the shift towards the new norm of lifelong learning for the mutual benefit of achieving health goals.

Participation: Faculty and students should actively participate and promote lifelong learning. All participants have a voice to prioritize needs, preferred methods and channels and are enabled to engage in sharing their ideas with each other.

Excellence: Excellence is pursued proactively so that approaches, materials, resources, experts, processes, assessments, evaluations, certifications, accreditation are of the highest quality.


Faculty developing tomorrow’s health workforce are invited to strengthen their skills in leadership, collaboration, and innovation to promote health and wellness in a program called Health Workforce Education for the Public Good (HWEPG).

HWEPG offers a structured format for imagining, designing, implementing, and evaluating a locally authentic project innovation that applies the concepts of HWEPG.  In the first course, Social Accountability, we encourage you and your team first to think about problems, needs, or opportunities in your environment, grounding those initial thoughts in empiric data about your community, and in existing research on relevant issues.  In Appreciative Inquiry and Resilience, you will use the 4D model of appreciative inquiry to imagine an innovation to address this problem and its pathway to implementation.  The following course, Interprofessional Education, asks you to consider the stakeholders, including the community, who will have input into your thinking about the pressing local problems or opportunities.  Finally, in Transformative Leadership, your team will develop an “outcomes chain,” also called a “theory of change,” for your project which will lead to a process for evaluation.

Starting in January, each course meets online weekly for 8 weeks with a 2 week break between courses.  The last course ends in August.  To supplement the 2 hour live online sessions, we use an online platform for discussions and readings.  Live sessions are highly interactive, consistent with our belief that much of the learning will come from hearing about experiences of faculty from other parts of the world.

Program costs are covered by institutional membership fees.  Faculty from member institutions just need to sign up!

Student courses are targeted for undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn with an international student body about subjects are related to social determinants of health, communication, and the built and natural environment as it impacts on health: iSTEP


As a TUFH Individual Member, you can register for one of the four TUFH Academies for free as a benefit of your membership. Register by emailing secretariat@thenetworktufh.org with the name of the TUFH Academies you want to register for.

As an Institutional Member, you can register up to 20 individuals for the Health Workforce Education for the Public Good Program, as a benefit of your membership. This program includes all 4 TUFH Academies below. REGISTRATIONS for 2024 DEADLINE = 30 November 2023! CLOSED! 

The registration cost for TUFH Academies for professionals depends on your countries income status (Low – Middle – High), as you can see here.
TUFH members get a discounted registration, they need to login to tufh.org.


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Health Workforce Education for the Public Good (HWEPG)


Every Wednesday, January 24  – February 28, 2024

TIME: 14:00 – 16:00 UTC

Social Accountability is an approach to addressing inequities in healthcare – the contract that medicine has with society. Boelen and Heck (1995) define the concept of Social Accountability for WHO as: “the obligation of the faculty to direct their education, research and service activities toward addressing the priority health concerns of the community, the region, or nation they have the mandate to serve.”  This definition emphasizes that health professions education institutions should improve on ways to educate medical graduates in the knowledge and skills relevant to their work that will have a positive impact on people’s health and be change agents for a more efficient, equitable, and sustainable health system.

The course aims to improve faculty members’ knowledge and skills, educate leaders in health professions institutions of the social accountability concept, and empower them to lead the change using positive approaches towards achieving Social Accountability within their institutions. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Social Accountability in this course, including designing and implementing, transitioning from theory to practice, evaluating via tools, and critiquing accreditation systems for adherence to Social Accountability principles. In addition, this course offers practical approaches, tools, and methods as utilized by Social Accountability experts worldwide.

Co-created by The Network: TUFH & University of Limerick


Every Wednesday, March 20 – April 24, 2024

TIME: 14:00 – 16:00 UTC

AI is an approach to positive change by discovering what works best for the individual, group or organization through powerful questions; increasing the value, being fully aware of the value as well as creating and delivering the changes – based on the following definition.

This course is designed to be experiential in that participants will use their experience in complex environments and apply AI as an approach to create positive changes. Each learner should bring a particular issue which they are wrestling with and apply an AI perspective to envision the desired changes and apply clear steps towards achieving this change. Anyone who is interested in creating a healthier world would benefit from this course. In particular, healthcare professionals or academics, health and education administrators, policymakers and members of Community-based organisations or community members involved in the health system may find this course useful.


Every Wednesday, May 15 – June 19, 2024

TIME: 14:00 – 16:00 UTC

DEADLINE to sign up for this individual TUFH Academy =  31 March 2024


Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when two or more professionals learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care (CAIPE, 2002). IPE is an important teaching strategy that prepares professionals from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and provide team-based people-centred health care. This course titled Interprofessional Education and Team-Based Care helps participants understand the underlying concepts of IPE and team-based care and apply them to their local ecosystem for a final project. The team-based collaborative approach to health care has been shown to improve the quality of care and improve patient safety. Such collaborative practice will require a healthcare professional to exhibit specific competencies that need to be introduced and strengthened during the academic phase of the healthcare professional. At the end of the course, participants will develop a strategy to integrate IPE into the curricula at their respective academic institutions.


Co-created by The Network: TUFH & University of Limerick

Every Wednesday, July 10 – August 14, 2024

TIME: 14:00 – 16:00 UTC

DEADLINE to sign up for this individual TUFH Academy =  31 May 2024


This Academy equips those in health education with the requisite knowledge and leadership skills to lead effectively within health professions education and to develop these skills in health professions students. 


1. Demonstrate an understanding of leadership theories and how they apply to
health professions education
3. Analyse the impact of effective leadership models on health professions education
institutions in responding to current trends in healthcare, education and the broader society
4. Discuss different change models in the context of health professions education
5. Critically analyse the strategies which must be implemented in the change process
6. Analyse the issues in leading change effectively