Effective Group Leadership Blog

Gather-ed is about providing healthcare professionals with the tools they need to become great digital mentors and coaches. This blog brings ideas from around the world to Gather-ed Group Leaders about techniques and approaches to digital coaching and its impact on patient care and career development. 

The Most Effective Teams

Kimberly E. Casteline, Ph.D. We think a lot about teams at Gather-ed. What makes them work well?  Who makes the best team leaders?  What’s the best team composition?  We are always speaking with Group Leaders about ways to ensure that Gather-ed teams...

The Power of Connections

Kimberly Casteline, Ph.D. As a Gather-ed group facilitator, I have the pleasure of interacting day-to-day with amazing clinicians as they collaborate and learn together on our platform. Working to design and implement learning opportunities that are concise, engaging,...

The Art of Active Listening

Kimberly Casteline, Ph.D. Research shows that the average person listens at only 25% efficiency, yet studies also show that most people think that they are above average listeners. Clearly, the majority of us need to hear a reality check when it comes to our...

The Joy of Mentoring

Kimberly E. Casteline, Ph.D. Mentoring plays many roles in medical education and praxis. A recent article in Advances in Medical Education and Practice pointed out that mentors can play a key role in developing clinical skills, modeling professionalism, stimulating...

Learning Theories in Medical Education

Kimberly E. Casteline, Ph.D. This is the first in a series of posts about learning theories in medical education. Each will focus on the question:  How can learning theories inform medical education design? So let’s get started. The first theory we’ll examine is...