From online courses to in-person workshops, we offer multiple entry points for busy clinicians to embark on our learning path.

Coronavirus Notice

We value the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, and VitalTalk learning community. Please know that we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

At this time VitalTalk is planning to postpone all face to face courses through June 2020.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions about courses beyond June 2020 in the coming weeks.  Our Delivering Serious News online course is not impacted. 

If you are registered to attend a VitalTalk course this spring, please watch for further details about course specific postponements.

Mastering Tough Conversations

VitalTalk’s signature advanced communication skills course features cognitive mapping, deliberate practice, and just-in-time feedback. Results are immediate, significant, and promote lasting improvements in a medical practitioner’s ability to meet patient and family needs around end of life care. Preview course here.

  • VitalTalk Bay Area Hub - May 22, 2020 - POSTPONED May 22, 2020 Sold Out
  • VitalTalk Bay Area Hub - May 27, 2020 - POSTPONED May 27, 2020 Sold Out
  • VitalTalk Salt Lake City Hub - June 2020 - POSTONED June 19, 2020 Sold Out

Faculty Development

Intensive 4-day train-the-trainer faculty development program for clinicians who want to become VitalTalk faculty. FAQ

An intensive four-day training separated into two sessions. The first two-day workshop will give you a deep preparation for using core skills in your own practice. Then, 3-6 months later, after you have practiced your new skills and have had time to reflect on them, you will return for a second two-day workshop that teaches you how to run your own Mastering Tough Conversations programs in your institution (both sessions mandatory to graduate). Preview course here.

  • Faculty Development: Aspen, CO April 6-7, 2020 and September 13-14, 2020 Sold Out
  • Faculty Development: Aspen, CO May 17-18, 2020 and October 16-17, 2020 Sold Out