Pando™ Workshops

Pando Forest

Pando™ workshops are highly interactive, immersive faculty learning experiences, lasting from two to five days. These workshops teach participants about techniques and resources they can use to run their PA program more effectively. The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch; dinner is also included when attending Program Directors 101. Printed materials and/or online resources are typically included.

These events require payment with a credit card at the time of registration. If you prefer to pay by check, you may mail it to PAEA and then register when the check has been received. The PAEA Workshop Committee oversees the Pando workshops. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact

History of Pando

The Pando is a vast living network of aspen trees found in the American West. Although the trees appear, on the surface, to be independent and free-standing, they are actually interconnected at the root level, forming a single super-organism. Similar to the Pando, our goal is to connect people through professional development — both the participants with facilitators, as well as the participants with each other — and to cultivate a nationwide educational network.

2017 Pando Workshops

March – Washington, DC

Registration for March 2017 Pando workshops is now open.

  • Admissions: March 24-25
  • Faculty Skills 101: March 23-25
  • Clinical Coordinators 101: March 23-25
  • Objective Standardized Clinical Examinations (OSCEs): March 24-25

The March workshops will be held at the following location. Information will be available for booking your room with our group rate at the link below and on the registration site.
Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd St NW,
Washington, DC 20037

June –Meridian/Boise, ID

  • Faculty Skills 101: June 21-23

The workshop will be held on the Idaho State University campus.

July – Potomac, MD

  • Program Directors 101: July 27-31

October – Denver, CO

  • Clinical Coordinators 101: October 23-25
  • Faculty Skills 101: October 23-25
  • Faculty Skills 201: October 24-25
  • Remediation: October 24-25
  • Program Evaluation and Student Assessment: October 24-25

These programs are subject to change and may be cancelled if enrollment has not met the minimum requirement.

The Pando Workshop Committee is pleased to consider proposals for their workshops. The number of proposals accepted is based on space availability and relevance of the proposal to the membership.

In order to ensure that full consideration is given to each proposal, please complete the proposal form and return it to Justine Mitchell at You will receive acknowledgement of your submission within 24 business hours with information on the approval process.