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Expanding Your Leadership Skills Through Fieldwork Education

Presented by: 

Akemi McNeil, MA, OTR/L

Akemi McNeil, MA, OTR/L

Watch on-demand and earn AOTA-Approved CEUs

Course Description

Expanding Your Leadership Skills Through Fieldwork Education" will focus on how to host an OT fieldwork student and the skills it takes to be a Fieldwork Educator. If you have you ever thought of hosting a fieldwork student but needed more information on how to start, this course will walk you through the basic steps needed to develop a relationship with an OT school, who to ask at work, and the resources that might be needed to host your first student. The presentation will also cover a few skills that help a practitioner to be successful Fieldwork Educator and how to highlight these leadership skills on a resume.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the benefits of hosting an Occupational Therapy fieldwork student.

2. Recognize the basic steps needed to prepare for hosting a fieldwork student.

3. Identify leadership qualities a clinician often uses and can further develop when acting as a Fieldwork Educator.

Contact Hours

This course is 1 hour in length. (0.1 AOTA CEUs)

AOTA-Approved_Provider_Program_edited.png is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #0252. Course approval ID# 05701. This distance learning - interactive and independent online course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT service delivery). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

As an AOTA-Approved provider of professional development, courses are accepted by NBCOT® at a rate of 1.25 NBCOT PDUs per each hour of course content.

NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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Register for this course and future courses inside the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative for as little as $120


0-5 minutes


5-15 minutes

Benefits of Hosting a Fieldwork Student & who can be a Fieldwork Educator

15-30 minutes

Review of the basic steps to hosting a Fieldwork Student

30-45 minutes

Qualities of a Fieldwork Educator and related leadership qualities that promote successful Fieldwork rotations.

45-55 minutes

Leadership qualities will be related to resume building.

55-60 minutes

Questions and Answers

Your Instructor

Akemi McNeil, MA, OTR/L

Akemi McNeil, MA, OTR/L

Akemi McNeil, MA, OTR/L is an accomplished Occupational Therapist with a diverse and extensive background in both clinical and academic settings. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, she has honed her expertise in Sensory Integration, engagement, development, and feeding while working in a range of settings (clinic, school, home, & community).

Currently serving as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Stanbridge University in California, Akemi values team collaboration, program development, and educating both client families and OT fieldwork students. She is dedicated to providing quality services within the field of occupational therapy and has made significant contributions in developing client services, enhancing treatment spaces, and holding leadership positions within California OT organizations.

As a clinical instructor, Akemi is committed to sharing her knowledge and experience with the OT community. In addition to teaching OT students, she has presented at past national and state occupational therapy conferences. Outside of OT, Akemi enjoys spending quality time building connections within her personal and professional communities.


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OTS Collab is an online community dedicated to providing school-based OT practitioners with highly valuable professional development and interactive support to implement learned strategies. In OTS Collab, we learn together, support and encourage one another,  and celebrate our achievements as a collective whole.  

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Instructional Methods

A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck and Q+A with the presenter

Target Audience
& Educational Level

This is an introductory level course intended for occupational therapy practitioners working in school systems or with a goal to better understand occupational therapy in school systems

Course Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course, you must watch the recorded course in its entirety. Then, you will need to take a learning assessment test and earn a score 75% or higher. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Special Needs Requests

This course will include closed captioning and a transcript may be available upon request. You may also rewatch the course or sections of the course as needed. Additional accommodations may be requested by reaching out to us via email. 

Financial & Non-financial Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure

Akemi Works for Stanbridge University as an Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and will be getting paid for this presentation.

Sponsor Disclosure

The OTS Collaborative Community is a product of the OT Schoolhouse.

Content Disclosure

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Schoolhouse Education, LLC is proud to be an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development

AOTA-Approval for this Professional Development Opportunity is in progress.  

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Terms and Conditions


Schoolhouse Education, LLC will keep a record of your completed CE courses. When applicable, transcript services may include reporting to professional associations and/or state licensure boards. While Schoolhouse Education, LLC will make all reasonable efforts to offer CE credit for its courses, it is not responsible for state or national, or regulatory current policies or changes in CE requirements that may make courses ineligible for CE credits.

Participant Agreement

By registering for or attending any event or activity associated with the Schoolhouse Education, LLC and OT Schoolhouse, I agree to the following:

Professional Development/Information Disclaimer

The material presented in this course is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the occupational therapy and/or medical condition or professional development issues being discussed but rather is intended to present the opinions of the presenters, which may be helpful to other health care professionals at arriving at their own conclusions and consequent application. Attendees participating in this professional development education program do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the A-Z School-Based OT Course, Schoolhouse Education, LLC, and OT School House and its staff or representatives for reliance on any information presented during these educational activities.

Waiver of Liability Agreement

I release Schoolhouse Education, LLC, OT Schoolhouse, and its staff, presenters, and any other individuals or entities associated with this course from any and all liability connected with my participation, as well as from any liability related to changes to the schedule, events or activities. I acknowledge and agree that I am participating on my own choice and assume all risk in connection thereof and that in the event that a need for emergency medical service arises, I authorize and consent to such services being provided at my own expense.

Cancelation & Refund Policy

In the event that Schoolhouse Education, LLC must cancel the event for any reason, participants will be offered a credit toward the rescheduled event. OT Schoolhouse Collaborative subscribers may cancel their subscription at any time. 

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