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Advanced Keystones

Take the next step to advancing your simulation career!

Introducing our NEW advanced and innovative simulation educator training program designed for graduates of Simulation Canada’s Keystones program or equivalent simulation educator training.

Our new Advanced Keystones program offers a combination of focussed modules on critical topics in simulation, followed by a personal project with coaching and mentoring from leading Canadian Simulationists.

  1. Simulation Leadership and Building Simulation Teams
  2. Advanced Briefing and Debriefing
  3. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism in Simulation
  4. Examining Current Issues, Innovations and Opportunities in Simulation
  5. Applied project for a deep dive into a topic of most interest to you

 Total online course content hours = 35hrs + project hours (project hours vary)

  • Live online lectures, seminars and collaboration
  • Personalized mentorship and coaching with a simulation expert
  • Flex completion window
  • Guest Speakers to be announced

This program has been developed by an outstanding team of simulation experts with contributions from additional experts from across the country:

Elizabeth Horsley RN, MSMS, CHSE, CCSNE

Karen Fleming RN, MN, MSHS

Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy PhD, RN, MSc, CNCC(C), CMSN(C), CCSNE

Yvonne Galbraith RN, BFA, MMIE

Program Format

Online Learning Modules

  • Each of the four modules in the Advanced Keystone program has been developed and will be facilitated by leaders in Simulation.
  • In each module, there will be two sessions of online learning combining content, videos, podcasts, online discussion, and related readings that will prepare you for the live sessions.
  • The live sessions will be facilitated by the Advanced Keystone faculty team.
  • Sessions are recorded and not mandatory.

Final Project

  1. Learners will be paired with expert coaches to explore topics related to their projects.
  1. After identifying an area for simulation enhancement or a problem of practice related to the learner’s simulation work, the learner will be required to complete a 10-20 minute teaching webinar (pre-recorded or live) on a topic of interest that advances simulation from the modules in the Advanced Keystone program along with a written executive summary. (500 Min/750 word max).  Teaching webinars will be live and offered for Canada’s simulation community. Teaching webinars will be recorded and made available in a program repository. This work is completed between weeks 12 -20 of the program.
  1. A virtual poster can be submitted on their chosen project topic for consideration at the SIM Expo.

Time commitment: Weeks 1-10 = 35 hrs online with some live online sessions. Flexible completion for the project work weeks.

Who will benefit

Anyone who has completed the Keystones Program or equivalent simulation educator training and wants to expand and enhance their simulation educator practice.


CDN $2400 + applicable taxes. Save when you join us as an organizationindividual, or industry! Learn more on Join Simulation Canada.

Course fee includes: tuition, access to course website, educational materials

Course fee excludes: technology to access online learning

Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Invoice/Cheque (by request)

Intended Participants

This program is intended for those who wish to take the next step in advancing their simulation career. It is designed for graduates of Simulation Canada’s Keystones program or equivalent simulation educator training.


If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact [email protected].

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