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Briefing, Debriefing, and Facilitating a Simulation

Briefing, Debriefing, and Facilitating a Simulation is two-day intensive course that will enable students to: 1) Develop an understanding of the essential principles of briefing, debriefing, and facilitation techniques in simulation-based learning; and 2) develop the right attitudes and skills for effective use of briefing, debriefing, and facilitation techniques during simulations.

Students will gain current and relevant knowledge on the importance of simulation for the success in any health care profession and for any health care organization.

Who will benefit?

Are you an educator, simulation centre staff, or researcher interested in learning the key educational elements and contexts for running effective simulations in a health care training setting? Then we encourage you to enrol.

What will I learn?

You will learn the fundamental practical tools of simulation that can be applied across all forms of experiential and simulation exercises, including:

  • Attitudinal training
  • Communication skills
  • Team-building skills
  • Ethics and value actions
  • Operational & managerial tasks

Learning outcomes & benefits

Participants will gain the practical skills that can be immediately be applied on the job. Topics include:

  • Learning climate: Establishing simulation parameters & practical steps
  • Briefing: Key elements for effective briefing, including learner engagement
  • Debriefing: Key elements for effective debriefing, including feedback
  • Facilitation: Including how to increase or decrease the intensity of a simulation
  • Simulation resources: The use of resources for the most effective educational impact
  • Reflective practice: The essential learning principles for deeper exploration of experience gained from the simulation

Host Sites

This course has been held at the following locations in person:

  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, ON – Private offering
  • Corporation of the County of Perth – Stratford, ON
  • Cambrian College, Sudbury, ON – Private offering (custom 3-day course)
  • Niagara College, Welland, ON – Private offering

New offerings are posted and open for registration, unless otherwise stated.  Contact us if you’re interested in being a future host site and would like to have your faculty or staff complete this program.

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