Course Details

Online, web-based training allows participants to have interactive and transformative experiences with our faculty on particular topics without the hassle and cost of travel.

Led by highly experienced Cleveland Clinic Simulation and Advanced Skills Center faculty, this workshop combines online foundational simulation-based material (self-guided learning) and synchronous (live) facilitated experiential learning with practice and feedback. The workshop emphasizes active participation to maximize skill acquisition.

Class group sizes are kept small to allow for maximum participation. The primary audience for this course is healthcare educators looking to implement best practices in simulation facilitation and debriefing strategies and techniques.

Attendees join a growing community of informed simulation educators who continue to network and share experiences in the field of simulation education.

Online self-study

The prerequisite asynchronous learning begins one month prior to the remote workshop. Enrolled participants will prepare and submit discussion points based on individual schedules.

  • Baseline knowledge pre-test.
  • Confidence self-reporting survey.
  • Introduction to simulation.
  • Establishing goals & objectives.
  • Assessment in simulation.
  • Basics of debriefing.
  • Approximately 4-6 hours of content.
  • Videos, discussion boards, reading assignments.

Synchronous remote workshop

Held over four half-days, the remote workshop involves small and large group discussions, practical exercises with feedback, and scenario design, with practice facilitating a scenario from pre-brief to debrief.

  • Participate in a remote simulation.
  • Examine Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare (DASH) elements.
  • Formulate questions based on the advocacy/inquiry model.
  • Apply the “With Good Judgment” approach to effect behavior change in multiple contexts.
  • Explore essential elements of facilitating skills activities.
  • Demonstrate effective facilitation techniques for before, during and after a simulation activity.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with a total of 22 CME credits.

Technology requirements

The online workshop is delivered via Microsoft Teams. All materials and course interactions will occur online. To participate fully, each participant must have:

  • Their own computer (tablets and mobile phones do not allow for full engagement).
  • Reliable high-speed internet access (minimum 3 Mbps upload/download speed).
  • Microphone and speakers (built-in, headset or webcam).
  • Webcam.

Each participant, even those who are from the same institution, needs their own computer and computer headset (microphone and earphones).


Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Teams from the same organization are welcome to attend.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Feliciano at