Course Details

For healthcare educators, directors or faculty of a current or prospective simulation program.

  • Eligible credits: 22.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
  • Course duration: Online + 2 days.

Led by highly experienced Cleveland Clinic’s Simulation and Advanced Skills Center Faculty, the course combines online foundational simulation-based material and onsite experiential learning with practice and feedback. Attendees join a growing community of informed simulation educators who continue to network and share experiences in the field. The program emphasizes hands-on activities and active participation to maximize simulation-based instruction 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.

2023 sessions

  • March 16 and 17.
  • June 5 and 6.
  • September 11 and 12.
  • November 13 and 14.


Designed for the busy healthcare educator with limited time, the Simulation and Advanced Skills Center Simulation Educator Workshop boasts a blended learning approach that combines customized peer-to-peer and mentor feedback during online learning followed by an immersive, two-day in-person, interactive workshop. About a month prior to the in-person course held at the Simulation Center in Cleveland, Ohio, enrolled participants prepare and submit assignments based on individual schedules. Once onsite, daily formats vary and include small and large group discussions, practical exercises with feedback, and scenario building with practice facilitating a scenario from pre-brief to debrief.

Online self-study (4-6 hours)
Prerequisite asynchronous learning begins one month before onsite workshop. The self-study takes approximately four to six hours to complete. The online study includes:

  • Baseline knowledge pre-test.
  • Confidence and experience self-reporting survey.
  • Introduction to simulation.
  • Establishing goals and objectives.
  • Assessment in simulation.
  • Basics of debriefing.
  • Videos, discussion boards and reading assignments.

Onsite workshop (two days)
Held at the Cleveland Clinic main campus in Cleveland, Ohio, the onsite workshop includes:

  • Adult and experimental learning theory application.
  • Reflective feedback discussions.
  • Explore fundamentals of debriefing.
  • Dissect the phases of debriefing.
  • Practice facilitating scenarios and skills/procedural based-training.
  • Learn and apply advocacy/inquiry techniques within debriefing.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


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

*Please note that due to COVID restrictions there is a maximum capacity of 12 participants.

Tuition (non-Cleveland Clinic only)

Tuition of $725 includes online materials for the online self-study, two-day interactive workshop, parking and lunch on both days.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Feliciano at