February 9, 2015By Lance Baily

Mindful Debriefing: An Intensive Experiential Workshop Feb. 27 at GIST in Exton, PA


From our good friends Tony Errichetti and Laurie Schroeder of Simulation Studio and NYIT’s Simulation Masters Program comes this awesome workshop hosted by Education Management Solutions Educational Partner Global Institute for Simulation Training: Mindful Debriefing: An Intensive Experiential Workshop!

When & Where:

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Friday, February 27, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST) Exton, PA. Sign up here!


Tony Errichetti, PhD and Laurie Schroeder, MA – Simulation Studio Co-Directors
and Mary Catherine Donnelly, BS – Experiential Workshop Leader.

Mindful Debriefing: 

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Debriefing is an indispensable tool of simulation training. It is also one of the most challenging skills to master, requiring the ability to deconstruct events and provide concrete, timely feedback. Mindful debriefing means paying attention to the one being debriefed in a purposeful way, avoiding prescriptive feedback and empathically exploring the learner’s perspective.

This 6-hour intensive experiential workshop, with its focus on simulated / standardized patient (SP) education, will prepare you to practice mindful debriefing by starting with a self-guided inventory of how you perceive others, utilize your skills and make decisions about what to debrief.  You will learn the steps of mindful debriefing and practice with SPs and learners. Implications for how this approach can be applied to team-based simulations will be discussed.

Pre-Workshop Preparation

To help you prepare for this course, attendees will need to take two free public domain personality inventories: The Jung Typology Test based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Five Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire. Links to these inventories will be sent after registration. These inventories will help you understand how you perceive learners (whether SP debriefers or learners) and make decisions about what to debrief.

Suggested readings for the workshop will be supplied.

Workshop Learning Modules

  • Understanding psychological type and debriefing preferences – An overview of what we’ve learned about human factors in debriefing
  • Interaction analysis exercise – Participant microanalysis of a short SP encounter to demonstrate the individual variability of perception
  • Review of the “mindful debriefing” model – Learner self-assessment, deciding what to debrief, understanding the learner’s frame of reference and making timely suggestions and adjustments
  • Practice mindful debriefing with learners –Practice mindful debriefing with simulated learners
  • Debriefing the debriefer – Mindful debriefing when coaching SPs who debrief
  • Implications for team-based debriefing – A systems perspective on

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who debriefs learners (e.g. educators, SPs) or teaches the debriefing process (e.g. SP educators / trainers).


13 Early-Bird Registrations Remain at $255

Sign Yourself up at the Event Homepage!

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