CMS Announces An Introductory Debriefing Workshop

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The Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop

The Center for Medical Simulation has developed an introductory debriefing workshop for healthcare educators titled “The Gateway Debriefing Workshop – An Introduction to Debriefing with Good Judgement.”  This introductory workshop introduces healthcare education faculty to the foundational practices of the “Debriefing with Good Judgment© method of debriefing. It combines a one day immersive in-person learning experience with online learning that includes customized peer to peer and mentor feedback.

Designed For Busy Healthcare Educators

Designed for the busy healthcare educator with limited time, the Gateway Debriefing Workshop immerses participants in the deliberate practice of debriefing. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to efficiently improve their debriefing performance
  • Learn how to set high standards while holding high regard for the learner
  • Treat learners as thinkers and not just doers
  • Practice various debriefing phases
  • Connect  to a community of colleagues interested in developing and improving their debriefing and feedback skills

The Workshop is intended to be an introduction to debriefing and can serve as a gateway to CMS’ multi-day Simulation Instructor Programs held at CMS in Boston and around the world. The Gateway Workshop will be facilitated by a lead CMS faculty member and a team of talented co-facilitators who have been trained by CMS.

Additional Details for Nursing Programs

Nursing programs whose faculty attend the Gateway Workshop will be able to provide evidence of meeting the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) guidelines.

Gateway Debriefing Workshop Details

Each Gateway Debriefing Workshop is able to enroll up to 50 participants and has two required components:

  • 2 hour online session held approximately 2 weeks before the workshop.
  • Day long In-person workshop held at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston and at host sites throughout the United States.

Participants will also be provided with the opportunity to connect with a growing community of simulation colleagues where they can continue to develop and improve their debriefing and feedback skills.

Healthcare providers will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” with credit hours that can be used to apply for continuing education credits.

Visit the CMS website at for information on upcoming Workshops, tuition cost and application details, or email enquiries to

Upcoming Workshops

Center for Medical Simulation (CMS
Boston, MA USA
August 16, 2016 with a kick-off webinar on August 2

National League for Nursing (NLN)
Washington, DC USA
August 19, 2016 with a kick-off webinar on August 2

2nd Annual USF/California Simulation Alliance Simulation Conference
San Francisco, CA USA
October 14, 2016 with a kick-off webinar on October 4

Hosting a Gateway Debriefing Workshop at your Institution or Professional Meeting

Professional Organizations, Healthcare and Educational Institutions interested in hosting a Gateway Debriefing Workshop should email CMS at for details.