Simulation Instructor Training

Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop

Course Details

For healthcare educators

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    Eligible Credits
    Depends on host site. 9 credit hours, 0.9 CEU at NLN
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    Course Duration
    1 day in-person + Optional Online Activities

The Center for Medical Simulation’s Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop introduces healthcare education faculty to the foundational practices of the Debriefing with Good Judgment© method of debriefing. This innovative workshop combines an immersive, daylong, in-person learning experience with supplemental online learning that includes customized peer-to-peer and mentor feedback.

Highlights & Benefits

Designed for the busy healthcare educator with limited time, the Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop:

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to efficiently improve future 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

The Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop is intended to be an introduction to the Debriefing with Good Judgment method of debriefing and can serve as a gateway to CMS’ multi-day Simulation Instructor Training Programs held at CMS in Boston and around the world. The Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop will be facilitated by a lead CMS faculty member and a team of talented co-facilitators who have been trained by CMS. This workshop is a hybrid of in-person and optional online exercises on the CMS Virtual Campus website.

Additional Details for Nursing Programs:

Nursing programs whose faculty attend the Gateway Debriefing Skills Workshop will be able to provide evidence of meeting the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) guidelines by demonstrating that:

  • There is a commitment on the part of the school for their simulation program, as evidenced by budgetary planning for faculty training.
  • Lead faculty and simulation lab personnel are qualified to conduct simulation, as evidenced by the certificate of completion and contact hours that will be awarded at the completion of the workshop.

Equipment Requirements:

This workshop is a hybrid of in-person and optional online exercises on the CMS Virtual Campus.
facilitated by one or more instructors. The workshop begins with a one day in-person workshop followed by online activities. With input from faculty and peers, you prepare and submit assignments on your own schedule over the course of a two-week period following the in-person workshop through an online course website called the CMS Virtual Campus. Instructions for accessing the CMS Virtual Campus site are sent to participants once tuition is received.
In order to participate in the optional online activities, each person must have:

  • Their own computer
  • Reliable high-speed internet access (minimum 3 Mbps upload/download speed)
  • Microphone and speakers (built-in, headset or from webcam)
  • Webcam or other video recording device (i.e. tablet, mobile phone, video recorder)

Application Process:

Please click on the application link or email address provided for that workshop location. Please note that host sites set their own application process and tuition.

For courses with an in-person workshop held at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, complete the online application form (no other information is needed).

For courses with an in-person workshop held at locations other than the Center for Medical Simulation, please click on the application link provided for that workshop location. Please note that host sites set their own application process and tuition, which may differ from that of workshops held at CMS.

CMS Workshop Attendees $750 USD
Non-CMS hosted Workshops varies by host site


If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to host this course at your institution, please Contact Us.

Tuition: CMS Workshop Attendees $750 USD

CMS Workshop Enrollment Policy:

You will be informed of acceptance to your selected course/workshop by email within two weeks of our receiving your completed application. Your tuition is due immediately upon acceptance. Once accepted you will receive another email containing an invoice with payment instructions. Please note that acceptance does not mean enrollment. Once accepted, you are placed on a wait list. You are not enrolled, and do not have a reserved seat, until we have received your full tuition.

Course seats are filled in the order we receive tuition payments. Since our courses fill quickly it is important for you to send in your tuition immediately to secure a seat. Once your tuition payment is received, you will be taken off the wait list and enrolled in your desired course/workshop provided a seat is still available. If all seats in your preferred course/workshop are filled by the time we receive your tuition payment, you will be informed that it is full and given the option to remain on the wait list in the event that a seat later becomes available, switch to another course at a later date with available seats or receive a refund.

CMS Workshop Payment Information:

The Center for Medical Simulation accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars. Personal checks are not accepted. You will be receiving an invoice via email from Rhonda Young. Your payment is due immediately upon receipt. If you would like to pay by credit card there is a link in your invoice that you can click on, or paste into a browser, that will take you to a page on our website where you can make your payment. If would like to make payment by any other method please contact Rhonda Young.
Most problems paying by credit card are due to using an older version of the Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox browsers. Also, some organizations may block your ability to pay for services online. If you encounter problems, try updating your browser and/or paying from your home computer. If you are still having problems, please contact us.

CMS Workshop Cancellation Policy:

If you must cancel we will refund your tuition less a $100 processing fee provided another paid candidate is able to fill your seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition.

If you would like to switch to a course offered at a different date, we will apply your tuition toward the new course provided another paid candidate is able to fill your current seat. Otherwise, you will forfeit half your tuition. If you still want to switch to another course date we will apply half of your paid tuition and you will be billed for the remaining half. Please note that the tuition for a course offered at a later date may be higher. In that case, individuals switching to the later course date will need to pay the difference in the tuition fees.

Course Offerings


Course Dates
Monday, April 23, 2018
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

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Application information forthcoming.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Western Canada Health Science Educator Conference, Parksville

Early registration for WCHSE Members opens October 2, 2017. Click here to register now.

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