Mindful Debriefing: An Intensive Experiential Workshop


Tuition $275. Early bird rate of $225 will apply until December 15, 2014. Seating is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.


This workshop will be conducted by The Simulation Studio, LCC.* and hosted by the Global Institute for Simulation Training.


Date: Friday, January 30, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Location: 436 Creamery Way, Suite 300, Exton, PA



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


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).


Tuition $275. Early bird rate of $225 will apply until December 15, 2014. Seating is limited to a maximum of 12 attendees.


* The Simulation Studio, LCC, is a simulation conference organizer and consulting group providing training, consultation, and coaching to simulation educators. 


Sign-up Now! Seating is limited to 12 participants. The early bird rate of $225 will apply until Dec. 15, 2014.