Advanced Skills for Simulation Educators & Teachers (ASSET)

KidSIM is a leader in simulation based faculty development courses. The Advanced Skills for Simulation Educators and Teachers (ASSET) program introduces participants to all of the concepts of simulation, as well as provides practical experience in the delivery of simulation-based education.

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A broad overview of core simulation concepts and principles for novice and intermediate simulation educators.  This interactive and immersive course provides a mix of didactic, small group and simulation-based activities.  By the end of the course, the participants will be able to design and run their own simulation, and feel comfortable facilitating the debriefing session that follows.

Participants will be introduced to the following simulation education concepts and understand their importance and relevance to simulation-based education: Experiential Learning; Creating Realism; Prebriefing  and Debriefing Learners; Effective Teamwork Skills; and Scenario Development. Participants will also get hands-on and guided experience with the following: Prebriefing and Debriefing Learners; Scenario design; and Facilitating a simulation session.

Next Course: Oct 5 & 6, 2021 (virtual)
Group Meeting

Designed to provide advanced debriefing skills and techniques.  Participants will be introduced to common debriefing challenges and pitfalls, including some important ways to avoid them.  Participants will also be introduced to an advanced toolbox of debriefing skills designed to help overcome difficult debriefing situations.  Videos of simulation scenarios will be used as the basis for discussion, debriefing practice and feedback. 

Participants will reflect on their own debriefing experiences and challenges; be re-introduced to the importance of well-structured and complete prebriefings and debriefings to avoid common debriefing pitfall; be introduced to a ‘toolbox’ of techniques to address challenging debriefing situations and get hands-on guided experience with use of these tools in debriefing situations.

Next Course: Dec 9, 2021 (virtual)
Team Meeting

Introduces attendees to the challenges with co-debriefing for simulation-based education. Debriefing with more than one facilitator (co-debriefing) can be either an effective or counter-productive strategy for debriefing. Effective co-debriefing is highly dependent upon a shared strategy for debriefing between co-facilitators. This workshop presents several different strategies for co-debriefing, and offers attendees the opportunity to practice each of these to determine which is the best fit for their simulation programs.

Participants will learn to describe the common challenges associated with co-debriefing; identify and apply several different frameworks which can be applied to help co-facilitators effectively debrief; identify and apply different proactive and reactive strategies for co-debriefing which can be applied to help co-facilitators effectively debrief.

Next Course: Oct 28, 2021 (virtual)
Office Conversation
Next Course: Nov 30, 2021 (virtual)

Participants explore how to provide effective feedback to peers and colleagues in a way that is non-threatening and how to seek constructive feedback from colleagues to identify learning gaps in their own practice.


Participants will learn techniques to define and describe the benefits of peer coaching; highlight strategies for creating a culture for peer coaching; describe elements of pre-briefing, scenario execution and debriefing performance that can be explored when coaching peers; and apply tools designed to help with peer coaching.