Facilitating Successful Debriefs


16-17 July 2024, 10.00am - 1.00pm (AEST), 16 July 2024 - 17 July 2024



About the masterclass

Debriefing offers a valuable opportunity to review activities undertaken.

We can all improve our debriefing skills. This online masterclass will give participants resources to develop their capability for effective debriefing.

Effective debriefs are critical to obtaining quality observations - the cornerstone of any lessons management approach. Join the Facilitating Successful Debriefs Masterclass for a practical guide to facilitation skills encompassing both the research behind successful debriefs as well as practical facilitation skills.

This event is run across two days in three-hour sessions and is presented through an online delivery method.

Program and learning


Participants will learn about:

  • The steps to prepare, build, and conduct a debrief
  • strategies to ensure a debrief actively engages participants
  • how to make debriefs challenging and safe learning environments
  • using effective techniques (and avoiding some common, ineffective ones)
  • acquiring skills to overcome potential barriers that inhibit learning
  • strategies to facilitate discussions of different perspectives to support lessons management characterised by mutual understanding
  • linking debriefs to organisational learning.



This Masterclass is designed for those with responsibility for team leaders interested in supporting continuous improvement and adaptation to enhance practice, and those involved in organisational learning and development, especially:

  • operational personnel, including incident management teams and functional unit leaders
  • exercise facilitators and managers
  • emergency centre coordinators and managers
  • those responsible for near-miss investigation reporting and after-accident reviews
  • those responsible for after-action reviews (operational and non-operational)
  • personnel involved in lessons management



The Facilitating Successful Debriefs Skills Clinic is delivered online via Zoom.



$395 per person, inclusive of GST. 



Each participant will get:

  • Access code to participate via Zoom.
  • Participant workbook, in PDF format. 
  • Access to facilitation team to ask questions. 
  • Safe and respectful learning environment. 



This clinic is designed for those with responsibility for facilitating debriefs, those with an interest in facilitating debriefs, and those involved in organisational learning and development.



This masterclass has been approved for EMPS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. The masterclass has been allocated 3 hours of CPD.
For more information about EMPS CPD and to find out if you are eligible for EMPS CPD visit