What do you really know about debriefing?

“Debriefing” is a term we throw around a lot. But, what exactly is debriefing? Why is debriefing important? What needs to be included in debriefing and what should be avoided? What is considered “best practice” in debriefing, and what is most helpful? 

Perhaps you're like me, and you aren’t really sure about the answers to these questions! 

Gather with me—and others like you—who want to see people “Stay Longer and Do Better” in North Africa and the Middle East. I’ll share from my own personal experience, and together, we will co-create a list of best practices for our learning and growth. This will guide us as others share their story with us.

This training will equip you to conduct transitional or personal debriefings—not trauma debriefings. Learn more about the different types of debriefing here.

This training is by invitation only. See Beyond Certification is possible for those who successfully complete each requirement.

Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 days of training in coaching skills, spiritual direction, or other similar training that includes skills and practice in listening and asking open questions. This required, prerequisite training must have included practice sessions. It must have taken place prior to the Standard Debriefing Training.

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Together Learn Best Practices

When you finish this training you will:

  • Know your why or purpose for debriefing.

  • Know what to avoid and what to include in your questions and comments.

  • Have practiced debriefing with at least one fellow participant.

  • Have met with a trainer to go over your recorded practice session.

You will Receive:

  • Individualized feedback on what you are doing well and ways to improve.

  • A rubric to help you cover the vital components of debriefing now and in the future.

  • A digital folder with key documents and additional tools/resources.

Dates & Times

September 12, 2019 9:00-12:30 New York Time Zone—Session One

September 13, 2019 9:00-12:30 New York Time Zone—Session Two

September 19, 2019 9:00-12:30 New York Time Zone—Session Practice Session in Triads

September 20, 2019 9:00-12:30 New York Time Zone—Session Practice Session in Triads

September 26, 2019 9:00-12:30 New York Time Zone—Session Three

September 27, 2019 9:00-12:30 New York Time Zone—Session Four

First Mentor/Trainer Session by October 15, 2019

Second Practice Session by November 1, 2019—to be organized with your triad.

Second Mentor/Trainer Session by December 15, 2019

*Time changes occur in Europe and the U.S. on different days during this training. Please check your dates and times by clicking on the date of the event to see the time in your location.

This same workshop will be offered January 14,15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. (New York time zone), using the same schedule pattern as above. Registration will open on September 15 for the January event on this same web page.

Costs and Payment:

$250 Early Registration paid in full by August 15, 2019

$325 Standard Registration paid in full by August 29, 2019

I will send you an online invoice three weeks before the training begins or within 3 business days of your registration.


Online, using Zoom, which you can download in advance by clicking here

The specific connection details will be sent after registration.


what’s involved in See Beyond Debriefer Credentialing?

  1. One other communication or service-type training in the last 3 years, for example, SYIS, coaching training, lay (or higher) counseling training, spiritual direction, trauma debriefing, etc. This must be done prior to the Standard Debriefing Training.

  2. Participation in all 4 half-day sessions of the Standard Debriefing Training.

  3. Get pre-approval from a trainer for your topic when you are a debriefee.

  4. At least two peer debriefs (with co-debriefers who are also taking the training): recorded, with self-feedback, and feedback from the observer. You’ll meet in triads. The first meeting will take place between our training weeks. Time is set aside in the training schedule for this practice.

  5. Two meetings with a mentor/trainer to go over your recorded debriefings. The first debriefing must be completed by October 15, and the second by December 15.

  6. In order to become certified, you will need to obtain 90% of the points on the basic SB debriefing requirement—a rubric we will co-create/adjust during our debriefing training. Your mentor/trainer will inform you when you have passed See Beyond’s certification level. It’s possible that this will take more than two peer debriefs.

Click the “submit” button at the bottom of the registration form. An invoice will be sent to you in the next 3 business days which includes online payment options. 

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