Workshops, Trainings, Courses & Conferences

Current Offerings

Check Teaching Consultations on the main CIEL page and the CIEL Wellness and Diversity & Inclusion pages for workshops and resources for those topics. Click here for CIEL's At a Glance events calendar.

In case you are unable to attend in person, we plan to make recordings and videos of past workshops available to the community.

Need to reserve a room/space at CIEL? Request a room for a CIEL event.


Click here to register for upcoming TeamSTEPPS/Sutter Safe Care  training sessions.  (Students looking for training should consult their Dean or Chair before registering unless they've been told to do so by a faculty member.) To request more information about TeamSTEPPS at Samuel Merritt, or to schedule a training, click here.

For additional information about TeamSTEPPS, please visit the US Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research website.

Faculty Orientation

  • SMU's self-paced online Faculty Orientation modules are located here


  • Interested in scheduling a Qualtrics consultation? Contact Dr. Kay Davis, Research Methodologist.
  • Click here for Qualtrics resources.

The HSSC is an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center.  We offer the following certifications for SMU faculty and staff:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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  • Foundations 1: Orientation to the HSSC and simulation-based learning for Samuel Merritt faculty, staff, and students. This course is available on the HSSC Canvas site.
  • Foundations 2: Developing simulation expertise, including developing scenarios for your course and debriefing simulation participants. Courses are offered through CIEL each semester.
    • Simulation Debriefing Workshop: monthly, for faculty using simulation in courses. Workshops are offered regularly.  You can also schedule a workshop for your faculty meetings. Please coordinate with Jeanette Wong.
    • Nursing Faculty of Tomorrow simulation component, for NFT fellows. Contact the School of Nursing NFT Coordinator for more information.
  • Foundations 3: Simulation Education Apprenticeship and Simulation Technology Apprenticeship: These hybrid courses are offered on an on-going basis. The Apprenticeships are designed for aspiring or existing simulation educator or sim technology specialists who want more development in a specific area.  The apprenticeship is designed to be competency based and completed within 6-months of starting the apprenticeship.

Check out A&II workshops and reserve your spot.

  • Structural Competency Workshops

For workshops on new software programs, check the Employee Learning Network
(note: the Employee Learning Network may be accessed while on the SMU network or via VPN when outside the SMU network)