Become a Debriefing Pro

Do you need more processing skills than sitting in a circle, asking questions, and talking about what happened? This intensive workshop is based on the book, A Teachable Moment, and will give you access to 120+ different processing tools that are simple and easy to use.

Processing helps learners make connections between their educational experiences and real life, as well as future learning. It helps learners realize that they can apply the lessons they learn and skills they use in a “contrived environment” such as a classroom or challenge course to real life issues such as resolving a conflict with friends, co-workers or significant others. Processing helps create purpose, meaning and focus of an activity. It helps learners take advantage of teachable moments.


• History of Processing — Why debrief?

• Debriefing Models

• 10 Effective Debriefing Tools & Techniques

• Creating time for experiential debriefs

• Basic Experiential Education theory

• Peer Review

Sign up for one of our Processing Workshops, or call to schedule this workshop at your location for your staff or clientele.

Processing Skills Are CRITICAL

Why is the reflective side of experiential education often skipped in educational programming? Why do facilitators share that this is one of the aspects they find most challenging?  In our observations it seems many are intimidated by processing because they think it is boring, they are intimidated by asking the right questions in the right order, or they do not leave enough time for debriefing. Some facilitators like leading the games or group challenges, but they do not make the time for what they see as the less engaging “task” of debriefing.

This workshop will challenge facilitators to think of reflection in a different way. Processing activities can be just as dynamic and engaging as the games and activities – especially with a new frame of mind that reflection is not that ‘boring thing’ that comes at the end of the activity. IT IS NOT. It is what creates value and wonder in learning.

There is no one set way or one perfect time to process. Using a variety of techniques and using activities that give learners the power to take the lead in reflection is the most engaging and effective way to process. This workshop will provide you with multiple techniques to enhance your debriefing skills.