Structured Debrief Course - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Background

 

The importance of reflective practice has been identified for many years, but it has only been the last few years there has been a greater drive for change. Debriefing is now at the forefront of many key changes within policy and practice among large organisations. The Emergency Services in particular are under great scrutiny, not only from the media and political circles, the public are now more attuned to performance and activity. With the creation of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), information is now more accessible meaning a greater degree of scrutiny.

 

The introduction of structured debriefing enables conscious analysis of decision making processes. This critical analysis and evaluation refocuses thinking, using existing knowledge that in turn helps generate new knowledge and ideas. As a result, actions and behaviours can be modified, dependent on the need.

 

Understanding the importance of reflection within organisations and the active process of reviewing, analysing and evaluating experiences, in order to inform future actions is a significant part of the debriefing process.

 

Indeed, it has been suggested that reflecting from professional experiences, rather than learning from formal teaching, may be the most important source of personal professional development and improvement.

 

Aim

 

The aim of this course is to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to manage and facilitate the nationally approved structured debrief process.

 

The importance of reflective practice has been identified for many years, but it has only been the last few years there has been a greater drive for change. Debriefing is now at the forefront of many key changes within policy and practice among large organisations and is key to Joint Organisational learning.