Intensive Scenario Design

Embedding behavioral objectives and metrics


At CAPE, we are driven by an unrelenting focus on improving human and system performance for the benefit of our patients. 

Creating a dynamic scenario is more than simply writing up past patient encounters.  In order to challenge learners and promote teamwork, it is important to include cognitive, technical and behavioral skills in each scenario.  Clear and concise learning objectives are critical to address knowledge gaps and to stay focused during debriefings.  In addition, it is crucial to consider how to scale the scenario in order to meet the needs of learners from novice to expert using the same core content.  Teams that use a design template, learn the methodology together and work from a shared philosophy of how to write scenarios will produce high quality simulation curricula.   



*  Review ten most common behavioral skills

*  Develop measureable learning objectives for behavioral skills

*  Write a scenario that includes behavioral learning objectives

*  Define metrics

*  Discuss the types of metrics that can be embedded in scenarios


8:00 am Welcome and Introduction
8:30 am Key behavioral skills & team performance
  Group discussion
9:30 am Writing measurable behavioral objectives
10:30 am Behavioral objectives in scenarios
11:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Metrics: Definition & use in simulation training
1:30 pm
Embedding metrics into scenarios
2:30 pm Group work: Writing scenarios
5:00 pm Adjourn/Evaluations



Louis Halamek, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, CAPE

Nicole Yamada, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, CAPE

Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Faculty, CAPE

Lisa Pineda, MSN, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist

Diana Powell, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist




Scheduled upon request


$1,270 per person; includes continenal breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

Special discounts for Stanford Medicine affiliates available.

This program has a minimum enrollment of 6 attendees and is limited to 9 in order to maximize opportunities for hands-on practice and active learning. Team enrollment is strongly encouraged.


A written notice of cancellation must be received 60 days prior to start of this program.  A $75 administrative fee will be assessed at this time.

30-59 days: 50% of paid registration is refundable.

30 days or less: Non-refundable. 

Stanford University School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel this program; in the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded.