LIFT Simulation Design Lab

An experience is worth a thousand lectures

The LIFT Simulation Design Lab uses experiential learning and expert facilitation to elevate team conversations, engage communities and transform systems. The LIFT Lab designs and facilitates learning experiences to uncover the causes of complex problems, and then engages healthcare teams and community members to work together to imagine solutions to those problems. We accomplish this by:

Designing highly individualized learning experiences

The LIFT Lab engages key stakeholders right from the beginning—to work with our lab on designing the learning experiences. All our design processes begin with seeking to holistically understand the problem at hand. This can include interviewing stakeholders, conducting a comprehensive landscape analysis, or proto-typing learning experiences for stakeholder feedback and refinement.

 Facilitating experiential learning

The LIFT lab creates custom trainings to fit the specific needs of your team. The actual “event” can take many forms—simulation, action planning, community conversations, interactive theater, facilitated LEGO workshops. All learning experiences adhere to the same framework: 1) establish a safe learning space, 2) conduct a group learning experience and 3) guide a facilitated debrief.  

Capturing solutions

The LIFT Lab works with participants and stakeholders to transform discoveries from the experiential learning into actionable change. This often means action planning with the learning participants and stakeholders. The LIFT Lab’s researchers also collect data around identified solutions and training effectiveness, which they provide to the stakeholders to guide decision-making.


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In response to COVID-19, the LIFT Simulation Design Lab will continue to do simulation under modified guidelines. To view our updated simulation guidelines, click here.