Welcome to the American Hospital Association’s Team Training Program featuring TeamSTEPPS®

Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) is an evidence-based set of tools for optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork among health care professionals. It includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into any health care system.

Teams working with American Hospital Association faculty have improved communication and teamwork in their organizations through courses, webinars, an annual national conference and community support and engagement.

If you have questions, please reach out to the AHA team at TeamTraining@aha.org or call 312-422-2609.



The Cornerstone of AHA’s Team Training Program

The Master Training Course is a focused, two-day learning experience with a train-the-trainer approach. Participants are equipped with TeamSTEPPS® fundamentals, as well as skills and resources for training and coaching peers on the behaviors needed to achieve positive results. This course is taught by—and produces—Master Trainers.

Course dates and locations for 2017-2018 will be forthcoming. Check back here for more information or sign-up to receive alerts and updates.

If you have questions, please reach out to the AHA team at TeamTraining@aha.org or call 312-422-2609.



Free Training Opportunities Every Month

AHA’s Team Training Program offers the TeamSTEPPS® community monthly webinars at no cost. The webinar series features new speakers and content each month. If you’re interested in serving as a webinar presenter, please complete a webinar proposal.

Upcoming Webinars

October 19 Webinar: Demystifying HROs with TeamSTEPPS®

Thinking about becoming a Highly Reliable Organization (HRO) is at the front of many in health care’s minds these days. Becoming an HRO isn’t just another initiative. Instead, it is a journey that needs to be supported by leadership and owned by all members of the organization. This takes time and a serious commitment to culture change. However taking the first steps to being an HRO doesn’t have to be daunting or difficult if you support it with TeamSTEPPS®. In this webinar, the five principles of HROs will be discussed through the lens of the TeamSTEPPS. Each principle will be supported by specific TeamSTEPPS tools that you can use to begin your journey to high reliability. Join us October 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. The webinar’s presenters are Marcia Cooke, DNP, RN-BC, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing at Northern Illinois University and Chris Hund, MFA, Director of the new AHA Team Training Program. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Detail the five principles of being a Highly Reliable Organization.
  2. Connect TeamSTEPPS tools to HRO principles.
  3. Describe how TeamSTEPPS in helpful in moving an organization to being highly reliable.

There is no cost to participate. Register for this webinar.

November 8 Webinar: Integrating TeamSTEPPS® into Simulation and Team Debriefing

TeamSTEPPS provides a functional model for the development of interprofessional collaboration, and simulation experiences offer learners the chance to apply the principles and strategies in a safe environment. Knowledge and application of TeamSTEPPS® principles are scaffolded through curricula by integrating TeamSTEPPS behaviors into simulation and debriefing. Join us on November 8 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. The webinar presenters are James Carlson, PhD, PA-C, CHSE, the Vice President for Interprofessional Education and Simulation and Bill Gordon, DMin, a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and an instructor in the Department of Interprofessional Healthcare Studies, both of whom are faculty members at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how a health professions university or program can integrate foundational TeamSTEPPS training in an interprofessional model.
  2. Describe methods for scaffolding foundational TeamSTEPPS principles into simulation-based education and assessment.
  3. Utilize TeamSTEPPS principles and strategies as a method for debriefing and professional development in simulated encounters.
  4. Describe outcomes related to simulation-based TeamSTEPPS training and Interprofessional Education.

There is no cost to participate. Register for this webinar.

Check back here for upcoming monthly webinars or sign-up to receive alerts and updates.

If you have questions, please reach out to the AHA team at TeamTraining@aha.org or call 312-422-2609.

National Conference

Mark Your Calendars: June 20-22 in San Diego for the 2018 Team Training National Conference

The Team Training National Conference delivers techniques, tools and innovative ideas that help health care professionals to successfully implement TeamSTEPPS® and improve patient safety. The conference programming ranges from pre-conference sessions to keynote presentations to concurrent presentation panels. Networking opportunities and poster sessions allow participants to connect and learn with peers.

Check back soon for more information about how to submit a proposal to present, as well as registration and sponsorship opportunities. Please contact TeamTraining@aha.org with any questions.


Materials to Help You on Your Journey


The TeamSTEPPS® curriculum is made available by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and hosted on their website. The curriculum includes:

  • TeamSTEPPS® 2.0
  • TeamSTEPPS® for Office-Based Care Version
  • TeamSTEPPS® Long-Term Care Version
  • TeamSTEPPS® Dental Module
  • Patients with Limited English Proficiency
  • TeamSTEPPS® Rapid Response Systems Guide
  • Training Guide: Using Simulation in TeamSTEPPS® Training

Research and Evidence

Team training including TeamSTEPPS has been published by health care professionals in the United States and abroad. Please follow this link to find a research and evidence base that is cataloged by a variety of topics and clinical disciplines.

Case Studies

Check back soon for more information about how to submit a case study. Please contact TeamTraining@aha.org with any questions.


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