Heard from Across Campus!
The team was supportive throughout the process, from the planning and development of the files and client characters to the coordination of the involvement of the simulators and the training of simulators - they understood our overall goals and were always creatively and thoughtfully engaged.
What clients are saying
"The focus of the Ryerson Law Practice Program (LPP) is to help lawyer licensing candidates develop key skills that are critical to their future success in the practice of law in Ontario, including communication and client management skills. Having actual "clients" in four of their files, with whom our candidates would meet and interview over the course of four months, gave LPP candidates tangible experience and development. The team was supportive throughout the process, from the planning and development of the files and client characters to the coordination of the involvement of the simulators and the training of simulators - they understood our overall goals and were always creatively and thoughtfully engaged. The team was flexible and willing to offer simulations online (as well as in-person), which was an important requirement for the Ryerson LPP. At the end, candidates indicated that they thoroughly benefited from the work with the "clients" throughout the program."
- Gina Alexandris, LLB, MEd, Director, Law Practice Program, Toronto Metropolitan University
"I felt truly supported; the process was thorough, organized and completely met the needs of the student assignment. I would highly recommend this simulation experience. Thank you very much!"
- Cindy D. Smith, Professor, School of Early Childhood Education, Seneca College
"Thank you to the LAS@R program for being so organized and supporting this assessment simulation - it was a seamless experience and all the actors were professional, timely and friendly. I really value the wonderful service provided by the LAS@R program."
- Elizabeth Manafo, Program Manager, Internationally Educated Dietitians Pre-Registration Program, Chang School - Toronto Metropolitan University
"As always, it was a very rewarding experience and this service is stellar! I so appreciate that we have this available to us and just wish we could use the service more! Actors are always exceptional and LAS@R staff are beyond helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating! I cannot praise this service more!"
- Dawn Onishenko, Associate Director, Undergraduate Program and Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Toronto Metropolitan University
"The support that was provided during the Courageous Conversations simulation was appreciated...It clearly illustrates the need for Ontario Public Service (OPS) managers to show more empathy with dealing with staff. This [simulation] should be mandatory for all levels of management in OPS."
- Celina Carter, Research Coordinator, Urban Health Research Program Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Toronto Metropolitan University
What participants are saying
"Everyone should take this course and put into ‘action’… we can make a difference."
"Really, really helped to solidify the learning. The actors were fantastic!"
"Simulations with actors were highly effective. Much more useful than role play with participants."