Chief Script Engineer
Jeff Elkins oversees the script and content creation for all of SIMmersion's conversation simulations. Collaborating with subject matter experts, he empowers the writing team to develop collaborative communication styles, mimic expert behavior, and manage complex scripts, all while adhering to ambitious production timelines. Jeff is committed to ensuring SIMmersion programs are authentic interactive experiences that provide unparalleled training.
Prior to joining SIMmersion, Mr. Elkins spent 15 years serving as a Program Manager and Change Manager for multiple nonprofits. Through this work, he established mentoring programs for inner-city youth, developed adult-focused small group systems for life development, built after-school programs for disadvantaged elementary school students, helped found a system of charter schools in Baltimore City, and walked multiple organizations through seasons of institutional growth and development. Mr. Elkins holds a B.A. from Baylor University and an M.Div. from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He currently resides in Cockeysville, Maryland with his wife and five children.
Workshop Session 2
The Simulated Training Experience: Virtual Learning
This workshop will provide an overview discussing the history and development in addition to a live demonstration on the use of the NJPN SIMmersion training. The SIMmersion training is a virtual training that offers a flexible and fun approach to skill building. It is a training designed specifically by NJ Peer Recovery Specialists for NJ Peer Recovery Specialists working in various community settings. The simulated training provides peers an opportunity to practice building motivational interviewing skills at their own pace and in a safe learning environment.
This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC