What are simulation games or managerial simulation games in our courses? In essence, these are extensive exercises in which real situations from the work environment are simulated in certain sets (story, period, context, role). Always in a small group, and therefore with teamwork training.
We use simulation games de facto in all our courses and trainings, because they are the most effective way to develop competencies and acquire knowledge, which is agreed upon by various researches and authors, such as J. Withmore in the book on coaching or the team of authors in the book “Learn it!”. The former specifically refers to the difference between recalling information acquired in the “tell”, “tell and show” and “tell, show and excercise” styles as follows:
|tell||tell and show||tell, show and excercise|
|after 3 weeks one remembers||70 %||72 %||85 %|
|after 3 months one remembers||10 %||32 %||65%|
The second mentioned book, among other things, tells about the most effective ways to learn something. According to the authors, it is best to try something real on your own after receiving the basic information. This is followed by a trial and error phase and then a subsequent analysis, in which more detailed information is added and the correct procedures are anchored.
These procedures correspond exactly to the way we develop and use various simulation games in our courses. Participants always receive basic information for solving a given issue and then it is up to them how to deal with the situation. In the vast majority of cases, they will subsequently come up with the most effective solution for how to proceed in a given situation. Which is exactly what we want. The experience gained in this way will last in mind and is highly likely to lead to changes in the real environment.
What exactly can you look forward to at our courses? In addition to a large number of smaller exercises and pranks, we currently use the following extensive all-day simulation games:
During the simulation of the Pacific Railroad project, you will experience in one day various situations in the preparation and implementation of the project, which are very close to real experience.
The current form was created with the help of gamification experts of the Court of Moravia.
You will experience this game on the Agile and SCRUM course. It’s one of the few games we didn’t develop, but took over. In the role of Product Owner, the lecturer will outline the vision of the product and you will have to further develop it into a product backlog and then implement up to three sprints! One day of training is dedicated to a general overview and gaining experience with agility in the form of a game. Specifically, within the game lego4scrum you will try:
In the all-day game Portfolio of Charles IV. developed by us, you will find out how to organize teams and the entire organization for success in today’s time of dynamic change. You will experience how much of a difference in efficiency, performance and also the atmosphere an organizational arrangement can mean and you will learn what works and what doesn’t.
The aim of the training is to experience different situations in which different professions participate within one organization and gradually work out with their own experience and invention to effectively set up cooperation.
The setting corresponds to a regular medium-sized company or part of a large corporation in which there are professional departments, whose members are variously involved in projects, development and other activities.
In our other courses (Project Management step by step, Team Leadership, etc.) you have the opportunity to experience smaller simulations and games, our provenance from other sources, such as:
Passing experience and information through games is not only effective but also fun. In the common interest, we try to maximize the number of games and simulations on all our courses.
In addition, because we develop most games ourselves, we can customize them. If you want to play with us, contact us!