Tabletop Exercises

Tabletop exercises bring key representatives from agencies and organizations together in an informal setting to discuss the implementation of an existing plan. Scenarios trigger discussions about participants’ roles, responsibilities, and actions during a drought.

a table top exercise with native Hualapai people led by former NDMC director Mike Hayes


You may want to consider a tabletop exercise if your objectives include:

Tabletop objectives graphic that shows the following objectives on a pie chart. 1) Familiarizing staff with their roles and responsibilities 2) Improving coordination and resolving responsibility questions among agencies 3) Evaluating plans, policies, and procedures 4) Discovering gaps in resources or staff allocation


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