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You’ll need to consider a wide range of aspects in the design and development of the scenario-based exercise to ensure that it produces the results, findings, or changes that you hope to achieve. To help approach this complex task, this section breaks down the process into five phases, each with information, tools, and resources to assist you with this process.


Foundation

analysis
Lay the groundwork for your exercise by assessing your needs and capabilities, establishing partnerships, and defining the scope and objectives.

Planning

planning
Create a roadmap for design by selecting an exercise type, estimating costs, gaining support, and building work teams.

Design

design and development
Transform your plans into the products and materials that will be used to deliver the exercise and assess its effectiveness.

Implementation

development
Ensure the exercise goes smoothly by holding a pre-event orientation, managing logistics, setting expectations, and collecting data.

Impact

delivery
Get the most out of your exercise by assessing what went well and what didn’t, planning your next steps, and help others by sharing lessons learned.

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