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Workshop

Games

Tabletop Exercise

Needs

  • Write a plan component
  • Education or training
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Build consensus
  • Improve collaboration and communication
  • Generate mitigation and response strategies
  • Identify resource needs
  • Engage a wide variety of individuals in the planning process
  • Education
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Build consensus
  • Improve collaboration and communication
  • Explore and evaluate mitigation and response strategies
  • Practice resource and/or budget allocation
  • Promote plan familiarity
  • Training
  • Information sharing
  • Practice group problem solving and decision-making
  • Evaluate mitigation and response strategies
  • Identify gaps in resource or staff allocation

Format

Informal discussion with presentations and breakout groups

Friendly competition with teams and interactive learning

Low-stress walk through of plan implementation

Participants

Single- or multi-sector
Stakeholder or agency

Multi-sector stakeholder

Anyone with a policy, planning or response role

Time

4 hours to multiple days

2–8 hours

1–4 hours

Planning stage

Developing or existing plan

Developing or existing plan

Existing plan

 

Planning Worksheet #1: Select an Exercise Type (pdf) is intended to help you weigh selection factors and discover which exercise types are most compatible with your objectives, planning stage, and capacity.