This page is
designed to help you decide whether it is possible and
appropriate for you to run the simulation yourself or
whether you should get us to run it for you
Our most popular
simulations are all available for you to run yourself but
even so it may not be appropriate for you to run the simulation
yourself. So, this page lists a series of questions that you
should be able to answer yes!
Is the simulation available for
you to run yourself?
Are you going to run the simulation regularly?
Can you (and a colleague) budget time to get
up to speed?
Is your initial group size twenty
Is the timetable reasonable?
Are you comfortable with computers?
Are you familiar and happy with participant centred
Do you have the appropriate business
- Is the simulation available for you to run
- In general our most popular simulations - those lasting a
day or less are available for you to run yourself. Our
more complex and newest simulations are only available
for us to run for you (on a turnkey basis if you are a
training provider - we do not run courses directly).
- Are you going to run the simulation regularly?
- As you will need to budget time to get up to speed and
once up to speed you need to maintain your familiarity,
if you are not going to run a simulation three or more
times a year it may be better for us to run the
simulation for you.
- Can you (and a colleague) budget time to get
up to speed?
- Although all our simulations are easy to use, have the
necessary tutoring documentation and have appropriate
tutoring/participant support systems, you must spend some
time becoming familiar with the simulation and the
- Is your initial group size twenty or less?
- Although an experienced trainer (with help) can handle
groups of up to forty (eight teams of five) or several
groups in parallel, this is not recommended until you
have experience running the simulation. (However, having
said this I know of at least one occurrence where
trainers successfully ran for the first time a simulation
for a group of sixty!)
- Is the timetable reasonable?
- If you are running the simulation in an abbreviated
manner (at a conference or on
an assessment centre) if is
probably better for us to run the simulation for you. But
if you are running it in the normal fashion or spread
over a course you should have no problems.
- Are you comfortable with computers?
- Although our simulations are designed to be easy to use
and thus suitable for most trainers, if you are
uncomfortable with using computers (e.g.. do not use them
for Word Processing and E-mail) then it is probable
better for us to run the simulation for you.
- Are you familiar and happy with participant
- If you feel that learning is all to do with instructing (lecturing)
the learners where you control the process and are
uncomfortable where the learners take charge of the
learning process then simulation is not for you!
- Do you have the appropriate business
- If you have moved in to training after a career in
industry the answer to this question is almost certainly
yes. If your background is training and HR then you will
find our simulations an excellent way of learning about
If any of these questions are NO!
It is probably advisable to ask us to run the
simulation for you. However, if you work with us during the day
then you should be able to run the simulation yourself later.
Train the Trainer
To get you up to speed quickly we can provide a
train the trainer session where with you we will run the
simulation with a class, Following this we will spend a like
amount of time debriefing the run and ensuring that you fully
understand the software and the simulation.
© 2001 Jeremy J. S. B. Hall
Most recent update: 06/09/08
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