L&D: Examples of the Architecture of an Executive Simulation Exercise

My Version of ADDIE Uses Maps & Specs

Maps show the flow visually while Specs include all the details. Think Schematics and Bills of Materials with Instructions for Assembly and Test.

Here is an example of the Architecture/Structure of an Event Map. Note there were both a pre and post Map for the pre and post Events.

TMC - MCD P3 - Event Map

The 3 Simulation Exercises occurred in Lessons 16, 25 and 27.

The Macro Structure

Pre-Event, the Main Event and the Post-Event.

TMC Ex Dev Sys

Simulation Objectives

My client (not TMC – which is one of my standard Case Companies) brought together their worldwide leaders for the first time in their 100+ year history.

There was a perceived need to teach them about walk-the-talk given recent (at the time) business issues. Issues that were going to cost them their bonuses for a couple of years.

So … avoiding these issues in the future was going to be a receptive topic … as one might imagine.

TMC Ex Dev Sys (2)

Simulation Flow

Again – for the Pre-Event, the Main Event and the Post-Event.

TMC Ex Dev Sys (3)

… Continued …

TMC Ex Dev Sys (4)

Grouping the Participants Into Defined 3 Role Sets

TMC Ex Dev Sys (5)

The 3 Foci of 3 Rounds

TMC Ex Dev Sys (6)

The Process of Each Round

TMC Ex Dev Sys (7)

The Datapaks Provided the Information to Feed the Simulations 

TMC Ex Dev Sys (8)

The Structure of the Datapaks

TMC Ex Dev Sys (9)

Seems Like a Lot … Overkill-in-the-Extreme? 

Imagine a much looser structure and the feedback from the top Executives if one had let the entire effort devolve into chaos.

This effort occurred in the early 2000s over a 3 month period from start to delivery.

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