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Great Exercise Design starts with the Silly Little Question: “Why are we doing this?”

June 15, 2017 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425
Women In Security - Molly Hohn


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The Silly Little Question: “Why are we doing this?”

Exercises are a mainstay in the field of emergency management and business continuity planning. Although many companies hold exercises, and the organizers may be emergency response subject matter experts, they do not excel in the discipline of designing and conducting the actual exercise, which means they simply don’t get the best results out of their effort. This fast-paced session starts with a silly little question, “Why are we doing this?”

What looks like a simple query is actually one of the keys to getting the most out of every exercise you design. This presentation peels back the design process with the goal of creating the best experience possible. Whether you are developing simple tabletop exercises or working on a full-scale exercise that resembles a Hollywood movie, this session will provide you some gems that will make your exercise sizzle. Since 1982, Regina Phelps has designed over 100 exercises each year and will share many of her secrets to ensure your exercise’s success.

Topics Covered

  • Learn the answer to the question, “Why are we doing this?”
  • Learn five new tips on how to make your next tabletop exercise the best one ever.
  • Learn how to use a design team for the best results.
  • Develop a framework for an exercise plan and killer narrative.
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