Peter Leveille, Principle Software Systems Engineer; Jillian Humphreys, Lead Business and Technology Strategist; Sarah O'Donnell, Special Operations Program Manager; MITREMILITARY / GOVT / NONPROFIT
This talk will be focused on using serious tabletop games to create a facilitated learning environment. Our featured game was designed to help educate stakeholders about Strategic Loss; this is a counter-intuitive concept which can be difficult to understand without an immersive experience. We will first describe the concept of Strategic Loss and why it needs to be an important part of governmental strategic thinking. We will then demonstrate how the game Pathways to Preservation was designed to facilitate discussion and learning about strategic loss, while keeping players engaged and invested in the topic.
Attendees will learn about designing games for facilitated learning. Additionally attendees will learn about the concept of Strategic Loss.