ICONS simulations are designed to meet your needs.
Two main simulation styles
ICONS simulations address a wide variety of international and domestic policy issues, and the majority of our simulations fall within two categories:
Quick Start Simulations allow students to begin negotiating immediately by including:
- Private team role sheets that clearly define interests;
- Policy/Issue briefs that lay out the topics of negotiation; and
- Structured proposal forms that are pre-populated with options.
Research Simulations deepen students research capabilities by asking them to:
- Research their roles;
- Analyze complex global challenges; and
- Generate creative proposals to address international issues.
Key questions to consider
How much time do you want to dedicate to the simulation?
Quick Start Simulations allow your students to jump right in and can be completed within a few hours or a few class periods. Our Research Simulations require more preparation and in-depth study that may involve a greater time commitment.
How many students are participating?
Our simulations offer a wide range of roles — from as few as five to over 30! ICONS simulations are best conducted with a few students playing each role, so that they can practice both inter- and intra-team negotiation.
What are your learning objectives?
Do you want your students to understand the nuance of negotiation techniques? Or perhaps help them grasp the complexity of specific international issues? Research Simulations will broaden students practical knowledge of countries and policy areas, while our Quick Start Simulations will highlight the challenges and skills associated with international negotiation.
How many instructors and classes will participate?
ICONS offers the ability for multiple classes from the same or different educational institutions to participate in the same simulation. Engaging in a multi-faculty simulation can be a very enriching experience for instructors and students alike!
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Need assistance in choosing the right simulation for your class? We're here to help! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 405-4172 to schedule a consultation to discuss your simulation needs.