Spotlight Series webinars are a peer-learning component of Managing by Network.
Serious Games for Collaboration
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
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- Presentation: “Leveling Up” on Serious Games to Improve Awareness, Engagement & Collaboration (PDF)
- Featured Game: Flood Fighter: Nevada
- USACE Applied Learning Environments (ALEs) website
- USACE Collaborration and Public Participation Center of Expertise website
Learn how “serious games” can help bring creativity, strategic thinking and collaborative teamwork to support problem solving around real-world issues with serious stakes, like drought and flood risk reduction or ecosystem restoration.
Collaboration expert and gaming guru Hunter Merritt, USACE, shared insights on how gaming approaches can support community and partner engagement for public lands and resource management. The 90-minute webinar included a presentation, Q&A, and game demo of Flood Fighter Nevada.
Featured partnership practices included:
- Laying the foundation for collaboration: joint fact-finding, building a common vocabulary, creating a shared vision, facilitation.
- Entrepreneurship and risk management: using creative and applied scenarios to help communities and interested parties explore issues, risks, and potential alternatives
- Proactive communication and public engagement: providing credible and locally-relevant information to build understanding of the issues and trade-offs
Hunter Merritt, USACE, Social Scientist, Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise, Institute for Water Resources
Facilitated by the Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy
Anne Desmarais, Director
Jane Hanson, Assistant Director
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