Weekly study8 hours
Exercise Design and Management
Putting on an exercise can be viewed as a matter of project management. There is a process with a defined start and end with key deliverables and time constraints. Taking this approach it is possible to design a scenario that tests assumptions, plan the exercise, assure buy in from key stakeholders and ensure key objectives are met.
You will consider the stages required from planning the exercise and how to develop a team to turn the plan into reality through to the exercise day itself and how to manage it.
The exercise development cycle
The exercise design team
Taking a consultative approach
Getting buy in
SMART exercise objectives
Scenarios, timelines and injects
Exercise assumptions and artificialities
The exercise project plan
Exercise delivery team roles
The importance of evaluation
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply an exercise development cycle
- Identify challenges to obtaining buy in and participation from stakeholders
- Develop exercise objectives and align them to needs and evaluation
- Produce and exercise plan to facilitate effective exercise delivery
- Evaluate the challenges of running an effective exercise
Who is the course for?
This course is for those enrolled on Training and Exercising Design and Delivery, which forms part of the MSc Emergency Management & Resilience online degree at Coventry University.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.