Leading experiences for groups with the En-ROADS simulation model can be a rewarding way to engage people around climate change solutions.
Becoming an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador and effective facilitator of the En-ROADS Climate Workshop or Climate Action Simulation takes significant preparation. With the resources below, we are happy to support you to learn about the En-ROADS simulator and facilitation techniques. There are many others around the world, like you, taking these steps too – welcome to the community!
Need additional help along the way? Check out our online forum to…
• Connect with other facilitators in your region or sector
• Ask for facilitation advice and model clarifications
• Offer personal insights and experiences
Join our Training Webinars
Join others for this series of webinars that cover how to run the game or workshop, how the simulator behaves, and how to facilitate a group skillfully. The overall series includes seven one-hour webinars. (7 hours)
Read the Guides & Explore Materials
Read through the En-ROADS user guide to improve your understanding of the model’s dynamics, and then begin exploring the simulator itself. After this, learn how to lead the workshop or game with the facilitator guides which walk you through key concepts — from preparation and room setup, to sample scripts and debrief techniques.
See Other Facilitators In Action
It can be helpful to learn facilitation approaches and simulator dynamics by watching others, either in-person or via recordings from previous sessions. We plan to add more up-to-date recordings over time, but here are a few to get you started:
Practice and Get Feedback
Before becoming an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador, you should lead at least two En-ROADS events – either the game or workshop – for groups of any size. While doing this collect feedback from at least five people in your audience regarding your performance as a facilitator so you can improve.
You can use our feedback form or other means to collect responses. We don’t collect the feedback from you, but expect you to read it and consider how you can take it into account moving forward. Listening to feedback is a critical element in becoming a talented facilitator and ambassador. Also, don’t forget to register all your En-ROADS events!
Complete Test and Submit Completion Form
Come back here later in January to find a test to check your understanding of the topics discussed, and a form to fill out to receive your certificate of completion.