Leading experiences for groups with the En-ROADS simulation model can be a rewarding way to engage people around climate change solutions.
Becoming an 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!
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:
Spend time experimenting with the model to make sure you can explain the dynamics when you are presenting to groups. We suggest creating at least thirty scenarios in En-ROADS and as you move sliders practices explaining the behavior to yourself and consult the En-ROADS user guide to understand it deeper. Lead a practice game or workshop for a group of friends and ask for their feedback.