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Simulation Exercise

Simulation Game “Youth Initiative”

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Experience the supporting element in coaching and learn what matters in the supporting stage.

Description of the tool

1/ The group is divided in 3 smaller groups. Each group has to choose 2 people who would be “coaches” and the others would be “young people”. “Young people” are invited to the “National Agency” (trainers act as NA) to sign the “contract” (get further instructions). “Coaches” are invited to attend a “working meeting” in the “National Agency”. (10 min.)
2/ Representatives of the youth groups are given instruction (see in Annex 13) on their task for the afternoon. “Coaches” are instructed about the communication with “NA” and given more information (See in Annex 13) about available resources. One of the resources is “SALTO Centre” (representative of SALTO is playing that role). (20 min.)
3/ Group work continues. (2 hours)
4/ At the end of the simulation game each group is asked to present the results of their work by making a short, creative presentation. All the presentations are made during the “official event” – “Fair of Youth Participation Projects”. (30 min.)
5/ Reflection in different groups is made on the experience of simulation game following these questions (1 hour 10 min.):
- What were the feelings during the exercise?
- What was the step by step process during the exercise?
- What kind of support was given by “coaches” and received by “young people” during the exercise?
- What recommendations could be given on supporting element in coaching?
6/ Each group presents its recommendations (20 min.)


  • It is good to finish “experiencing” part of the simulation game with short presentations before the reflection of the day.
    Time after time it is good to check the “initiative groups” by visiting them and talking about their process and results reached so far. This might help to follow the process as well as to provide support in difficult situations.

    Nerijus Kriauciunas , 23 September 2006 00:32:39

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Tool overview

This tool is for

Up to 30 people diveded in 3-4 groups

and addresses

Youth Initiatives

Materials needed:

Depending on the given situations


3-4 hours for experimenting, 2 hours for reflecting

Behind the tool

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Nerijus Kriauciunas (on 1 October 2006)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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