Global issues require leaders with the ability to be drivers for positive change, to lead and inspire others to think and behave more responsibly. To achieve this, we need forward thinking leaders with a specific skills to help society take action towards a more sustainable future. Gamified curricula and training hold the potential to develop such skills in a much more engaging, impactful and effective way.
The Scenario Exploration System (SES) is aserious gaming platformdeveloped to facilitate the application of foresight in practice. It originally aimed at engaging EU policy makers with foresight and scenarios in a quick process. Specifically, it was designedtohelp participants, in less than 3 hours, to engage in systemic thinking with a long-term perspective and to explore alternative futureson a given issue.
Through an interactive and participatory process, the game enables participants to acquire and share knowledge on sustainable development and explore the interests, motivations and strategies of different societal actors. Having developed its own version, ABIS offers to interested partiesthe opportunity toco-design workshops andto use the SESas part of teaching modules, strategic discussions and relevant events.
Over the last six years, ABIS organized and facilitated over 30 SES workshops for higher education institutions, public organizations and NGOs across 12 countries. Over 600 participants, including university students, academic faculty members, policymakers, business and civil society representatives have attended our workshops. Nowadays, to be able to organize larger scale events, make the game accessible in different geographic context or meet the demands of teaching modules, we also offer SES facilitation trainings and have trained 70 independent facilitators.
Please find below our most recent SES activities:
13 June 2023 -SES Workshop and Facilitation training at Maastricht University (NL)
4 May 2023 - SES workshop for Joint Research Centre, Bioeconomy Unit in Ispra (IT)
8 and 15 February 2023 - SES Workshop and Facilitation training at Liverpool Business School (UK)