Top 5 Best Participant Practices

  1. ASK FOR HELP

    • No one knows everything​, and that's okay; if you get stuck, ask for a briefing from an expert

    • We are always happy to give you help - we want you to succeed

  2. WORK TOGETHER

    • The President does not do every job in government - there are people for that​

    • Our simulations are the same; we want you to work with your room and your government to succeed (not alone)

  3. BE SPECIFIC

    • The more specific your requests are, the more help you will get​ - and the more you will like the result

    • Any information you leave out, you're allowing Control to make up (and won't necessarily benefit you)

  4. BE PROACTIVE

    • Don't sit around and react to the situation - think proactively​

    • When you receive briefings, consider the long term ramifications, and how you can mitigate the impact

  5. COORDINATE & COMMUNICATE

    • Don't assume that another office has the same information that you do​

    • The more you coordinate across offices, the more cohesive and successful your strategy will be

Participants in the National Security Council consider options for military engagement and humanitarian relief in Iraq.

Contested Crescent: A Simulation of Political Tension and Regional Influence in Iraq | Fall 2014

George Washington University Strategic Crisis Simulations
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800 21st Street NW

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Washington, DC​ 20052

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