Training Simulation Exercises

Training simulation exercises provide a great opportunity for learners to absorb key training lessons in an engaging, effective way. Immersing yourself in a simulation exposes you to important process skills such as decision making under pressure, helping you to build the skills you need to be effective quickly. Explore the many simulation experiences available at HRDQ!

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Black Bear an HRDQ Team Adventure Training Simulation

Black Bear

Black Bear is a survival simulation game for team building that requires participants to work together to rescue their scout leader following a bear attack. This adventure simulation is one of 9 Team Adventure Series products that starts with a suspense-filled scenario that challenges teams to work together to escape danger with only limited resources - and each other. While most people can rest assured knowing they'll never encounter these survival situations, they do experience the similar feelings of stress and conflict that accompany everyday organizational life.

Zombie Outbreak an HRDQ Team Adventure Training Simulation

Zombie Outbreak

The Zombie Outbreak game is a high-energy training simulation activity that requires teams to work together to survive a developing zombie outbreak. There's one reason why training simulations are a popular choice for team development training. They work. That's because they're an effective way to introduce the concept of synergy and help team members quickly develop vital group-process skills such as consensus decision making, problem solving, communication, and conflict resolution in a non threatening learning environment.

Vacation in the Keys an HRDQ Team Adventure Training Simulation

Vacation in the Keys

In this training simulation, Vacation in the Keys, disaster strikes a group of friends on a charter trip to the Florida Keys when their boat suddenly explodes. In the blink of an eye, everyone - and everything - is thrown overboard. Training simulations are an effective way to introduce the concept of synergy and help team members quickly develop vital group-process skills such as consensus decision making, problem solving, communication, and conflict resolution. Teams are challenged to work together to escape danger with only limited resources - and each other.

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What Are Simulations?

A simulation experience might start with an imaginary trip to a faraway, exotic place such as the Australian outback or the Caribbean islands. But it isn't long before the adventure goes wrong and teams are faced with a life-and-death situation, forcing them to work together as teams to survive with only limited resources and each other. In simulations like this, teams can learn how to overcome common stumbling blocks within the safety of the classroom. The success of the team in the simulation reflects the success of the team in the workplace.

Adventure Simulations

Adventure simulations area fun way for participants to learn about and experience team decision making and team synergy, which are important concepts to effective team functioning. Each Team Adventure product from HRDQ is a simulation that requires participants to work in teams to make "survival" decisions. The purpose is to show that reaching consensus and achieving team synergy results in a more successful outcome than when participants make decisions on their own. These training simulation exercises reflect both real-life potential occurrences and fantasy situations—anything from being stranded on a riverbank to being attacked by zombies. In the latter category, participants can focus on the process of making a decision more than the details of the situation itself. Because the scenario is fictional, participants are less likely to have preconceived notions or biases about the situation. This encourages them to concentrate on using their problem-solving skills to reach a solution together.

Benefits of Simulations

Simulations are one of the most beneficial types of learning formats.

Benefits include:

  • They allow a team to practice team decision making under pressure
  • They provide an opportunity for a team to practice interpersonal skills, such as active listening, questioning, and confronting behaviors, in a realistic setting
  • They illustrate the concept of team synergy
  • They provide a new team with a nonthreatening opportunity to work together

Try one of HRDQ's simulations and see how they can work for your organization.

  • Black Bear

    Black Bear

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    Black Bear is a survival simulation game for team building that requires participants to work together to rescue their scout leader foll...

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  • Outback

    Outback

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    Outback is a team building simulation that requires participants to work together to survive with limited supplies in the Australian bus...

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  • Whiteout

    Whiteout

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    Whiteout is an engaging conflict resolution team building activity for any team, especially those in the midst of conflict. Following the...

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  • Beyond the Valley of the Kings

    Beyond the Valley of the Kings

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    Beyond the Valley of the Kings is a training simulation the requires teams to work together to survive being stranded in the Sahara dese...

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  • Zombie Outbreak

    Zombie Outbreak

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    The Zombie Outbreak game is a high-energy training simulation activity that requires teams to work together to survive a developing zomb...

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  • Marooned

    Marooned

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    A group of cruise passengers sets out to explore a remote and deserted coral island. Time slips by when they realize their cruise ship h...

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  • Swamped

    Swamped

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    The Swamped survival simulation presents a group of friends enjoying a paddle across a scenic lake. But the weather turns and everything...

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  • Cave Without A Name

    Cave Without A Name

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    HRDQ's Team Adventure Series training simulations are a popular choice for team development training. They're an effective way to introdu...

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  • Vacation In The Keys

    Vacation In The Keys

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    HRDQ's Team Adventure Series training simulations are a popular choice for team development training. That's because they're an effective...

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