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Tabletop Exercises -- You’ve Got One Shot, Make it Count

A Crisis Simulation exercise is a great opportunity for a team of professionals to come together and address gaps and issues they may have when it comes to an event.

It is a controlled environment for you to understand individual skillsets during a crisis and how the organization can communicate and coordinate during one.

As a tool, tabletop exercises (also known as TTX), when run effectively and correctly, can be extremely impactful not just to the team, but the organization.

However, as a facilitator of these events, you only have one short window to attain interest and commitment for future sessions. This is a vital step in your journey to building a culture of preparedness.

The preparation to get to a positive and effective level is simple. We recommend five key steps: