Humanitarian Simulaton

November 11, 2019

The Humanitarian Crisis Simulation is an immersive learning experience for students and working professionals where participants play the role of humanitarian aid workers or volunteer responders in a simulated international humanitarian crisis.  They learn the foundations of humanitarian response and apply concepts in the simulation through active teamwork, intense interaction with role-players, and on-the-spot decision-making.

Registration is now open for this experience which will occur on May 15 to 17, 2020 in Hudson, Wisconsin.

June 3, 2019

On May 17 to 19th, 50 learners and nearly 150 instructors, facilitators, and volunteers came together in Hudson, Wisconsin for the 6th UMN Humanitarian Crisis Simulation. Participants from a range of academic and professional disciplines were formed into teams representing NGO responders, that set out to assess an unraveling crisis depicted by role players and props scattered through the sprawling wooded site. The crisis involved thousands of refugees, health issues, security concerns, and insufficient resources.