Looking for a game changer for your next class? Thinking about integrating a simulation into your coursework?
Train-the-Trainer is a rigorous four-day event that will show you the ins and outs of using Marketplace business simulations in general and conscious capitalism in particular as an educational teaching tool.
The Conscious Capitalism® simulation challenges participants to operate a conscious business in contrast to the traditional profit-maximizing business paradigm. Participants in the simulation must consider all of the firm's stakeholders, including customers, stockholders, employees, suppliers, and the community.
They must deal with ethical, environmental, and sustainability issues in addition to the usual management challenges of running a business.
While participants encounter the challenges of starting up a fully-functioning entrepreneurial firm, they are also exposed to the tensions underlying Conscious Capitalism, including employee morale, reputation, product reliability, as well as environmental and health concerns.
The Conscious Capitalism problems and opportunities are presented within the context of a new enterprise with demands on the players’ time, attention, talent, spirit, resources, and livelihood. These CC issues represent dilemmas to be resolved, starting slowly and growing as the business matures.
Participants must choose between the path of least resistance or working hard to build a conscious business.
New, prospective, and even experienced instructors that want their students to get the most out of a Marketplace learning experience.
As you explore the capabilities of Marketplace, you’ll be first introduced to the software from the students’ perspective. This will enable you to see the benefits and challenges each student faces while playing the game, as well as show you the effectiveness of simulation-based learning. The author, Dr. Ernest Cadotte, of Marketplace® Simulations and Dr. Rajkumar Phatate will then discuss the underlying pedagogy of the software and share their best practices for integrating a simulation into your course curriculum.
Click to watch the Marketplace Simulation Overview Video