Chart the Course is a tabletop role playing game that encourages organizational learning about public engagement through ideation and empathy-building. Public engagement can be a “messy” and evolving process, with necessarily limited resources of time, energy, and funding. Players decide whether to invest in approaches that emphasize Transparency, Creativity, or Inclusivity. Over the course of 45 minutes, players also explore engagement tactics, role play possible outcomes, and reflect on the implications of their actions. The game primes public engagement practitioners and city staff to thoughtfully invest their resources.
Author(s): The Engagement Lab
Published: September 21st 2016