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Public Services students from BCoT recently took part in a fast-paced crisis management scenario at a workshop delivered by the Ministry of Defence.
BCoT students were given the task of building an action plan to manage an international crisis, which involved role-playing the Prime Minister and other cabinet colleagues responding to a fast-moving deteriorating situation taking place on the other side of the world.
Split into groups, the students competed against each other through team working, building a credible action plan, delivering a press conference and taking questions afterwards.
The workshop had a real competitive edge as teams aimed to win crested Ministry of Defence certificates.
Run by Andy Gillman MBE, the workshop is part of the Ministry of Defence’s award-winning outreach programme. Andy has been working on the programme since 2001, inspiring and motivating students all over the UK.
Andy says: “Once again it was a pleasure to bring the MOD International Crisis Workshop to the BCoT Public Service students and enable them to unpick a fast-moving overseas crisis. There were highly detailed strategies produced and superb teamwork qualities were evident across all the teams. These are Public Services students at their very best, superbly encouraged by their tutor James Booty, and I look forward to hosting a number of them in MOD Headquarters in Whitehall later this term.”
James Booty, Course Director of Public Services at BCoT said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our Public Service students to gain real-life skills that will help them in their future careers. I want to say a big thank you to Andy Gillman MBE for running this invaluable workshop for our students.”
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