The Global Change Game
The Global Change Game is an award winning program which educates
people about global issues and empowers them to make decisions on
these issues. Participants of all
ages and backgrounds enjoy a powerful and personal learning experience
which provides an enriched global understanding. The Game develops
creative problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, negotiation,
and leadership skills. It shows the participants how people and
resources are distributed in the world, how and why peoples' priorities
differ, and how global decisions are or can be made.
Played on a colourful hand painted world map the size of a basketball
court, the Global Change Game is an action packed three hour workshop
with an atmosphere that excites players of all abilities to explore
world issues. Most of the 70 participants in each Game represent
100 million people living in one of nine different regions of the
world. Other players take on the roles of business and government
leaders, and together all of the participants determine the future
of the world through personal interactions in social, economic and
environmental decision making.
While minutes tick by for the players, years pass in the Game as
it travels from the present to the middle of the next century. Players,
representing people in various regions of the world, are given tokens
representing their real-world resources, and are informed of the
problems facing their regions. The players select what their priorities
will be, and work within their groups and with their neighbours
to achieve the goals which they have set.
The Global Change Game's team of trained facilitators works with
the participants throughout the event, helping them identify issues
relevant to them, and suggesting ways to improve their proposals.
The facilitators bring out the players' knowledge and experience
and lead them from familiar ground to new discoveries in a creative
and collaborative problem-solving process.
By the end of the Game, decades in the future, the players have
explored, understood, and even solved, in their own ways, some of
the most difficult challenges facing the modern world:
Health and Nutrition
Pollution International Trade
Refugees / Immigration
The Global Change Game can be contacted
at 204 783-2675 or www.mts.net/~gcg