FORCCAST’s first simulation with Indian senior officials
For the first time this summer, FORCCAST organized two simulations intended for twenty-seven mid-career Indian senior officials (Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration) in collaboration with the Direction de la Formation Continue from Sciences Po.
Adrien Fauve (pedagogical engineer) collaborated with Philippe Perchoc (catholic university of Louvain) to implement this project, while Romain Decharnes contributed by talking about public speaking.
During the two half-days and through negotiation workshops on commercial and agricultural policies, participants observed the operating decision-making processes in political systems such as the European Union.
The first simulation involved negotiating the Common Agricultural Policy budget during the European Council. The participants quickly reached an agreement thanks to their experience and ability to agree on the lowest common denominator.
The second simulation – deliberately more complex – staged the meeting between an Indian and a EU delegation to negotiate a free trade agreement on wine between the EU and India. The aim was to make up an Indian team composed of representatives with different interests in order to highlight their disagreements and, for some, their connivance with European countries.
This FORCCAST experience involved: playing a role, speaking in front of others and staging the learning process.
This innovative training, combining active educational methods and initiation to public speaking was very much appreciated. It is an encouraging start for the use of FORCCAST’s methods in continuous training.