Scenario security is important: It helps ensure that the participants react in a realistic way. The team preparing the exercise should not share information on the scenario with the players. The controllers and evaluators should know the scenario very well. Everybody else shouldn’t. Some people will have this urge to know the scenario in advance. To counteract this natural tendency, the players should be given a short document or pre-read video detailing the schedule, the objectives, the participants and the organization running the exercise. This will demonstrate that the exercise is well thought out and hopefully answer the legitimate questions they may have.
In this short video clip from the Crisis Coordinator Webinar Series, Rob Burton discusses the important role of the trusted agent when developing the scenario injects.
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