2024 Host Nations Simulation Competition
The 2024 NASPAA Student Simulation Competition will be on February 24th, March 2nd and March 9th!
NASPAA is seeking enthusiastic member schools to serve as host sites for the 2024 NASPAA Global Student Simulation Competition. Host sites have the opportunity to create a meaningful, educational and exciting day for students from around the world as they compete and network in an immersive learning event while using a computer simulation designed for public service education. The Host Nations Simulation by DMS Academy is an opportunity for students to practice many of the skills required for effective policy-making, such as negotiation, data analysis, and team management. If you are interested in hosting, please click the link below to submit a brief proposal by October 4th, 2023. Please email questions to Alex Minkoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosting the Simulation Competition
Here's what you can expect from hosting the NASPAA Student Simulation Competition. This competition is an educational and exciting experience for all participants, and our site hosts are critical to this success. If you have questions about the process, please reach out to Alex Minkoff, Manager of Simulation Education Programs, at email@example.com.
- Masters students in public-service degree programs must respond to a sudden influx of migrants to their region for this simulation.
- Students play as government ministers (Prime Minister, Home Office Secretary, etc.) to work together as a team and interact with other “governments” as well as regional treaty organizations to manage the arrival and absorption of the new migrants.
- Participants will develop strategies to manage their economy, migrant integration, and the political ramifications of their policy decisions.
- This simulation integrates various diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and accessibility facets of decision-making in public service roles as part of NASPAA's initiative to address DEIJA as an organization and in public service education.
- Full-day event on Saturday, February 24th, and Saturday, March 2nd, 2024.
- Host schools outside of the Americas run the competition on February 24th
- Host schools within the Americas run the competition on March 2nd.
- All sites will start the competition at 9:00 AM and go until 5:00 PM (local time).
- Each site can expect to have approximately 40-60 people total.
- Facilitate student learning and participate in a fun and exciting competition.
- Introduce faculty to simulation education.
- Receive external visibility through pre-event and post-event recognition in local press releases, NASPAA newsletters, NASPAA social media, the post-competition program book, and on the NASPAA website.
- Recognition at the NASPAA Annual Conference.
- Have a key role in inspiring the next generation of public service professionals.
- Each host school plays a key role in ensuring competition success.
- While the NASPAA team handles most of the planning and coordination, the host school will determine some of the event logistics.
- Most of the required time commitments for planning will occur in January and February 2024.
- Host Site Leader - acts as the liaison between the hosting institution and the on-site competition leader from NASPAA. Will also be involved in event planning and site logistics.
- Host Site Tech Support Representative - during the competition, this person will be the on-site technical expert to assist with the classroom Wi-Fi, projector/TV and recordings of the final presentations.
- NASPAA Competition Leader - runs the simulation event, including opening and closing the event.
- OPTIONAL - There is a new opportunity this year for host sites to supply their own competition leader, which will be supported by a stipend from NASPAA.