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Scenario design

We offer a complete service in designing comprehensive scenarios to fit the training objectives and allow for guided dynamic scripting. Our scenarios come in different formats pending on the needs of the client (text, audio, video).


Why do you need a professionally written scenario?

Scenarios are the day to day environment and narrative of an exercise or training simulation. They provide the immersive 'real world' that the Training Audience (TA) live and work in. A poorly prepared, unbelievable or badly (re-)written scenario will quickly lose credibility with the TA. When that happens the TA disengage and the training value of the exercise is significantly diminished.

Who uses our scenarios? 

Our new and re-written scenarios are used, or have been used by, for example; the NATO Reaction Force (1st German - Netherlands Corps), The Advanced Command and Staff Colleges of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, the International office of Migration (IOM) and the Dutch MoD Department of Strategy (HDB).

Our team

Uniquely, GS&A maintains a small expert and experienced writing team; (not governed by 'groupthink') and with a variety of backgrounds; Military, Humanitarian, Political, Commercial and Economic. We wrap our work with input from the creative industries in book-to-film 'treatment' preparation, script writing and character design for Film and Screen. Furthermore, if required, we can keep a scenario live between exercises or events, in order to allow a realistic, logical timeline to evolve. This enriches the users scenario, builds depth, ensures continuity and eases the preparation of sequential exercises or events. Particularly helpful to busy clients with continual personnel turn over, additional duties, operational deployments and other training commitments.

Unique characteristics of our design and writing process

We adapt and have our own wash through process for rewrites to meet - new or specific - training objectives using existing baseline scenarios. We often wargame our own changes with clients in order to evaluate the second and third order effects of altering scenarios. This ensures that quality, depth and connectivity to a common exercise narrative is maintained.

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