ERIC Number: ED054438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
MIDSIM: The Maxwell International Development Simulation.
Iversen, Robert W.
The Maxwell International Development Simulation (MIDSIM) was designed to provide continuity and a realistic laboratory for a series of month-long seminars conducted by Syracuse University for Midcareer officials from the Agency for International Development. The seminars were designed to provide learning in three broad areas: Policy and Issues, Interpersonal and Intercultural Relations, and Managerial Skills. The first four days of every week are occupied with academic presentations in these areas. Friday is reserved as game day--the opportunity to integrate and test the knowledge and skills acquired during the week. The three rounds of the game are played in two simulated environments: Washington and "the field" (a simulated country called Nanesa), each game being concerned with one of the three critical aspects of Agency activity: Policy Formation and Budgeting, Program Planning and Negotiation, and Project Implementation and Evaluation. Each of the games is discussed as to Game Preparation, Game Plan, Critique, and Game Materials. Charts are given of the Maxwell International Development Seminar and The U. S. Foreign Assistance Process. Diagrams present Space Requirements for MIDSIM I, MIDSIM II, and MIDSIM III. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Continuing Education Center for the Public Service.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development; Maxwell International Development Simulation