Learning & Development | Instructional Programs
Learning Simulation Games
Over the years, IHRDC as built Learning Simulation (LSIM) Games to apply the principles of adult learning to all our offerings. Today, our instructional program design includes participation in a LSIM Game for approximately 50% of the learning time. We have developed 25 LSIM Games that mirror realistic project scenarios – reflecting accurate project management challenges along the oil and gas value chain. To support our LSIM Games, we built a comprehensive toolkit of resources that includes models, correlations, and web-enabled, graphical interfaces for technical, financial and economic analyses to enhance the development of our custom programs.
Turn learning into a challenging and enjoyable experience
with IHRDC’s innovative Learning Simulation Games
IHRDC began building Learning Simulation (LSIM) Games in the late 1980’s to apply the Principles of Adult Learning to all IHRDC offerings. From that point onward, IHRDC revised its instructional program design to include team participation in a “Serious” Learning Simulation Game for about 50% of the learning time. The typical response of the participants was and continues to be “remarkable”.
IHRDC has developed 25 Learning Simulation Games along the full oil and gas value chain. In the process, we built a comprehensive LSIM “Toolkit” of resources: models, correlations, and web-enabled, graphical interfaces for technical, financial and economic analyses, that make the design and development of custom programs much faster to prepare.
Building company-specific LSIM programs
IHRDC’s oil and gas business simulation games mirror realistic project scenarios – reflecting accurate project management challenges along the oil and gas value chain. Clients select their proprietary “Scenario” which we then integrate with the IHRDC LSIM Toolkit and build company-specific Learning Simulation Games.
Multidisciplinary onboarding programs for new employees
Advanced E&P stage-gate project management “capstone” program for offshore fields
Gas business fundamentals along the natural gas value chain
Independent power project development program
Unconventional oil project development program
Crude oil and natural gas pipeline project development
LNG project development and import terminal design
Integrated Midstream gas processing, refining, and petrochemicals projects
E&P development and production workflows for geoscientists
Offshore production facilities design program
Waterflood project design and implementation program
In these unique programs, participants become immediately engaged in a challenging learning setting and gain new insights by making critical, real-life business decisions. In addition, because we compress many project years into our simulations, participants see the longer-term impact of their decisions, and grasp the value of information and alternative choices.
The practical nature of our team-based programs builds a broad array of knowledge and skills for the participants including teamwork, project management, problem solving, decision analysis and presentations.
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