*One-week intensive Spring school on Companion Modelling Principles and applications with a special focus on facilitation
24 to 28th of March 2014,
Companion Modelling, or ComMod, is a participatory modelling approach that
uses role-playing games and simulation models to tackle complex issues in
the fields of renewable resources and environment management.
ComMod promotes dialogue, shared learning and collective decision-making,
strengthening the adaptive management capacity of communities facing wicked
A ComMod approach is iterative and evolves with the participative process
whereby stakeholders are involved in the definition and design of the
questions, models, simulations and outputs. It involves constant back and
forth steps between the model, the field and the negotiation table.