Hands-On Learning for the Digital Age
Our simulations are more than just academic exercises: they’re immersive learning experiences that require critical analysis, group decision-making, and the synthesis of theory and practice. We provide an opportunity for students and stakeholders to explore the complexities of real-world policy issues as well as the nuances of effective leadership.
2018 Facts & Figures
As a part of the Batten School, we strive to empower students who want make an impact on the world. We take this objective seriously. By providing a platform for students to hone their skills analyzing issues, crafting meaningful policies, and understanding outcomes, our simulations offer tomorrow’s leaders a chance to build experience today.
In Their Own Words
The reality of unintended consequences was at the forefront of the simulation and made me empathize with the complex nature of policymaking and of having to weigh equity, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability. Overall, an engaging, collective, and hands-on (albeit, stressful at times) learning experience!
Monika MerkBatten MPP '20
USAID Officers Visit CLSG for Host Nations: A Refugee Simulation
April 1, 2019 - On March 28, 34 USAID officers came to UVA for a run-through of the CLSG's Host Nations simulation. Stationed across the globe in places as far afield as Somalia and Vietnam, these officers undertook the simulation as part of a leadership development experience.Read More