The same people as in Session 1 (including the Facilitator and the Modeller), and further local residents interested in the issue. It is best not to be more than 15 people to make sure everybody can get heard.




The Modeller shows what she or he has done with the software to represent local processes in the way agreed. This time a projector will be needed so that everybody can see.


Two breakout groups with one laptop each with the model set up get to try it out, with assistance of the Modeller.


The whole group evaluates the usefulness of the model and considers its usability. This is also when thoughts about whether the model needs to be altered in some way are put forward.


The core group from Session I decides a date and time for the next session.




Hands-on experience with the model by its future users.


A decision about when the next session will take place and what will be done in the meantime to make the model useful and usable.



A different outcome

The group may find that the selected modelling software does not work as expected. If this is the case the modeller will have to suggest alternative modelling approaches and set them up for a repeat of this session's activities in a format agreed by the participants.


The group may also find that there is not enough interest among local people to proceed with the modelling.


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