It is not surprising that after several years this methodology found its way into civilian use and with time also into aviation. Today, tabletop is mostly used as an exercise method, although it is an all-rounder! Tabletop is a tool that can be used in many ways in basic, drill and management training. Each participant has an assigned function based on an imagined or actual scenario. After initial training, a drill-like practice should follow, based on various crisis situations as defined by different standards and recommendations (in the case of aviation, ICAO and EASA).
The advantage of this method is that mistakes do not result in injured personnel and/or damage to property. An undesired outcome is avoided, but the educational goal is achieved. Therefore, this methodology is particularly suitable for crisis management training. The leaders can test themselves in various functions and roles. This type of training also helps to develop management processes across different hierarchical levels.
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