Preparing for Zombies - Building Memorable Role Plays

Dan Turri

How would you prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse? It probably isn’t a thought you’ve put much effort into considering. Yet, for over a decade, the CDC has given this very prompt. Through asking a radical and wild scenario a door was opened for a whole new generation to think about how they’d prepare in the event of a disaster.

In this session we’ll talk about ways we can build tabletop exercises and role plays that incorporate a deep and memorable learning. Together we’ll rethink ways to gamify and create interactive materials. We’ll build specific templates that you can apply to opportunities within your served organizations.


Dan Tuuri is the Corporate Trainer for Involta, an IT Colocation, Cloud, and Connectivity provider based in Cedar Rapids. He serves employees across twelve national locations with technical, managerial, and sales training. Dan spent ten years in an IT career, including as an entrepreneur, before transitioning to higher education. He is experienced working with community colleges and universities for over fifteen years as a faculty member and later an associate dean.

In addition to his experiences in the classroom he has contributed to multiple Sybex, Microsoft Press, and O’Reilly trade books and certification study guides. He is passionate about supporting his two teenage children in their pursuits. He and his wife live in Marion.

Dan holds numerous certifications including ProSci Change Management, Project Management Professional (PMP), and IT specific credentials (CISSP, CISA). Dan holds an MS, Information Systems Management; BBA, Business & Technology; and is ABD, Doctorate Community College Leadership.

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