Monthly Program | Gamification in L&D
April 27, 2020
Gamification in the L&D world is becoming more mainstream and accepted as L&D teams look for new ways to innovate and engage. However, gamification is A) a very nebulous term and B) not as easy to bake into training as you might think. Sure, you can bolt-on entertaining and off-the-shelf games, but what about creating an integrated experience for the learner that feels cohesive, fun, and appeals to a modern audience? We introduce some of the how-to’s and tools you’ll need to start the process of blending gamification principles into L&D initiatives.
By the end of the presentation, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between three different types of gamification approaches.
- Define the terms ‘Advanced Gamification’ and ‘Game Mechanics’ based on the perspective provided by the presenter.
- Recognize the best gamification approach based on the desired outcome of a training initiative.
- Discuss ways to implement sample Game Mechanics in a learning/training environment.
- Classify sample Game Mechanics based on the user needs they’re designed to meet.
Meet the Facilitator
While “unicorn” may not be the most accurate way to describe Eric, it’s about the only word in the English language that encapsulates the experience of this lawman-turned-copyrighter-trainer-creative director-leader-actor-speaker-poet. And oddly, that doesn’t even fully sum up his well-rounded professional contributions to startups, small business, and top Fortune companies.
A graduate of Arizona State University’s Psychology program, Eric always had his eyes on a career that focused on the intricacies of human behavior. Little did he know that this would lead him to walk the thin blue line as a Police Officer with certifications in crisis intervention, field training, and general instruction. After an untimely on-the-job injury sidelined Eric in 2006, he found that his love for helping people learn took him on a remarkable journey that not only developed him into the leader and speaker he is today, but also continues to refine, teach, and humble him with every rising and setting sun.
On the business side, Eric has held positions as an Instructional Designer, Team Leader, Project Manager, Creative Director, Training Manager, Client Services Director, and Executive Vice President. During his career he has proudly served a number of Fortune 500 clients, and today he continues to do so as the Director of Accounts for Mindspace.
With this myriad of experiences behind him, one consistent thread runs through them all: Eric LOVES to lead people to discover what he calls “lightbulb moments.” When he sees something click or when he witnesses a transformational moment where someone finally gets it, the rewards are greater than having a fancy job title or corner office. For Eric, it’s the unending pursuit of personal and professional growth that matters.
Maybe that’s what makes this unicorn so colorful. After all, life isn’t a black and white journey.
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