Using Gamification to Develop Leaders and Increase Business Acumen

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2016 - March 16, 2016

Nicholas Bird

Learning & Development Manager
Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Mike Wiggins

Manager, Courseware Production
Wyndham Worldwide

What are some creative ways to develop leaders? Business acumen is typically obtained through experience. Developing learning solutions that grow business acumen in an effective way is difficult to produce. Especially when the content is nuanced or complex. Gamification is one of the topics buzzing around the industry, but if you speak to many people, there is little application beyond putting badges on existing content.

In this session, you will learn to take a complex topic and use the tenants of gamification to bring the content to life. You will be shown how to use gamification to develop leaders’ business and financial acumen in a fun way. You’ll learn fundamentals, such as balancing the mix of learning and play, and building decision points. You’ll also see an actual game that teaches leaders how to make money in a fun and creative way.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use gamification to increase the business acumen of leaders
  • How to identify the proper mix of learning/game play to maximize retention
  • How to build decision points into a game
  • How to utilize the proper tools to be successful
  • About the complexity of designing decision trees within a game
  • The best practices for identifying a business champion to help drive initiative
  • New ideas for leveraging media from third parties such as Shutterstock

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:


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