208 The Modern L&D Toolkit: Where Does Gamification Fit In?
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 24
Games and Gamification
St. Croix B
If you’ve ever wondered why video games skyrocket in adoption, it’s because they’re created with a complex behavioral science foundation and psychology behind the scenes. For L&D professionals, these same principles can become practice through gamification, allowing you to take your initiatives to the next level. But before blindly jumping on the new, shiny-toy bandwagon, it’s important to understand what a successful gamification strategy entails and how to ultimately drive behavior change.
Before getting carried away with the gamification hype, it’s crucial for L&D professionals to understand that there’s more to it than just badges and leaderboards. This session will dive into the innovative ways businesses are using game-based mechanics, aesthetics, and game thinking to impact employees from day one: onboarding. You’ll explore the steps you can take to incorporate gamification into onboarding to create engaged and motivated employees, leading to increased productivity and retention.
In this session, you will learn:
- What the core drivers of motivation are, and how they relate to gamification
- How to thoughtfully implement gamification into onboarding and L&D programs
- What to avoid when implementing gamification strategies
- How gamification can increase engagement and impact productivity
Designers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Head of Learning and Development
Shelley Osborne is head of learning and development at Udemy. She has over 14 years of experience in the education sector and in corporate L&D. Previously, she was vice president of learning and development at Farside HR Solutions, specializing in talent leadership, management training, and soft skills development for startups. At Udemy, Shelley leads and executes the learning strategy for Udemy employees. She has a master’s degree in education from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of education from the University of Alberta.