St. Louis ASTD Presentation Resources

Recently I had a great opportunity to present in St. Louis (one day after my San Fran presentation) to a wonderful group of learning and development professionals, here are some notes, links and resources from that presentation. It was for the Learn St. Louis ASTD Conference.

Here are the slides

Here are some other valuable resources:


Here is some information on thinking like a game designer. Improve Training: Thinking Like a Game Designer

Here are some elements you can add to your training to elevate the level of engagement. Five Gaming Elements for Effective eLearning

Here is the article about how only 6% of organizations are successful in influencing employee behavior. 4 Key Strategies for Increasing Transference

Here is an example of gamification in action. The Gamification of Retail Safety and Loss Prevention Training

Here is the example we discussed during the presentation. The Gamification of Sales Force Training

Here is another example. This one combines gamification with mLearning. The Gamification of mLearning

We discussed the power of story and how it can be more impactful than simply listing bulleted information. The article is titled This Is Your Life (and How You Tell It)

July 2012 T&D Article: Games, Gamification and the Quest for Interactive Learning

Here is Chapter One of “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction.”Chapter One of the Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Here are the five elements of thinking like a game designer.

Begin with Activity:Add Action and Adventure

Put Your Learner at “Mock” Risk

Create Curiosity, Mystery, Intrigue

Give Learners Choices

Create a Challenge for the Learner


To learn more about gamification and games for learning:

Here is the book referenced Influencers

Click here to visit a catalog of Resources on this subject.

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