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April Professional Development Lunch

  • 18 Apr 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Des Peres Lodge 1050 Des Peres Rd, Des Peres, MO 63131
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April Professional Development Lunch:

Enhancing Your Organization’s L&D Strategy through Instructional Gaming

Gamification only scratches the surface of the deep value that games can bring to adult learning. Learn about the important distinction between gamification and instructional games. Explore the power of instructional games to rapidly build workplace skills and competencies. Learn how to expand your design team's capabilities in instructional game design and how to leverage commercial games for skill building. Explore strategies for gaining understanding and advocacy for including instructional gaming as a component of your organization's learning and development strategy. You will have the opportunity to review examples of this approach at a Fortune 100 company. Learn to:

  • Articulate the promised value of instructional gaming to your organization's learning strategy.
  • Begin the process of enhancing the skills of your design team to include instructional game design.
  • Align game design efforts with organizational needs and provide support to emerging designers.

    Joe Totherow, a department leader of experience design for Edward Jones, has been a teacher, instructional designer, technologist and strategist for more than 20 years. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology.

    He has designed and delivered instructional games for the Treasury and the Federal Reserve and is currently enhancing Edward Jones' training programs through a systemic approach to instructional gaming.

    He has led teams in the construction of large-scale technology solutions to support the certification and continued professional development of bank examiners across the Federal Reserve System.

    Joe is returning home today from facilitating this topic at the Training Magazine "Training 2019 international conference and expo" in Lake Buena Vista Florida.  He is a passionate thought leader in the application of technology and sound design to instruction looking to work with clients who want to harness the power of instructional games, performance support tools and emerging technologies and methods. We are exciting to have him facilitate our next luncheon meeting on April 18. Look for registration to open soon. 

     

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