Game-based Learning: To Play or Not to Play

  • 27 Mar 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ces & Judy's 10405 Clayton Rd, St Louis, MO


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Game-based Learning: To Play or Not to Play


Carol Clark, Advisory Game Changer,

Game On! Learning

James Sokolowski, Director, Learning and Leadership Development, Edward Jones

(Previously) Chief Learning Officer, Savvis, A CenturyLink Company


April Cole, Senior Channel Enablement Manager Hosting Solutions

Savvis, A CenturyLink Company


Please join us as Carol Clark, Jim Sokolowski, and April Cole present an overview and case study on gamification and implementing game-based learning. Using the Savvis implementation as a guide, this enlightening and engaging session will provide answers to these key questions:

  • What is this Game Stuff?  Why does it work? Where does it fit? When is it appropriate to use?
  • Measuring Performance Impact: Do serious games stack up and drive performance? How do you measure effectiveness?
  • Mobile and Knowledge Learning Games: How to implement? What platforms should be considered?
  • How are business outcomes achieved using Game-Based Learning in Corporate Workforce Development?

Each participant will receive a copy of the Savvis case study and completed research findings.We will also play an interactive mobile game in a friendly competitive environment.


Session Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of gamification in training and learning.
  • Understand the key differentiators of gamification
  • Understand the business fit and ROI impact of gamification

Who should attend: Trainers, Instructional Designers, Developers, Program Managers, Anyone with an interest in implementing gamification.

About the presenters:

As a Co-Founder and the “Advisory Game Changer” of Game On! Learning™ Carol Clark has over 25 years of successful Sales/Sales Management experience in training/software/computer and web related industries. Ms. Clark has designed and developed course materials and conducted workshops for clients on topics ranging from blended learning, total quality management tools, team process improvement and solution selling.  In addition to teaching, facilitation, and course development her experience includes sales and sales management, project management training and development consulting and speaking at national conferences including ASTD.  Ms. Clark holds degrees in Education (BS) from NMSU and Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University.


As the Chief Learning Officer at Savvis, Jim Sokolowski was responsible for the enterprise global learning and development strategy throughout the game-based learning implementation at Savvis. With the mission: To partner with the business to enable performance through transformational learning focused on organization goals, his team positively impacted global organizational leadership capability and readiness, and increased productivity, effectiveness, and engagement of the workforce through learning and leadership development strategies that directly linked to organizational strategies. During his time at Savvis, Jim built the learning and leadership development function from the ground up and led Savvis to drive tangible business outcomes and earn numerous industry awards. Since January 2014 Jim has accepted a new opportunity and currently serves as Director, Learning and Leadership Development at Edward Jones.



April Cole started with Savvis in 2008 in the Learning and Development group with the primary responsibility of supporting the sales organization. Over the years she has held several positions within Global  L&D starting out as a coordinator, then moving into program management, and most recently acting as Learning Consultant for Global Sales and Marketing , Advanced Services and CTL Enablement.  Prior to joining Savvis April worked in recruiting for a financial brokerage firm and as a HR Generalist for a commercial real estate company. April is also a member of the Regional Business Council Leadership 100, the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative Fellows program, and she has recently joined the Board of Directors for the J127 Project.  April was also named Top Young Trainer to watch by Training Magazine in 2013.

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