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    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

    Level 1 Gamification Certification

    for Talent Development Professionals.

    The ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you re-certification credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.


    This trademarked, proven program takes you through the 5-step process of

    gamifying your organizational quest. By following the 5-step plan, you are

    essentially assured a successful outcome.

    Game mechanics such as points, levels, challenges, rewards, chance,

    collaboration, scarcity, time limits, and leader-boards are directly linked to the

    human desires of achievement, status, self-expression, competition, and altruism.

    These mechanics (and more) provide an ideal adult learning environment as

    learners practice their skills, get immediate feedback on their progress, earn

    recognition, and build confidence in their ability to overcome a challenge.

    In this 6-hour certification program, you will use L&D case studies as you overlay

    for the 5-step Game the System™ model for gamification learning design and

    participate in problem-solving and assessment exercises.

    Content Overview:

    Module 1: Define Learning Objectives... The Fundamentals of Fun! - Define your measurable business objectives and determine how gamification will help

    you to achieve your objectives.

    Module 2: It's Story Time - Create an Epic Adventure - Frame and wrap your

    quest in a spellbinding story to create a narrative thread that pulls through

    the entire game.

    Module 3: Design Variety into Your Activities - Create the right mix of ingredients in your learning activities to allow participants to acquire knowledge and skill, rather than merely receive and memorize information.

    Module 4: Add Game Design and Mechanics - Identify the game elements you

    will use (points, badges, leader-boards, etc.) and implement game

    mechanics to motivate your players.

    Module 5: Tally up the Aesthetics So They Wanna Play! - Create an overall design that appeals to different senses and tie everything back to the other four

    levels, especially the business objectives.

    Module 6: Gamification Audit of Organization Quest - The gamification audit will clearly define recommendations on the creative design, development,

    communications strategy, and roll-out plan for the gamification project

    presented in class. The aim is to achieve the objectives identified in

    Module 1 by applying the gamification design overlay and answer the

    question: Is it fun?


    The goal is to increase learning and engagement through key concepts found in

    game design and behavioral psychology.

    By adding game mechanics to training, gamification not only increases interest, it

    makes training "fun." A well-designed and well-implemented gamification program promotes engagement, meaning, mastery, and autonomy. Upon completion of the Level 1 Certification, the Gamification Apprentice will demonstrate an introductory understanding of all components used to apply the

    Game the System™ gamification design overlay to an L&D program.

    Recertification Credits:

    One Credit, PDC, or Point is awarded for each physical hour of continuing

    education that meet Recertification Guidelines.

    HRCI - This activity, 245951, has been approved for 6 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Documentation Requirement - Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

    SHRM – This activity qualifies for 6 PDCs to maintain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

    designation. Documentation Requirement - Document your professional

    development activities and retain these records for up to 6 months after the end

    of your 3-year re-certification period. For more information about certification or

    recertification, please visit the SHRM website at hcp://


    ATD – This activity qualifies for 6 CPLP® recertification points to maintain your

    CPLP designation. Documentation Requirement - Commercial or Industry-related

    courses/sessions - Letter or certificate of completion from the course sponsor

    verifying hours, dates and subject matter. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the ATD website at

    Competencies addressed:

    • Instructional Design
    • Learning Technologies
    • Evaluating Learning Impact
    • Managing Learning Programs

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