Objectives

  • Choose the best game for your content.
  • Adapt an existing game to meet your training needs.
  • Design a game from scratch.
  • Facilitate a game so that maximum learning takes place.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the game.

Note: The focus of this resource kit is on instructional games rather than icebreakers, energizers, and puzzles.

eBooks are not refundable – all sales are final.

What You Will Learn

Decisions

  • How to choose/design training games that are meaningful to adult learners.
  • 10 guaranteed advantages of games.
  • How to get buy-in for using games in training.
  • 7-step decision guide for deciding whether to use a game.
  • How to select game content.
  • 10 key questions for deciding if you should use the game in your training program.
  • How to determine the learning goal of the game.
  • Assessing the pros and cons of custom, frame, and off-the-shelf games.
  • comprehensive worksheet to guide your assessment of existing games.


Design

  • 10 easy steps for designing effective games.
  • How to adapt off-the-shelf games to suit your needs.
  • How to modify frame games by loading your own content.
  • How to design custom games for your specific learning needs.
  • time-saving checklists for taking shortcuts.
  • Techniques for designing a meaningful post-game debrief.
  • 6 levels of probing questions to reinforce learning.
  • Over 20 tips for validating the design of your game.


Delivery

  • A 12-step guide to prepare yourself for flawless game delivery.
  • 7 practical tips for dealing with pre-game “jitters.”
  • How to introduce games to maximize learner buy-in.
  • 7 techniques for selling the benefits of games to learners.
  • 4 quick tips for encouraging adults to play.
  • 5 methods for choosing partners or teams.
  • Tips for adjusting the game structure at the last minute.
  • 7 techniques for speeding up and slowing down the pace of the game.
  • How to deal with disruptive participant behaviors.
  • 4 techniques for evaluating the game.

Bonus

  • Upon purchase of this eBook, you will receive your personal My Langevin account that will give you access to all checklists, worksheets, and forms as job aids in Microsoft® Office Word template format.
  • Stay connected with your peers by joining Langevin Learning Services’ Alumni group on LinkedIn®.