Friday, October 19, 2012

Using Gamification to Engage, Learn & Grow - ASTD Employee Learning Week Scavenger Hunt

In his book, The No Excuse Guide to Success, Jim Smith Jr says:

"Own Your Choices: Accountability is about owning your role, no matter what. "

This statement is true for us as learning professionals and for those of us who volunteer our time as ASTD Chapter Leaders - we need to quit making excuses and fully step into our roles!

In this era of technology and hyper-connectivity - always  on availability - there's simply no excuse for any of us not to tap into the resources and expertise found in our personal and professional networks.

The tools are at our finger tips!

Many times the answers we seek are a LinkedIn group, Facebook post, Twitter tweet - or (let's go old school!) - only a phone call away.

We need to quit re-creating the proverbial wheel and recognize that the answers we seek to the challenges we're trying to solve are often available from the people we know directly, or indirectly - as we leverage the relationships that connect us to each other.

It's time for us to move past our excuses and get off our 'BUTS' to become the learning professionals and chapter leaders we most want to be!

How to get started connecting to community and contributing your own expertise?

Let's start with a game...  :-D

Check out the presentation below which outlines one way - via a Scavenger Hunt - you can use gameplay, game mechanics, and gamification to learn from and connect with others - worldwide! 

It's an opportunity for us to model - and for all of us to experience - what 'good' looks like.

Whether you play the game or not, I encourage you to consider how you can connect, contribute and build community around the areas you're most passionate about.

The time is now!

I look forward to collaborating with you. :-)

~ trish

~ Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP
The CPLP Certification Expert
Coach, Facilitator, Author, Speaker, ASTD Chapter Leader, Mentor
trishuhl at owls-ledge dot com

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