601 Compliance Training Is a Serious Game Opportunity

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday, November 15

Publicly regulated companies and those that face strict regulations have instituted company-wide programs because they are under pressure to demonstrate that employees are trained on laws, regulations, and policies that apply to daily responsibilities. This is the most important training that our industry has to offer, and companies depend on it and may stay in business because of it. Yet compliance training regularly under-performs and is often met with frustration and disdain.

In this session, you'll explore how serious games and their inherent qualities to engage and captivate can be a better answer to today’s compliance training needs. You'll examine well-designed game-based compliance training approaches and examine relevant game mechanics as they relate to the content. Finally, you'll learn how game mechanics such as challenges, risks, and rewards improve learning and inspire motivation for compliance training.

Deborah Thomas


Silly Monkey

Deborah Thomas, the president of Silly Monkey, consults on game-based and traditional learning, mLearning, and eLearning. Among her many honors, Deborah received the 2011 Fun and Serious Games Award for Europe, the 2009 Dugan Laird Award, and the 2009 ASTD Atlanta E-Learning Excellence Award. She has contributed to several books, and has served in leadership roles for the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Game Developers Association, ASTD Atlanta, the Technology Association of Georgia Workplace Learning Society, and the North American Simulation and Gaming Association. Deborah earned a BA degree in journalism and education from the University of South Florida and holds numerous training certificates.

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