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Get in the Game: Using Business Simulations to Drive Excellence

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Traditional management education and development methods often fall short of the mark when you need to train managers for the global environments in which they now compete.

Business simulations and games give you an immensely useful tool for  experiential learning that can boost training effectiveness.

The truth is that everyone enjoys playing business games, because they offer hands-on involvement, teamwork and competition in a life-like environment.

What You Will Learn

This Webcast explores the use of games and simulations to meet today’s training challenges including time pressures, the need for global deployments and computer savvy learners. You’ll hear about:
  • Various types and uses of the latest generation of simulations
  • Choosing the right approach for your business simulation
  • How well-designed interventions change behavior in measurable ways
  • Lessons from companies using these powerful methods
  • And the list goes on and on

About the Presenters

Bjorn Billhardt is co-founder and CEO of Enspire Learning, a company that develops interactive online courses and simulations. Mr. Billhardt’s work on online multimedia design and video production has been used at universities and corporations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has also authored articles and case studies on effective e-learning design for organizations such as CLO Magazine and Harvard Business School Publishing, among others.

Shon Bayer is a managing partner with Enspire Learning and has over a decade of experience in developing, managing and marketing exceptional instructor-led and online learning programs. He has spoken on e-learning and simulations at conferences such as ASTD Austin and the Serious Games Summit. Prior to joining Enspire, he served in various senior roles at the Princeton Review, wrote a travel guide for Fodor’s and developed interactive online course in the K-12 space.

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If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

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