I am a really bad note taker when I go to conferences. I scribble notes madly in my notebook as speakers share their ideas, with full confidence that weeks or months later I will be able to decipher exactly what my notes mean. Big surprise, that is not the case. I am offering up this confession because, now that I have had time to go through the notes I took at the International Business Learning Games Competition and Conference, in September 2018, I find that I have not clearly attributed the ideas that caught my attention to the people the ideas came from. The ideas below are not mine, but they may have come from any of the following great speakers on the topic of business learning games—Paul O’Connor, Pere Juarez Vives, Helen Routledge, Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen and Lars Hoffman.
Business learning games are, as the name implies, games that are used in a business context to enable leaders, employees and/or business students to explore challenges that an organization is experiencing and to the learn skills that are needed to address those challenges. Business learning games form part of a larger concept, serious play, the use of creative and innovative play for learning purposes. In addition to games, serious play includes simulations, role play, improv and, one of my favourites, LEGO® Serious Play®. Read Full Article “Serious Games for Serious Issues”