South Bay GIG: Learning Redefined: Gamification & Instructional Design - GAME ON!

  • 06 Aug 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Santa Clara County Training and Conference Center, Training Room #1 2310 N. First Street, San Jose CA 95131
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Organizations around the world are using game-based methods and strategies for competitive advantage. (If you’ve ever “checked in” on Facebook or FourSquare you know what we mean!) How can you get started in aligning your work to this industry trend and add “gamification” to your practice & toolkit?

Join this energizing session with Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) Trish Uhl as we collaboratively explore the trends and business drivers of how & why the field of Instructional Systems Design is using concepts like "gamification" to move from task-based services to strategically aligned performance-based solutions!

During this session, we will explore and answer the following questions:

  • What is a simple, common definition of gamification?
  • Why should instructional designers and other learning professionals care about gamification?
  • What does gamification have to do with instructional design?
  • How does gamification align to the ASTD Competency Model?
  • How does this fit in with where learning and performance is trending?
  • How can learning professionals get started? (There will be opportunity for you to roll your sleeves up and try it out!)

Trish Uhl, Founder/CEO Owl's Ledge, has over 20 years of experience as a trainer, facilitator, project manager, change manager, consultant, and coach.

Recognized as a learning leader, Trish is a recipient of Training Magazine's Top Young Trainers Award. She has presented at conferences for, Chicago Learning Leader Executives, Sales & Marketing Training (SMT), ASTD International Conference & Exposition, ASTD Leaders Conference, and for ASTD Chapters & Global Networks from Hong Kong, to Washington DC, Memphis, Los Angeles (and many cities in-between!).

As an international speaker, facilitator, and author Trish conducts workshops in North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and has contributed to books on the topics of learning, technology, and teams (see Publications below).

Trish is globally recognized for her contributions to the advancement of the learning profession. An advocate for "professionalizing learning" through the adoption of professional standards, industry competency models, and skills-based assessment, Trish is a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) - one of the original CPLP "Pilot Pioneers."

Her work and passion focus on empowering other learning & performance professionals around the world to be ready, willing and able to transform learning into a strategic partner focused on organizational outcomes and the achievement of mission critical results.

A long-time ASTD Chapter Leader, and past president of Chicagoland ASTD (CCASTD), Trish is honored to continue to volunteer in the ASTD community on international, national and local levels.

Trish lives in the Chicago area, but works all over the world.  Her company, Owl's Ledge, celebrated its 10th Anniversary in April 2013.

Connect with Trish on Twitter @trishuhl and on LinkedIn at:

Publications by Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP

  • "Mastering the CPLP: How to Successfully Prepare for – and Pass! – the CPLP Knowledge Exam" (May 2013)

Contributing Author
  • “10 Steps to Successful Teams” (ASTD Press)
  • “Fortify Your Sales Force: Leading & Training Exceptional Teams” (Pfeiffer)
  • "111 Ideas to Engage Global Audiences" (LEARNiappe)
  • "Interactive and Engaging Training - a Practical Guide (LEARNiappe)

5:30 - 6:00 Registration, Networking, Light refreshments
6:00 - 7:30  Presentation

Santa Clara County Employees - contact Varsha Graves at for registration free code. Limited to first 10 requested.

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