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From Boring to WOW! Transform Your Training Programs by Leveraging the Power of Business Games, Simulations, and Discovery Learning

  • 09 Sep 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Deep River Events Center, 606 Millwood School Road, Greensboro, NC
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Do you want to make your training programs more engaging and fun?  Join us in our quest to save the world from death by PowerPoint. 

Come to the Sept 9 Piedmont ATD meeting to experience the power of business games and simulations first hand.  During this power-packed session, you will become an owner of Zodiak®, a fictitious $40 million dollar business and run it for four simulated quarters of operations.  You will put strategy into action to see how your business decisions impact financial performance. 

As you play this game of business finance and strategy, you will gain a new perspective not only of corporate finance but also of training.  You’ll learn how you can improve learner engagement and retention by leveraging a combination of the following:    

  • Game elements (such as chance events and competition)
  • Discovery learning techniques (such as tactile elements and compelling visuals)
  • The building blocks of simulations (a realistic story line, compression of time, and decisions that lead to variable outcomes)

You will see how incorporating these elements can transform training programs from boring to WOW! experiences that participants will remember decades later.   

Hors d’ouevres and beverages will be served

Target Audience:

  • Members of the Association for Talent Development
  • HR, OD, Training & Development Professionals
  • Facilitators, Educators, Higher Education Administrators

Speaker Information:

Theresa Raines is an organizational performance consultant with expertise in the areas of leadership development, talent management, and employee engagement.  She helps clients manage change, improve strategy execution, and drive bottom-line results. 

As a Senior Account Executive for Paradigm Learning, Theresa is saving the world from death by PowerPoint one company at a time.  She helps companies harness the power of experiential learning to improve communications, facilitate knowledge transfer, and inspire employees.  Business games, simulations, Discovery Maps, graphic facilitation, and gamification are just a few of the tools at her disposal.     

Throughout her career, working for organizations like UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Best Practices, LLC and the Institute for Defense and Business, Theresa has helped leaders at all levels become more effective through training, executive education, and benchmarking.   

A select list of Theresa’s clients include BMW, Boeing, Carolinas Healthcare System, Compass Group, DuPont, FedEx, IBM, J&J, Lockheed Martin, Milliken, NC Department of Transportation, Rex Healthcare, SAS Institute, Sonic Automotive, Tennessee Valley Authority, and others. 

Theresa has an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a BA in International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).








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