Games & Gamification: Differences, Challenges, and Solutions (with a Panel of Experts from Peregrine Performance Solutions)

  • 18 Jul 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled

Games & Gamification:
Differences, Challenges, and Solutions


Joe Halpin, 

Terry Teplitz, 

and Russ Powell

Effective learning is Relevant, Engaging, and Interactive


In this practical and engaging session, 

you will gain new insights on the power of
Gamification when done right!...

When used effectively, Games and Gamification are powerful learning tools. They are particularly useful for framing learning experiences and practicing skills. 

You will learn from actual project case studies - 

the "How & Why" of how decisions are made, 

and how to maximize effectiveness.

During the presentation, we will work through example case-study projects, explore the reasons why games and gamification were the right solutions (given the clients’ needs). Each project had a variety of challenges which led to the final learning solutions. From that, you will learn the "decision factors" that resulted in one project becoming a physical game, and how an online game was the best option for the other project.

Activity Objectives: In this session,
You Will...

  • Identify the difference between games and gamification, and the key attributes of each.
  • Discuss and compare the challenges in example projects.
  • Discover the "decision-factors" that drive the selection of the best solution.
  • Examine case-study projects and their solutions.

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About the Presenters:

Joseph Halpin

Principal of Peregrine Performance Group - a full-service workforce performance improvement consulting firm. Performance technologist for more than 25 years. Areas of expertise include information technology, communications, HR, and assessing learning and development strategies. Extensive experience in the design and development of performance and training solutions.

Sample Accomplishments:

  • Contributing architect of the award winning Sherpa eLearning platform
  • Contributing architect of the JobAider app for job aid development and sharing

Master of Arts in Instructional Technology, San Francisco State University, and Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications, Ithaca College

Terry Teplitz

Consultant with Peregrine Performance Group - Clients and employers include SAP, Cisco Systems, Symantec, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed, NASA, Schola Cantorum, Music for Minors, and National Highway Institute. Learning and development specialist for more than 25 years

Areas of expertise include instructional design and development, training delivery, facilitation, learning program management, learning technologies, and blended learning solutions.

  • Designed and developed instructor-led and elearning programs in topics such as on-boarding, leadership development, managing legally, communication skills, and career development
  • Managed programs to create an on-line game for recent graduates, bring graduate programs on-site to two companies, develop structure and support for a Nerd Lunch program, and one which supports a company’s “Expert” population

Master of Arts in Educational Counseling, San Jose State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Music, Fresno State University.

Russ Powell

Principal of Peregrine Performance Group - As a workforce performance improvement consultant and veteran professional trainer, Russ has been designing, developing and facilitating professional development training programs and other performance improvement interventions for over 20 years.

He has worked with thousands of employees, hundreds of managers, and dozens of organizations in the creation and facilitation of training programs and other performance improvement interventions. His programs are marked by ample amounts of style and substance as well as impact to the bottom line where measurable. Russ specializes in the facilitation of highly-interactive, learner-centric programs and train-the-trainer courses. He has received numerous outstanding achievement awards for his corporate learning programs including two Awards of Excellence from the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and a gold Excellence in Learning award from Brandon Hall Research, the preeminent research organization for driving organizational performance.

Russ writes on occasion for professional societies and speaks regularly at industry conferences, including the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD), ISPI, the Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) and The eLearning Guild. He holds certifications from the training organizations Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Blessing/White.

He holds two degrees in the behavioral sciences -- a Master of Science in Education from Georgia State University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola University. Russ is also an avid juggler and a musician, and continues to perform on occasion. He lives in Northern California.


The Registration Process

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  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $28
    Guest / Non Member Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Typical Monthly Meeting


  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting


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