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Under the Hood at SightLife – Gamification at Work

  • December 04, 2017
  • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Park Place Building, 1200 6th Ave #300, Seattle, WA 98101
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On December 4th ATDps is celebrating Employee Learning Week 2017 with the debut of a new Members Only event. Our Under the Hood event brings ATDps members behind the scenes at local organizations. You will hear real case studies from internal talent development teams, discuss best practices, and tour the organization. Come learn how other Puget Sound organizations develop their talent.

Our first Under the Hood event will be at SightLife , the only global health organization working relentlessly to eliminate corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. Together, SightLife and SightLife Surgical are the largest providers of corneas for transplant in the world with deep experience in all aspects of eye banking and corneal transplantation. From eye donation to evaluation to transplant, we're there, working closely with hospitals, donor families, recipients and surgeons to provide the most advanced and efficient technologies available.

This is a members only event followed by a no host bar happy hour at Palamino

Event Description

We’ve all had it happen—your employees did the compliance training, the required certification, the new content module, etc.—but a week later you realize that they retained nothing. Companies often overlook content that begs to be gamified—the very niche, complex, or boring content. Your new-hire orientations, compliance training, and required or annual certifications that your employees complete because they have to are the exact training that require your gamification investment to ensure the content isn’t glossed over and that your employees actually learn and retain the content and skills they need to succeed at work.

In this ATDps “Under The Hood” at SightLife, you’ll get a chance to learn how a three-day PowerPoint lecture series for new-hire orientation was revitalized by gamifying the experience, leaving lasting impact on its learners and making waves in the field of learning and development. You’ll learn all the game elements that you need to take niche or dry content and turn it into engaging in-person or online games that your employees will talk about for months. We’ll provide the tools and time to work on a project of your own and walk away with concrete methods to break major functions of your organization into a game that feels both approachable and grounded in reality. Let’s design an unforgettable experience that will promote your learning objectives and have sustainable impact.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why gamification is so effective for making niche content accessible and engaging
  • How to work with SMEs to tease out vital content
  • About specific ways in which gamification can cultivate empathy among participants for the work performed by their colleagues
  • About game design elements that break down silos across the organization and enable people to see how their specific role impacts others across the company

Marci Morford is a Training and Systems Analyst at SightLife. She is an emerging L&D leader, focused on leveraging technology to create cutting- edge eLearning and blended learning programs. After completing a BS in neuroscience, Marci began facilitating hybrid learning programs for the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (now Presidio), where she grew her enthusiasm for bringing people together to educate visionary and enterprising leaders for the future. This ignited a passion for learning that led her to complete a master’s degree in education. At SightLife, Marci is always striving to find the best possible technological solution for every project she designs.

Miranda Greenberg is a Learning and Development Specialist at SightLife. She’s passionate about learning and organizational development solutions that create an environment where people perform at their very best. Miranda combines her natural design talents with a keen sense of innovation to create learning experiences that drive results. With a background in global health and medical anthropology, Miranda constantly seeks out new ways to impact lives around the world.

Presentation Schedule

2:30 PM – Intro to and Tour of SightLife

3:00 PM – Presentation

4:00 PM – Workshop

5:30 PM – Happy Hour at Palamino (1420 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)

We thank SightLife for hosting ATDps.  



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