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Peregrine Helps Bay Area Training Professionals Learn Concepts and Principles of Gamification

“The least exciting element of any game is the points, badges or leaderboards. People don’t play a game just for points, they play for mastery, to overcome challenges and to socialize with others. The most effective gamification efforts include more than points and badges — they contain elements of story, challenge and continual feedback as well as a high level of interactivity.” —Karl Kapp


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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Creativity, Design, Development, eLearning, Facilitation, Games, Gamification, Performance Support, Project Management, Rapid Instructional Design

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Fun, Informative Evening on How to Design and Create Training Games

“Gamification is the use of game elements, mechanics and thinking to engage, motivate action, promote learning and solve problems.”







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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Games, Innovation, Job Aids, Performance Support, Presentations, Project Management, Tools, Training

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Gamification Challenges and Solutions at ATD Golden Gate, Tuesday, 21 Feb

Join us Tuesday evening, 21 Feb, 5:30p, to learn tips and techniques for building better learning games. Joe Halpin and Terry Teplitz of Peregrine Performance Group discuss gamification challenges and solutions, and share recent examples of their work at this month’s ATD Golden Gate (North Bay) gathering of L&D professionals. Mark your calendar today and […]


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Posted in: Consulting, Design, Performance, Tools, Training, Uncategorized

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A Gig in Vegas and the Arab Culture Awareness Game — This Week at Peregrine

This week, we’re also working on a new learning game. In cooperation with our strategic partners Arnowitz Culture Agency and Bob Brown Service Solutions, we’re working with a large, multinational hospitality company—a company with over 5,000 properties in over 100 countries and over one million rooms—to help them improve loyalty scores among their Arab guests.







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Posted in: Clients, Consulting, Delivery, Job Aids, News, Speaking, Training

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Behind-the-Scenes at Russ’ TED-style Talk, I4PL Toronto 2016

At Peregrine, as instructional systems designers, we encourage our clients to go beyond traditional ‘smile’ sheets and evaluate actual on-the-job performance—the performance of their employees and customers, but also the performance of their training teams and departments. I think this is, actually I know it is, often difficult for them. It’s risky. Sometimes I think participating in a good, solid feedback loop is scarier than a flying hatchet, but it’s also one of the shortest routes to better performance.







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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Creativity, Delivery, Development, Innovation, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Rapid Instructional Design, Speaking, Systems Thinking, Training

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Improved Performance and Our New App — This Week at Peregrine

This week at Peregrine Performance Group we’re wrapping up some projects with existing clients and tuning up our new app! Active Projects Document Management Software We recently delivered a new suite of eLearning resources and job-aids to Roche, the world leader in biotech. In order to meet their operations goals, Roche Pharmaceuticals Regulatory Technology hired Peregrine […]


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New Projects and Speaking Gigs — This Week at Peregrine

This week at Peregrine Performance Group we’re excited to be starting new projects with new clients and preparing for a few more speaking engagements! Expansion of Customer Education Offerings Together with our partner, Anuja Dharkar, we’re helping an organization that specializes in marketing automation software build out their customer education offerings. The plan for this project is a series of […]


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Great Turn-out, Valuable Insights at ATD Job-Aids Workshop

SANTA ROSA, CA – We had a fantastic turnout last night at the Golden Gate (North Bay) ATD meeting. Peregrine Performance Group facilitated the meeting. Our focus was How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids. We discussed the characteristics of a “damn good” job aid, some differences between “good” and “bad” (exemplary and sub-par) job […]


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Posted in: Advice, Analysis, Consulting, Development, Job Aids, Learning Organizations, Performance, Performance Support, Tools, Training

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Dunbar’s Number and the Limits of Friendship

I read a fascinating article this weekend by Maria Konnikova about Dunbar’s number, the nature of friendship and the limits of social media. Dunbar’s number, in short, is the number of people with whom you can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which you know who each person is and how each person relates to every […]


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What (If Anything) Were They Thinking?

A great article by Jerry Useem on the relationship between culture and decision-making in which he delves into the origins of corporate evil and idiocy: What Was Volkswagon Thinking? A few quotes: On the Challenger space-shuttle disaster (1986) – “[D]amage to the crucial O‑rings had been observed after previous shuttle launches. Each observed instance of damage… […]


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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Decision Making, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Systems Thinking

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