Archive for Development

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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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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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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What fosters innovation? A respectful clash of ideas.

“Some of the best discussions are passionate but respectful, so that you leave a meeting without feeling like you’ve lost something, even though your point of view may not have been the one that was adopted. That is what fosters innovation in a company — a clash of ideas, but a respectful clash.”







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Posted in: Advice, Development, Feedback, Learning Organizations, Manager Tips, Performance

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Welcoming New Associates, Reviewing Awards Entries — This Week at PPG

This week at Peregrine, we welcome two new associates and wrap up our reviews of entries to the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology awards program. Terry Teplitz is a training and organizational development specialist with more than 20 years of experience developing programs that improve employee productivity. Her specialties include program management, instructional design, vendor […]


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Posted in: Consulting, Development, eLearning, Implementation, Innovation, Learning Organizations, News

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New Projects, New Clients — This Week at PPG

Our newest client, Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), is part of the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) and is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders. PHII brings these parties together to learn from each other, share best practices, and work together to address barriers to improving the health of populations.







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Posted in: Analysis, Consulting, Development, eLearning, Evaluation, Implementation, Learning Organizations, News, Training

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North Bay Managers’ Forum — Inaugural Gathering (12 Sep 2014)

On 12 Sep 2014, Peregrine Performance Group — the North Bay’s leading workforce performance improvement firm — will host the first quarterly gathering of North Bay managers at the North Bay Managers’ Forum. About the Event Part training event, part networking forum, part support group, the North Bay Managers’ Forum (NBMF) is a new, extraordinary, […]


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