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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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Trends in eLearning for 2016

We’ve long been fans of job-aids. Recall Joe Harless’ famous line, “Inside every fat course there’s a thin job-aid crying to get out.” While eLearning courses are certainly not going away, we’re seeing growing interest in the design and development of just-in-time resources (i.e., performance support tools).







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Posted in: Advice, Consulting, Design, eLearning, Four-Door Model, Learning Organizations, mLearning, Mobile, Research, Tools, Training

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Practical Advice for New Graduates Pursuing a Career in Talent Development

A few weeks back, I was invited to speak to some students and post-docs at The University of California, Berkeley about transitioning from academia to business and working in the field of training and development (a.k.a. T&D, talent development, learning and development (L&D), instructional design, performance consulting, etc.). Speaking at events of this nature is always […]


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Seven Rules for Running Effective Meetings

In a recent HBR post, Amy Gallo offers some fantastic advice for running effective meetings. Here’s a summary of the rules and key points she lays out in her article: Rule #1 – Keep the meeting as small as possible. No more than seven people. Two major advantages of keeping meetings small: they are easier […]


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