Using games to teach negotiation and leadership w/ Mark Young

Using games to teach negotiation and leadership w/ Mark Young
Using games to teach negotiation and leadership w/ Mark Young

By using games to teach skills and methods in your training sessions you can transform the effectiveness of your workshops and make your training/consulting business stand out from the crowd.

My guest this week is Mark Young, Owner of Rational Games, Inc.

Rational Games is a Training and consulting company that offers innovative approaches to teaching negotiation, leadership, and other topics through the power of play, inspiring a more cooperative and enjoyable learning experience.

The company also pride themselves on being a non-profit that make small grants to organisations who make creative use of games and play to resolve conflict. 

Tune in and you’ll learn the following, plus much more

  • Methods to create a more positive and interactive learning environment for your clients
  • How to get the balance right between seriousness and fun in training and coaching
  • The importance of developing effective methods to measure the success and impact of your training programs

Are you ready to explore how using games to teach clients has the potential to revolutionise your training process? 

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Once you let go of the PowerPoint and let them do things and play, the room lights up.

Using games to teach negotiation and leadership w/ Mark Young
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Using games to teach negotiation and leadership – copyright Mark Young

The value of play in learning for adults.

I really believe that the urge to play is universal. It’s deep in all of us from when you’re a child, all the way to senior citizens playing bingo.

And one of my life goals such as it is to harness that urge to play.

People love to play, I’ve seen it.

As soon as you let go of the PowerPoint, and let them do things and play, the room lights up.

I’ve worked in places like Kazakhstan and China and it always works, people like playing.

People learn a lot more because it goes much deeper into them to the new experience, as we call it, than any kind of cognitive training.

So we do it because it works. We do it because it’s a lot of fun. And clients have it, they want to have it.

People love to play, and they learn a lot more because it goes much deeper into the experience than any kind of cognitive training.

Using games to teach negotiation and leadership w/ Mark Young
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Using games to teach negotiation and leadership – Copyright Mark Young

How can you use games to teach?

Games are anything where people are absorbed in an activity, where there’s a goal, and where they enjoy the process.

We do all sorts of things. We do game theory, but we also do a lot of improvisational theatre, we do simulations, lots of little exercises that are playful.

And then afterwards, we reflect and think about what’s relevant,

It’s really kinesthetic learning. And you can do that very well through games.

Games are very, very powerful.

Take-aways you do not want to miss πŸ‘‡

  • Ways to use games to teach negotiation and leadership
  • How Rational Games was formed
  • How using play can work in your training business
  • Ways to measure the success of the games you use
  • The benefits of having a team to support your training delivery
  • The meaning of games in the context of training and development
  • How games help with learning

Some resources for you

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