We have 5 Special Focus, Full Day Workshops this Year

Purchase these workshops separately.  These special skill sessions are not included in a Main Conference Registration.

The Gamification of Learning

Monica Cornetti, CEO | Sententia Gamification Consortium
Jonathan Peters PhD, CMO | Sententia Gamification Consortium


7 hours

Make a Game Workshop

Chris (Wombat) Crowell | Game Design Faculty Member at Sheridan College | Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada


6 hours

Create Serious Games without Coding: Using Visual Scripting

Dr. Paul Pivec, Director | CranberryBlue R&D | Austria 

6 hours


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The Gamification of Learning

A Certification Course for Talent Development Officers, Training Leads, Faculty with Leadership Responsibility and Adult Education Professionals 

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Monday

Monica Cornetti, CEO, Sententia Gamification Consortium
Jonathan Peters PhD, CMO, Sententia Gamification Consortium


Who Should Attend:

Like no other conference or workshop you’ve attended, this program is not for every-one. We’re looking for L&D and HR professionals, Adult Educators and Training Leads who are interested in leveling up their talent development, compliance or secondary education courses with gamification. If you are a learning professional who believes that your learners deserve better, then this workshop is for you.


Experience gamification in real-time as you learn in a fully gamified educational envi-ronment. The Sententia Gamification Certification is a complete immersion experience – come prepared to play full out. You’ll leave feeling creatively inspired and challenged to technically master the time proven process for adapting a gamification strategy for your programs.

Upon completion you will be able to effectively create a detailed learning proposal for any course using the 5-step Sententia Gamification of Learning framework. Plus, this is the ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification* credits with SHRM and ATD. 


Tools You Will Receive to Keep:
Below is a list of the tools and resources that each participant will receive to aid in per-formance support during the course, and in learning transfer after the course has been completed

  • Game the System™ Treasure (Learning) Map
  • Game the System™ Strategy Playing Cards
  • Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide – Put Gamification to Work for You eBook
  • Gamification Apprentice Playbook
  • Wellness Program Case Study
  • Rules of the Game
  • Narrative Cards
  • SMART Goal Setting Playsheet
  • OKRs Game
  • Story Board Starter Playsheet
  • Game Mechanics Starter List
  • Action Plan
  • Gamification Surveyor Badge with Meta

Cost: $350.00


Make a Game Workshop

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Monday

Beginner Skill Level 

Chris (Wombat) Crowell
Game Design Faculty Member at Sheridan College, 
Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

In this 6 hour workshop, Chris will take self-formed teams of educators and company training personnel through his proven process of making a game from a curriculum concept of their choice. 

As the teams collaboratively create a new game prototype, lively discussion during each development stage will inform their decisions about resources, game design and player experience, providing an understanding of the key elements in a serious game framework. 

During the process, attendees learn how to figure out WHAT to build by discussing together the process and game theory.  By the end of the day, they will have experiential learning about creating an experiential learning experience; it’s like some kind of “Experience-ception”! 

Attendees also come away with an ‘ugly paper prototype’ that they can take back to their classrooms or companies or software support team for further development. 


  • Ugly playable game prototype that can be taken back to classroom for further development.
  • Understanding of, and experience with, a proven process of developing a concept into a game.
  • Confidence to personally develop, or lead students in developing, educational games that are engaging and effective.
  • Knowledge that games are not only fun to play; they are fun to create!

No coding required, tech knowledge is not a blocker. Your game prototypes will be in the form of rules, graphics, and art that your team creates in a collaborative space on Google Drive. 

Class size Limited. Register Early

Cost: $350.00


Create Serious Games without Coding: Using Visual Scripting

An All Day Learning for Educators and Entrepreneurs

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Monday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Friday

Intermediate Skill Level

Dr. Paul Pivec, Director | CranberryBlue R&D | Austria  
Dr. Maja Pivec, Assoc. Prof | FH Joanneum, Univ of Applied Sciences, Austria


During this fun, all day workshop, attendees with or without coding skills will create a 3D world using Unity as a game engine and Game Creator as a visual scripting tool. 

Serious Play’s workshop hosts will guide attendees through a rapid development process for a serious game using only a drag and drop technique. This valuable day that will provide the basic knowledge and transferable skills attendees can use to make a serious digital game on any platform. 

Used within education, by indie developers and commercial companies, Unity with the Game Creator plugin enables anyone to drag and drop highly efficient and functional code into their creation. This allows anyone, from students and teachers through to commercial developers to decrease their timeline to focus on the aesthetics, mechanics, and learning outcomes of the resulting product.

Game Creator can also be used as a teaching tool for the programming process. With scripting modules called triggers, conditions, and actions, users can learn about programming logic with variables, collisions, and loops, but only if this is a desired outcome. However, much of this logic will become obvious while using the plugin.

This 6 Hour workshop will be engaging and informative and most of all, the attendees will learn easy to use computer-based tools that will let them create their own serious digital game. An complimentary Educational version of Game Creator will be provided to all participants, along with digital assets needed to complete the workshop, totaling around $200 in value.

Please Note:
To maximize learning within the allotted time, all participants should bring their laptops (Mac or PC) with Unity already installed. Instructions can be found here: https://www.piveclabs.com/how-to-documentation

Class Size Limited. Register Early

Cost: $350.00