Serious games and immersive masterclasses

Programs

Program setup

Currently we offer four games and twelve skill-based masterclasses which can be combined as needed. Our games differ in style and length, and can be adapted to fit the theme and/or needs of your organisation.

Our multimethod development approach includes one to one coaching, action learning sets and reflective practice sessions. This method allows us to have the most impact on you and your team, and guarantees you long term measurable change over time.

The simple set up of our programs is learn, practise, play and finally giving and receiving feedback. The progress of your skills are monitored throughout the duration of the program in order to allow us to give you and your team impactful feedback.

1. Learn

Through our masterclasses we teach you the skills you have chosen or we have recommended based on your needs. The masterclasses consist of videos and/or live classes depending on your preferences.

2. Practise

In phase two you practise the skills through exercises in live classes and through exercises given to you for you to complete in your time.

3. Play

Based on the program you choose, you “play” one of our Serious Games to truly apply and show off the skills you learned.

4. Feedback

After your final game our coaches will have individual feedback sessions with each participant in order to measure the impact of the program.

Our games

Red Thread

Spread over two parts, this classic “Who dunnit?” game sees players bombarded with information, and they need to find the signal in the noise.

Investigate multiple hypotheses and lines of enquiry and find the Red Thread that leads to those trying to gain access to commercially sensitive information. Through calibrated questions and convincing, you can find the Red Thread.

Length: 2 full days (max. 1-2 weeks apart)

Stardust

Find the leak! Taking place in real time over the course of a single day, the clock is ticking!!

Sensitive information has found its way into the public domain. Use elicitation, conversation management and analysis to determine how this happened.

Length: 1 full day

Stardust

Find the leak! Taking place in real time over the course of a single day, the clock is ticking!

Sensitive information has found its way into the public domain. Use elicitation, conversation management and analysis to determine how this happened.

Length: 1 full day

Quagmire

The stakes could not be higher. A new piece of transformational tech is ready to launch and take the sector by storm, but how far are people willing to go to ensure its success? With limited data and short on time, can the team work out who is involved, what is at play and where interests lie?

Using skills in persuasion, influence and stakeholder management to gather the data needed to (hopefully) find a way to save everyone’s skin.

Length: 1 full day 

Uncharted Territory

Is choice an illusion? Every moment of every day, as individuals and as teams, we are near constantly faced with decisions. Using artificial Intelligence, your choices can be improved and your life outcomes altered in a positive way. Or… not?

In a choose your own adventure style, this story has multiple endings and the decisions you take and HOW you take them are assessed and fed back in real time for rapid learning.

Length: 2 full days (these can be a maximum of 1-2 weeks apart)

Uncharted Territory

Is choice an illusion? Every moment of every day, as individuals and as teams, we are near constantly faced with decisions. Using artificial Intelligence, your choices can be improved and your life outcomes altered in a positive way. Or… not?

In a choose your own adventure style, this story has multiple endings and the decisions you take and HOW you take them are assessed and fed back in real time for rapid learning.

Length: 2 full days (these can be a maximum of 1-2 weeks apart)

Masterclasses

We offer 12 skill-specific masterclasses that cover analytical, behavioural, and communication skills. The masterclasses consist of live classes, individual exercises, and videos – depending on your needs and preferences.

Fundamental masterclasses
Structured analysis

Frameworks for ordered and systematic review of large volumes of data.

Sensemaking and situational awareness

Moving from analysis to action to do things with data.

Responsive listening

Strategies and techniques to take your listening to the next level.

Cultivating common ground

Focusing on the interests and bringing people together around a problem for effective collaboration.

Additional masterclasses
Calibrated questions

Effective analysis invites questions to be answered; how you ask them matters.

Emotional Intelligence

Discerning emotions in oneself and others to improve resilience and build relationships.

Working with assumptions and hypotheses

Identifying the implicit and explicit factors guiding thinking.

Elicitation

Gathering information from others through asking zero questions.

Evidential reasoning

Working logically with the evidence you have to effectively deal with complexity.

Managing uncertainty

Practises and approaches to thrive in conditions where clarity is lacking.

Harnessing attention

Identifying and managing the barriers to and enhancers of attention to take in all the information available.

Pillars of Conversation

Tools and approaches to seamlessly manage conversations and therefore manage the flow of information.

Combined game program: The Long Game

This is a 6 month training program which combines Red Thread and Stardust and applies all 12 masterclasses in an immersive way.

The following in included in the program:

  • Welcome and introduction session
  • Personal profiling session
  • All 12 masterclasses
  • One to one feedback sessions after each game and at the end of the program
  • 2x facilitated reflective practise sessions
  • 2x action learning sets
  • One to one development planning review
  • Program close and graduation