Modern organizations operate during a time of great innovation and technological disruption. Organizations need to be able to effectively form project teams and teach people new skills. Games are one tool for engaging and motivating employees to work as a team and learn a broad range of skills in a short period of time. This session will introduce participants to game mechanics, provide examples of how games can be used for team building and skill development, and challenge participants to discuss how game mechanics can help accounting teams and organizations thrive. Participants will engage in a group activity where they apply basic game mechanics to solve real problems.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
CPE being offered: Earn up to 1.5 ICMA CPE!
Registration is mandatory to participate. To ensure accurate CPE reporting, please provide your correct IMA member number as listed in your IMA membership profile. Your first and last name should also be as per your IMA profile. If any details are incorrect this could delay your CPE credits being reported to your transcript and error with your certificate of attendance.
Non-IMA members, put "N/A" in Member number field.
Information Technology Services
Zac Jarrard is a Project Manager in Information Technology Services and a Professional Tutor for the Academic Success Center. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems in Business Analytics, MPA and MBA from Park University. His research interests include gamification, innovation, and project management. Outside of Park University, Zac is heavily involved in the community. Recently, Zac created Jarrard Consulting, LLC where he does project management and game consulting. He is also an Eagle Scout who aspires to make the world a better place for everyone.