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GoVenture Leader/Demo of a Leadership Simulation/Customizable Leadership Simulator

Hey there! This is quick demonstration of GoVenture Leader.

GoVenture Leader is a leadership negotiation and team building activity that uses a web app. It’s an experiential social and gamified learning experience. It can be customized to match any activity or business function, but we also have some ready to play scenarios that you can start right away. You can play individually or in teams. You can play in one session or multiple days or weeks. You can play live in person or asynchronously at a distance online and it requires light support by a facilitator. So the way GoVenture Leader works is participants begin by reviewing a backstory that puts them in a leadership role where they must make decisions to achieve specific objectives. The backstory and leadership rule can also be customized to match a specific training need.

We have two ready-to-play leadership scenarios with backstories. One is a business scenario where you’re the CEO of a company that was once successful but is now running into some trouble and you have to turn that company around. We also have a space scenario where you are the captain of a deep space exploration ship and you have to do scientific discovery while also keeping the ship and crew safe. You can play these scenarios right away.

Participant performance in GoVenture Leader is measured by specific metrics or KPIS that form a score. So the example we’re seeing on screen here shows the score is based on revenue, customers, and employees. It’s a weighted score and these three metrics would change based on the scenario that you’re playing. Participants can optionally compete against other participants or teams and everyone has the same options and decisions. They don’t affect each other but the scores are compared to determined rankings among the teams and it’s usually much more fun to play in teams. The way you play GoVenture leaders in three steps:

  1. Participants conduct search about their business objectives

  2. They choose activities to implement

  3. After each business period they can review the performance results of the decisions they’ve made.

Research includes reading a brief report for the current period and interviewing stakeholders. The briefing may introduce a specific challenge or opportunity for the current period. Stakeholders may include colleagues, customers, partners, and more. Participants may ask shareholders a limited number of questions. Choosing ot ask the right quests of the right stakeholders requires strategic and critical thinking. Participants may ask stakeholders an unlimited number of questions from a preset list of questions to choose from and stakeholders answers may reveal helpful information or when research is complete.

Participants choose activities to implement and activities represent actions and tasks related to the specific business and job function outlined in the backstory. These are chosen from a preset list. You can see on the right side here the information that we gather helps guide our decisions and each activity influences one or more of the performance metrics of the KPIS that we looked at earlier in a positive, negative, or neutral way and activities are created for the simulation based on the specific needs of the training.

The number of activities that can be implemented is limited so in the example that we see below each activity uses a percentage of time and budget available for the current period and this limiter is customized with each simulation so in this example our limited is time and budget and each activity has a percentage of time and budget that it requires in order of ru to implement it. We can choose as many activities as we want up to a hundred percent of our time and budget. There’s usually going to be more activities than we could ever choose to do so there’s always going to be a compromise and we choose activity simply by clicking activity and moving it to our to-be implemented box.

Now once the participants have selected activities to implement, the facilitator advances the simulation to the next period. You can choose whatever schedule you want to do. It’s totally customizable and you advance the simulation at this point it takes everybody’s decisions and crunches them to determine their results. The facilitator advances the simulation using a special dashboard where you simply click a button and it only takes a few moments for the simulation to advance. Once the simulation has advanced participants can review their performance results in charts and data tables and participants can be expected to achieve specific minimum targets and can be compared to competing participants and teams. So what you’re looking at here is a table and a chart showing all the teams, all their scores, their rankings, and so on and you can reveal the results quickly or you can reel them slowly over time. It’s all customizable.

There’s also a feedback mechanism where participants can see feedback for each individual activity that they’ve selected and that gives them some insight on whether the activity that they’ve selected and that gives them some insight on whether the activity achieved the objectives that they were hoping for. They can also see feedback for activities they may have not implemented so they can understand what they missed out on, either a good opportunity or lucky that they made the decision not to choose that activity.

So you would repeat this process for as many periods as you want to play in the experience. The GoVenture Leader creates awareness that leadership requires making decisions with competing priorities and that you must use strategy and make compromises. It covers strategic and critical thinking, making decisions with competing priorities, with incomplete information.


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