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GoVenture Leader Demo of a Leadership Simulation, Customizable Scenario Simulator




hey there this is a quick demonstration of goventure leader commencer leader is a leadership negotiation and team building activity that uses a web app it's experiential social and gamified learning it can be customized to match any activity or business function but we 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 back story 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 the back stories one is a business scenario where you're the ceo of a company that was once successful but now is running into some trouble and you have to turn that company around we also have a space scenario captain of a deep space exploration ship and you have to do scientific discovery while also keeping the ship and the crew safe and you can play these scenarios right away now participant performance in goventure leaders measured by specific metrics or kpis that form a score so the example that we're seeing on screen here the score is based on revenue customers and employees and it's a weighted score and this these 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 so the way that you play goldventure leaders in three steps first participants conduct research about their business objectives and second they choose activities to implement then after each business period they can review the performance results of the decisions that 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 business period stakeholders may include colleagues customers partners and more participants may ask stakeholders a limited number of questions choosing to ask the right questions of the right stakeholders require strategic and critical thinking participants may ask stakeholders unlimited number of questions from a preset list of questions to choose from and stakeholders answers may reveal helpful information or not now once 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 back story and participants choose activities to implement from a preset list you can see the list in the right hand side here and information that we gather during research helps guide our decisions and each activity influences one or more of the performance metrics or the kpis that we looked at earlier in a positive way a negative way or in a 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 limiter is time and budget and each activity has a percentage of time and budget that it requires in order for us to implement it and we can choose as many activities as we want up to a hundred percent of our time and budget and usually there's 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 this 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 in 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 achieved achieved the objectives that they were hoping for and they can also see feedback for activities they may not have implemented so they can understand and what how they missed out either missed out on a good opportunity or lucky that they made the decision not to choose a particular activity so you would repeat this process for as many periods as you want to play in the experience so the learning objectives so government 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 incomplete information making decisions with competing information the consequences of decisions made and not made and collaborative decision making negotiation and team building and that's co-venture leader if 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