Professional Development Seminar-Not The Yawn Fest You’d Expect

You may wonder what a professional development seminar with Bunyip Entertainment will be like. Will it be a yawn fest? Most definitely not! We like to have as much fun and interaction as possible. Prior to any seminar, we discuss what your particular needs are.  We work with the education and corporate sector.

Schools will discover that good games can be used to draw out important areas of the curriculum. Games can even be used to manage difficult classes. Teachers will walk away with powerful new learning tools.

Our corporate focused seminars will clearly demonstrate that gaming can be used to increase productivity, build better teams, managers and workers. It will also demonstrate how to use gaming to develop your recruting processes.

Much is to be gained by utilising some unorthodox training methods involving gaming. Many corporate, government and military departments are already realizing the benefits of gamling to their organizations.

Contact us to get more information about a personally tailored seminar.

Game Time

It would seem that the earliest form of gaming took place some 5000 years ago around Mesopotamia and involved humble dice made from animal knuckle bones (pictured above). Since recorded history humankind has been involved in playing games whether of politics, war, sports, status, love and so on. Gaming is an essential precursor to the serious business of transitioning from child to adult. One could say “I game therefore I am.”

Alright, perhaps that is taking matters a little far, but only a little.

Games are serious business. Just consider the multi-billion dollar industry that is sports. I realise that some people balk at the idea of calling sport justs games but that is exactly what they are. Also consider the fact that many top-level corporations and even the Central Intelligence Agency use board games to train staff toward best practices.

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The face of tabletop gaming has changed considerably too. Many of the best board games are designed in Europe and feature mechanics, rules, boards and pieces that are light years ahead of the games usually found in your local superstore. They also present so many opportunities for fun and strategy that games like Snakes and Ladders and the not too dissimilar Monopoly cannot hope to provide with their simple roll and move mechanics.

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On this site, we are talking about games that can transport you to new world’s, new ways of thinking, new ways of interacting and competing or cooperating. It may seem like hyperbole to call this a revolution but it is a well-recognized fact that boardgaming has undergone a renaissance and no doubt you will want to be a part of it!

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Analyze This!

No conspiracy theories here. A recent article published by CNN (apparently the CIA News Network) details how the Central Intelligence Agency have been using board games and card games as training tools for a number of years to develop their analytical abilities. Games are used to highlight the complexity of conflict in challenging geopolitical landscapes. They are also used to promote best practices in the agency.

Whether for your business or for your school, gaming is an important element to draw out the best qualities of your people. Besides, if the CIA is doing it it must right…[looks over shoulder and gulps] right? Right?…

Please read the article and don’t forget we offer competitively priced professional development seminars which include gaming sessions for your staff, teachers or students. Simply email us to get more details.

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