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October 2014
Get Certification Credit for In-Person Games

We're thrilled to announce that we've added the ability to claim production and facilitation credits for in-person games to the Certified Collaboration Architect program. It's a capability many of you have been asking for since the launch of the certification program in January 2013 -- and it's an important step in creating a meaningful certification program, one helps our community of skilled game facilitators and producers demonstrate their skills, and help those organizations seeking skilled facilitators find them. 


Gamestorming Too!

We've cast a wide net in the program, because we believe that collaborative play is an important part of successful work. We're granting credit for Gamestorming games and even custom games that you define and use (provided that they're shared publicly on a website that we can reference). 

In This Issue
How Transamerica drives Innovation through Employee Engagement
Innovation Games Summit Session Sneak Peekl

Creating and sustaining a culture where employee engagement fuels innovation isn't an easy task--in fact, it's quite complex. A few months ago, we wre lucky to sit down for a webinar with Transamerica's Terry Matheny and Amanda Seelman to get a glimpse of how they have been using Innovation Games and the Ideas to Action™ Framework to simplify the creation of an innovation culture. By leveraging Innovation Games, Transamerica has been able to provide employees with simple, easy-to-use tools for collaboratively generating ideas and move employees along in a process that leads to new products and new revenue for the company.

Aaron Proietti, Chief Innovation Officer, Transamerica

More at the Summit

On December 4, at the 3rd Innovation Games Summit, Aaron Proietti, Transamerica's Chief Innovation Officer of the Life & Protection Division, will share more details about how Transamerica has created a culture where employee innovation thrives and discuss how other organizations can replicate it. Check out the webinar recording as a sneak peak -- and join us in Utah for the Summit.


Want to know more about the Summit, which features industry leaders from Adobe Systems, Transamerica, Salesforce and others? Check out the details here and register today!

Webinar: How NetApp Amplifies Collaboration in Its Global Leadership Program 
And you can too!  

Our webinar series continues on Monday, November 3 at 11 AM Pacific with a conversation with Mercedes Adams, the Guiding Coalition Program Manager, for NetApp's Go To Market Operations. We'll talk about how NetApp has been using Innovation Games to enable dynamic collaboration with cross-functional, global teams in the company's fast-paced change leadership program.


Mercedes will share how they have combined multiple games to move rapidly from discovery to execution. This game structure provides a repeatable and structured process to approach innovative initiatives. We'll also hear how how the use of Innovation Games has evolved at NetApp, the lessons they've learned, and what's on the horizon for future use of games at NetApp.  


Sign Up and Win a Pass to the Summit!

As a bonus, one lucky attendee will win a pass to attend the Innovation Games Summit for free, so don't miss out! 


Trick or Treat! 
Save $200 on Your Innovation Games Summit Pass!

Each year, we bring together the sharpest minds in the business world to explore how collaborative games drive innovation. Sponsored by Adobe Systems and Reed Elsevier, this year's Innovation Games Summit will be held at Adobe Systems' Lehi, Utah campus on December 4-5, 2014. 

If you join us, you'll learn how leading organizations like Salesforce, Transamerica, Adobe and others are leveraging social, collaborative, serious games to solve complex problems in strategy, sales, portfolio management, process improvement and more. You'll also earn 120 credits in the Certified Collaboration Architect program for attending (see our first story in this newsletter for details.)

We're keeping the summit small (limited to 150 participants), but focusing on big ideas, with keynotes from Dan Keldsen (co-author of The Gen Z Effect), leading design-thinker Harry Max and Innovation Games inventor and serious games expert Luke Hohmann. Find out more at or register and save $200 on the Summit pass. (Sorry, new registrants only.)
Upcoming Events & Certification Courses
Meet face-to-face with the Conteneo Community

Certified ScrumMaster with Innovation Games*Jason Tanner29-30 Oct 2014Chattanooga, TN
Product Management with Innovation Games*Scotty Bevill
3-4 Nov 2014Indianapolis, IN
Certified Innovation Games Online: Visual Collaboration Games*Luke Hohmann11 Nov 2014 Online
Certified Innovation Games Online: Buy a Feature Games*Luke Hohmann12 Nov 2014Online
Certified Innovation Games for Customer Understanding*Cesario Ramos17-18 Nov 2014Goteborg, Sweden
Certified Innovation Games for Customer Understanding*Luke Hohmann17-18 Nov 2014London, UK
Keynote: "How to Fix Your 50% Fail Rate," The Product SummitLuke Hohmann20 Nov 2014San Francisco, CA
Certified Innovation Games for Customer Understanding*Cesario Ramos24-25 Nov 2014
Introduction to the Practice of Innovation Games*Raphael Goumot28 Nov 2014Paris, France
Certified Innovation Games for Customer Understanding*Deb Colden2-3 Dec 2014Lehi, Utah
Innovation Games Online Master Class (Visual Collaboration & Prioritization)*Luke Hohmann2 Dec 2014Lehi, Utah
Civic Engagement Games Certification*Amy Lee, Kettering Foundation3 Dec 2014Lehi, Utah
The Innovation Games Summit*Hosted by Adobe Systems4-5 Dec 2014Lehi, Utah

*Certification courses. Completion designates participant as a Certified Collaboration Architect.

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Attend all sessions, parties, keynotes on December 4-5, 2014 at the Innovation Games Summit for only $595. Does not include Pre-Summit workshops on Dec 2-3, 2014.
Offer Expires 11/20/2014.