Gamification Certification: A Learning and Design Adventure Through the Fundamentals of the Gamification for Learning

  • 05/04/2024
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • OneOC, 1901 E 4th St Ste 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • 33


  • * Please note: Those who are members of ATD only are not eligible for this rate. Please consider joining the OC chapter and becoming a Power Member, to get the best rate.
  • * Affiliates include: Other ATD Chapter Members and ISPI-OC & ISPI-LA
  • * Please note: Those who are members of ATD only are not eligible for this rate. Please consider joining the OC chapter and becoming a Power Member, to get the best rate.
  • * Affiliates include: Other ATD Chapter Members and ISPI-OC & ISPI-LA


Equip yourself with the current best practices in Talent Development to enhance your career. Soon, you'll be creating and delivering programs that not only engage learners, but you'll also be able to show a clear Return on Investment.

Missed the Introductory webinar on April 3rd? No worries, you can watch it here now.

Simply defined, gamification uses game mechanics and rewards for non-game applications in order to increase engagement, transfer knowledge, and create loyalty.


  • About motivational design and is the process of using game mechanics and game thinking in non-gaming contexts to engage users and to solve problems.
  • Founded in the fundamentals of human psychology and behavioral science, and rests on three primary factors: motivation, ability level, and triggers.
  • Not about simply rewarding points and badges, but rather understanding and influencing the human behaviors which companies want to encourage among their employees and customers. Gamification includes a robust set of game mechanics including chance, competition, collaboration, knowledge sharing, badges, points, leaderboards, status, achievement, exploration, teamwork, and so much more.

Spend a day learning from the #1 rated Gamification Guru, Monica Cornetti, and become a better, higher-rated, and considerably more effective trainer, teacher, instructional designer, or human resource professional!

The ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification* credits with SHRM, HRCI, and ATD. 

This program is like no conference or workshop you’ve attended. The Sententia Gamification LIVE Certification is a complete immersion experience designed to leave you creatively inspired and technically masterful.

Be prepared to come and PLAY FULL OUT for the entire day to dramatically improve your learning and development results and significantly increase your credibility, influence, and professional skills.

No need for devices other than your phone.


In this 6-hour certification program, you will use an L&D case study as you overlay the 5-step Game the System™ model for gamification learning design, gather data, and participate in problem-solving and assessment exercises.

An individual who has earned a Gamification Surveyor Certification (Level 1) has received introductory training and demonstrates the necessary understanding of the fundamentals of gamification, and has completed basic training in the trademarked and proven model for gamification learning design, that includes: 

1)  Separate games vs. gamification

2)  Write effective OKRs

3)  Define learner personas and explore gamified instructional approaches that meet those needs

4)  Adopt three or more story-writing strategies to craft an adventure for your learning program

5)  Identify the main psychological concepts related to gamification

6)  Map at least six game mechanics to a player journey

7)  Draft an outline of a gamified learning program and receive feedback on your concept.

The goal is to increase learning and engagement through key concepts found in game design and behavioral psychology. By adding game mechanics to training, gamification not only increases interest, it makes training "fun."

Lunch and light snacks will be provided.

Intended Audience

This program is for L&D and HR professionals interested in using gamification to improve their learning and training programs. Whether you are a new or seasoned learning professional, this certification will help you quickly learn how to adapt a gamification strategy for your programs. NO CODING SKILLS REQUIRED!

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how key concepts found in behavioral psychology and game design can increase learning and engagement.
  • Have a five-part process for gamifying a learning program.
  • Demonstrate a return on investment for your gamified learning program.


  • Game the System™ “game board” of the 30 necessary steps for creating successfully gamified learning programs
  • All handouts and ancillary tools
  • Analysis and feedback of a proposal for gamifying a case study or real program
  • Sententia Level 1 Surveyor digital badge with metadata about the program and work completed for employers, recruiters, and potential clients
  • HRCI, SHRM and ATD recertification credit documentation for each registrant (see below for more details)


thru 4/22

after 4/22




Affiliate  (For members of all other ATD chapters and ISPI Chapters.
NOTE: ATD Global members are NOT eligible for the affiliate rate.)

$327  $377
$347  $397

About the Instructor

Monica Cornetti works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE, and in 2016 was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain.

Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium. She authored Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You, and is a co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning.

She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Jonathan Peters, PhD, Chief Motivation Officer, Sententiahas spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members.

Since joining the Sententia team, he had applied his knowledge and study to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.  

Jonathan is co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. He now calls South Padre Island, TX home.

*HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

This program is eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the HRCI recertification webpage or the SHRM recertification webpage for more information.

*CPTD Recertification Credit

CPTDs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the CPTD webpage for complete information.

Six recertification hours for this workshop.

ATD Capability Model

This program aligns with the following Domains and Capabilities: 

Developing Professional Capability

  • Learning Sciences
  • Instructional Design
  • Training Delivery and Facilitation
  • Technology Application
  • Career and Leadership Development
  • Evaluating Impact

Impacting Organizational Capability

  • Business Insight
  • Organization Development and Culture
  • Talent Strategy and Management
  • Performance Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Future Readiness

Talent development professionals should be able to implement a multilevel, systematic method for gathering, analyzing, and reporting on information about the effectiveness and effort of learning programs.

To find out more about the ATD Capability Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit


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