Welcome to Power Play
Do you want to fully engage your audience?
Do you want to clearly differentiate self from all your competitors?
Do you want your students to walk away with lessons that will stick with them for years?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then Power Play is for you.
Power Play is a process-based course, meaning that the curriculum is designed to teach students a range of experiential content development skills through a series of processes that build upon each other as the course goes along. By the end of the course, each section comes together to create a fully documented, professional standard piece of world class experiential content.
During Power Play, you will learn state-of-the-art content development tools that you will not find anywhere else. You will learn how to create powerful games, processes, exercises and simulations that will immerse your students in your content and leave them with lessons that will stay with them for a lifetime.
If you are someone who would like to create lifelong learning and transformation in your students and are ready to learn the systems and methodology to create incredible, world class experiential content – then Power Play is for you. Like all Frontier Trainings courses, Power Play is fast, to the point and founded in coaching, feedback, systems and rapid implementation for continued creation once the training is over.
So come join us, learn these incredible tools and start creating transformation now.
Clinton Swaine, Founder – Frontier Trainings
Have you ever made a mistake in business? Did you learn a valuable lessons from that mistake? What would it be like if you could create a safe environment for your students, where they can get the same lessons that they would learn in the ‘real world’ by making mistakes, but without the same consequences those mistakes would render?
That is the power of experiential learning. Experiential learning allows students to learn, grow, test new theories, make mistakes and fall down – then get back up an do it again! Experiential learning allows students to immediately apply newly learned lessons, while giving them real time feedback on how and where they can improve.
Because of this, experiential learning is THE fastest way to learn and accelerate success. By experiencing the material, it becomes part of you thus allowing you to directly apply it to your business as soon as you leave.
By learning to create experiential content, you will open up the door for your students to absorb your material faster and more effectively than ever before, while having fun!
FACILITATOR VS. SPEAKER
What is the difference between speakers and facilitators? Speakers generally focus on informational learning (didactically teaching a predetermined set of content), whereas a facilitator focuses on transformational learning (creating breakthrough opportunities within the training space).
Speakers rarely leave the stage, but facilitators tend to be in the back of the room watching and coaching the students through processes to invoke immediate change. Speakers generally do not divert from their content, facilitators are generally more open to letting the content flow and evolve organically based on the needs of their group.
The execution of experiential content requires a great deal of facilitation skill. You must leave room for growth, change and evolution as the content unfolds. This methodology creates the space for maximum learning for your students.
The vast majority of presenters only teach didactically; their students sit in rows, listening to content and taking notes for the entirety of the program. The presenter may be teaching incredible information, but to most students, without defining characteristics of the content, there is no real contrast or separation between seminars or presenters. This is where the importance of differentiation comes in to play.
By teaching experientially, you get to drastically set yourself apart from all of your competitors by making your content fun, engaging and most importantly – memorable.
Being a pioneer in the realm of Experiential Games Technology, we have had to create and define much of the methodology and systems for creating powerful experiential content. Through our studies and development, we’ve been able to rapidly create the largest curriculum of experiential content in the world.
We use this experience and knowledge to sit down with each student individually, giving detailed coaching in a co-creative process. This ensures that each student leaves with a fully complete, high quality game that is ready to run as soon as the course is complete.
FOUR TYPES OF CONTENT
There are four primary types of experiential content: games, processes, exercises and simulations. Each has it’s own unique outcome, style and purpose. We will give you the foundations so that no matter which type you choose to create during Power Play, you’ll be able to design either option when you leave.
Game: A game is designed to create an environment of interaction where a set of tasks and objectives are to be met. They typically have set rules, keep the entire room engaged and have multiple purposes, outcomes, lessons and skills that can be taken and directly applied.
Exercise: An exercise is designed to drill a specific skill or master skill. A master skill is one which includes the compilation of multiple sub-skills. Exercises are typically performed as an individual or within a small group and focused on a single purpose.
Process: A process is designed to create change. A process is typically made up of a series of steps which lead up to an opportunity for change. Like an exercise processes are typically performed individually or in a small group. A process tends to involve emotion and often requires students to break through fears, challenge their reality and eliminate limiting beliefs.
Simulation: A simulation is a replication of a real world scenario, designed to test skills, reactions, response times and choices all made under pressure. Simulations can be done either individually or in a group setting. Simulations typically include the imitation or enactment of a particular case to create an in-depth, realistic learning environment.
The more thematic hooks a trainer can seamlessly weave into their content, the more ability they have to take students out of their every day life and create transformation. Thematic elements create depth and in such create incredibly powerful, impactful and memorable experiences within your training room.
During Power Play, you will learn how to effectively tie: music, costumes, props, decor and characters together to create the most immersive and interactive learning environment possible.
One of the most incredible things about experiential content, is that when designed effectively, students can experience the same content time and time again, each eliciting new lessons while simultaneously reiterating past lessons.
As a student’s level of distinctions evolves and their mindset begins to expand and shift, a well designed multi-layered game allows for the expansion of new possibilities and creates a different experience with customized lessons for each student. Another important aspect of multi-layered games is that they can appeal to all levels of students. Whether a seasoned veteran or a novice to the industry, both can leave with a plethora of lessons and experiences to move them forward in their arena.
During Power Play, we teach you the various aspects involved in creating these multi-layered games and coach you on how you can deepen the experience had each time your games are played.
Throughout Power Play, students learn to systematize game creation through a variety of processes. This creation process includes creating and documenting the game’s: purpose, brand, theme, objective, frame, structure, presentation flow, debrief and distinctions.
By the time the course is finished, each student will have the tools and experience necessary to continue creating a variety of experiential content. Each piece created is intensely documented creating a professional standard product as well as a template for continued creation.
TRIALING AND FEEDBACK
As in all Frontier Trainings courses, Power Play is founded in experience and feedback to help you grow and improve and much as possible, as quickly as possible. On the last day of Power Play, you’ll get the chance to run a section of your content with a live audience and get real time feedback from the students before you run it in your own training room. From this, you will receive testimonials and debrief forms so that you can evidence the lessons and experiences your unique piece of experiential content will create for your students.