Acknowledgements; Foreword; About the authors; About the contributors; Collaborators; Gamification on-boarding; Icons used; Paradigm shift for accelerated learning; The need for accelerated learning; Introduction; Global talent and change challenge; South African talent and change challenge; Making the shift; Maintaining the foundations; An accelerated learning framework; Conclusion; The paradigm shift in learning; Introduction; Digital, mobile and social media trends; Understanding today's learner; Paradigm shift; Conclusion; Insight into accelerated learning in South African organisations; Introduction; Challenges or opportunities; Learning methodology trends; Examples of accelerated learning programmes; Leaders as learning champions; Learning involvement in change; Leadership skills needs; Key messages; Conclusion; Whole brain, whole person approach to learning; Unique learning profiles; Introduction; Some basic principles; Learning = Change; Sub-conscious influences; Learning influences; Creating your own learning profile; Conclusion; Neuroscience of learning; Introduction; What is neuroscience?; Learning and neuroscience; Workings of the brain; The learning cycle; Attention and memory; The emotional and social brain; Brain deception; Environmental factors; Conclusion; Creating a learning culture; Creating a learning culture; Introduction; A tale of two companies; A learning culture framework; Embarking on a culture transformation journey; Conclusion; Learning through coaching; Introduction; What is coaching?; Why coaching?; How do we go about coaching?; Conclusion; Learning through authentic conversations; Introduction; The context of the problem; The imperative for holding authentic conversations; Towards a culture of healthy conflict; The learning imagery of holding authentic conversations; The learning process of initiating and holding authentic conversations; Conclusion; Designing accelerated learning programmes; Learning architecture; Introduction; The challenge; A framework; Understand - the strategic priorities and capabilities; Design - the performance and competency standards; Analyse - the proficiency levels and the needs; Develop - organisational and individual plans; Conclusion; Learning design; Introduction; Learning design for accelerated learning; Design in practice; Retention of learning; Steps in the design process; Methods and tools; Conclusion; Gamification in learning; What is gamification?; Foundation principles driving the success of gamification; Building a gamification strategy; Gamification mechanics; Examples of gamification; Gamification lessons; So what does all of this mean, and how can you apply it?; Conclusion; Learning assessment; Introduction; Levels of assessment; Strategic considerations in assessment decisions; Designing assessment to be incorporated into accelerated learning programmes; Assessment methods; Assessment dilemmas; Assessing the overall value of the ALP; Conclusion; Making it real - Case studies of accelerated learning; How to guide - Learning to accelerate change; Introduction; A new perspective; The learning landscape and audience; The learning design; Alignment with learning design principles; Conclusion; Case study: Breakthrough learning for talent pools; Introduction; What is breakthrough learning?; Why breakthrough learning? Setting up the programme; High-level design; Programme outline; Selection of programme participants; Assessments; BL launch workshop; BL learning modules; BL project work; Learning portal; Final presentation and celebration dinner; Final wrap-up: ensuring results and sustainability; Conclusion; Case study: Creating a culture of effective decision management; Introduction; Context and rationale for effective decision management; Background to the case study; The company business case for decision management; The learning themes and outcomes; A robust process for WISE decisions; Accelerated learning principles; Conclusion; Bibliography.