Why You Should Consider Becoming an Evivve Facilitator


If you're a workshop or learning facilitator, I'd like to talk to you -especially as another facilitator. Because it serves the context, I'd like to share a bit about me before I go into the details of why you should consider using Evivve as a tool/game of choice for facilitating behavioral learning experiences. I'm a facilitator who turned into a game designer (more on that here).

As a facilitator, I have frequently facilitated learning experiences for my clients across various countries - even before I was using games for learning. I was already facilitating learning for Siemens, Motorola, Sony and many other companies across MENA, South Asia and SEA regions and I didn't exactly need games to differentiate myself or to justify the value I was bringing to my clients. But I was always on a lookout to create more meaningful and impactful learning experiences for my learners. And I would consider the following parameters when looking into any new tool:

  • Does it bring a Zero to One value?
  • How much effort does it take to learn it?
  • Does it leverage my existing skills and allows me to extend them further?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Does it improve my value proposition?

So when I finally built my own tool, I ensured that it significantly addressed all of these areas. And more so when I was offering it to other facilitators around the world. I also want to acknowledge that there's no one size that fits all. And that these parameters and how I perceived them may have worked for me and a number of others, and it may or may not work for you. You may or may not decide to become a certified facilitator for your own reasons and they're all valid :)

But if you're still here and want to know why you should consider becoming an Evivve facilitator, read on!



Here's how Peter Thiel explains what Zero to One is:

Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.

Of course, it’s easier to copy a model than to make something new. Doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange.


My hope for Evivve and you is that together, we will go from Zero to One. Here are a few example of what I mean:

  • A small learning consulting company uses Evivve as a critical part of one of their clients' onboarding process. They have mapped the competencies one can learn by playing the game to their client organization's values. At the time of writing this, they have onboarded over 1200 new employees using Evivve.
  • A leadership development facilitator has built a unique leadership program for one of the Big 4's. They use Evivve to teach how leaders can navigate through VUCA. At the time of writing this, they have been delivering this niche program for 2 years.
  • A culture and organizational change consultant uses Evivve to identify high potentials and future change agents within her clients' organizations. She studies the behaviors that players exhibit during the game-play and uses her version of Evivve MDL (Mechanics, Dynamics and Learning Outcomes) framework to look for productive and counter-productive behaviors.

These are just some of the many examples of ways that facilitators are creating something entirely new using Evivve. Take a look at the certification program that is designed to teach you how to build your own unique solution using Evivve.



This is a two part question:

  • How much effort does it take for me to start using it?
  • How much effort does it take for me to become an expert in facilitating Evivve?

To start using
The certification is meticulously designed to help you learn how to start using Evivve right away. Within the first day of your certification program, you will be using the platform. You will gain proficiency within 15 hours of practice time so you can facilitate your own Evivve experiences.

To become a pro
This is a journey -I know you understand this because you're a learning professional yourself. You'll learn the nuances and make minor changes to the way you facilitate as you do more of it. Think of it like this: I've facilitated over 1000 Evivve games and I'm still discovering new and more efficient (for me) ways of doing things.



While the certification is designed to teach how to facilitate a gameful experience, the program expects participants to bring a level of facilitation skills. In this certification program, You will be building on top of your existing facilitation skills.

Example: A facilitator currently runs workshops on effective team work. They now want to bring Evivve into the set of solutions they are offering to their customers. They enroll into the certification program and learn how to operate the Evivve tech and facilitate the game. They also receive insights on how to facilitate the reflection and debrief segments of the learning experience. However, the real nuance in their facilitation style and approach comes from their experience as a facilitator. They will be leveraging their current facilitation skills to effectively help learners reflect and arrive at insights that hold the potential to create a shift for learners.

The example above showcases how a facilitator may use their existing skills while narrating a sample journey that one may experience as they decide to learn how to use Evivve. As a result of this, you essentially extend your skillset further by developing a deep understand of what goes into creating gameful experiences.



Short Answer
There are two prices that depend on the duration:

  • Half Day gives you pro access for 3.5 hours at $125
  • Full Day gives you pro access for 8 hours at $200

These prices are irrespective of cohort size although our maximum capacity recommendations for virtual and physical sessions are 12 and 20 respectively. Discounts are offered on bulk purchases. If you're already in the certification program, log into your account and open the Profile Menu and navigate to Transactions and click Buy Credits to see the discounted pricing for bulk purchases.

Long Answer
I spent the bulk of my professional life chasing money and I got it. I made a lot of money doing some really unique and exciting work. But when I built Evivve I knew it wasn't about the money. And yes, I need money to keep the lights on and the engine running but that's not what drives me. What drives me is the belief that I'm empowering change agents (you!) with another tool that can create a shift. It was with this mindset that I priced Evivve.

Two important considerations:

A small factor of your facilitation fee
Having facilitated learning experiences across 5 continents and nearly 50 countries, I know what facilitators across the world charge for their services. I wanted the Evivve fees to be a small percentage of what you charge your clients. This was especially hard at first because there were only a handful of people using Evivve inconsistently. I had development and operating costs to cover and so... much of the initial funding came from the facilitation services I offered my clients.

Point is, I didn't want to deter you from using Evivve because you/your client couldn't afford it :)

Charge by duration and NOT participant count
Many SAAS products charge you based on the number of people that will use the product -even if the product is designed for facilitators. I just put myself in your shoes and asked if I would charge my clients based on the day/workshop/delivery/program or the number of participants. The answer was clear and obvious. Most facilitators don't charge by the number of participants in the room so why should they have to pay by that logic? It also makes accounting and planning confusing. Last minute additions, cancellations or no shows. Do we charge you for it? Do we not? Do you charge your client? Do you not?

Why not just keep it simple and charge the way a facilitator charges for their services? Most facilitators have a day/half-day rate. This is what they charge for their time. I aligned my pricing model to yours so you can confidently budget what it will cost you to use Evivve when you're integrating it into your program/design.

What do you get in this "pro access"?
Evivve comes preloaded with a free version (Demo) that you can use. This is the version you will be using as you go through your certification program. The free version is good enough to facilitate a fairly decent game experience. It's the version you experienced if you tried Evivve in a public game session with me.

"Pro Access" means access to pro features that give you (the facilitator) additional control to drive your learning outcomes. Here are only some of the controls that you can expect in Pro Access:

Pre Game Settings 

(setting changes you can make before the game starts)

  • Game Length: Adjust the duration of the game to make the experience longer and easier to play
  • Offer Frequency: Adjust the frequency of the offers so players get more/less offers through the game
  • Disaster Count: Increase the number, type and level of disasters that players get impacted by

In-Game Adjustments 

(adjustments you can make while the game is on)

  • Player Controls: Disaster Recovery: Bring learners back into the game if they've been affected by disasters
  • Player Controls: Disable Player: Block and unblock access for a selected player to affect the team and to see how they respond
  • MV Controls: Add/Deduct MV from Player's CROB Account
  • MV Controls: Double/Half the MV price



A Big Yes! You wouldn't be here if you didn't believe that it did. But for the sake of argument, here are some ways in which Evivve improves your value proposition to your clients:

  • Creates psychological safety for learners through a game environment
  • Creates an opportunity to surface ability and capability for individuals and teams
  • Develops an appetite for learning
  • Provides an opportunity to practice learned skills
  • Brings variety in what you offer to your clients
  • Brings fun and engagement into the learning experience

Mohsin Memon

Game Design • Product Design • Facilitation • Leadership Development

Founder at Evivve | Virtual/Physical Game-Based Learning | Game Designer | Helping learning practitioners and facilitators use games to facilitate virtual and classroom ILTs with Evivve.

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