Join us for the 26th Annual Gathering of Games

This year's Annual Gathering of Games will be in Dallas, TX, Sept 5-7 and is presented by the Great Game of Business. It is the only conference where the open-book management community comes together from around the world to learn, share, and celebrate the principles and practices of The Great Game of Business and open-book management. Learn More...

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January 16 – 17

Implementation

SPRINGFIELD, MO

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Price

$1995 per seat

1-4 People

$1895 per seat

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Get in The Game Workshop was developed to give participants an in-depth view of open-book management and how they can effectively play The Game in their organizations. Hosted at The Great Game offices in Springfield, MO, the birthplace of open-book management, this training is led by GGOB Coach & VP of Great Game, Steve Baker. Steve guides participants through two-days of impactful training sessions that include a detailed look at Great Game’s “10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation”.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit the birthplace of open-book management
  • Deep-dive into the Best Practices of the GGOB
  • The “10-Step Approach to Implementation”
  • Offsite dinner with SRC Executives
  • Watch an SRC Company Huddle
  • Employee Q&A sessions
  • Option for a Free 1-hour Coaching Session

Participants will leave with valuable tools and practical planning tips that will benefit them during their open-book management journey. The Get in The Game Workshop is designed to teach participants how they can implement and successfully sustain The Great Game of Business in their organization.

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January 24-25

Immersion

SPRINGFIELD, MO

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Price

Call 1.800.386.2752

2 Day Event

Day 1 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day 2 - 8:00 am - Noon

 

For-profit businesses of every size and in every industry have been implementing open-book management for the past 25 years. Now, we are taking those lessons learned and introducing them to the nonprofit and public sectors. Leading organizations such as Missouri Southern State University (MSSU), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks (BBBSO) and Greene County, Missouri have committed and embraced the open-book management principles taught by Great Game as a way to improve their own financial sustainability.

The Great Game of Business, Inc. has expanded our offerings to help public and nonprofit organizations learn how to adapt the proven principles of open-book management to become better stewards and enhance the sustainability of their organizations. 

Attend this training to:

  • Discover how The Game can be adapted to fit any organization.
  • Learn from nonprofit, education, and government examples and case studies.
  • Share ideas and challenges with leaders across a variety of organizations.
  • Learn the fundamental principles and practices of open-book management and the proven 10-step approach to implementation.
  • Watch as employees report and forecast company financials during an SRC Company Huddle.
  • Understand how you can apply and sustain open-book practices in your own organization.

Who should attend:

  • CEO/Executive Director/President of nonprofit, public, and government agencies
  • Leadership team members whose CEO is attending or has already attended
  • Board members

Katie Davis of Dream Big Consulting facilitates this training. Katie is the former CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Ozarks. Read Katie's blog post titled No Money, No Mission here and watch her present on the main stage at The 25th Annual Gathering of Games here

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January 25

Immersion

ORLANDO, FL

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Price

$995 per seat

1-4 People

$945 per seat

4+ People

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OPEN-BOOK MANAGEMENT

PRACTITIONER HOST: KEESEE ASSOCIATES
EVENT LOCATION: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
The Great Game Experience Workshop was designed to pack as much Great Game and open-book information into one 8-hour day as physically possible.

The Great Game Experience is hosted regionally at top Great Game of Business practitioner locations. The Great Game has hand selected the top players of open-book management to help us host these trainings and show-case how open-book has helped them take their businesses to the next level. 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Complete Great Game of Business Overview
  • Full MiniGame Training Session
  • Great Game Practitioner Host Keynote
  • Live Practitioner Huddle and Tour
  • Practitioner Employee Panel Q&A
  • Option for a Free 30-Minute Coaching Session

Participants will get a complete overview of what The Great Game of Business is all about. The idea of this training is to teach attendees how open-book management works and how they can use the principles and practices to build rapid financial results and lasting cultural change in their organizations.

Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of how they can get started practicing open-book management as soon as they get back home!

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February 20

Immersion

Decatur, IL

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Price

$995 per seat

1-4 People

$945 per seat

4+ People

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OPEN-BOOK MANAGEMENT

PRACTITIONER HOST: Jenner Ag
EVENT LOCATION: Decatur, IL

The Great Game Experience Workshop was designed to pack as much Great Game and open-book information into one 8-hour day as physically possible.

The Great Game Experience is hosted regionally at top Great Game of Business practitioner locations. The Great Game has hand selected the top players of open-book management to help us host these trainings and show-case how open-book has helped them take their businesses to the next level. 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Complete Great Game of Business Overview
  • Full MiniGames Training Session
  • Great Game Practitioner Host Keynote
  • Live Practitioner Huddle and Tour
  • Practitioner Employee Panel Q&A
  • Option for a Free 30-Minute Coaching Session

Participants will get a complete overview of what The Great Game of Business is all about. The idea of this training is to teach attendees how open-book management works and how they can use the principles and practices to build rapid financial results and lasting cultural change in their organizations.

Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of how they can get started practicing open-book management as soon as they get back home!

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March 13-14

Implementation

Springfield, MO

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Price

$1995 per seat

1-4 People

$1895

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Get in The Game Workshop was developed to give participants an in-depth view of open-book management and how they can effectively play The Game in their organizations. Hosted at The Great Game offices in Springfield, MO, the birthplace of open-book management, this training is led by GGOB Coach & VP of Great Game, Steve Baker. Steve guides participants through two-days of impactful training sessions that include a detailed look at Great Game’s “10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation”.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit the birthplace of open-book management
  • Deep-dive into the Best Practices of the GGOB
  • The “10-Step Approach to Implementation”
  • Offsite dinner with SRC Executives
  • Watch an SRC Company Huddle
  • Employee Q&A sessions
  • Option for a Free 1-hour Coaching Session

Participants will leave with valuable tools and practical planning tips that will benefit them during their open-book management journey. The Get in The Game Workshop is designed to teach participants how they can implement and successfully sustain The Great Game of Business in their organization.

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High Involvement Planning

March 15-16

Implementation

Springfield, MO

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High Involvement Planning

Price

$2195 per seat

1-4 People

$2095

4+ People

2 Day Event

The High-Involvement Planning Workshop is considered a Master's Level training that teaches experienced open-book management practitioners how to transform their annual planning from all-time consuming to an exciting ongoing journey. The training shows leaders how they can equip their team with the tools and practices to implement and sustain a high-involvement planning process that involves, informs and educates the entire organization.

This is a hands-on, highly interactive workshop where attendees will have opportunities to learn, share and discuss the unique challenges and rewards of running an open-book organization.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn to create planning processes that consistently involve, inform, and educate your entire organization.
  • Define your company's Critical Numbers and discover how you can build your plan to attack those numbers using day-to-day actions.
  • Develop a "Plan B", a crucial contingency practice for on-going growth and success.
  • Discover how to bring financial plans to life with the power of forwarding forecasting.
  • Understand ho you can establish companywide buy-in and commitment to your financial plan.
  • Learn to conduct plan reviews that encourage participation and challenge assumptions. 

The High-Involvement Planning Workshop is hosted at Great Game Headquarters in Springfield, MO. This training is also offered as a Great Game On-Site Training.

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April 18-19

Immersion

Chicago, IL

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Price

$1895 per seat

1-4 People

$1795 per seat

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Open-Book Management Experience - Chicago (OBMx - Chicago) was created in collaboration with long-time Great Game practitioner, Tasty Catering.

The team at Tasty Catering Great Game of Business journey started in 2011. Since then, they've been busy mastering GGOB's open-book management practices and principles. Over the years they've seen tremendous success financially and culturally. They even become part of The Annual Gathering of Games All-Star team in 2014. (Read the case study here)

During The OBMx-Chicago, participants will be led through engaging training sessions, take a tour of Tasty Caterings facility, observe their engaging and interactive company Huddle, and network with participants and trainers. Attendees will get to see exactly how a successful company plays The Great Game.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Learn all about The Great Game of Business during the full GGOB Overview.
  • Observe how employees engage with the numbers at a live Tasty Catering Huddle.
  • Witness the interworkings of a long-time GGOB practitioner during the facility tour.
  • Network with participants and GGOB Trainers over dinner and drinks.
  • Ask questions about The Game at an Employee Q&A session.
  • Take advantage of a Free 30-Minute Coaching Session.

Tasty Catering's success and their top-notch GGOB practices led Great Game and Tasty to partner-up twice a year and help others experience how companies can successfully play and sustain an open-book management culture. Read Tasty Catering's Case study here.

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May 8-9

Implementation

Springfield, MO

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Price

$1995 per seat

1-4 People

$1895 per seat

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Get in The Game Workshop was developed to give participants an in-depth view of open-book management and how they can effectively play The Game in their organizations. Hosted at The Great Game offices in Springfield, MO, the birthplace of open-book management, this training is led by GGOB Coach & VP of Great Game, Steve Baker. Steve guides participants through two-days of impactful training sessions that include a detailed look at Great Game’s “10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation”.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit the birthplace of open-book management
  • Deep-dive into the Best Practices of the GGOB
  • The “10-Step Approach to Implementation”
  • Offsite dinner with SRC Executives
  • Watch an SRC Company Huddle
  • Employee Q&A sessions
  • Option for a Free 1-hour Coaching Session

Participants will leave with valuable tools and practical planning tips that will benefit them during their open-book management journey. The Get in The Game Workshop is designed to teach participants how they can implement and successfully sustain The Great Game of Business in their organization.

Event Cancellation Policy

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July 17-18

Implementation

Springfield, MO

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Price

$1995 per seat

1-4 People

$1895 per seat

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Get in The Game Workshop was developed to give participants an in-depth view of open-book management and how they can effectively play The Game in their organizations. Hosted at The Great Game offices in Springfield, MO, the birthplace of open-book management, this training is led by GGOB Coach & VP of Great Game, Steve Baker. Steve guides participants through two-days of impactful training sessions that include a detailed look at Great Game’s “10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation”.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit the birthplace of open-book management
  • Deep-dive into the Best Practices of the GGOB
  • The “10-Step Approach to Implementation”
  • Offsite dinner with SRC Executives
  • Watch an SRC Company Huddle
  • Employee Q&A sessions
  • Option for a Free 1-hour Coaching Session

Participants will leave with valuable tools and practical planning tips that will benefit them during their open-book management journey. The Get in The Game Workshop is designed to teach participants how they can implement and successfully sustain The Great Game of Business in their organization.

Event Cancellation Policy

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July 19-20

Implementation

Springfield, MO

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Price

$2195 per seat

1-4 People

$2095

4+ People

2 Day Event

The High-Involvement Planning Workshop is considered a Master's Level training that teaches experienced open-book management practitioners how to transform their annual planning from all-time consuming to an exciting ongoing journey. The training shows leaders how they can equip their team with the tools and practices to implement and sustain a high-involvement planning process that involves, informs and educates the entire organization.

This is a hands-on, highly interactive workshop where attendees will have opportunities to learn, share and discuss the unique challenges and rewards of running an open-book organization.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Learn to create planning processes that consistently involve, inform, and educate your entire organization.
  • Define your company's Critical Numbers and discover how you can build your plan to attack those numbers using day-to-day actions.
  • Develop a "Plan B", a crucial contingency practice for on-going growth and success.
  • Discover how to bring financial plans to life with the power of forwarding forecasting.
  • Understand ho you can establish companywide buy-in and commitment to your financial plan.
  • Learn to conduct plan reviews that encourage participation and challenge assumptions. 

The High-Involvement Planning Workshop is hosted at Great Game Headquarters in Springfield, MO. This training is also offered as a Great Game On-Site Training.

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August 8

Immersion

British Columbia, Canada

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Price

$995 per seat

1-4 People

$945 per seat

4+ People

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OPEN-BOOK MANAGEMENT

PRACTITIONER HOST: Van Belle Nursery, Inc.
EVENT LOCATION: ABBOTSFORD, B.C., CANADA

The Great Game Experience Workshop was designed to pack as much Great Game and open-book information into one 8-hour day as physically possible.

The Great Game Experience is hosted regionally at top Great Game of Business practitioner locations. The Great Game has hand selected the top players of open-book management to help us host these trainings and show-case how open-book has helped them take their businesses to the next level. 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Complete Great Game of Business Overview
  • Full MiniGames Training Session
  • Great Game Practitioner Host Keynote
  • Live Practitioner Huddle and Tour
  • Practitioner Employee Panel Q&A
  • Option for a Free 30-Minute Coaching Session

Participants will get a complete overview of what The Great Game of Business is all about. The idea of this training is to teach attendees how open-book management works and how they can use the principles and practices to build rapid financial results and lasting cultural change in their organizations.

Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of how they can get started practicing open-book management as soon as they get back home!

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SEPTEMBER 5-7

CONFERENCE

Dallas, TX

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Price

Conf. Only: $995 (rates go up 7/13/18)

1-3 people

Conf. Only: $945 (rates go up 7/13/18)

4+ people

The 26th Annual Gathering of Games

The world's largest conference on open-book management, the Gathering of Games brings together Great Game practitioners and "tire kickers" from around the world to share best practices and lessons from the field related to engaging employees at all levels of the company in all aspects of the business. Now in its 26th year, the Gathering of Games was recently ranked #2 on Forbes Magazine's 2018 list of  'Can't Miss Conferences for Entrepreneurs'.  

This fall, between 700 and 800 participants will enjoy over 50 breakout sessions and workshops lead by seasoned Great Game practioners, extensive networking opportunities designed to create meaningful peer connections, and exciting insights from management experts.

This year the Gathering returns to the beautiful Hilton Anatole Dallas, which is a destination in itself.  Boasting the country's largest hotel art collection, the Anatole has a full-service spa, elaborate health club (including indoor basketball gym and full-length indoor lap pool), and eight restaurants and bars. 

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October 17-18

Immersion

Chicago, IL

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Price

$1895 per seat

1-4 People

$1795 per seat

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Open-Book Management Experience - Chicago (OBMx - Chicago) was created in collaboration with the long-time Great Game practitioner, Tasty Catering.

The team at Tasty Catering Great Game of Business journey started in 2011. Since then, they've been busy mastering GGOB's open-book management practices and principles. Over the years they've seen tremendous success financially and culturally. They even become part of The Annual Gathering of Games All-Star team in 2014. (Read the case study here)

During The OBMx-Chicago, participants will be led through engaging training sessions, take a tour of Tasty Caterings facility, observe their engaging and interactive company Huddle, and network with participants and trainers. Attendees will get to see exactly how a successful company plays The Great Game.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Learn all about The Great Game of Business during the full GGOB Overview.
  • Observe how employees engage with the numbers at a live Tasty Catering Huddle.
  • Witness the interworkings of a long-time GGOB practitioner during the facility tour.
  • Network with participants and GGOB Trainers over dinner and drinks.
  • Ask questions about The Game at an Employee Q&A session.
  • Take advantage of a Free 30-Minute Coaching Session.

Tasty Catering's success and their top-notch GGOB practices led Great Game and Tasty to partner-up twice a year and help others experience how companies can successfully play and sustain an open-book management culture. Read Tasty Catering's Case study here.

Event Cancellation Policy

coming soon

November 13-14

Implementation

Springfield, MO

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Price

$1995 per seat

1-4 People

$1895 per seat

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Get in The Game Workshop was developed to give participants an in-depth view of open-book management and how they can effectively play The Game in their organizations. Hosted at The Great Game offices in Springfield, MO, the birthplace of open-book management, this training is led by GGOB Coach & VP of Great Game, Steve Baker. Steve guides participants through two-days of impactful training sessions that include a detailed look at Great Game’s “10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation”.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit the birthplace of open-book management
  • Deep-dive into the Best Practices of the GGOB
  • The “10-Step Approach to Implementation”
  • Offsite dinner with SRC Executives
  • Watch an SRC Company Huddle
  • Employee Q&A sessions
  • Option for a Free 1-hour Coaching Session

Participants will leave with valuable tools and practical planning tips that will benefit them during their open-book management journey. The Get in The Game Workshop is designed to teach participants how they can implement and successfully sustain The Great Game of Business in their organization.

Event Cancellation Policy

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January 8-9, 2019

Implementation

Springfield, MO

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Price

$1995 per seat

1-4 People

$1895 per seat

4+ People

2 Day Event

The Get in The Game Workshop was developed to give participants an in-depth view of open-book management and how they can effectively play The Game in their organizations. Hosted at The Great Game offices in Springfield, MO, the birthplace of open-book management, this training is led by GGOB Coach & VP of Great Game, Steve Baker. Steve guides participants through two-days of impactful training sessions that include a detailed look at Great Game’s “10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation”.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit the birthplace of open-book management
  • Deep-dive into the Best Practices of the GGOB
  • The “10-Step Approach to Implementation”
  • Offsite dinner with SRC Executives
  • Watch an SRC Company Huddle
  • Employee Q&A sessions
  • Option for a Free 1-hour Coaching Session

Participants will leave with valuable tools and practical planning tips that will benefit them during their open-book management journey. The Get in The Game Workshop is designed to teach participants how they can implement and successfully sustain The Great Game of Business in their organization.

Event Cancellation Policy

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