FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the time commitment during the course?
To participate, you need 2-3 hours a week to attend LIVE meetings, watch pre-recorded lessons, and fill out templates.
When do meetings happen?
Our LIVE class meeting happens on Thursdays at 9am PST. We setup “satellite” meetings for students in different time zones.
What if I get busy and need to miss a week or two?
This program is designed to accommodate vacations, crunch time, and other realities of being a working professional. It’s easy to get caught up – and we can extend your course membership to accommodate your schedule.
What are the LIVE coaching meetings like?
In our weekly coaching meetings, we answer questions & review work-in-progress from everyone in the course. You can get your own work reviewed – and participate in dynamic feedback sessions on other people’s work too.
What if I can’t make it to a LIVE meeting?
All the weekly calls are recorded and published online – so you can download and listen to them on your own schedule.
Can I share the course with other members of my team?
Your seat is for you ONLY. We have a TEAM option for sharing the course: 2 seats will get your entire team access (up to 8).
Game Thinking sounds great, but I’m building an app/platform/enterprise system. Is this only for games?
Game Thinking will improve any product experience that can be built around learning, mastery and empowerment. It works for games – and ALSO for products, apps, blogs, marketplaces, and events where the goal is long-term engagement.
This reminds me of Gamification – but I’m not hearing a lot about game mechanics. What’s the difference?
Gamification opens the door and gets people interested in the power of games. Game Thinking is the next step. You’ll learn how to bring your ideas to life like a game designer, and create Learning Loops that empower your players
This course covers a LOT of material. How can I do it all?
You’re right – it IS a lot of material. We’ve broken it into manageable chunks, organized around activities with step-by-step instructions that move your project forward. You’ll get short-term gains from this material – AND long-term skill-building as you use these techniques on future projects.
What if I don’t have the time I need, or the right skills?
This program is not for everyone – it’s for those who are passionate about running smarter product experiments and getting amazing client outcomes. Skill-wise, you don’t need to be a trained researcher or designer; you DO need to be willing to follow directions and learn how to iterate towards success.
What is the cost? Will my employer cover it?
The Masterclass costs $5K USD all-inclusive for an individual – or $10K for a team (up to 6 people). Payment plans are available.
If your company has a training budget, this should be covered.
Participating will enhance your product design and management skills – and your entire team will benefit from the techniques you bring back to the company. LEARN MORE
What do I get as a result of being Certified?
Once Certified, you get an official Certificate to display on your LinkedIn profile – and a spot in our directory
You also get a 1-year license to use the Game Thinking tools and templates – plus the opportunity to earn $$$ by promoting and running your own Game Thinking programs. And you’re part of a worldwide community of professionals who help you solve problems and keep learning.