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Game Thinking

ACADEMY

where rising product leaders build

RAPID INNOVATION SKILLS

Validate your ideas 10X Faster

with our world-class group training programs

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Certification Masterclass

24-week training intensive

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Accelerate your results

with expert coaching & 1:1 support

Team Accelerator

12-week product intensive

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Gpower Mastermind

monthly leadership coaching

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 TRUSTED BY TOP BRANDS

GET EXPERT GUIDANCE
from VIP mentors like…

Lean UX Expert

Cindy Alvarez

Lean UX Expert
Investor & Entrepreneur

Siqi Chen

Investor & Entrepreneur
Lead Game Designer, Spry Fox

Dan Cook

Lead Game Designer, Spry Fox
UX Strategy and Design

Erika Hall

UX Strategy and Design
Behavioral Economics

Jason Hreha

Behavioral Economics
Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC

Charles Hudson

Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC
Games-based learning

Karl Kapp

Games-based learning
Lean UX Design

Laura Klein

Lean UX Design
A Theory of Fun

Raph Koster

A Theory of Fun
Jobs-to-be-done

Bob Moesta

Jobs-to-be-done
Business& Lean UX

Barry O'Reilly

Business& Lean UX
Lean Product Development

Jeff Patton

Lean Product Development
The Art of Game Design

Jesse Schell

The Art of Game Design
Gaming System Design

Mike Sellers

Gaming System Design
Founder, CMX & VP Community, Bevy

David Spinks

Founder, CMX & VP Community, Bevy
Founder, UIE

Jared Spool

Founder, UIE
Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC

Garry Tan

Entrepreneur & Seed-stage VC
Professor, Wharton Business School

Kevin Werbach

Professor, Wharton Business School

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I participate in the Academy programs?

Gschool runs completely online. You need an Internet-connected  computer or mobile phone to access the materials and attend the live meetings.

What topics do you cover? 

Our programs targets key skills needed for cross-functional product teams. You’ll learn product strategy, customer research, game & UX design, and product management. 

What happens if I get busy? 

All our programs are designed to work with your schedule. You move at your own pace, and get full access to the videos, templates and private group as long as you’re a member.

What if I can’t make it to the live meetings?

All of our coaching meetings are recorded and uploaded the next day, so if you can’t make it live, you can watch and learn on your own schedule.

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

Will my employer cover the cost?  

If your company has a training budget, this should be covered. Participating will enhance your product design and management skills & your entire team will benefit from the tools you bring back to the company.  Learn More…

Is this a good fit for me? 

It depends on what kind of outcomes you’re looking for.  If you want to 10X your early product design efforts, accelerate your path to product/market fit, and leverage the true underlying power of games – Game Thinking is for you.