More clearly see the future, share your vision, and be ready for tomorrow.

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Without the ability to accurately think ahead, organisations risk becoming obsolete

As organisations face disruption and uncertainty, the ability to spot trends, anticipate the future then act quickly is a vital skill for managers and executives.

However the importance of looking with precision to the near and medium term future is often abandoned in favour of more immediate timescales.

Creating an accurate vision of tomorrow and ways to develop a plan to leverage opportunity and overcome threats is a key skill increasingly highly regarded.

Learn real-world skills from real world experts

Busy, full-time managers and executives need effective pathways to master essential skills and concepts. However, most upskilling options are:

M Too simplistic and lack expertise
M Lengthy and expensive
M Theoretical and hard to apply

Introducing… ‘Think Like a Futurist’ a high-impact expert-led short course


Courses are designed to be immediately actionable. No padding, just proven, practical methods you can apply today.


Go beyond academic theories. Discover what works from experts with a lifetime of experience.


Use the same templates & tools used by the experts, learn to apply them, and compare your results with real-world examples.


Join a cohort of other proactive professionals. Make connections, form working relationships, and develop new career networks.


Courses are accessible from any device. They’re designed to be flexible and fit around your life so you can learn on your terms.

Course Overview


Think Like a Futurist is a unique 6-module course. It brings together the tools and concepts used by corporate futurists – explore horizons (near and far), identify pressures and trends affecting your company and industry, and importantly, communicate and apply these in your organisation – so you can be better prepared for disruptions and more in control of your future.

In completing the course, you will learn:

A Future-focused Mindset

How the pace of change is accelerating and what this means for your industry and organisation, and how you should respond.

Foresight Tools & Techniques

How to apply the skills and techniques used to uncover future trends, explore pressures and intersections, which give rise to new market opportunities.

Leading with Vision

How to develop a clearly articulate a point-of-view on the future of your industry and company and persuasively communicate the future to build support for change.

N Executives and Managers
N HR Professionals
N Marketers
N Sales Professionals
N Business Strategists
N Change & Project Specialists


1 Develop a Future-focused Mindset
  • Explain the sense of acceleration felt by so many.
  • Present a business case for investment in foresight.
  • Understand the history and application of futurism in business.
2 Seeing the Far Horizon
  • Map the future across ‘three horizons’.
  • Use a structured approach to develop future scenarios.
  • Engage colleagues in a conversation about the far future.
3 The Near Horizon Pressures
  • Use research tools to identify key pressures.
  • Engage colleagues to understand internal challenges.
  • Distill key external pressures from third-party sources.
4 Identifying Trends
  • Recognise the sources of critical trends to watch.
  • Leverage multiple information streams to identify trends.
  • Reduce complex technology trends to simpler themes.
5 Intersections
  • Map incoming trends against existing pressures.
  • Quantify impacts and filter.
  • Focus on the most important moments of change.
6 Narrative Planning
  • Communicate future scenarios in a compelling fashion.
  • Develop stories as the foundation for strategy.
  • Map stories of change to different audiences.



Join a cohort of other professionals in this engaging, full-featured program. 

LENGTH  6 weeks (flexible)

FORMAT Online only

COST    AUD $1495 
  • Premium self-study videos
  • Frameworks, tools & templates
  • Applied  exercises
  • Expert-led live streams
  • Peer networking and collaboration
  • Instructor advice and feedback



Learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere.

LENGTH  Self-paced

FORMAT Online only

COST    AUD $395

  • Premium self-study videos
  • Frameworks, tools & templates
  • Applied  exercises
  • Expert-led live streams
  • Peer networking and collaboration
  • Instructor advice and feedback


Course commences on enrolment and new materials released on a weekly basis.

Want to participate with a team of 5 or more? Contact us.

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We’ve diligently developed Changing the Game Academy courses with highly credentialed international leaders, and priced them affordably to ensure that participants get maximum value from a wealth of content.

We’re so confident that you will benefit from our courses, we offer a no-quibble satisfaction guarantee. If in 60-days you don’t feel satisfied, just email us at support@ctgplaybook.com and we’ll give you your money back.

Is this program right for you?

Think like a Futurist is based on the thought leadership and break-through consulting work of Applied Futurist, Tom Cheesewright. Utilising Tom’s knowledge and tools, you too can learn to more clearly see the future, and apply the concepts of futurism to create exceptional value in your organisation, and boost your career.

You will benefit from this course if you are:

  • Leading or supporting strategic planning, sales and marketing, technology or innovation functions.
  • Operating in a business undergoing or expected to face significant change and disruption.
  • Part of a business that is proactively shaping the future or needs to reset its market position.
  • Looking to upskill personally, or take a team on the journey as a cohort.

Meet your expert

Tom Cheesewright is an Applied Futurist, helping people and organisations around the world to see the future more clearly, share their vision, and respond with innovation. His clients include global 500 corporations, government departments, industry bodies, and charities.

Using a unique set of tools that he developed, and now teaches and licenses to others, Tom finds the critical intersections between today’s macro trends and the existing stresses in each client’s organisation and sector.

Tom is a frequent presence in the media, his face, voice, and unusual name recognisable from weekly appearances on TV and radio including BBC Breakfast, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, 5live, Radio 4, and TalkRadio, and in The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard.

Tom is also the author of ‘Future-Proof Your Business’ (2020), published by Penguin, and ‘High Frequency Change’ (2019), which was published by LID Publishing and has been shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2020 in the ‘Leadership for the Future’ category.

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COURSE Think Like a      Futurist
START   On demand
COST    AUD $395
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