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We've condensed over 10+ years of working with consumer trends into a new curriculum – now used by 400+ brands, agencies and universities worldwide.
Designed to train you in forecasting and applying, developed using our methodology and taken at your own pace.
🏆 Certification included
In addition to acquiring skills in spotting, working with, forecasting and turning trends and insights into innovations, you'll get:
Lifetime access to 25 lessons including 27 videos, 5 ideation tools, 12 exercises & 14 PDFs with resources
A certification in our PDI Methodology
Access to the TW Alumni network
Livia Fioretti, our Head of Academy, is deeply passionate about trends, culture and consumer insights.
After specializing in Design Research for Innovation, Livia worked at major ad agencies, start-ups and consultancies (from Brazil to Spain to the UK) to help them apply trends within their organizations.
As well as your course instructor Nia Christy, who will take you through each module, Academy is staffed by our global analyst team.
That means that as you go through all the sessions at your own pace, you can always reach out to them online to get additional instruction, training and guidance.
PDI is our analytical framework and methodology designed to guide professionals and the wider world in identifying and acting on meaningful business opportunities. We have been using the core elements of this framework for over 10 years at leading brands worldwide and published an acclaimed book on Trend-Driven Innovation in 2015 (Wiley, New York). Our latest latest round of work, expanding the methodology to include a deeper 'why' of trends, together with Business of Purpose, guarantees it will continue to push the envelope in 2022, if not until 2030 😉.
We believe purpose to be the trend-of-all-trends and that teaching purpose-driven innovation – our methodology and trend framework – is the key to fulfilling our mission of empowering more professionals to bring more sustainable and impactful innovations to market.
No. The full course is self-paced and pre-recorded, meaning you can go through all the modules whenever it fits you, all by yourself.
We advise about five weeks of studying in total, but again, this is fully up to you. Throughout the modules you are of course more than welcome to reach out to any of our Trend Analysts who will be available to answer any questions you may have.
By being completely pre-recorded, the course is suitable for professionals who need to balance their busy schedules with self-paced learning. We recommend users take a week per module (there are five modules), studying for about two hours each working day.
This means a minimum learning requirement for the entire course would be 5 weeks x 5 working days x 2 hours = approx. 50 hours.
Yes! We offer a no-risk guarantee. If, after purchasing, you feel Academy is not for you, just let us know within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund in full.
Yes! Users on our Pro plans are entitled to Academy access free of charge, while Essential plan users will receive a solid discount. To arrange for access as a Premium client, please email Lucy Goodman, Head of Customer Success.
Academy's videos are in English but now come with optional Spanish and Portuguese subtitles, too 🇧🇷🇪🇸!
All corresponding instructions and bonus materials are in English.
🏆 Certification included!