Join over 1,500 innovators for our free Meetup series where you'll learn a new future of work, innovation or design skill in a friendly environment!

Upcoming Meetups

We're adding Meetups all the time - covering diverse topics that will help broaden your skillsets and enable you to become truly 't-shaped.'


Designing for Social Impact

June 15, 2021

Welcome to SkillGym by Skills of the Modern Age. In our regular SkillGym series, we bring you short, sharp online skills workouts to keep building your innovation muscles as we create the future of work together.

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work fit.

SkillGym is a community of innovators, designers, and entrepreneurs passionate about exploring the future of work and the skills needed for the modern age.

Each Meetup we'll explore a new skill, tool or mindset in an experiential, hands-on format; more like a workout than a workshop. These are free, casual events for anyone interested in keeping themselves future fit!

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Our past Meetups.

Our Meetups collaborate with amazing experts in really interesting topics - best of all, it is an opportunity to meet other like-minded innovators!

Facilitating Online with Impact

April 15, 2020

With much of the country working from home, video calls have become a huge part of how we do business. Learn how to create deeper engagement with your team, customers and clients online!

Prototyping, Adapting and Iterating

April 8, 2020

Over the coming months, we'll be bringing you 90-minute online workouts to keep your innovation skills sharp as we create the future of work together.

Emotional Intelligence in Innovation

February 7, 2020

We explore the key domains of emotional intelligence, and map how they apply to both individual and collaborative innovation processes.

How to Develop Career Agility

November 7, 2019

For this SkillGym, we'll be joined by special guest Kat Clements, Special Projects Coordinator (and previously Manager of Careers & Leadership Development) at Curtin University!

How to Create Practical Personas

October 17, 2019

With snacks and drinks in hand, we look forward to developing practical customer personas with you!

How to Turn Bad Meetings into Good Ones

September 24, 2019

Explore ways to spice up your meetings and make them more efficient, meaningful, and enjoyable.

Three Ideation Tools Better than Brainstorming

September 4, 2019

Let's face it - we're all a bit sick of brainstorms. They're often upbeat and exciting, and they leave you feeling energised and accomplished - until you realise that you didn't come up with any practical ideas, and anyway, your boss is just going ahead with what they were already planning regardless.

How to Prototype your Tech Solution in an Hour

August 14, 2019

Whether it's a new app, an updated website, or the biggest viral sensation since Candy Crush, we know you've got a tech idea you've been wanting to test out. The trouble is, prototyping tech solutions is fiddly, time-consuming and expensive.

How Gamification can Supercharge Service Design

July 23, 2019

Gamification is the application of game elements to non-game contexts. It might sound a bit dry, but it's actually a lot of fun to think about how adding reward systems, player progression, competition and narrative to other parts of life can improve our experiences.

Purpose-driven branding for generation why

July 18, 2019

Purpose is the new black in business, but it’s already being dangerously misunderstood by company owners the world over. It’s not about brand image, it’s about truth.

Repeat - Transformative Learning Design and Facilitation

June 27, 2019

In this SkillGym session, Matt from the Skills of the Modern Age team will share his learnings from Kaospilot's Masterclass in Designing and Facilitating Learning Spaces.

A Beginner's Guide to Navigating Complexity

May 28, 2019

Have you heard of the acronym VUCA? Even if you haven't, the concepts are probably familiar - our world is becoming increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, and these shifts are demanding a new set of skills so that we're able to find our way in the midst of this constant change.

SOMA helped me unlock new ways of working.

"This workshop was an excellent introduction to customer-centered design thinking for our staff. The perfect balance of theory and practice, leaving participants energised to immediately dive into customer experience mapping and service blueprinting within their teams. Sincere thanks for a fun and very productive morning!"

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