40+ hrs of interactive online content

40+ practical tools and templates

Tasks & projects

Online social community

Technical support

Premium Online


40+ hrs of interactive online content

40+ practical tools and templates

Up to 5 hrs of one-on-one coaching

Tasks & projects

Online social community

Technical support

3 months of exclusive events

Full program


6 tailored classroom sessions

Dedicated one-on-one coaching

Industry experts & thought leaders

Tutorship & learning support

Pitching & presenting practice

40+ hrs of interactive online content

40+ practical tools and templates

Tasks & projects

Online social community

Technical support

6 months of exclusive events

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates

What to expect

Socratic learning

Learn through peer discussion, guided by industry experts and thought leaders. Engage with ideas and concepts in a collaborative, yet personal format.

Practical resources

Access over 30 hours of online learning material, over 80 tools and templates, and a dedicated coach. Our material is evergreen to ensure your skills are relevant.

A real project

Work on your own real project while undertaking this program, allowing you to foster genuine innovation and creative outcomes whilst you learn.

Guaranteed outcome

Develop new capabilities and real outcomes. We stand by our courses- if you don't get the outcome you hoped for, we will give you a full refund of the program cost.

Accreditation pathway

Gain credit towards a higher education qualification with one of our partner institutions. Depending on your needs you may qualify- speak to us for further details.

Join our community

Access six months of workshops, events and other Plato Project events for free. Meet like-minded people, share ideas and build your network and expertise.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates

The curriculum

In line with the insights and experience of our industry partners, this program will develop your strategic innovation capabilities within established organisations and frameworks. Throughout the program you will lead the development of an innovation applicable to your own organisation. As a result, you will be able to unlock new value and lead your organisation to greater levels of success.

Problems, insights & pain points


__ Framing a problem or potential opportunity
__ Deeply understanding innovation approaches
__ Critically engage with the idea of  ‘change’
__ Understanding & defining purpose

Understanding the customer


__ Ideation & solution development
__ Thinking creatively & testing concepts
__ Customer persona development
__ Customer empathy mapping & journey mapping

The wider impact of innovation


__ Measuring success & viability
__ Developing & analysing a business model
__ Strategic foresight & scenario planning
__ Understanding bias, trends & business impacts

Testing & refining


__ Implementing human-centred design approaches
__ Defining your Unique Selling Proposition
__ Developing a Minimum Viable Product
__ Testing assumptions, refining & pivoting

Leadership, communication & managing change


__ Developing a business case & pitching
__ Understanding stakeholders & influencing techniques
__ Understanding personalities and aversion to change
__ Self-awareness, resilience & leading change



__ Preparing to launch & implement
__ Goal setting & driving accountability
__ Mobilising the right people and resources
__ Developing a 90-day action plan

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Is this for you?

Business Leaders
Who want to drive unprecedented success and break ground within their industry.
Ambitious Professionals
Who want to take their experience and education, bolster it with new capabilities, and unlock the next level of career progression, satisfaction and opportunity. 
Who want to build a robust, practical skill set to develop innovative products or services that are truly game-changing.

Our experts

The Plato Project works with a range of industry experts. Their insight and experience will ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. Here are just some of the successful, highly qualified experts that we are proud to work with.

James Tutton

James works across a portfolio of complementary executive and non-executive positions in the property, mental health, arts, education and business spheres.

Barbara Hyman

Barbara leads people and culture for REA Group in Australia, Europe and China. She has a background in human resources, marketing, business strategy and law.

Helen Souness

In her role as Managing Director, Asia and Australia of Etsy, Helen is driven by the company’s mission of “reimagining commerce in ways that make for a fulfilling and lasting world”.

Sérgio Brodsky

As strategy director at Starcom Mediavest Group, Sérgio seamlessly connects strategy with execution to build great brands.

Elliot Costello

Elliot is a social entrepreneur who, in 2008, co-founded YGAP. YGAP believes that a world without poverty is possible.

Simon Griffiths

Simon is a social entrepreneur who has turned his considerable business talents towards saving the world “from the bottom up”.

Industry Partners

We capture the insights and expertise of our market-leading industry partners to deliver programs that address and enhance the relevant skills and capabilities needed for business success.

How much does it cost?

Depends on what you want to get out of the program. The full program is $2500, whereas the online program starts from $199. Students can access payment plans and scholarships. Ask for more details.

How can I pay?

We require payment on commencement of each program. By application, we can offer 12 month payment plans. If you are engaging with us to further your career with your current employer, ask us about our proposal template that you can send to your respective leader for reimbursement.

How long does it take to complete the program?

It’s all about you and your goals. The core learning for the full program runs over six weeks. You do however have access to the online material which you can utilise over a longer period of time. Also, your project can be a longer undertaking, if you wish. We recommend that students in the online courses complete their course material in six weeks.

Are your programs accredited?

Whilst we don’t offer accreditation ourselves, our programs offer an accreditation pathway with one of our partner higher education institutions. Depending on your situation, it is possible to gain credit towards a Graduate Diploma or a Masters qualification. Ask us for more details.

What will I get out of the program?

Each program we offer is specifically designed to foster genuine capability development. This means theoretical understanding as well as the ability to practically apply that theory to produce meaningful, valuable outcomes. By completing any program with us, not only will you complete a project which demonstrates tangible value, you will walk away with a capability you can apply on a daily basis.

What projects will I work on?

In each of our programs, you are required to work on a project. This increases engagement levels, encourages deeper learning and provides you with outcomes that are useful. As such, the project you work on is up to you – we want it to add value to the rest of your life.

Are there prerequisites to get in?

The Plato Project is a serious business school for serious people. People who are serious about themselves, their goals and what they are trying to achieve. It isn’t for those who want to earn a qualification for their CV, it is for those who want to improve and achieve real world outcomes. So long as this is you, there are no prerequisites.

When can I start?

You can get started right away. For our full programs, we have intakes monthly. Simply apply using the relevant forms and you’ll have all the information you need to get started online immediately.

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