The future of work is NoW - Are you ready?

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Our Now of Work (NoW) Bootcamps are built to inspire and empower people along their journey to future proofing themselves and their business.


We are living in one of the most exciting times in recorded history.

Exponential technologies, the proliferation of a connected generation, and the rise of the sharing economy are changing our world at a pace never experienced before.

For many, this is incredibly exciting. For others, it’s scary – even threatening. Wherever you land on the spectrum, it’s likely you accept this pace of change isn’t slowing anytime soon. You have recognized that the evolutions happening in our lives has an immediate and profound impact on how we work.

Herein lies our challenge: preparing our young people for a new modern workplace; developing our current employees to adapt and thrive in the Now of Work (NoW); and inspiring organizational leaders to champion the exciting change.

No longer can companies wait and react to some Future of Work – the future is NoW.


Our VoW


Leading Edge

Our curriculum and content will never fall behind the times.


Our educators are legit – they are industry (practicing) leaders.


Every cohort will invite underrepresented groups to attend at a fractional cost.



Our Programs

Our course content and syllabus have been informed by leaders in our community, research through our employee experience surveys, and decades of real life experiences in modern companies.
We believe strongly in experiential design, collaborative learning and the building of lasting relationships through community. All programs leverage multiple educators (local and international), an inspiring and fun environment, and practical take-aways that you can immediately use. Further, all our graduates will join our ever-growing online community where we open-source our learning and best practices.

All our bootcamps are hosted at the campuses of RED Academy - an organization committed to redefining education and shares in our passion for the NoW of Work.


Intro to Modern HR

We all know it. Too many companies are still bogged down in legacy HR "best practices". Our People want more (you want more!) but where do you go to learn how to lead a modern company? Where can you go to future-proof yourself?

Whether you are: currently working in a traditionally operated organization; a recent post-secondary graduate; or someone looking to transition into the People & Culture (HR) world, this bootcamp will open your eyes to the inspiring People & Culture practices of modern companies around North America. You can expect a combination of lecturing, guest speakers, a mini-hackathon, and high-energy fun from start to finish!

We have confirmed guest lectures from San Francisco, Seattle, Milwaukee and of course Vancouver. Learn from companies like SAP, 15Five, Great Mondays, Groove Enhancers, HRuprise and more!

Download the bootcamp course content here

October 19-20.

9am - 5pm Friday, 9am - 1pm Saturday.

RED Academy. #200 - 1490 West Broadway, Vancouver


Class size
Maximum 15


Fall 2018 Programs

Agile Operations - $699

October 23-24

What does Agile really mean?

In this 1.5 day bootcamp, we'll walk you through the history, all the crazy terms and acronyms, and then teach you the frameworks you need to truly be Agile. The NoW-Academy has created a unique methodology that leverages the best of OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) and the Agile mindset - in particular working on 2-week Sprints.

This program is ideal for any team looking to operate in a more Agile environment - particularly HR, Operations and Marketing.

Register HERE NoW!

"Everyday" Hackathons - $499

October 27 & 30

The NoW-Academy will decipher these two, all too common terms (hackathon and design thinking), and give you the tools to effectively utilize them!

This 1-day bootcamp will inspire you to lead ongoing mini-hackathons that are anchored in principles of design thinking. Participants will see first hand the power of collaborative ideation and rapid prototyping that can be applied "everyday".

This is a highly experiential workshop that will catapult your innovative mindset!

Register HERE for Oct 27

Register HERE for Oct 30

Innovation Tours - $499

Launching Fall 2018

See and hear from truly Modern companies.

Inspirational reads and images can be gained online. Courses, like our Agile HR and Everyday Hackathons are crucial to expedite your innovation journey. For many though, the tipping point occurs when they see and feel a Modern company in person. Our 1-day innovation tour will take you to some of the most forward thinking companies in the city. You'll tour their unique office (design), hear about the operational frameworks they employ to foster innovation and agility, and take away inspirations to apply to your business.


Our People

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The Disrupter


The Evangelist

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The Brains



The Creative

Our Educators

 Author, Keynote Speaker. San Francisco.

Millennials want
meaningful work.

CEO, Great Mondays. San Francisco.

Designing company

Founder, HRuprise. Seattle.

Psychological safety in the workplace.

Freelancer. Toronto. Vancouver. the World.

Brand and internal communications.

CEO, The Groove Enhancers. Milwaukee.



The unconscious

iXp Lead. SAP.




Company. City.

Your People

Director Talent, Left. Maple Ridge.

CSR & community engagement.

Partner, Habenero Consulting. Vancouver.

The employee


Our Advisors

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The Futurist


The Conscience

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The Strategist

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The Critic



Interested in becoming an educator?



Our Campuses



Launched July 2018!


Opening Nov. 2018

San Francisco

Opening Spring 2019


Online programs launching in 2019.