2nd Edition: Welcome Wagon
Thanks for being here
Hey L&D fam, hope you’re having a wonder-full week!
At the risk of sounding dramatic, the past six weeks have been life changing.
I finally made my dream of being self-employed a reality. (Yay!)
I’d always wanted to take this step so I could have more freedom to work on projects that fulfill me, and to work remotely from places that inspire me. But I’d always struggled with the idea of working ‘alone’ since I love being part of a team so much.
Thankfully, through a premier cohort-based course, I’ve managed to create the best of both worlds: self-employment with a network of supportive peers.
Here’s why the course was instrumental (along with two other gems to reflect on):
An Experience To Inspire: David Perell’s Write Of Passage
David Perell’s Write of Passage is a five-week transformational experience masquerading as an intensive writing course.
As my friend Danny Oak describes it, “I came in with a dream, I leave with a goal. My confidence about my future as an Internet Citizen is unshakeable right now!”
Here’s a reflection I wrote on what made this experience so profound (and why I recommend it to others): 10 Gold Standards Of Premier Cohort-Based Learning.
P.S. Huge thanks to Julia & Danny for sharing the article in your awesome newsletters!
Write of Passage - cohort 8 kicks off in 2022, click here to be in the loop. And feel free to message me with any questions if you’re on the fence.
A Resource To Consider: Thread On Course Marketing
Marketing isn’t just about funneling students into your course.
It’s about having clarity on your unique approach to teaching a topic and articulating it with conviction. Which in turn guides your learning design.
I didn’t understand this until I joined Maven’s Accelerator Course (How To Build A Cohort-Based Course) as a pedagogy coach. Check out the below thread from Maven cofounder, Wes Kao, for a simple breakdown.
If you’re keen to create a course (or know someone who is), Maven is the place to be. Sign up for their accelerator or feel free to DM me if you have questions beforehand.
A Question To Ponder: Defining Student Transformations
When it comes to assessing performance gaps, sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint the differences between a novice versus someone slightly more experienced (or someone experienced versus an expert).
In those cases, take Julie Dirken’s advice and observe each party in action. Ask yourself, “What are they doing differently?”
Thanks for reading my second “digital postcard”.
I’m experimenting with how to create value for fellow L&D enthusiasts by sharing my reflections, so I’d love your feedback on how I can make future editions beneficial.
Got an idea or burning question I could address? Hit reply and we’re off to the races!
Have a wonder-full week,
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