When does the workshop start?
This is a workshop rather than simply an online course. It has a specific start date and a finish.
The next workshop is expected to start in April 2023 - Join the wait list here
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How much content is there?
There are two kinds of content:
- The audio and video that is presented throughout that feature Alex DiPalma and Seth Godin
- The work done by each of our participants, including people like you.
We release a new lesson on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, over 5 weeks (25 total lessons). These incorporate audio and video components, depending on the lesson.
Every lesson comes with a set of questions that challenge you to explore how the lesson applies to your own work, and a call-to-action: to share your answers and insights on the discussion board.
That's the secret. People sharing their work, generously, repeatedly, with confidence.
The workshop revolves around your sharing, your commenting and your insights. Our 24/7 discussion board is a hotbed of connection and wisdom.
It's called a workshop because this is where the real work happens. You'll soon discover just how much you have in common with others on this journey, even if they live in a different country, serve a difference audience and have access to different resources. This diversity is hard to find anywhere else.
How often is the content updated?
We release a new lesson on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (25 total lessons) that include audio and video components.
What if I don’t have a podcast to discuss yet (or am bound by an NDA)?
It's ok if you're in between jobs or still sketching out business plans. And we certainly don't want anyone to break any Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Even if you don’t have a final idea, you can invent a podcast about any topic that interests you—once you learn the method, it’s widely applicable.
If you're unable to discuss specifics of your current project, you can mentally outline an imaginary one that is a reasonably possible option in your future (if you're in between jobs), or one that has parallels to your current organization (if you're under an NDA). This still enables you to takeaway the core concepts and ideas in the workshop.
It might feel uncomfortable at first, but definitely engage with others in the discussion boards. In other workshops we’ve hosted, we’ve noticed something extraordinary: The people who got the most out of it spent the majority of their time helping others with their work. It turns out that teaching others is even more productive than learning.
Is the workshop accredited?
Accreditation makes sense for a certain kind of institution delivering a certain kind of education. But we're not willing to build a test-and-measure culture, not willing to embrace an ancient-yet-standard curriculum, and mostly, we're not willing to distrust our students.
Why does the workshop cost as much as it does?
The workshop costs $495.
We're charging more than other online courses for a simple reason: We want committed students. No one in the workshop is browsing around or hoping for a quick hit. You'll be surrounded by other people willing to do the work and contribute along the way.
What is the refund policy?
We offer refunds within the first week of the course, so long as you show your work. If you show us that you've made an effort in the workshop and it still didn't work out for you, we'll happily provide a refund.
Are there exams?
We're delighted to say no. And no grades, either. We feel really strongly that a test-and-measure culture is ruining education.
How long does the discussion board stay active?
The discussion board and workshop content are not available for an infinite amount of time. The learning experience is designed to be done in real-time with the support of your peers, so when the workshop is over, platforms are closed. However, you are able to download the work you create and organize self-run support groups after the workshop ends. We'll provide guidance on how to maintain connections after the workshop is over.
Can I post confidential materials on the discussion board?
The rules of our discussion board are:
- Contribute more than you ask for.
- Be kind.
- What is said here, stays here.
With that said, please use your best judgment. If it's not something you can happily post online, best to disguise the details before you post it here.
Will Seth or Alex answer all of my questions?
Definitely not. And the good news is that you don't need them to. The workshop is designed to give you a compass and a template, not a map. The map, the details of your particular situation… that's all up to you. We hope the workshop will help empower your decisions along the way.
Is there an affiliate program?
There isn't. We're hoping that if you find it useful, you'll happily spread the word to your friends and colleagues.
How much experience do I need to take the workshop?
None. This workshop doesn’t require prerequisites or prior knowledge. Bring your curiosity and generosity and that’s more than enough.