I'd like to host the
Learning Marathon in Bristol/Bath/Frome
Hi I'm Alice. I want to host a multidisciplinary peer group for adults interested in creativity, social change and environmental issues. Help me launch by letting me know you might be interested.
What's the Learning Marathon?
A 6 month learning accelerator where you grow yourself, together with a dozen peers, each tackling a different challenge.
With support from your host, you pool your ideas, skills, experience, perspectives and momentum to create a rich 'soil' that will fuel your growth. Together you take on the Path, 6 months of activities designed to maximise your collective potential.
Alice Irving is an NLP based coach working on the link between embodiment, wellbeing and performance. She believes - and the research shows - that emotional safety and human connection are the most powerful doorways to excellence.
"I’m half way through raising two confident, adventurous boys and am fascinated by how humans learn and grow. I've worked as a marketer, project manager and community engagement specialist, all focussed on reaching diverse audiences and connecting stakeholders from widely different backgrounds.
I support you to surface what you're good at, the unique important perspective that’s yours. I’m curious about building containers and cultures which turn that into sustainable brilliance, successful projects and healthy, happy people.
I’d like to invite fellow explorers interested in taking the lead to build “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible” whether this is through social change, personal change, art or technology. If you’re startled by the state we’re in, and you think you have a sense of where we need to go, you’ll be a great fit for this learning journey.
I'm an Enroller too! I'm currently coming towards the end of my first Learning Marathon in London. I'm exploring vulnerability, visibility, voice and power asking the question: 'What's the most powerful way I can interface with the wider world?'"
Dates and details
What does the programme look like?
All the detail is here. The Learning Marathon is designed to fit alongside work. Fortnightly meetups are therefore on weekday evenings and longer intensive days tend to be over the weekend.
What's the application process like?
The application process is simple. You'll tell us a bit about yourself and make a short proposal for the project you'll work on via an application form. If you're shortlisted you will have an interview with your host over the phone.
What's the time commitment?
The guideline we give is that you will need to be able to commit 5+ hours per week. Some weeks it will be more, other weeks it may be less. Some of this time will be spent in meetups and workshops, some of it will be self-initiated.
What do we look for in participants?
Commitment to a Learning Question that you will pursue as a self-led project.
Real interest in learning with and from a group of peers. You'll have great listening skills and be able to work in collaboration, articulate your ideas and make them visible.
A proactive spirit. You come with lots of ideas and creative energy to make them a reality.
We also welcome applications from pairs or collaborators working on the same goal or project.
Your host will be thinking about the range of skills and attributes that applicants will bring, looking for connections between Learning Questions, and aiming to connect you to peers who will multiply your learning.
Expressions of interest
You can help Alice launch her peer group by making an expression of interest and/or spreading the word. You'll be first to know when applications open. You can send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.