I'd like to host the
Learning Marathon in London
Hi I'm Arabella. I want to host a multidisciplinary peer group for cross-sector professionals, particularly those with a connection to London. 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.
Arabella is a former gymnast turned facilitator and coach who tried the whole 'getting a normal job thing' only to find out that it wasn't for her. She says:
"Now I'm self-employed, I have the freedom to work with multiple clients. Day to day I am managing operations (aka getting sh*t done), coaching, listening and facilitating meetings. I work with creative entrepreneurs and consider myself to be one, too. It's been a steep learning curve with interesting challenges and successes along the way.
Having the structure of a Learning Marathon as well as our combined support and networks is a perfect way to bring together passionate, entrepreneurial people to exponentially multiply any efforts we put into our learning over the course of these 6 months. This will deeply improve our lives and the lives of people around us, giving results we couldn't dream of when working alone. What's not to love?
I want to host a peer group that is open to all, but I would particularly welcome solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, creative professionals, community organisers, facilitators, coaches, consultants, activists, performers, musicians, dancers and athletes."
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 Arabella 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 email@example.com.