I'd like to host the
Learning Marathon in Lincolnshire
Hi I'm Faye. I want to host a multidisciplinary peer group for adults keen to tackle an aspiration to benefit others in their community. 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.
Hi I'm Faye. I have over 20 years experience working with people to achieve their potential, designing and facilitating learning and development programmes and bespoke workshops within both public and private companies.
I currently work as an Organisation Development Teamleader for a private company, but I'm about to step into the world of freelancing and working for myself. Already it is helping me to see a different perspective on the huge variety of work, businesses, communities and opportunities within the county of Lincolnshire.
As a qualified coach, I'm passionate about empowering others to understand and achieve their goals. I'm a member of the Association for Coaching and alongside this I'm also a mentor for the Aspire Foundation, supporting women with their careers in the charity sector.
I want to host the Learning Marathon so that I can work with others in an empowering and collaborative way to explore change in the community. I will convene a multidisciplinary group for adults aged 21-55, living in Lincolnshire, who are keen to explore and achieve a personal aspiration that would benefit others in their community.
My learning question will be 'with the ever increasing pressures on the public sector, how can we empower individuals and communities to create systemic change and improvements for the county?'
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 Faye 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.