Our Shared Belonging
A Learning Marathon where we journey on a creative, collaborative quest for home and belonging.
“What is home? Where do I belong?” A Learning Marathon for all of us crossing boundaries in search of home, community, belonging or purpose.
The Learning Marathon is crafted as an online journey where you explore and respond to a learning question as a self-led creative project. Over 6 months, a community of 10-12 peers from across the world collaborate to pool ideas, structure, skills, perspectives and momentum to support your growth.
Is it for me?
Inviting brave nomads & migrants. The uprooted. Misfits. Multilinguists. All of us creating homes around stories & memories, asking where our hearts lie, wondering where we belong?
Are you asking personal, professional or societal questions of home and belonging? Curious to find ways of learning, growing yourself, and amplifying your voice through the power of peers? Ready to commit 5 hours a week for 6 months to grow an idea into a project? Then this journey is for you!
Do it to
Co-create a safe learning space to be your authentic self, ask big questions, collaborate, and take creative risks.
Feel supported and entwined within a global community of peers as we pool ideas, networks, skills and experiences.
Build lifelong skills to lead your own learning, and turn complex questions into meaningful solutions.
Hi, I’m Jahnvi. As a learning designer, facilitator and coach, I work to empower learners to thrive in an unseen future through creativity, connections, and cultural rootedness.
Born and raised in India, I’ve spent the last few years finding home and belonging in the USA, and now the UK. As your Host, I’m excited to be a companion and collaborator in the quest to find your place in an ever-changing world!
“A creative & intuitive facilitator, Jahnvi skillfully weaves community, agency, and belonging.”
Arundhati Mitter, Director Flow India
How do you approach diversity and inclusion?
We believe that placing peer-to-peer relationships at the heart of learning creates huge potential for a more inclusive approach to education. We also know that a very deliberate effort is required to deliver those benefits in reality. A top cited value point for Enrol Yourself participants is that they learnt alongside people they wouldn't otherwise have met and were able to exchange their perspectives, ideas, experiences and more.
We want to welcome and support anyone with a strong intention to take part in our programmes, and aim to ensure that your identity or background will not be a barrier. Whilst we don't have it all figured out yet, we are working on it.
What does the programme look like?
Over 6 months, we meet online as a learning community to tackle our questions as projects over three phases: Explore, Develop, Showcase. The Learning Marathon is a scaffold of fortnightly workshops led by participants in turn to help us explore our theme, 'Power Up' weekends to report on our learning, and peer mentoring and coaching sessions to keep us supported and on-track. More details about the learning journey can be found in the Information Pack.
What does a 6 month long, fully online learning experience feel like?
In 2020, we’ve seen that gathering online for work and learning has erased physical boundaries, allowing us to reach people across the world. It is this global network that I want us to build, deeply and over time. My Learning Marathon will be a space for quiet reflection, exciting experimentation, and collective creation. It will be carefully crafted to fit into your everyday life and work, while giving you the time needed to nurture and test your ideas.
What's the time commitment?
You will need to be able to commit approximately 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, some of it will be self-initiated. While I am inviting applications from across the world, the following time zones will be given priority to allow ease of coordination and conversation online: GMT, UTC +/-1, UTC +/-2.
How do I apply?
The application process is simple. Use the application form to tell me a bit about you and propose a learning question (see the Information pack for more details). The application deadline is 8 February 2021, but apply by the Early Bird deadline (15 January 2021) to get a 5% discount. After the deadline I’ll find a time to speak with you, before offering a limited number of places. Feel free to reach out to me at any stage of the process for an informal chat.
How much does it cost?
Cost ranges from £650 - £1450 (€722 - €1610 / $845 - $1886) dependent on your current circumstances and finances. There are also a small amount of bursaries available. If you are able, I encourage you to contribute to the higher tiers, making it possible to offer lower cost places to those with less income; and making it possible for you to learn as part of a more diverse group. I am aware that this is a financially precarious moment for many, so please reach out if you need support.
Register your interest with the Host to receive the information pack. You can also request a phone call and some resources to take to your employer if you think they might be able to (partially or fully) sponsor your place on the programme.