Beyond Our Echo Chambers
A Learning Marathon fusing creative and analytical thinkers - to face the challenges of our times.
4 hours a wk
This Learning Marathon will bring together 6 analytical thinkers with 6 creative thinkers, helping us expand our worldview and become more than the sum of our parts.
It has become clear that our world is unpredictable, complex and dynamic, yet our education, work and technologies narrow our thinking even further. We will be engaging in dialectical thinking, immersing ourselves in a diverse group & lovingly challenging our perspectives, to elevate our thinking.
Is it for me?
Are you ready to burst your filter bubble, expand your worldview and bring your unique self to the challenges of our times, while in the company of peers also on a journey?
Do you crave a more dynamic perspective, do you want to create meaningful bonds that challenge and enrich your approach to work and life, are you ready to commit 5 hours a week over 6 months to transform the way you work, create & relate to the world around you? If so this is for you.
Do it to
Elevate the whole approach to how you think, act and create - to effectively respond to the complexity of our times.
Create life long bonds with passionate peers that bring out new dimensions within you.
Gain analytical, creative and emotional tools, that help you work with others and navigate our rapidly shifting world.
James Kite is a Social Arts Producer deeply fascinated and driven by the art of community building, from the micro of individual fulfilment to the macro of community cohesion.
James has been exploring qualities that make individuals and communities truly thrive. Through his Find Enlight project (a multi-disciplinary platform) he has produced a series of community events, a handful of publications, and continues to build a community of interdisciplinary collaborators.
"James is a dedicated and passionate human being, with the perfect blend of sensitivity and drive"
Martina Krajňáková - Client/Collaborator
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 every other Wednesday evening as a learning community, and the journey is punctuated by 'Power Up' sessions where we report back on our learning. Each person takes it in turn to collaborate and lead a workshop that helps us explore our collective learning question. We use our skills, experience and resources to support each other in our collective learning.
How much does it cost?
Cost ranges from £550 - £2,490 dependent on your circumstances and finances. There are also a small number of bursaries available. If you are able, we encourage you to contribute to our higher tier. This makes it possible to offer these lower cost places to those with less income: and makes it possible for you to learn as part of a more diverse group. We are aware that this is a financially precarious moment for many, so please reach out if you need support.
How do I apply?
The application process is simple. You can request more information at the bottom of this page, and feel free to reach out to James for an informal chat. If this feels like something that calls you then you can sign up via the application form. After the deadline James will find a time to speak with you, before offering a limited number of places.
How will the blended online/in person work in practice?
In 2020, we have all learnt to adapt in accordance with the ever-evolving pandemic. We cannot know where we will be in relation to COVID restrictions when this programme launches in 2021. With this in mind, we intend to begin this learning marathon with online engagements with the option of smaller in person engagements later on in the journey.
What if I don't identify as creative or rational?
You are still totally welcome to join. Most of us are a mix of both or neither. Its more about us collectively exploring traits that live within us, that we usually don't get a chance to delve into. Join the journey & discover what gifts you have to share.
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.