I'd like to host the
Learning Marathon in the Highlands
Hi I'm Lindsay. I want to host a multidisciplinary peer group for curious thinkers who want to make the Highlands the best place to live. Help me launch by letting me know you might be interested.
What's the Learning Marathon?
A 6 month learning accelerator where a dozen peers come together, each tackling their own challenge but from within the collective.
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.
Lindsay Dunbar has fifteen years experience as a strategic leader, project manager and producer. She is a ‘cultural crofter’, nurturing and tending to creative projects in rural areas, as well as innovative urban arts.
While Highland-based, she seeks inspiration outwardly across the U.K, addressing issues of representation through her work, ensuring all voices are heard and helping every project reach it’s potential. As an accredited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, and trained in basic Bikablo visualisation, she enjoys using innovative and playful tools to facilitate.
She's looking for curious thinkers who want to make the Highlands the best place to create and live. People who want to embrace radical ideas and how to achieve them. If it's broken how are we going to fix it? Collectively we can creatively problem solve and start to make the changes we want to see, in a supportive space with open minds.
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 Lindsay 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.