I'd like to host the
Learning Marathon in Cumbria
Hi I'm Sue. I want to host a multidisciplinary peer group open to adults 25+, from across all professional backgrounds. Help me launch by letting me know you're 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.
Sue Jackson has run Whitespace Coaching for eleven years. As a Coach, Facilitator and Trainer, she enables people to uncover their potential and live and work aligned with their values and purpose.
She has co-developed a model for promoting health, well-being and meaning into training for Healthcare Professionals, Leaders and Managers. Sue is an Associate with Experience Led Care, training Healthcare Professionals to work with groups.
Prior to Coaching, Sue was a Chartered Landscape Architect teaching and researching in external design using Participatory Appraisal to unlock community views and expertise and improve well-being. Sue has experience in working with all ages.
Sue is interested to explore new ways to engage people and facilitate, through Enrol Yourself, potential ways to reduce loneliness to benefit community mental and psychological well-being.
Sue enjoys taking on new challenges and loves leisurely walking, cycling and climbing, being in nature, cinema, arts and crafts.
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 Sue 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.