I'd like to host the
Learning Marathon in East London
Hi I'm Vish. I want to host a peer group for people seeking a breakthrough in their personal or professional lives, irrespective of age, gender or profession. 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.
Well, I am Dr Vishwanath Kokkonda (Vish). I am ITPreneur by profession backed by global stints in IT and Agile consulting for more than two decades. Social work and social activism had been and continues to be my passion during my free times for a decade.
I intend to host a peer group for people seeking 'breakthrough' in their personal or professional lives, irrespective of age, gender, qualification or profession, to further explore the self along with the similarly minded 'co-humans'.
The process of exploring changes within, and actually attempting to make the changes happen, is easier when we work in tandem with co-learners who are similarly minded. This peer group could be a viable platform for these changes.
'We know, what we know.
We know, what we do not know.
We do not know, what all we do not know.'
The third line sparked off an 'interesting' journey a decade back and since then my life has turned out more worthwhile. We cannot leave any stone unturned in exercising our fullest self.
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 Vish launch his 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.