Studio/E Expedition, like many great things, is something you have to experience to fully understand. We liken it to traveling to a new country: you can do the research, you can see the photos and videos, but visiting yourself is where the real knowledge kicks in.
Because knowing is more comfortable than wondering for some people, we wanted to share with you seven of the most common questions we’re asked about Studio/E. It won’t replace experiencing it for yourself, but it might give you a clearer idea about what the Studio/E Expedition experience looks like:
What will I get out of Studio/E Expedition?
You’ll learn effective practices to help you and/or your organization navigate a world that is unfolding in ways that are beyond prediction and planning. You’ll also become part of a multi-dimensional learning community that is full of people who are generous of mind and spirit and make things happen.
How much does the program cost?
Do you offer discounts?
We do not offer discounts, but we are happy to structure payment schedules.
What kind of people can I expect to meet in a cohort?
Studio/E participants come from all walks of life, so you can expect a wide range of diversity. That said, all Exploratory Leaders in our program have four things in common: they are interesting, curious, community-minded, and they are not jerks. All four, but especially the last, are important considerations for those who are invited into the experience.
Do most people join by having their employers pay for the tuition?
It’s not uncommon for employers to pay for their team members to join our program, but the majority of our members pay their own way.
Do you offer a certificate?
Studio/E is a place to learn the art of exploring more possibility, and the practices are highly effective when launching new thinking and new ideas. We guide people through exercises, tools, and conversations to embed the practices into ongoing use — but this is not a school where you learn a pedagogy and have to repeat back the right answer and get an “A” on a test. So, no, we do not offer certificates upon completion. You don’t need us to validate your learnings!
Aside from the four days with my cohort, what else happens during my journey?
You will be placed in a mastermind group with 2-3 members and meet in between the group cohort meetings. You will also have complimentary access to a wide range of activities that occur throughout the year such as speaking events, workshops, and other social gatherings.
What do you mean when you say I have to have an “idea” to work on?
In order to get the most out of the tools and competencies you learn during Expedition, we request that you have an idea to work toward. Each time we meet you will apply your new ways of thinking to the progress of your idea, which not only puts you into practice right away (the best way to learn!), but it helps you make progress on something important to you. An idea could be as complex as launching a new business or as simple as implementing a new chore system for your children.
Do you have any more questions we haven’t answered? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember: learning is one thing; understanding is a whole other journey. We hope you’ll consider joining us for our next adventure, launching January 21, 2020.