Enrol Yourself Learning Marathon is launching in the West Midlands.
The Learning Marathon is a 6 month peer-led learning journey for people who want to grow their thinking professionally and personally, and are looking for a new learning and development challenge that is cooperative, creative and purposeful, and fits alongside work.
It’s an idea created by the award-winning social enterprise Enrol Yourself, who have run 2 pilots in London, and, following an award from the Royal College of Art’s Innovation Fund and UnLtd, are expanding outside of the capital for the first time. Alongside facilitators in Glasgow and London, Anneka Deva, TEDxBrum Founder, is bringing Enrol Yourself to Birmingham, and exploring how we can grow a new model for lifelong learning right here in the West Midlands.
How does it work?
You begin with a Learning Question which you explore through a real world project over the course of a 6 month journey. You’ll be guided along the Learning Marathon pathway which includes fortnightly meetups, intensive weekends, ‘get sh*t done Sundays’, and a showcase event. You become part of (and learn from) a multidisciplinary peer group who help support your journey, stretch your thinking and give you momentum along the way.
Want to think more about what your Learning Question might be? Have a read of this blogpost on ‘How to find your Learning Question (and why you should)’.
Who we’re looking for
The Learning Marathon would be great for switched on curious people in the West Midlands with at least 3 years of professional experience. The Learning Marathon is for you if:
- You’re looking for a skills boost or career transition
- You’ve got a project, side-hustle or venture idea up your sleeve or in action
- You want to shake things up or pursue a curiosity
If you’re curious to learn more, book a place onto Enrol Yourself’s open evening at Impact Hub Birmingham on Tuesday 15th May, where we’ll have founder of Enrol Yourself, Zahra Davidson, joining us to share more about the philosophy behind Enrol Yourself.
Applications are now open for our first group of Birmingham and West Midlands-based learners to begin their journey in July 2018. The application deadline is 4th June 2018.