You want to know how to do something better: market an event, look for a job, work out a strategy for improving your relationship with a co-worker or boss, edit a newsletter, or run a meeting. But you want a learning experience that is specific to your situation, where you can discuss your issues progress one-on-one at your convenience.
When a YouTube video is too generalized, when a scheduled class does not coincide with your calendar, when you need the structure of assignments but don’t want a structured course, when your travel budget is limited, and when confidentiality is an issue, an independent study program might be the answer. Almost all of the topics in our database lend themselves to the independent study model. For example:
An independent study program is more than mentoring or coaching sessions. It is your private classroom, face-to-face or virtual, where you learn information about a topic in the format that suits you best. You can receive assignments to read, write, and take action, discuss ideas with your private tutor, and customize the curriculum to suit your situation.
Personally, I did most of my college work via independent study at Goddard College and the University Without Walls program. So, I am very familiar with the model and how to make the experience productive for participants.
Don’t see a topic that fits your needs? Let’s chat and see if we can find you the people and resources you need.