Learning Circles

Reflect, reset, and live your best year with a StartingBloc Learning Circle!

StartingBloc Learning Circles are for Fellows who want deeper connections with our community, clarity on their goals and visions, and tools for their own growth. You can join virtually from anywhere in the world.

Select a cohort and register

Learning Circles

Reflect, reset, and live your best year with a StartingBloc Learning Circle!

StartingBloc Learning Circles are for Fellows who want deeper connections with our community, clarity on their goals and visions, and tools for their own growth. You can join virtually from anywhere in the world.

Select a cohort and register

Learning Circles include:

  • A 5-10 Fellow virtual cohort for connection, support, and growth
  • A new topic to explore each month with StartingBloc-curated Content Guides, including tools and resources
  • Monthly 90-minute Virtual Gatherings with cohorts, including space for reflection and peer coaching
  • Monthly accountability partners for peer coaching
  • Private cohort Slack channel and access to StartingBloc’s Slack channel
  • Lifelong access to Content Guides, facilitation and peer coaching resources

Learning Circles cohorts with Partners include an expert coach and facilitator who joins the cohort in each Virtual Gathering.

Learning Circles outcomes:

  • Better sense of goals and confidence
  • New frameworks, materials, and tools to approach your goals
  • Accountability for acting on your goals
  • Building relationships with new friends!

Time commitment:

3-5 months (see cohorts below). Each month, you’ll commit to:

  • 1 hour of reflective practice with your monthly Content Guide. StartingBloc will send you the Content Guide at the beginning of each month.
  • 90 minutes in a facilitated video call with your cohort. Typically the third or fourth week of every month. Your cohort will select the date and time via a Doodle poll upon your cohort launch.
  • 15-20 minute video or phone check in with your accountability partner.

Learning Circles include:

  • A 5-10 Fellow virtual cohort for connection, support, and growth
  • A new topic to explore each month with StartingBloc-curated Content Guides, including tools and resources
  • Monthly 90-minute Virtual Gatherings with cohorts, including space for reflection and peer coaching
  • Monthly accountability partners for peer coaching
  • Private cohort Slack channel and access to StartingBloc’s Slack channel
  • Lifelong access to Content Guides, facilitation and peer coaching resources

Learning Circles cohorts with Partners include an expert coach and facilitator who joins the cohort in each Virtual Gathering.

Learning Circles outcomes:

  • Better sense of goals and confidence
  • New frameworks, materials, and tools to approach your goals
  • Accountability for acting on your goals
  • Building relationships with new friends!

Time commitment:

3-5 months (see cohorts below). Each month, you’ll commit to:

  • 1 hour of reflective practice with your monthly Content Guide. StartingBloc will send you the Content Guide at the beginning of each month.
  • 90 minutes in a facilitated video call with your cohort. Typically the third or fourth week of every month. Your cohort will select the date and time via a Doodle poll upon your cohort launch.
  • 15-20 minute video or phone check in with your accountability partner.

2020 Learning Circle cohorts and schedule

We will offer Fellows 3 Learning Circle cohort options: Curated Conversations (StartingBloc-curated cohort), Financial Freedom (cohort with Partner), and Intersectionality & Me (cohort with Partner).

Curated Conversations: 3-4 Months

The 3-month cohorts include all of the same content as the 4-month cohorts along with all 4 Virtual Gatherings, compressed into 3 months.

The 4-month model covers one topic per month, while the compressed 3-month model covers 2 topics during the second month.

Topics include:

  • Mapping Your Visions
  • Your Voice + Story
  • Financial Freedom
  • Building Alignment and Concluding Your Journey

Financial Freedom: 5 months

This 5 month cohort is in partnership with the StartingBloc Fellow-led School of Financial Freedom. During months 1-3, you will access online curriculum with the School, plus a welcome call and optional check-in call. In months 4-5, you will have monthly Virtual Gatherings, facilitated by a trained Fellow, and Monthly Content Guides from StartingBloc.

Topics include:

  • Understanding Your Personal Money Script
  • Learning How to Shift Your Spending and Savings Habits
  • Creating a Financial Freedom Manifesto
  • Reframing Your Attention
  • Exploring Consumption
  • Redefining Your Time

Intersectionality & Me: 3 months

This 3-month cohort will explore how we find power and navigate our multilayered identities, cultures, and experiences.

In partnership with harp + sword, this cohort will include a welcome call, online curriculum & assignments for growth, guest speakers, 3 monthly Virtual Gatherings, and an online closing ceremony.

January

Curated Conversations

4 months

Register by January 20, 2020

March

Financial Freedom, Intersectionality & Me*

5 months, 3 months

Register by March 10, 2020

April

Curated Conversations

3 months

Register by April 7, 2020

May

Curated Conversations

4 months

Register by May 5, 2020

June

Curated Conversations

3 months

Register by June 9, 2020

*This cohort has 2 partners with expert coaches and facilitators who will join each monthly Virtual Gathering.

2020 Learning Circle cohorts and schedule

We will offer Fellows 3 Learning Circle cohort options: Curated Conversations (StartingBloc-curated cohort), Financial Freedom (cohort with Partner), and Intersectionality & Me (cohort with Partner).

Curated Conversations: 3-4 Months

The 3-month cohorts include all of the same content as the 4-month cohorts along with all 4 Virtual Gatherings, compressed into 3 months.

The 4-month model covers one topic per month, while the compressed 3-month model covers 2 topics during the second month.

Topics include:

  • Mapping Your Visions
  • Your Voice + Story
  • Financial Freedom
  • Building Alignment and Concluding Your Journey

Financial Freedom: 5 months

This 5 month cohort is in partnership with the StartingBloc Fellow-led School of Financial Freedom. During months 1-2, you will access online curriculum with the School, plus a welcome call and optional check-in call. In months 3-5, you will have monthly Virtual Gatherings, facilitated by a trained Fellow, and Monthly Content Guides from StartingBloc.

Topics include:

  • Understanding Your Personal Money Script
  • Learning How to Shift Your Spending and Savings Habits
  • Creating a Financial Freedom Manifesto
  • Reframing Your Attention
  • Exploring Consumption
  • Redefining Your Time

Intersectionality + Me: 3 months

This 3-month cohort will explore how we find power and navigate our multilayered identities, cultures, and experiences.

In partnership with harp + sword, this cohort will include a welcome call, online curriculum & assignments for growth, guest speakers, 3 monthly Virtual Gatherings, and an online closing ceremony.

January

Curated Conversations

4 months

Register by January 20, 2020

March

Financial Freedom, Intersectionality & Me*

5 months, 3 months

Register by March 10, 2020

April

Curated Conversations

3 months

Register by April 7, 2020

May

Curated Conversations

4 months

Register by May 5, 2020

June

Curated Conversations

3 months

Register by June 9, 2020

*This cohort has 2 partners with expert coaches and facilitators who will join each monthly Virtual Gathering.

Costs

The suggested, baseline prices are listed below. If you have extenuating circumstances, we offer 2 options in each cohort type for income-based prices, which you can designate while registering.

Curated Conversation     (3 or 4 months)

$400

Note: The 3-month cohorts include all of the same content as the 4-month cohorts along with all 4 Virtual Gatherings, compressed into 3 months.

Financial Freedom    (5 months)

 Sliding Scale Pricing $497-$1022

Note: This cohort is supported by a partner and includes expert coaching and facilitation in each Virtual Gathering as well as access to a full online course.

Intersectionality & Me     (3 months)

Sliding Scale Pricing $150-$400

Note: This cohort is supported by a partner and includes expert coaching and facilitation in each Virtual Gathering.

Join us – select a cohort and register!

Do you have questions about Learning Circles?

Email us at [email protected]

Costs

The suggested, baseline prices are listed below. If you have extenuating circumstances, we offer 2 options in each cohort type for income-based prices, which you can designate while registering.

Curated Conversation (3 or 4 months)

$400

Note: The 3-month cohorts include all of the same content as the 4-month cohorts along with all 4 Virtual Gatherings, compressed into 3 months.

Financial Freedom (5 months)

 Sliding Scale Pricing $497-$1022

Note: This cohort is supported by a partner and includes expert coaching and facilitation in each Virtual Gathering as well as access to a full online course.

Intersectionality & Me (3 months)

Sliding Scale Pricing $150-$400

Note: This cohort is supported by a partner and includes expert coaching and facilitation in each Virtual Gathering.

Join us – select a cohort and register!

Do you have questions about Learning Circles? Email us at [email protected]