When does the seminar start?
You can sign up September 22nd, 2019. The first lesson goes live on September 30th, 2019. The last day to join the workshop is October 21st, 2019. The discussion board will be open until November 11th, 2019.
How much content is there?
There are two kinds of content: The videos that are presented throughout the Trust Workshop featuring Dr. Lance and the work created by people like you.
We release a new lesson with videos every other day for the first three weeks (or 21 days) of the workshop. The videos are between 5-10 minutes.
Every video lesson comes with a set of questions and prompts that challenge you to explore how the lesson applies to your own life, and a call-to-action: to share your answers and insights with other students on the discussion board.
The work you do is sharing your posts and commenting on other students' responses and asking each other questions in the 24/7 discussion board. It's called a workshop because this is where the real work happens. You'll soon discover just how much you have in common with others on this journey, even if they live in a different country, serve a different group of people and have access to different resources. This diversity is hard to find anywhere else.
How often is the content updated?
Registration opens September 22nd, 2019. The first LIVE meet & greet is Thursday September 26th, 2019. The first lesson is released on September 30th and we release a new lesson with video every other day for the three weeks (or 21 days) of the workshop.
What is the video content like?
In the videos, Lance will share frameworks for cultivating presence and trust, example stories to help you understand and see how it applies in situations like yours and a prompt for you to consider and respond to on the discussion boards.
How does the discussion board work?
We're using Discourse, a platform that supports group discussions and one-on-one conversation.
The workshop team set up categories, which will be labeled according to the lesson topic to be discussed.
In each category, everyone will be able to create more specific topics of discussion and to respond to the posts of others. These boards are open 24/7, providing a secure place to have conversations within the workshop community with peers from all over the world.
The workshop has Dr. Lance dedicated to help focus discussions and address concerns (or inappropriate behavior). But there is no moderator or grading rubric—you'll be in charge of when and how generously you interact with others.
Once the workshop ends, the work you’ve done and the connections you’ve made with others are likely to have enough momentum to keep moving. Many students form mastermind groups or have other ways of continuing to support each other.
We've seen groups like these last for years, with people getting on airplanes to meet in person. We'll provide guidance on maintaining these connections when the workshop ends.
What if I don't have a situation to discuss yet or I am bound by confidentiality agreement?
It sounds nice to not be caught up in the throes of an acute dilemma and, if you are, we certainly don't want anyone to break any Confidentiality Agreements.
The discussions are a mix of what you’re noticing in the world and how you can apply the lessons to your immediate situation. We’ve found these kinds of discussion help to solidify the concepts and make them more memorable.
If you're unable to discuss specifics of your current situation, you can mentally outline an imaginary one that is a reasonable possibliity in your future, or one that has parallels to your current situation (if you're under a Confidentiality). This still enables you to take away the core concepts and ideas in the workshop.
It might feel uncomfortable at first but definitely, engage with others in the discussion boards. In the years of facilitating communities, I’ve noticed something remarkable: The people who got the most out of our experiences spent the majority of their time helping others with the work they do. It turns out that teaching others is even more productive than learning.
The important thing isn't merely to watch the videos. It's to discover insights about how to apply the concepts of building trust in real-world scenarios. And you can do this whether or not you're able to talk about your own actual, current relationship, business, or situation.
Is the seminar accredited?
Accreditation makes sense for a certain kind of institution delivering a certain kind of education. But we're not willing to build a bubble-filling culture, not willing to embrace an outdated-but-standardized curriculum, and mostly, we're not willing to distrust our students.
We'll be delighted to offer you a certificate of completion when the workshop is successfully completed, and even better, we encourage you to find a cohort in the workshop who will personally vouch for your contributions.
Why does the course cost as much as it does?
The workshop costs $395.
We're charging more than other online courses for a simple reason: We want committed students. No one in the workshop is browsing around or hoping for a quick hit. You'll be surrounded by other people willing to do the work and contribute along the way.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
More than 2,000 people have participated in our workshops, training programs, or taken one of our online courses. Over the last few years, we’ve learned a lot about what people expect and we’ve created expectations for how we ask people to participate.
We guarantee that the technology we provide will work for you and that the workshop is as described. If you have a problem, please let us know and we’ll make it right. If we can’t, we’ll offer you a full refund.
Once the first lesson in a workshop goes live, no refunds are possible, but we understand that life sometimes gets in the way of well-laid plans. If you find yourself unable to continue, contact us and we can discuss a deferment to a future session.
Our terms of service are simple: We ask that all of our participants be kind, be respectful and be positive. Don’t share the work of others outside discussion boards without asking first. And when in doubt, assume goodwill. If you have a problem, raise a flag and we’ll work to address it. If, after personally working with you to address your respect for our terms of service, we have the right to unenroll you from the workshop. If that happens, we’ll donate your tuition to Community Well.
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Is there a special rate for groups?
Yes. We love to see groups enroll! For every three seats that you enroll, we're delighted to offer you an additional two seats at no cost (i.e. enroll three, get two at no cost, for a total of five team members). Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there exams?
We're stoked to say no. And no grades, either. We feel really strongly that a test-and-measure culture is ruining education. Check out Seth Godin's great talk on the subject here.
Can I get a certificate at the end?
Every attendee who would like to receive a certificate as a PDF, suitable for printing and framing, is welcome to request one and we will happily oblige.
How long does the discussion board stay active?
The discussion board will stay up until November 11th, 2019. We'll also provide guidance on maintaining connections with other participants when the workshop is over.
Can I post confidential materials on the discussion board?
The rules of our discussion board are:
- Contribute more than you ask for.
- Be kind.
- What is said here, stays here.
With that said, please use your best judgment. If it's not something you can happily post online, best to disguise the details before you post it here.
Will Dr. Lance answer all of my questions?
Definitely not. And the good news is that you don't need him to. The workshop is designed to give you a compass and a template, not a map. The map, the details of your particular situation… that's all up to you. We hope the workshop will help empower your decisions along the way.
Is there an affiliate program?
There isn't. We're hoping that if you find it useful, you'll happily spread the word to your friends and colleagues.
How much experience do I need to take the workshop?
None. This workshop doesn’t require prerequisites or prior knowledge. Bring your curiosity and generosity and that’s more than enough.
How do I contact you to ask a question about the program?