There are 4 levels of learning during the workshop.
The workshop consists of 13 prompts. Each prompt will focus on a specific topic that is critical to leaders no matter their industry or career level. The prompts create a structure for habit building, mindset shift, and real change.
The prompts will allow students to work on their real-life goals and move them forward.
The topics include:
- Business modeling
- Decision making
- Practicing empathy & understanding worldviews
- Building culture
- Marketing methods
- Gaining buy-in
- Public Speaking
- Leading through ambiguity
- Strategy & critical thinking
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Having difficult conversations
The outcome of the 31 days is that students create new habits and develop a new mindset to better manage a team, build a business, make a career transition, to lead…
2. Learning Group Meetings
We divide students into cohorts and learning groups.
A cohort is a group of 15-25 students working together, organized by time zone.
A learning group is a smaller group made up of 3-5 students who work together more intimately on the week’s prompts, all from the same cohort. These groups change each week so students are able to connect with more of their classmates.
During learning group meetings, students will dive into a prompt, complete an action, and discuss how each prompt relates to their real-world goals.
The more students contribute and learn from these groups, the more they will get out of the altMBA.
For Eastern (New York), Central (Chicago), Pacific (Los Angeles), and GMT (London) time zones, learning group meetings will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 PM - 9 PM, and Sundays from 9 AM - 5 PM local time.
For the AEST/AEDT (Sydney) time zone, students will work on a slightly different schedule to accommodate the time difference, meeting on Wednesdays & Fridays from 6 PM - 9 PM, and Sundays from 9 AM - 5 PM local time.
After each learning group meeting, students are required to submit their work in writing to Discourse (student portal). What they submit will differ based on the prompt itself.
Students will then read each other's work and give feedback to their classmates. Reading someone’s point of view, understanding their assertions and contributing insightful commentary are essential skills necessary to learning the core lessons built into the altMBA.
Gaining multiple perspectives on a situation helps students see the bigger picture, which enables them to leap forward more efficiently and effectively in their own learning. Writing five comments on five prompts means they’ve learned five new ways to approach the core teaching of the prompt.
The written component to the altMBA is important because it encourages students to slow down, articulate, be thoughtful, and reflect.
Each cohort has two dedicated coaches. That’s about 1 coach to every 10 students.
The purpose of the coaches is not to facilitate learning group meetings or give students the answers.
An altMBA coach provokes students to reach for their goals and to keep promises. They guide students to focus on their strengths, rather than directly advising. They enable students to grow, and hold them accountable along the way.
An altMBA coach connects students with one another, instead of jumping in to fix or solve a problem for them.
An altMBA coach is an instigator, a moderator, a steady voice in the altMBA journey.
Students will have a chance to meet individually with their coaches each week.
All coaches have completed the altMBA and gone through a rigorous vetting and training process.