Who's this for?

Not for everyone, that’s for sure. You won’t enjoy this programme much if you’re an astronaut, or a dog. But, if you work (or hope to work) in e-learning, learning and development, or even just education in general, you’ll dig it. To start with, we are limiting access to the programme to willing to attend in the GMT+2 time zone.

We welcome Instructional Designers, Learning Technologists, Product People, EdTech Leaders, Teachers, Lecturers, and anyone curious about the field. We’ll match you with others who have similar growth interests and a similar geographical persuasion. Where possible, we combine folks with differing backgrounds and contexts of work to better cross-pollinate between the different corners of our industry.

Get answers to all your e-learning questions

For 12 weeks, you’ll meet every second week with a group of five to 12 unicorns to discuss a topic selected by the group members. The discussion is led by an experienced mentor that specialises in the focus area of that group. This is a great opportunity to learn about all the types of e-learning projects and audiences that are out there, and how the particulars of a project impacts considerations like accessibility, community building, the types of interactions we design, interoperability, and so much more. It’s also an awesome way to build relationships with others in the industry and get answers to all your burning questions.

After the 12-week programme, you will unlock a 1:1 mentorship session. We’ll pair you with a mentor skilled in the development areas you’re interested in pursuing to help you solve a specific problem or to offer career advice in general. You'll also get access to our exclusive Slack group, and walk away with some free resources to help you tackle your most important e-learning challenges.

Does it cost money?

We have learned from our experiences with social learning that if all participants have a bit of skin in the game, the programme is more sustainable. This is because highly experienced mentors may feel like they’re not gaining as much from the forum as the members are, and may struggle to make time to attend the sessions consistently.

Even though some wonderful experienced learning professionals are willing to give their time away for free, these altruistic folks may become too busy to keep up with volunteer-based work long-term. Imagine having six client meetings in a row, and then having to review a mentee’s portfolio before you can make dinner. The idea is nice, but the reality is ugly.

Giving these mentors a modest reward for sharing their expertise helps give them a reason to prioritise the sessions despite their busy schedules, and in turn this gives the newer members of the group reassurance that they will learn from the best and are not bothering the mentors with their requests.

This way, the programme remains active and sustainable, and the system prevents weirdos from taking advantage.

But, to ensure we can also use this programme to do some good, we have discounts for NGOs and free seats for qualifying NEET youth. You can find out whether you qualify for this during the application process.

The 12-week programme costs R4800 to R6800 per person, depending on your specialty of interest. Sign up now and we'll recommend the stream that will help you achieve your specific career goals.

I've got more questions

OK, let’s get some details ironed out then.

Are sessions in person or remote?
What if I want more formal training?
Will I be safe? 
Will my company’s intellectual property be safe?
What if I don’t like my mentor?
Is there a group that speaks my language?
Will my accessibility needs be considered?