November's ViP for novices registration is now open!
ViP is a set of courses for adults and teens (16 & up) who want to become exceptionally effective lifelong learners. In our introductory ViP course—ViP for novices—you'll learn a little bit about learning. But you'll primarily be building actual skills for learning—not study skills, but skills for learning the way our brains like to learn. This way of learning—micro-VCoLing—involves VCoL+7 (the Virtuous Cycle of Learning and its Plus Seven Skills). It's the kind of learning required to continuously build the real-world skills and habits required for success in a rapidly changing and complex world.
In other words, ViP equips participants with a new habit of mind—micro-VCoLing—that will support them in reaching their full developmental potential.
ViP for Novices is a pre-requisite for most of our other courses.
We offer a minimally disruptive 6-week course that helps participants learn to micro-VCoL by engaging in a series of increasingly sophisticated embedded practices that involve one or more of the +7 skills. Embedded practice takes place in the same real-world contexts in which the skill being practiced will be used. (registration now open)
We periodically offer a special ViP designed especially for anyone in a leadership position who wants to learn to learn optimally while building VUCA skills. These are skills for perspective coordination, contextual thinking, collaboration, and decision-making. Apply/inquire here.
We offer a customized experience that can involve anything from a single introductory session focused on basic VCoLing skills, to a full ViP experience tailored to fit specific organizational needs.
Teams, families, & friends who take ViP together will enjoy the additional learning benefit of frequent opportunities to share VCoLing experiences. If the members of your group are interested in taking ViP together, fill in the form at the bottom of the page and ask for information about group participation and rates.
Active participants in ViP will:
During week 4, participants will take a Lectical Assessment and receive a resource-rich report (partial example below) that will support months of high impact micro-VCoLing.
Sample report (partial)
In week 1, you'll learn about the Virtuous Cycle of Learning, where it comes from, and how to put micro-VCoLs to work in daily practice.
During weeks 2–5, ViP facilitators will host guided discussion sessions. In these meetings, we will focus on core VCoLing skills, including:
You'll learn the most basic micro-VCoLing skills by working through a stress-management micro-VCoL and a 3-part micro-VCoL Starter Set. (Dr. Dawson has provided a detailed description and a starter set example in her article, VCoL in action, the micro-VCoL starter set.)
As noted above, following week 4, you will also be taking a Lectical Assessment, which will equip you with several micro-VCoLs designed to help you continue habituating micro-VCoLing while learning critical life skills.
In the final VCoL meeting, participants will come together (1) for a Lectical Assessment debrief, (2) to build skill maps, and (3) to celebrate their transformation into joyful and efficient lifelong learners.
For individuals: $799. Please contact us for group rates.
(Contact us to inquire about scholarships for K-12 educators.)
Prior to the registration deadline, we will refund 85% of your payment on request.
After the registration deadline, no refunds are available, but you will be given 2 years to complete your course by transferring to a later offering. When you transfer, you will be required to pay a processing fee equal to 15% of the course fee being charged at that time.
The next ViP for novices begins during the third week in March, with two different cohort times, one meeting weekly at 11:00 am on Mondays and the other at 5:00 pm on Mondays. (All dates are New York time.)
Registration closes on Friday, March 5th, 2021.
If you're interested in participating or learning more, please fill out the following form or contact us: