What is the Open Master's?
A self-declared master's degree
"I'm doing an Open Master's."
A grassroots learning
"I'm part of the Open Master's."
It's an unconventional education you design for yourself around a vision of the person you want to become.
We use it to bring focus and structure to our long-term goals, and to weave together all of the different things we want to do to get there, such as reading, courses, work, travel, apprenticeships, and dream projects.
Just like college, learning is more fun with others.
We organize our own small, informal learning communities to learn together and to hold each other accountable to our visions.
Because we do not organize formal courses or confer degrees, some say that we are like a homeschooling network for adults.
How we serve the learning revolution:
Supporting bold, creative learners
We inspire, connect, and tell the stories of self-directed learners and community builders creating their own learning experiences in new and imaginative ways.
We have developed a framework and process for completing an Open Master's through a self-organized, grassroots community. We also create tools and resources and facilitate shared experiences like Beginnings, retreats, and short-term learning challenges.
Sharing the tools and culture
We serve the broader movement by partnering with organizations, providing program design and support, workshops, and self-guided toolkits. We work with schools, leadership programs, non-profits and civic organizations, and companies seeking to invest in their employee's growth and learning.
We also design creative pop-up events for experiential learning and spontaneous, delightful love-mischief.