Complete your signup for Beginnings, and let's get started!

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
— Dr. Seuss, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

Welcome to the Open Master's! We're excited to have met you, and that you are adventuresome enough to want to do something as bold as designing your own self-declared master's program. Committing to something like this takes a special kind of person, we think, with some serious imagination, courage, and self-discipline.

After you complete your signup, we will be shipping you something in the mail right away to help you get started, and before our group comes together.

Time Commitment

As a reminder, by signing up, this also means that you are committing to join weekly calls every Friday these next three months, as well as finding time on your own schedule outside of calls to meet with a buddy or small group. We will confirm the final weekly time to best suit the group's needs.

You can expect to spend 3-6 hours a week throughout this experience including solo, buddy, and group time. Meeting times may be adjusted as needed, if unavoidable conflicts arise, since we are a small group. Also, missing one or two sessions is fine with advance notice (calls will be recorded and shared), but, out of respect for each other, please make sure you are prepared to make most calls.

Financial Commitment

Beginnings costs $899, which includes both our time together and also covers the cost of the physical learning materials we will be providing. You can pay in full for a discount today. If you are signing up together with a friend (or friends), you may each deduct $100 from your total payment (ask for discount code).

Refunds or Cancelations

We will happily offer a pro-rated refund for your payment in the event of extenuating circumstances outside of your control, such as a sudden loss in your family or change in health.

If you choose to stop for personal reasons within your control, such as struggling to make time to participate fully, we will not offer a refund, but you are welcome to restart again by joining a future group, for no cost.

Most importantly: A Final Word about Mindset

It takes a particular mindset to be successful at creating a community-supported, self-directed master's program. The most important thing to remember is that an education is something that you make and dedicate yourself to fully, not something that you take, which means that you are an active designer and co-creator of this experience, not a passive consumer.

When we really live into this mindset, the shifts you may experience can be profound—though sometimes, also, frightening—including having to take full responsibility for designing and sticking to your own systems and structures of accountability, changing your own course when this becomes clear, and defining success on your own terms, rather than on external measures of success that no longer resonate with you.

It goes without saying that you will get out of this experience what you put in. We are a peer learning community and the richest learning will always come from each other: the energy, ideas, and experience we all bring to this group.

(Please review of community expectations and let us know if you have any questions before signing up.)

That's it! We are looking forward to an amazing experience with you, and we look forward to having you in our community!

Ready to begin?

($299 now, $200 per month for three months)

(Pay in full upfront for a $49 discount)