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Become a Skills-Based Organization


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8 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Attract and retain your industry's top talent with a culture of growth and human flourishing. No one wants a job... they want a journey!

Course overview

Become an ROI-Driving Learning Leader in 8 Weeks

Are you exhausted trying to prove the value of learning in your organization? Do you feel overwhelmed navigating the skills gap? This 8-week online course will empower you to become a strategic player who cultivates a thriving skills-based culture. 

We'll step back and question why learning matters at all. You'll gain clarity on metrics that matter—like talent flow and growth culture audits—to demonstrate ROI and address pushback. We'll tackle the skills conundrum head-on, clarifying who defines skills and how to build skills inventories. 

Each week, you'll explore contradictions that spark creative solutions. How do you put employees first while meeting business goals? How do you balance data with human-centric design? You'll prototype plans tailored to your organization and come away with an expanded portfolio to elevate your programs. Join us on this journey of inquiry and action to level up your skills and transform your organization into a powerhouse of motivated, skilled employees.

Who is this course for


L&D professionals seeking to evolve from order-takers to strategic players who can clearly demonstrate ROI and the value of learning program


Talent development leaders aiming to close skills gaps, build skills inventories, and cultivate motivated, growth-oriented cultures.


People managers seeking to build supportive teams that help grow employees' skills and careers.

What you’ll get out of this course

Activate Natural Learning in Daily Work

Apply cognitive science-based practices for generating insights and building skills through daily work. Forget periodic training, learn as you work through relevance realization.

Cultivate Forgotten Ways of Knowing

Some ways of learning have been lost in our culture's obsession with data and logic. Rediscover deeper aspects knowing that develop wisdom faster and accelerate career growth.

Engineer Career Journeys

Map employees' career stages within the company. Intentionally design practices and tools that motivate and support their progression through each stage.

Prototype Your Ideal Learning Ecology

Tailor a learning culture (we call it an ecology of practice) to your company's specific needs. Chart a path from current to ideal state and build a blueprint you can implement.

This course includes

8 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

34 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

10 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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    Meet your instructor

    Gabe Gloege

    Gabe Gloege

    CultivateMe Co-founder, former Head of Learning

    With over 20 years in workplace learning, Gabe Gloege has led learning departments in global corporations and been a learning team of one in startups. His experience helping teams and companies build learning cultures that drive employee engagement and attract top talent makes him uniquely qualified to help you prototype the ideal learning ecology for your organization.

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    Course schedule

    3-4 hours per week
    • Asynchronous Course Material

      30 minutes per module

      Each module has ~20 minutes of video content to review before the live sessions. Videos are 5 minutes or less so you can watch them in the cracks of your busy schedule.

    • Live sessions on Thursdays

      11:00am - 12:00pm EST

      These will be highly interactive sessions where we discuss the course material, have paired dialog with cohort members, and refine your personalized learning culture plans. You'll deepen your understanding of these concepts and build relationships with other professionals.

    • Short projects with each module

      20 minutes per module

      With each module you will gradually design an ecology of practice for your own organization. By the end of the course you will have a master plan for a growth culture that is unique to your company.

    Free resource

    Growth Culture Field Guide

    People want to do meaningful work that challenges and changes them into better professionals. Create a culture that delivers on this promise and you will have top industry talent beating a path to your door.

    This guide walks you through all the essential components of a growth culture that attracts and retains top tier talent, and how to get started at your organization.

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    Learning is a team sport

    Learning is a team sport

    Active hands-on learning

    This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

    Interactive and project-based

    You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

    Build your professional network

    These will not just be faces on a screen. You're going to interact with every member of the cohort, teaching each other and growing together.

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