Designing Your Next Career Step

4.7

(41 ratings)

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4 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Instead of spinning your wheels, follow a step-by-step process to determine what you value and plan your next move.

Previously at

IDEO
The Atlantic
Penguin Random House

Course overview

Clarify what you want with the help of Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a creative approach to finding clarity amidst ambiguity. In this course, you'll be guided through how to apply Design Thinking to your own career exploration.


The course itself is broken down into four sessions: Ground, Diverge, Converge, and Plan which will help you articulate your values, explore the career possibilities available to you, design experiments to figure out what you want, and plan your short, medium, and long-term next steps.


You'll walk away with more confidence about what you want next and a roadmap for how to get there.

Who is this course for

01

Curious explorers who are ready for a change in their life but aren't clear on exactly what they're looking for

02

Overworked professionals who move a mile-a-minute but don't have the space to take a step back and reflect

03

Passionate generalists who feel pulled in multiple directions but aren't sure which path they want to choose

Key outcomes

A clear vision for the next step in your work/life

The North Star of this course is for you to go from messiness to clarity. We'll explore different frameworks for clarifying your personal values and career possibilities. You will walk away with conviction for what you really want from the next step in your work and life

An action plan with the short, medium, and long-term steps to achieve your vision

This course is actionable. From day one you will be envisioning, prototyping, and refining your path. You will leave with an air-tight action plan for the steps to take to keep progressing and resources that you can return to throughout your career.

A vibrant community of other ambitious professionals to hold you accountable

Accountability is everything. In this course you will connect with other folks who are in similar places on the journey. The relationships you form will extend long beyond the last day of class.

A buffet of research, exercises, and resources that you can return to again and again

In the course, you will receive a workbook filled with evergreen exercises, reflection prompts, and resources that you can dust off whenever you find yourself at a similar crossroads.

This course includes

7 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

21 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

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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  • Week 1

    Aug 7—Aug 11

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      7

      Designing Your Next Career Step Session 1

      Wed, Aug 7, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Aug

      9

      Optional Office Hours 1

      Fri, Aug 9, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Ground

  • Week 2

    Aug 12—Aug 18

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      14

      Designing Your Next Career Step Session 2

      Wed, Aug 14, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Aug

      16

      Optional Office Hours 2

      Fri, Aug 16, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Diverge

  • Week 3

    Aug 19—Aug 25

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      21

      Designing Your Next Career Step Session 3

      Wed, Aug 21, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    • Aug

      23

      Optional Office Hours 3

      Fri, Aug 23, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Converge

  • Week 4

    Aug 26—Aug 28

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      28

      Designing Your Next Career Step Session 4

      Wed, Aug 28, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Plan

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Meet your instructor

Simone Stolzoff

Simone Stolzoff

Simone is a writer, designer, and consultant, who is passionate about helping people navigate their relationship to work. He is the bestselling author of The Good Enough Job: Reclaiming Life from Work, which is the #1 bestselling work-life balance book on Amazon. He spent four years as a design lead at the global innovation firm IDEO, where he led hundreds of leaders through the design thinking process. He has written about careers for The Atlantic, Wired, and The New York Times.

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Course schedule

~3 hours per week
  • Module 1: Ground

    8:00 - 9:30 PST

    Our course starts by grounding in where you are. Through a series of exercises, you'll reflect on your values, career experiences, and visions for your future. By the end, you'll be able to articulate what matters to you in your next step.


    *All live sessions will be recorded.

  • Module 2: Diverge

    8:00 - 9:30 PST

    This session is all about going wide. You'll canvas out three potential paths for yourself, quiet your inner critic, and ask what would have to be true in order to pursue each. By the end, you'll have three distinct paths and a research plan.

  • Module 3: Converge

    8:00 - 9:30 PST

    This session is all about making decisions. You'll synthesize what you've learned from your research and address some of your fears in making changes in your life. By the end, you'll clarify the direction you want to keep exploring.

  • Module 4: Plan

    8:00 - 9:30 PST

    Here's where the rubber meets the road. You'll make an action plan with short, medium, and long-term goals, and design methods of accountability. We'll talk about addressing the inevitable barriers along the way, and you'll leave with clarity and conviction for what's next.

  • Weekly projects

    <1 hour per week

    Almost all coursework will take place during the live sessions, but there will be optional resources to continue exploring outside of class.


    *There will also be the (optional) opportunity to meet 1:1 with Simone

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Designing Your Next Career Step

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Aug 7—28, 2024

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Aug 6, 2024
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Give yourself the gift of space

Give yourself the gift of space

Invest in your future self

Though exploring what we want from our careers is vital, we rarely invest the time and effort to do so

Active learning, not passive watching

This course is full of custom hands-on exercises like the Career Paths Canvas that will give structure to your exploration

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people from companies like Google, Pinterest, and Meta

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Join an upcoming cohort

Designing Your Next Career Step

Cohort 6

$549

Dates

Aug 7—28, 2024

Payment Deadline

Aug 6, 2024
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Bulk purchases

$549

4.7

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4 Weeks