we are a growing global community of creative change makers
WE HAVE OVER 140 ALUMNI FROM 32 COUNTRIES. COMMITTED, TALENTED, PASSIONATE, CREATIVE REBELS, OUR ALUMNI ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD AROUND THEM.
what OUR incredible alumni say about the unschool experIEnce
HOW DO PEOPLE GET TO THE UNSCHOOL?
OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS FUND THEIR WAY TO THE UNSCHOOL IN DIFFERENT WAYS, FROM CROWDFUNDING, TO EMPLOYER SPONSORSHIP AND SELF-INVESTING. THEY'VE SHARED AMAZING STORIES ABOUT HOW THEY CONVINCED THEIR BOSSES, RALLIED THE SUPPORT OF THEIR NETWORKS, AND PASSED UP OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO COMMIT TO THEIR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:
There are crowdfunding platforms around the world, and every single one of our alumni who have taken this route has successfully funded their way, thanks to their own community and even some of our alumni supporting them!
Aside from the financial assistance it offers you in covering tuition, travel and accommodation, crowdfunding is an amazing personal growth experience and as many of our alumni say, the side bonuses are leadership development, confidence boosts and business development (don’t be surprised if your crowdfunding campaign leads to paid work gigs!)
The UnSchool will share your campaign with our community and help you promote it across our networks.
From Fellowships to Workshops and Masterclasses, in every program we have run we have had participants who successfully got their employers to fund their participation. An effective method for getting employer support is offering an exchange. This usually takes the form of running a post-program workshop or knowledge sharing experience with the organization to help build internal capabilities.
Show your boss you are committed by asking them to co-invest in your professional development. Many of our alumni ask their employers to co-fund their participation in the program. They have found that one approach that works is to offer a strong case for how the new knowledge will assist them with their work, leadership and professional development, and how they can share learnings with their team and ultimately how the company can benefit.