Divergent U is a completely re-imagined education alternative that does not offer traditional degree programs.
While traditional schooling has students on a 4 year track to graduate, Divergent U offers individual classes each semester. Within our 3 month Divergent Learning 1.0 class, students will gain clarity on their ideas, learn the skills necessary to execute on those ideas and begin creating a meaningful life of impact and income in just one semester.
Semester at Divergent U
A semester at Divergent U is an 11 week program in which students are placed in a class with 9 students and 1 instructor. The instructor facilitates class workshops and one on one student meetings. Each class meets for 9 hours per week over the 11 week semester.
For the fall of 2019 Divergent U is offering 3 different class times for our Divergent Learning 1.0 class. The following information lays out the structure and goals of this class.
Divergent Learning 1.0 is a class designed to help students gain clarity on who they are and what they want to contribute to the world while holding them accountable to take action to make their vision a reality. Over the course of the semester students are pushed to confront failure, expand on limiting beliefs and start putting in work for their ideas. The core statement that drives Divergent U is “Anything is Possible.” Our students are pushed to innovate the world with new ideas/creations in order to create the future. There are no tests and no required course work in this program. All personal assignments are given on a case by case basis and are optional if students feel the assignment will help them reach their goals. Divergent U is about creating the future not fitting into the past. If you’re ready to take control of your life then this program will be a life changing opportunity.
There are 3 components to Divergent U’s education model.
One on One Guidance
One on One Guidance
Once per week students meet with a mentor one on one for a 40 minute coaching session. These sessions form the cornerstones of the personalized educational experience for each student. In these sessions mentors help students work through the following steps:
Helping students become clear on who they are and what they want to contribute to the world.
Assisting students in finding the right avenue for them to bring their goals into reality.
Accelerating students on the process of reaching their goals and giving them space to work on them.
Each week students work through a different topic centered around divergent learning, entrepreneurial practices and emotional intelligence. These workshops last 30-60 minutes at the start of each class session and create a space for students to actively participate in their education on a deeper level. The subjects covered in our Divergent Learning 1.0 class are:
11 Weeks of Divergent Learning 1.0 Class
- Divergent Learning
- Personal Values
- Emotional Intelligence
- Business Structure
- Community Marketing
- Authentic Selling
- Time Management
- Real World Budgeting
- Public Speaking
The remainder of class time outside of one on one meetings and workshops is spent in a co-working space with other students. During this time students are individually working on their own assignments based on the guidance from their one on one meetings. Assignments include research, networking, working on a particular project or testing proposed hypotheses.
At Divergent U we believe that the educational environment is one of the most important aspects of a student’s development. Students build deep connections, lifelong friendships and future business opportunities with their fellow classmates. Therefore co-working spaces are designed with key core values that all students must uphold.
Students will not only be testing their own limitations but testing the limitations of human potential. It is important that students have a safe space to fail without condemnation and that new ideas aren’t shut down. We say “yes” to new perspectives and ideas.
Curriculum is the starting line not the finish line. Meaning once a student learns something they are pushed beyond the current boundaries of that curriculum to test new theories and become a contributor of new ideas to the world.