Designing Your Life for Everyone - Digital Journey (April - May 2023)

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Designing Your Life for Everyone - Digital Journey (April - May 2023)

Engage in a one-month journey working on the most important design project of all – your life. Workshop dates: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 6/9.

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About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Many of us experience life transitions — planned and unplanned, periods of feeling stuck, and changes within ourselves, our relationships, and our communities.

Designing Your Life (DYL) provides an opportunity to learn the skill of life design© — a hands-on approach to applying the creative, iterative, human-centered design process to crafting a life we love. Based on the work of Stanford Professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, Designing Your Life (DYL) demonstrates how design thinking can help us create a life in which we can flourish.

Taught by a team of DYL certified facilitators from Fieldbrook Advising, this innovative digital solution gives you the opportunity to learn and practice ideas and tools contained in the NYT bestselling Designing Your Life, How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life in a supportive and engaged community.

Workshop schedule (live workshops, via Zoom):

  • Friday, April 28, 1 - 5 pm ET
  • Friday, May 5, 1- 5 pm ET
  • Friday, May 12, 1 - 5 pm ET
  • Bonus Workshop: Friday, June 9, 1 - 3 pm ET

Registration Fees:

  • $799 early-registration rate
  • $950 regular registration
  • Some partial scholarships are available. Please reach out to Catherine Dalipe about partial scholarships:

Designing Your Life for Everyone - Digital Journey - Additional Details

Learn and apply Life Design skills through highly interactive virtual workshops where we will:

  • Explore the social and personal narratives that shape us
  • Work together to identify and reframe dysfunctional beliefs
  • Heighten a mindful awareness of where you are now
  • Use design tools for balance and energy and improvements
  • Frame and reframe problems or areas where you’ve been stuck and engage in radical collaboration and ideation for new solutions.
  • Dig into design tools to increase your creativity and confidence.
  • Use breakout discussions to share and collaborate
  • Design three possible future paths – Odyssey Plans – for your life
  • Learn how to prototype (or do small experiments to learn more) the parts of these lives that are most compelling you
  • Hone your decision-making process, tuning into the wisdom of multiple ways of knowing.
  • Plan prototype conversations to enlist the support you need for your life design.
  • Use design tools to action plan for real change.

Between virtual workshops, the DYL app will provide opportunities for daily engagement (recommended 20 minutes per day) with additional materials, tools, and prompts for reflection.

The following items are included in the experience:

  • 3 highly interactive zoom sessions where you will talk with other participants about your life and life design tools. (details below)
  • Enrollment in the DYL Life Design App, specifically designed to support your one month experience with daily learning and action.
  • Digital workbook of worksheets to support your assessments and reflections.
  • A 2-hour post retreat bonus-session with the instructors and fellow participants for follow-up and coaching.

Please note that the virtual journey requires the use of technology, so before you sign up for the experience, be sure you have each of the following:

  • A laptop or desktop computer that will allow you to connect to Zoom with a microphone, camera, speaker, trackpad or mouse and keyboard.
  • (optional) A smartphone or Ipad/tablet that will allow you to download the DYL app. The DYL app can also be used on a laptop or desktop computer.
  • An internet connection of sufficient speed and stability to allow you to join Zoom meetings with your video on.

Session Details:

Live Session 1: Design Your Compass, Friday, April 28, 1 - 5 pm EDT

Kick off your DYL experience. Meet the instructors and your community, share your goals, commit to the norms for an effective life design community. You will be introduced to design thinking and the life design framework and start the conversation about the narratives that drive your life design. Practice the unique way we will work together using digital tools, accessing the DYL app, and building community with Zoom collaboration.

DYL App Path 1: Assess Where You Are (Self-guided material in the app)

Reflect on why you work and map past and present work roles to identify what satisfies you and what doesn’t. Reflect on your life’s purpose and if what you do, who you are, and what you believe are coherent. Assess your own balance and energy.

Live Session 2: Get Unstuck, Friday, May 5, 1 - 5 pm EDT

Dig into balance and energy and how to get unstuck. Practice framing and reframing, and how to further think like a designer. Consider how all your assessments inform 3 versions of your future.

DYL App Path 2: Strengthen Your Discernment (Self-guided material in the app)

Consider your own discernment process and how you make decisions. Use your compass and your own discernment to refine your 3 visions of your future.

Live Session 3: Design Your Future, Friday, May 12, 1 - 5 pm EDT

Rejoin the community to share your assessments, versions of the future, and insights gained in the previous weeks. Together use generative listening and idea boards to design tangible ways to move forward and realize your future dreams. Leave with an action plan and accountability.

Bonus session: Get Support for Changes, Friday, June 9, 3 - 5 pm EDT

Get the support you need to continue your life design practice. Discover the science of change to set yourself up for success when you are making small or large life changes. Celebrate progress, share obstacles and get insight into how others have handled similar challenges. This session is optional.


Please reach out to Catherine Dalipe, Community Relations, Fieldbrook Advising with any questions:

We look forward to meeting you and to engaging in this journey together!