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DreamBank Dream Academy
Dream Academy is a signature DreamBank program and a skills-based virtual learning experience designed to help you overcome the most common — yet often daunting — obstacles dreamers face. In this virtual classroom-style program, we’re partnering with distinguished experts and professors to lead you and your cohort through a curriculum consisting of video lectures, guided discussions and individual coursework while creating a shared community for you to learn and grow within. Each course will address common obstacles that can get in the way of your dream pursuits and equip you with the tools and skills to overcome them.
Introducing our First Course:
Making Time for What Matters
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. Join author and designer, John Zeratsky, for an introduction to Make Time, a simple framework that will help you focus on what matters every day. Developed as an antidote to the fast-paced, hyper-connected culture of modern life, John’s 2018 book, “Make Time,” written with co-author Jake Knapp, is a rallying cry for reclaiming control over your time and attention. Today, thousands around the world are joining in their call to reject the defaults of busyness and distraction and make time for the dreams they want to pursue.
In this enlightening course, you'll identify your biggest time stealers, choose your top priorities, redesign your daily schedule and make intentional changes to how you use technology to support your productivity and well-being. Let’s get started giving your dreams the time they deserve!
How is this Different from a Typical DreamBank Event?
Here at DreamBank, our goal is to support you in your dream pursuit in many different ways, which is why we have several signature programs! Here's what you can expect:
- We'll meet weekly over the course of several weeks to dig into the learning together in a classroom setting. Then, we'll head into smaller discussion sessions to deepen the learning.
- Each Dream Academy course will include dedicated materials and resources created by the instructor, designed to give you hands-on learning to help you overcome the obstacle the course is focused on.
- Each week you'll leave with tangible takeaways and homework, so be ready to do some work between each session!
- We'll have an exclusive course platform where you'll be able to connect with other members and re-watch sessions from the week.
Upcoming Dream Academy Courses
First-Time Homebuyers with American Family Insurance
Ready to become a homeowner, but not exactly sure where to start? While buying a home is exciting, the experience can be complicated and intimidating — especially if it’s your first time! Join this DreamBank Dream Academy course designed to guide you step-by-step through the home-buying process. From budgeting and mortgages, to closing day and home maintenance tips, the DreamBank team along with an American Family Insurance agent will help you feel comfortable and confident as you navigate your dream pursuit of homeownership. In addition to self-guided sessions, you’ll also have access to valuable tools and resources that can help along the way.
It’s time to say goodbye to renting and hello to homeownership! Feel empowered to take on buying your first home with this self-study course — providing you with key steps, tips and expert advice that you can take along on your journey to finding the house you’ll turn into a home.
Recent Dream Academy Courses
Embracing Your Purpose with Dr. Christine B. Whelan
Your purpose is your roadmap to a more meaningful life –– a life that provides you with more energy, joy and dreams. Join Dr. Christine B. Whelan for this DreamBank Dream Academy course designed to help refocus your power, drive and happiness with a new approach to living your life intentionally. In this series of conversational, applied lectures, Professor Whelan, known to her students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the “Happy Professor,” will demystify purpose research and help you clarify your values and strengths.
Based on her research, her best-selling Great Courses Audible Original lecture series, “Finding Your Purpose,” and two decades of behavior change work, Professor Whelan will give you the tools to make big and small changes in your life and encourage you to embrace the many emotions that come along for the ride. Through this enlightening five-week course, you’ll explore giving yourself the space to ask and answer questions of purpose that will help you take ownership of your future, and know how to roll with it when life doesn’t turn out as planned. Let’s learn to take a new approach to understanding what living on purpose means to you.
Making Time for What Matters with John Zeratsky
Thursdays, July 21 - August 18, Noon-1pm CT
Sometimes it feels like we run our lives on autopilot. We wake up, grab our phones, respond to emails, work, check emails again and go to bed. We're busy, stressed and burned out. And at the end of the day, week or month, we often look back and ask ourselves: when was the last time I did something for myself – or my dreams? Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.
DreamBank is thrilled to once again offer Dream Academy: Making Time for What Matters. Join author and designer, John Zeratsky, for an introduction to Make Time – a simple framework that will help you focus on what matters every day. Through this enlightening five-week course, you'll identify your biggest time stealers, choose your top priorities, redesign your daily schedule and make intentional changes to how you use technology to support your productivity and well-being.