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Simply, complete the request form below or on our home page and we'll start brainstorming Elective ideas with you.

That's up to you. Some companies book one or two at a time. Other companies plan 10-12 Electives to build a monthly calendar of learning experiences!

Every Elective is priced depending on the instructor and then length of the session. Once we kick off the brainstorming process, our team will show you a variety of pricing options that fit within your budget.

Of course! In fact, it is encouraged. We would love to hear what topics you’d like to teach your employees. Email us at info@electives.io and we’ll do some expert research.

Yes, most companies do! Once you express interest in a particular topic, we can introduce you to the expert(s) for you to meet and discuss your goals.

Some classes are 30 minutes. Others are 2 hours. And some are even full day workshops. Each Electives.io instructor is flexible in terms of the format that works best for your organization.

It depends on the instructor and the topic. Some Electives are panel discussions. Some Electives are lectures and others are workshops with breakout sessions.

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We can provide you with easy to use surveys to capture learning interests of your workforce. We can also walk you through a variety of options to help you choose the right instructors.

Yes, we put together a personalized session page to share with your employees. Employees can learn more about the instructor, the class, and submit questions in advance.

Yes, after each class, employees complete a brief survey sharing their feedback, impactful insights, and more learning preferences.

Yes, but employees must opt in to receive emails or text messages. We do find employees love to be reminded of their key lessons weeks and months after class.

Instructor Spotlight

Monica Wang
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Dr. Monica Wang is nationally recognized as a leading public health and health equity researcher, educator, and practitioner. As an innovative educator with formal training in case-based teaching and online course design, Dr. Wang has taught graduate courses (in-person, hybrid, and online) on the social determinants of health at Harvard University and Boston University since 2010. As an award-winning researcher, she directs community-engaged research to target racial inequities in obesity and chronic diseases and cultivates multisectoral collaborations to implement data-driven health policies and programs. Dr. Wang has generated over $5 million in federal and foundation grants for her program of research and published over 50 peer-reviewed publications. She has received numerous national, regional, and institutional awards for her research, teaching, and service and is an Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, an Associate Director at the BU Center for Antiracist Research, and an adjunct Associate Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a social justice champion at heart and an avid runner, artist, baker, spouse to a physician, and mom to two energetic children.
Shaunda Lewis
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A Specialist in Decolonization, Shaunda is a social and spiritual scientist committed to moving humanity into a brighter age. A dynamic innovator, and systems architect and alchemist, she is dedicated to developing the structures for all people to be their authentic selves and thrive. A daughter of Caribbean immigrants to the United States, her unique perspective of belonging to multiple cultures, holding a plethora of distinct identities, and navigating social constructs that never made the space for her full self, allows her to understand the need to create spaces that work for us all. Shaunda’s enterprise, Stone and Grace, is focused on deconstructing antiquated systems, structures, and ways of thinking. She is in the business of decolonizing spaces, places, and people, and liberating hearts and minds to strengthen the individual and collective disposition to thrive. As a Black woman and first generation American from Greater Boston, Shaunda is an avid promoter of multi-culture and anti-racist best practices. A master facilitator, certified professional coach, and adult educator by trade, as well as historian by training, she influences growth through building knowledge and consciousness.
Jonathan Solomon
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Jonathan Solomon (He/Him/His) possesses a passion for educational equity, technology, and relationship building which propelled him into the EdTech industry with the goal of making education more equitable and accessible for all people. He brings with him 10 years of experience in Higher Education and Student Affairs, spanning across disciplines to include college access, retention programs, first-generation/low-income student support, honors education, residence life, athletics, international student services, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a first-generation/low-income graduate and foster care alumnus, Jonathan has demonstrated his commitment to mentorship, social justice education, support for HBCUs, and advocacy for minoritized populations through his service with multiple non-profit organizations, including Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. He received his BBA from Langston University; M.Ed. from the University of Oklahoma; and Ph.D. in Educational Administration (Higher Education Leadership) at Indiana State University. His dissertation research focuses on the experiences of academically gifted African American men at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). He is a recipient of the 30 Under 40 Sawubona Award for the PAN African Network of ACPA, Delux Power 100 Award, Next Gen Under 30 Award, and 2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Langston University. Core Values: Ambition, Authenticity, Harmony, Integrity, Justice, Legacy, Loyalty, and Well-Being.
Joseph Luzzi
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Joseph Luzzi (PhD, Yale) is an internationally renowned award-winning teacher, author, scholar, and speaker who has inspired audiences worldwide with his insights into the transformative power of literature, art, and the humanities. He is Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College, and taught previously at the University of Pennsylvania. A frequent contributor to publications including the New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education among many others, Luzzi is the author of five books including My Two Italies, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love, a Vanity Fair “Must-Read” selection that has been translated into multiple languages.

Dr. Luzzi is the founder of DeepRead, which offers a uniquely original approach to leadership and business education by basing its teaching and “test cases” on the great ideas of literature, history, and philosophy. He speaks and consults regularly for businesses, corporations, and conferences, and has taught in New York University’s Stern Business School Executive MBA and Smith College's Executive Education programs.

Joseph’s many awards include a Yale Teaching Prize, National Humanities Center Fellowship, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. In 2017 he was named Cittadino Onorario/Honorary Citizen in Acri, Calabria, his Italian parents’ birthplace. Luzzi’s work has been featured in numerous media outlets including the Guardian and National Public Radio, and his next book, Botticelli’s Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance, will be published by W. W. Norton in 2022.

Professor Luzzi recently created The Virtual Book Club, an international online community of passionate readers devoted to exploring some of the best books ever written.
Nitya Kirat
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Nitya has built, delivered and coached sales and sales leadership development programs at companies including PIMCO, BlackRock, Google, StreamNative, Kidder Mathews, DenMat, and Transamerica.

He published an Amazon best-selling book on virtual selling “WINNING VIRTUALLY: 10 Tiny Habits for BIG Virtual Selling Success” and is one of a select group of external trainers who are part of the Google Mastery Faculty program.

Nitya’s work with clients has also been influenced by his global perspectives, having lived and worked in several parts of the world including Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Tanzania, and Belgium.

Nitya received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he is an active Director on the UCLA Anderson Alumni Board. He lives in Long Beach, California with his wife Laura and daughter, Amara.
Rachel Pacheco
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Rachel Pacheco, PhD is an advisor, management author, and faculty member at The Wharton School. She is passionate about supporting executives and managers on how to build thriving teams and develop inclusive and resilient cultures poised for high-growth.

At Wharton, Rachel conducts research on management—specifically on power and conflict—and is a member of the teaching faculty. She is also a founding faculty member of the Entrepreneurship in Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her award-winning book, Bringing Up the Boss, focuses on providing practical tools for managers. A former chief people officer, Rachel has served on the board of advisors and held executive positions for numerous start-ups, primarily in the digital health and wellness space.

She holds a PhD and MBA from The Wharton School and a BS from Georgetown University.

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