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Extraordinary instructors. Unforgettable learning.

Bring your modern L&D vision to life with Electives.

When you work with Electives, you step into a realm of learning guided by some of the most extraordinary talents. Our instructor community, featuring astronauts, Olympic athletes, magicians, comedians, poets, songwriters, history experts, professors and best-selling authors, is as inspiring as it is diverse. And with every class meticulously vetted, you know every learning experience will be engaging, timely and practical. See for yourself in these class moments.

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PRIVATE CLASSES, ELECTIVES MEMBERSHIP, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Kickstart an engaging + strategic L&D program today.

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Manager training & professional skills
Leadership skills
Manager training
Personal development
Communication skills
Diversity, equity + inclusion
Wellbeing
Innovation + new technology
Culture + team building

Leadership skills

Electives leadership classes, led by remarkable instructors, offer thrilling and practical experiences that bond teams and enhance skills. These sessions, ideal for anyone from budding professionals to experienced leaders, are designed to be engaging and relevant, fostering empathetic and inclusive leadership. Our array of topics keeps learners captivated, while our tailored private classes are perfectly aligned with your team's specific needs, making each learning journey unique and impactful. Explore our diverse offerings in by clicking on a subcategory name.

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Manager training

Electives manager training classes are crafted to boost the capabilities of new managers and rising leaders, turning obstacles into growth opportunities. Our manager training library offers a rich selection of professional skills classes, ideal for those eager to refine specific abilities or tackle development needs. Led by skilled and engaging instructors, these classes are interactive and deeply practical, paving the way for real-world progress and significant professional advancement. Click on a subcategory to browse classes in the Electives library.

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Personal development

Electives personal development classes, led by our insightful and extraordinary instructors, foster comprehensive individual growth. These classes delve into vital life skills such as relationship building, financial management and mindfulness, enhancing both wellbeing and productivity. Our personal development classes promote a balanced lifestyle, demonstrating your company’s commitment to your team's wellbeing and leading to heightened productivity, better work/life balance, and broader career opportunities. Explore these transformative experiences by clicking on a subcategory.

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Communication skills

The Electives communication skills classes, guided by expert instructors, are tailored to diverse needs, addressing challenges in both personal and professional realms. These classes are suitable for all employee levels, enhancing communication skills to make interactions more effective and impactful. Our specialized communications skills classes for leaders focus on advanced strategies to boost their inspirational and connective abilities. Every class is a step towards mastering effective expression, a key skill for success everywhere. Browse our communication skills classes by clicking on a subcategory.

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Diversity, equity + inclusion

The Electives DEI library is a vibrant hub of learning, catering to every DEI program and initiative, from the well-established to the newly launched. Each DEI class is a journey into understanding and openness, creating a safe space for conversations on even the most complex and challenging topics. Our niche-topic classes, led by a diverse array of instructors sharing their real-life experiences, are especially valuable for employee resource groups (ERGs) seeking to delve into specific, relevant issues. Electives DEI classes are not just about learning — they're about experiencing, understanding and acting in the real world. Click on a subcategory to browse the Electives library.

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Wellbeing

Electives wellbeing and wellness classes are designed to foster a culture of support and self-care within your organization. These classes go beyond traditional learning, encouraging individuals to prioritize their wellbeing and to extend that care to their colleagues. Post-class learner feedback highlights a strong sense of pride in companies that invest in our wellbeing classes. Explore the diverse offerings in our library by clicking on a subcategory.

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Innovation + new technology

Step into the future with the Electives library of innovation and new technology classes, designed to keep your company at the forefront of advancements crucial for your business and your people. These classes are your gateway to understanding the tech shaping our world, both in and out of the workplace. While our innovation and new technology classes start at an introductory level, the depth of expertise our instructors offers means you can dive deeper as your teams evolve. In a world where technology like AI is defining the competitive landscape, staying informed is essential. Click on the subcategory names to browse our classes.

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Culture + team building

Electives team-building and culture-building classes are where fun meets impactful learning. Imagine sessions filled with laughter, heartfelt moments and applause that resonate beyond the screen. These classes, led by incredibly engaging instructors, turn every lesson into a memorable experience. From exciting events and life-enriching lessons to adaptive teamwork tactics and mastering remote/hybrid connections, our team-building and culture-building classes enhance relationships and strengthen organizational culture to boost collaboration and employee retention. Get ready for experiences that leave lasting impressions and foster a workplace where everyone wants to stay. Click on the subcategory names to browse our classes.

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CUSTOM LEARNING PROGRAMS

Outsourced L&D tailored for your unique needs.

In a world of diverse demands and limited time, Electives helps you achieve it all by crafting cusotmized learning programs that align with your specific needs and wants.

We start by understanding your business objectives, defining precise learning goals and curating a tailored program. We then match you with the right instructors and content. Throughout your program, we measure essential KPIs for continual growth.

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HOW IT WORKS

We'll map out your learning objectives, design a program with the right classes and measure your impact.

Electives combines innovative technology with expert guidance to develop and execute learning programs that align with your business and learning goals.

Benefits

Here’s how outsourcing L&D to Electives can benefit you:

  • Start today: No need to wait for bigger teams or bigger budgets.

  • Ease your L&D load: Our platform streamlines L&D management, freeing you to focus on other priorities.

  • Innovation + engagement at its best: Electives brings cool instructors and highly relevant content that will excite your employees.

  • Always fresh: We're always sourcing and vetting new instructors to meet the ever-changing needs of today's workforce.

  • Customized solutions: Avoid one-size-fits-all approaches with our dynamic L&D programs, designed to reflect your company's unique ethos and growth journey.

  • Proven for strategic growth: We combine technology and expert guidance to create effective L&D programs to foster strategic growth.

Reviews

tap into the human desire to learn, grow and connect.

It was amazing to see folks share and build empathy.

I learned to be more open and not feel like my opinion doesn’t matter.

I learned that, when mistakes are made, the best thing to do is correct yourself and move forward.

Grow your people with Electives.

Experience impactful live learning — without needing a bigger team or budget.
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Frequently asked questions

What is Electives?

Electives is live learning solution for lean People teams who are frustrated with traditional corporate training solutions.

Our platform offers engaging and affordable learning solutions — which means you don’t have to wait for larger budgets or an expanded team before launching an impactful live learning program.

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What types of organizations does Electives work best for?

Electives is the new solution for lean People teams who are frustrated with traditional corporate training solutions.

With Electives, there’s no need to wait for a bigger budget or bigger team to get a live learning program rolling.

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What challenges does Electives solve?

For growing companies with lean People teams and limited budgets, the dream of an impactful live learning program often seems out of reach.But with Electives, there’s no need to wait for a bigger budget or bigger team.

But with Electives, there’s no need to wait for a bigger budget or bigger team to get a strategic and modern L&D program rolling. Electives empowers growing companies with lean People teams to redefine their L&D approaches, turning visionary dreams into today’s reality.

  • Electives combines the efficiency of a next-gen learning platform with personalized support to deliver comprehensive live learning programs — including setting objectives, planning live classes with unique instructors and tracking progress towards goals.
  • Our technology-driven approach enables your company to invest in people development today — without the immediate financial burden of expanding internal teams.

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What types of learning solutions does Electives offer?

Electives offers the following live learning solutions:

  • Private classes: Electives private classes, led by unique and engaging instructors, unite teams within impactful learning experiences that mirror an in-house L&D program, but without the high costs and intensive logistics. Ideal for 20-80 participants, these classes strengthen connections and collaboration through shared learning.
  • Electives Membership: Electives Membership is the key to aligning individual growth with your company’s objectives. It grants employees the freedom to choose classes that meet their personal development goals. Electives Membership ensures high-quality, diverse learning that’s accessible and aligned with your organization’s L&D strategy. Learn more about Electives Membership here.
  • Certificate programs: Our certificate programs are structured to offer a cost-effective way to enhance employee skills. These programs guide participants through a series of classes within Electives Membership, culminating in valuable credentials that mark their professional growth and skill development.
  • Holistic learning solutions: Let us build you a comprehensive learning ecosystem. By combining private classes, Electives Membership and certificate programs, we address a wide range of learning objectives, catering to individual, team-based and organizational development needs within a unified platform. Request an L&D strategy session here.
How does Electives curate instructors?

Electives instructors are real people sharing real-life experiences and leadership lessons. They give valuable advice as they tell stories and express feelings people are often afraid to share.

We source and vet traditional and nontraditional instructors with a proprietary, multi-step process designed to ensure an experience people will love.

  1. Community sourcing: We source instructors through top-of-funnel research, word of mouth and referrals.
  2. One-on-one interviews: Our learning experiences team interviews all prospective instructors to ensure their authenticity, while confirming their content and teaching styles align with the Electives mission and our current needs.
  3. Pilot classes: The prospective instructors that are approved to move forward then teach a pilot class. The Electives pilot community provides qualitative and quantitative feedback, helping determine whether or not we add the instructor to our platform. The Electives pilot community includes employees from all of our client partners.
  4. Ongoing performance: Once instructors are live on the Electives platform, their classes can be viewed and booked on the Electives platform. Instructors must maintain high scores to remain on the platform.

We only add instructors who deliver impactful and unforgettable experiences into the Electives instructor community.

Contact us today to start engaging your employees with our extraordinary instructors.

How does Electives curate classes?

We curate Electives classes with learner desires and employer objectives in mind. Although we offer classes in various formats, our classes are all inclusive, interactive, impactful and unforgettable. All Electives classes are delivered live via Zoom.

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What topics do Electives classes cover?

Electives classes cover all the most-needed and most-desired topics for organization-wide, team-based and individual training at growing companies.

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How often does Electives add new classes to its library?

Because learning needs constantly evolve, we add new classes to the Electives library every month. We also require our instructors to keep their existing classes updated with relevant resources and examples. Likewise, we are regularly sourcing and vetting new instructors who bring unique expertise and experience to the Electives library.

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What kind of support does Electives offer?

In a world of diverse demands and limited time, Electives helps you achieve it all by crafting customized learning programs that align with your specific needs and wants. We start by understanding your business objectives, defining precise learning goals and curating a tailored program. We then match you with the right instructors and content. Throughout your program, we measure essential KPIs for continual growth.

Electives support includes:

  • Strategic onboarding to align business goals with learning outcomes.
  • Matching extraordinary instructors and proven content with your unique culture and goals for a perfect fit every time.
  • Tracking essential KPIs to understand the impact of your training investment and continually refine your learning program.
  • Periodic business reviews.

Throughout your journey with Electives, your customer success manager will be by your side every step of the way to ensure success.

Contact the Electives sales to learn more about Electives support.

What types of organizational challenges can Electives help solve?

Electives is the live learning solution for lean People teams who are frustrated with traditional corporate training solutions.  Our platform offers engaging and affordable learning solutions — which means you don’t have to wait for larger budgets or an expanded team before launching an impactful live learning program.

Electives can help you:

  • Align your learning strategy with business objectives to tangibly impact business performance.
  • Save time and money previously spent sourcing, vetting, procuring, scheduling and managing learning programs.
  • Leverage trusted instructors and proven content to deliver impactful learning.
  • Impact employee views and behaviors while encouraging positive long-term changes.
  • Upskill and reskill employees while building a culture of learning.
  • Offload logistics of learning for multiple teams, regions and groups.
  • Demonstrate your people-first culture with tangible learning experiences that support your company’s unique values.
  • Improve retention through employee engagement.
  • Promote remote- and hybrid-team collaboration and communication.
  • Deliver content that supports ERGs and creates DEI impact, awareness and action.

Learn more about Electives use cases here.

How do I know what learning experiences my employees want?

The Electives team will help you determine what learning experiences your employees want and need through learning diagnostic tools, frameworks and surveys to deeply understand your goals and needs at the organization, team and individual levels.

We will work with you to align your business goals to personal and team development goals, and then we’ll match your people, culture and goals to the instructors and content that will resonate best and deliver the results you need.

Contact the Electives sales team to learn more.

How does outsourcing my L&D to Electives benefit me?

Electives revolutionizes outsourced L&D by streamlining the effort required to deliver live learning programs — perfectly suited for lean teams and limited budgets.

Here’s how outsourcing your L&D to Electives will benefit you and your organization:

  • You can start today: No need to wait for bigger teams or bigger budgets.
  • You’ll be delivering innovation + engagement at its best: Electives brings exceptionally cool instructors and highly relevant content that will excite your employees.
  • Electives is proven for strategic growth: We combine technology and expert guidance to create effective L&D programs to foster strategic growth.
  • We offer customized solutions: Avoid one-size-fits-all approaches with our dynamic L&D programs, designed to reflect your company’s unique ethos and growth journey.
  • Always fresh: We're always sourcing and vetting new instructors to meet the ever-changing needs of today's workforce.
  • Electives grows with you: Crafted for immediate needs with an eye on future aspirations, Electives adapts alongside your business.
  • Electives eases your L&D load: Our platform streamlines live learning management, freeing you to focus on other priorities.

Learn more about Electives use cases here.

How do I know if my learning program is impactful?

There are many ways to measure the effectiveness of your Electives learning program, including surveys, assessments and performance evaluations. Your Electives support team will work with you to define your objectives, map your strategy and develop a plan for meaningful learning impact — including measurement.

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Can I teach for Electives?

Electives is actively recruiting instructors that deliver inclusive and unforgettable experiences. We are looking for the following:

  • Experts with relevant lived experience.
  • Unforgettable storytellers.
  • Natural instructors who can develop learners.

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How can I bring Electives to my team?

Contact the Electives sales team.

Together, we’ll determine the right mix of private classes, Electives Membership and certificate programs is best to meet your unique learning objectives.