Lifelong Learning for All

The SelfDesign Foundation develops and delivers educational resources and support services promoting approaches to natural self-directed learning.

Our Programs

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SelfDesign Graduate Institute

Design your own Master of Arts or Certificate program with a focus on learning, community, leadership, and social evolution.

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Personalized Learning Academy

A portal for educators, administrators, families and others to make sense of the Personalized Learning movement.
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Certificate Programs

Experience SelfDesigned learning through one of our certificate courses for adult learners of all ages.

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SelfDesigning My Elderhood

Explore the idea of being an “elder” in our society and design your own path forward.

Our Vision

The SelfDesign Foundation is a leading facilitator for wisdom in education, awakening potential for the evolution of our consciousness.

Our Purpose

To nurture the evolution of a more peaceful humanity, living in sustainable ways on the Earth.

Mission

To co-inspire self-authored and joyful learning, lifelong.

“I loved the way that we could talk with each other openly, with trust and mutual respect. I felt cared for, heard, and appreciated.” Participant

SelfDesigning My Elderhood

“It has been an extremely enriching, satisfying experience. The depth of study and discussion has exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended. I’ve enjoyed practical career development, which I’ve been thrilled with.” Graduate

SelfDesign Graduate Institute

Latest Articles

SelfDesign Graduate Institute

Join Us for Fall Cafe Connections September 23, 10 am or 4 pm

Join Us for Fall Cafe Connections September 23, 10 am or 4 pm

Faculty members, Laurel Tien (Dean Designate) and Paul Freedman (President) will be introducing our fall series of Cafe Connections. Hear about some of the topics that will be discussed this season. In addition, they’ll be sharing updates about our growing community at SelfDesign Graduate Institute.

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Personalized Learning Academy

Certificate Programs

Bite-Sized Learning Just Right For You

Bite-Sized Learning Just Right For You

Earn Microcredentials through the SelfDesign Learning Foundation Microcredentials. An emerging trend in education. What are they? And why are they becoming increasingly popular choices for adult learners of all ages? Microcredentials and digital badging are the...

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SelfDesigning My Elderhood

Notable Quotes

Notable Quotes

What makes an elder, a heartfelt spirit, a clear mind, a talented heart, one who is young while old and old while young, an activist for the Soul?

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Letter from the Chair

Renee Poindexter