Workshop Section Meetings

A section is a group of people that meets at the same time each week for a workshop. Choose your section below to view your upcoming workshops, or scroll down to see all workshops.

All Workshops

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Level Up Session
Instructor: Alex Hedtke
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The Character Sheet is a framework for prioritizing and tackling issues in one's life. This workshop will teach you to create one, or help you review and renew an existing one.
Instructor: Alex
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Wherein we learn the planning art of Murphjitsu, to aid us in all pursuits from intergalactic quests to improving our lives.
Resolve Cycles
Instructor: Raven, David
Crush akrasia, procrastination, and planning confusion with the CFAR technique known as Resolve Cycles.
Trigger Action Planning
Instructor: Raven, David
Also known as implementation intentions, trigger-action plans are a good way to deliberately create a new habit one atomic part at a time.
Felt Sense Introspection
Instructor: Matt Freeman
Felt Sense Introspection, popularly known as "Focusing," is a powerful technique for understanding, articulating, and sometimes resolving your own feelings.
Decision Making
Instructor: Matt Freeman
We will learn to use the fundamental tools of decision theory to make good decisions in uncertain situations.
Chaos, Risk, and Antifragility
Instructor: David Youssef, Errol Highberg
When analyzing highly random events and systems, it is natural to ascribe every outcome to the specific circumstances leading up to it. No one escapes the cruel hands of probability — but we can mitigate her impact through antifragility.
Instructor: Matt Freeman
We cannot hope to navigate complex decisions unless we first understand how to correctly analyze an event, and to have reasonably well-calibrated expectations about the future.
How to Be Fun at Parties
Instructor: David Youssef
Partying seems like it should be one of the easiest things for people to do but time and time again, we see that it is actually a great source of anxiety. Despite that, most of us have a deep need for social connection.
Practical Social Networking
Instructor: David Youssef
This workshop will teach you the mechanics of social networks, how to build them, and the rich value that they bring to your lives. More importantly, this workshop will help you find people that you care enough about to spend your time and effort helping.
Street Epistemology
Instructor: Alex Hedtke, zookatron
Street Epistemology is a set of techniques for having productive, fun conversations about sensitive topics.
Advanced Epistemics
Instructor: Matt Freeman
This workshop focuses on errors stemming from the imprecise use of words and categories in our thoughts and arguments.
Moneybending 101
Instructor: Florian
Money is this mysterious and elusive force that governs most of our lives. In this workshop we’ll get into the heads of those evil, evil capitalists and learn their secret art of moneybending.
Emergency Preparedness
Instructor: David Youssef
The objective of this workshop is to give all Guild members the basic skills and tools of emergency and disaster survival.
Creating an Exobrain
Instructor: Alex Hedtke
Learn how to reduce your wasted mental motion and spend more time on the things that matter to you.
How to Teach Anyone Anything
Instructor: Matt Freeman
Teaching people useful information and skills is deeply rewarding and valuable for its own sake. In this workshop you will learn to put together a Guild of the ROSE workshop quickly and effectively.
Using Your Voice
Instructor: David Youssef, Matt Freeman
Many people think that their voice is "bad", which should be surprising because almost nobody has an objectively bad voice. But many people use their voices unskillfully, which can be improved.
Instructor: Alex Hedtke
What we eat affects on our thinking, mood, lifespan, and overall well-being. In this course we will discuss the basics of nutrition and take care of the low hanging fruit (pun intended).