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.

EU
Meets on
 Monday at
Cohorts
 Manticore
USA Morning
Meets on
 Saturday at
Cohorts
 Strix, Valkyrie
USA Night
Meets on
 Wednesday at
Cohorts
 Jinn, Kraken

All Workshops

For legacy workshops, please see the Courses page.

Acing the Intellectual Turing Test
Instructor: David Youssef, Errol Highberg
Passing the Intellectual Turing Test of a group can be thought of as signaling that you understand their world view enough to use their language and ideas fluently.
Advanced Epistemics
Instructor: Matt Freeman
This workshop focuses on errors stemming from the imprecise use of words and categories in our thoughts and arguments.
Applied Decision Theory
Instructor: Matt Freeman
Meets on: at (local time)
Meets on: at (local time)
Meets on: at (local time)
Making good decisions is synonymous with being effective in the world. The art of accurate decision-making is at the intersection of epistemic rationality (understanding the world) and instrumental rationality (taking action).
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.
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.
Decision Making
Instructor: Matt Freeman
We will learn to use the fundamental tools of decision theory to make good decisions in uncertain situations.
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.
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.
Forecasting
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.
Giving Effective Compliments
Instructor: Olivia
This workshop is a brief introduction to using Nonviolent Communication to express gratitude and craft effective compliments.
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.
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.
Level Up Session
Instructor: Alex Hedtke
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.
Molochian Systems
Instructor: David Youssef, Matt Freeman
Many of the problems with systems and institutions we encounter in daily life can be traced to breakdowns in the system not attributable to any particular person or any single mistake. Rather, the true problem can only be understood at a systems level. We refer to this class of problems as Molochian, in reference to Scott Alexander's classic Meditations on Moloch.
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.
Murphyjitsu
Instructor: Alex
Wherein we learn the planning art of Murphjitsu, to aid us in all pursuits from intergalactic quests to improving our lives.
Nutrition
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).
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.
Resolve Cycles
Instructor: Raven, David
Crush akrasia, procrastination, and planning confusion with the CFAR technique known as Resolve Cycles.
Street Epistemology
Instructor: Alex Hedtke, zookatron
Street Epistemology is a set of techniques for having productive, fun conversations about sensitive topics.
Taste and Shaping
Instructor: David Youssef, Errol Highberge
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Meets on: at (local time)
Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment. This workshop gives you the tools to align your reward system with your goals and defeat akrasia.
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.
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.