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WSP 381 — Your Next Life Chapter: A Design Thinking and Behavioral Science-Based Approach

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Nov 3—Dec 1
Drop Deadline: Nov 5
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $395
Instructor(s): Raj Bhargava
Limit: 24
Status: Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Full schedule: Tuesday, November 3, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PT); 3 Tuesdays, November 10 , November 17, December 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (PT); In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Fall
Live Online
Tuesdays
Date(s)
Nov 3—Dec 1
4 weeks
Drop By
Nov 5
1 Unit
Fees
$395
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Raj Bhargava
Limit
24
Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Full schedule: Tuesday, November 3, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PT); 3 Tuesdays, November 10 , November 17, December 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (PT); In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
The current pandemic has touched everyone globally. Many of us are considering how to improve key aspects of our lives—work, health, love, community, play, or spirituality. This workshop, based on a course the instructor teaches to Stanford undergraduate and graduate students, will help you identify the areas that matter most to you and develop a plan for change in these areas. To help inform and sustain your change efforts, we will explore what behavioral science research tells us about the meaning of life, mindsets, vulnerability, and habits. We will also apply design thinking, engage in deep reflection, and collaborate with other participants to help broaden our perspectives and stimulate creativity. Your plan will include establishing clear and measurable goals for yourself, identifying assets you will draw on, and preparing for barriers you may encounter along the way. You will develop key elements of your plan by the end of the third session, and take action steps during the week. In the fourth session, you will reflect on your progress, complete your plan, and come away ready to launch an exciting new life chapter.

Raj Bhargava, Educator; Entrepreneur

Raj Bhargava teaches behavioral science, business entrepreneurship, and design thinking at Stanford. As a 2015 Fellow of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, he studied design thinking, leadership, and preventive healthcare. He was a co-founder and board member of Jaspersoft, which was acquired by TIBCO. Earlier, he was a senior vice president at Agile Software, which was acquired by Oracle, and the CEO of Trade Inc.