Intentional Leadership
Online Course

Intentional Leadership

In this course, you’ll learn our system for Intentional Leadership. There are different ways of thinking about leadership. Many think of it as one person exerting power over others, but this is a very unhealthy view. My approach to leadership is different. I think it’s in everyone’s best interests when leadership creates a healthy group environment and is intentional, as I explain below. 

Leadership is INTENTIONAL when it is...

Your acts as a leader are in alignment with your group’s shared goals and values.

Instead of acting on auto-pilot, you act with awareness of how you’re leading and its likely long-term consequences. 

With a greater understanding of the different ways to lead, you have more opportunity to choose your leadership styles according to the outcomes you seek. 

You’re not an effective leader by luck, you’re effective by design. You intentionally develop strategies that are more likely to produce the group outcomes you are seeking.

Long-term effects and outcomes are given more weight than short-term fleeting gains.

Instead of doing things because you were told “that’s what leaders do”, your new understanding of leadership frees you to experiment with new strategies that benefit everyone. 

The Leadership Superpowers

Intentional Leadership is the goal. In this course, you’ll learn how to develop your Leadership Superpowers – the knowledge and strategies that make Intentional Leadership possible. We’ve integrated different areas of leadership and psychological research to develop these Leadership Superpowers and our approach to strengthening them. Once you understand the Leadership Superpowers, you’ll see leadership differently – your own leadership and that of others. It will become easier for you to determine what’s needed to make it easier for group members to do what they intrinsically want to do: their best work in the service of a social group or organization that they care about. This is what the leadership superpowers are all about.

The 5 leadership superpowers are...

How you lead yourself to be intentionally productive is important practice for how you lead others. And if you’re unproductive, you’ll simply be less effective at taking action on your group’s behalf.

 

You’re leading a group of people who share certain values, beliefs, goals, etc. The cohesiveness of your group around this shared identity can strongly influence your group’s collective productivity.

One of your core tasks as a leader is to make it easier for your group’s members to individually and collectively work towards the group’s goals.

The quality and strength of connections between you, group members, and the group’s vision all influence people’s motivation and ability to be productive.

Going with your gut will often take you in the wrong direction. You also need to collect the right types of feedback from your group and external environment so that you can adjust how you use your other leadership superpowers as needed.

This course is for you if you want to...

This course is for leaders in ALL domains

Which course to start with?

Course Pricing & Package Options

I’ve spent the past 6 years developing and honing the Intentional Productivity system. I came to the current pricing for the course based on the amount of work I’ve done in the past and the amount that I continue to put into refining the system, the amount of time it took to create course materials (and to continue refining them as needed), and the time I’ll spend with you in the course, both through the discussion forum and through live group sessions (if you choose that option). I think you’ll see that I’ve put a lot of time and effort into this course: from the hand-drawn images that capture key concepts, to the concise instructional videos, to the reflection exercises, to the various online forms and tools that you receive in the course. All are things that I developed myself and that you won’t find elsewhere. 

But ultimately, the most important thing to me is that the knowledge and strategies from this course get into the hands of people trying to do good work, which is why I attempted to make the pricing reasonable and fair for people in different circumstances through different course packages and options for discounted pricing. In addition, all courses come with a 60-day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee so that you can be confident your money will be put to good use.

 

Course Packages

I want the content of this course to be accessible to as many people as possible because I strongly believe these leadership strategies will benefit you, the people you lead, and the organization you serve. One thing I’ve done to make the course more accessible is to break it into different packages that better fit people’s available time and finances. 

Self-Paced: The Self-Paced course package gives you online access to the Intentional Leadership course content so that you can work through it at your own pace. The Self-Paced course includes concise instructional videos (typically 15-20 min long), hand-drawn images for easy review of key concepts, reflection exercises, and online forms/tools. You can also get feedback from me and others as you progress through the course via the private discussion forum. You will have unlimited access to the course materials into the future, including updates and additions to the primary course materials.

Live Group Sessions: The Live Group Sessions course package gives you access to the online course and also has live sessions over 5 weeks in which I delve a bit deeper into course content and answer your questions. These sessions are recorded for revisiting later or for those unable to make the live sessions. You can begin working through the content by yourself before the live sessions begin or wait until the live sessions begin.  The next live 5-week session dates are TBD. With the Live Group Session package, you will also be able to sit in on future Live Group Sessions for free in order to get a refresher on course content.

Guide Certificate: The certificate program is for those who want to be Leadership Guides. These are people trained to help guide people through the Intentional Leadership system. Guides can also help point their own clients or students towards the resources they most need in their own leadership. In order to complete certification, students will need to work through the Intentional Leadership course content, participate in or observe one 5-week series of Live Group Sessions, participate in a 4-week Live Guide Training program (next session dates TBD), and complete a Guide Project in which they guide some other person in need of help with their leadership through the Intentional Leadership system. There is no deadline for project completion, so students can take the time they need.

Course Package Summary

What you get

Self-Paced

Live Group Sessions

Guide Certificate

Concise videos on concepts and strategies

Digital & printable tools to help you implement course strategies

Free access to future updates & additions to core course materials

Lifetime access to online discussion forum with peers and instructor

5 live group sessions (+ free audits of future live group sessions)

Guide-specific videos, exercises, & other resources

4 live guide training sessions

Weekly time commitment

30-60 min/wk (videos, exercises)

30-60 min/wk + 60 min weekly group session

30-60 min/wk + 60 min weekly group session + time for guide project

Normal Pricing:

Course Package Summary

Self-Paced

$ 275
  • Videos & exercises
  • Digital & printable tools
  • Free access to future updates & additions
  • Discussion forum access
  • Time needed: 30-60 min/wk (videos, exercises)

Live Group Sessions

$ 375
  • Videos & exercises
  • Digital & printable tools
  • Free access to future updates & additions
  • Discussion forum access
  • 5 live group sessions
  • Time needed: 30-60 min/wk + 60 min weekly group session

Guide Certificate

$ 1175
  • Videos & exercises
  • Digital & printable tools
  • Discussion forum access
  • Free access to future updates & additions
  • 5 live group sessions
  • Guide-specific videos, exercises, & other resources
  • Time needed: 30-60 min/wk + 60 min weekly group session + time for guide project

60-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

I don’t want concerns that a program won’t work for you to prevent you from giving it a try. I’m confident in the quality and effectiveness of my programs; If within 60 days of purchasing the program you are unsatisfied with it for any reason, I will be happy to give you a full refund, no questions asked. Just email me at matt@productiveforgood.org to request the refund.

Discounted Pricing Options

In order for Intentional Productivity and Intentional Leadership to be used for the good of all, it needs to be accessible to all. Yet we live in a world that has inequity embedded into it. The social and political forces that shape our lives concentrate resources, wealth, and opportunities into the hands of a few, to the detriment of the many. Systemic inequities and racism continue to hurt BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ people, as well as disabled people, refugees, and migrant workers. Our discounted pricing options reflect a desire to actively work against this inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities by making this course truly accessible to groups who historically and currently face systemic barriers. If you fit in one (or more) of these groups, please take a look at the discounted pricing options. We also offer discounted rates for people working in a nonprofit, in education (as educator or student), doing social justice work, or doing ecological justice work. If you are in one or more of these groups that are eligible for a discount but prefer to pay the normal rate for any reason, that’s completely your choice.

We recognize that these rates, even when discounted, may still be uncomfortably high for some. We also recognize that many are currently facing financial hardship. If you worry that the cost would make it difficult for you to afford necessary monthly expenses (e.g., rent, utilities, groceries), then email matt@productiveforgood.org so that we can explore other payment options. If you feel a need for a particular program, we don’t want money to be a barrier.

Group Packages Available

Group packages are also available for organizations wanting to make these course packages and related services available to  groups of employees. For more details and pricing, please email matt@productiveforgood.org.

Add-On Pricing

If you prefer to start with just the Self-Paced program before trying the Live Weekly Group program, or perhaps you decide that you want to do the Guide Certificate program after having done the Self-Paced or Live Weekly Group program months or years ago, you can individually add the additional programs you need using the links below. Note that the Guide Certificate program requires that you do the Live Weekly Group sessions as well, so if you only did the Self-Paced program in the past, you would need to then do both the Live Weekly Group program and the Guide Certificate programs below.

 

In summary, if you’re completely new to the Intentional Leadership course and haven’t done any of the programs before, then you can ignore this chart and focus on the Course Package Summary above. But if you’ve completed the Intentional Leadership course in the past and now want to go deeper with the Live Weekly Group program and/or the Guide Certificate program, below is the pricing for those additions. Note that you can only use the links below if you’ve already completed the prerequisite program(s). If you have questions about any of this, please email matt@productiveforgood.org.

Live Weekly Group
Add-On

Guide Certificate
Add-On

Live Weekly Group +
Guide Certificate*
Add-On

Live Weekly Group Add-On

Guide Certificate
Add-On

Live Weekly Group +
Guide Cert*
Add-On

*The “Live Weekly Group + Guide Certificate” option is for those who have only completed the Self-Paced program and wish to now complete both the Live Weekly Group component and the Guide Certificate program (the Guide Certificate requires that you complete the Live Weekly Group sessions).

As with the normal package pricing, discounted rates are available for Add-On programs to those who qualify. Please visit the discounted pricing page for more details.