Create transformative learning experiences.

In:Session Live is the 6-week program in workshop and course creation for executives, founders, and creative professionals.

Project based

Flexible schedule

All experience levels

Starts Spring 2021

Wavetable is a new wave education company creating spaces for people to see, learn, and do differently.

Our mission is to help creative professionals build the knowledge, skills and networks they need to develop their ventures, and themselves.

We also work with companies like:

In:Session Live is a unique 6-week program where you'll learn how to create the next generation of learning experiences.

"I've run hundreds of workshops and had the luck to collaborate with many world-class facilitators. I learned so much during this course.

While taking the course I unexpectedly needed to design and deliver two new workshops. It was clear to me what I was learning had a direct, positive impact on the quality of workshops I ran."

Zach Nies
Managing Director, Techstars Sustainability

What you'll learn to build

Here are just a few of the things you'll walk away with once you've been In:Session...

A dynamic workshop canvas that contains dozens of tools, elements and ideas

A robust yet flexible session structure that can be used for any workshop or short course

Interactive activities for sessions both online and in-person

A set of unique facilitation skills that you can apply to any situation

Is this for you?

People who join In:Session typically fall into 3 main categories:

Product & Community Builders

You want to create valuable new environments and methods of engagement

Creative Professionals & Entrepreneurs

You want to package and leverage your expertise in new ways

Educators and L&D Professionals

You want to innovate, collaborate, and tap into fresh ideas

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Getting yourself noticed can feel like a real struggle.

Why do some people seem to be able to connect with others so easily, speak so persuasively, and get their ideas to spread?

And why do so many of us have to battle to get our message across?

Why are we overlooked for the next big opportunity, or struggle to be seen as an expert in our field?


The secret lies in knowledge. In today's world it's key to building careers, companies, and credibility.

But just having or acquiring knowledge isn't enough.

To be seen, to be noticed, to make things happen, we need to share it.

The most powerful way to share knowledge is by making a connection with other people, and enabling and empowering them to learn and grow.

The best bit? Helping others to learn is also a great way for us to learn. It's a virtuous circle.

As bestselling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant says: "...meaningful success is helping others succeed."

Or, to quote legendary speaker, teacher, and salesman Zig Ziglar: "You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want."

Being able to inspire and activate people to learn - being a teacher, facilitator, leader, or community builder - is a huge career lever which can unlock all kinds of opportunities.

You know getting better at design and facilitation is worth it, but it feels like a big time commitment.

Learning how to do this kind of work usually meant signing up to corporate training classes that are nearly always dull, dated and uninspiring, or going in deep and qualifying as a teacher.

If you're a busy professional, creative or entrepreneur looking to level up and make a difference, neither of these options made much sense.

And that was how it used to be. It probably wasn't for you.

But not anymore.

You don’t need to quit your job, change careers, or dig a hole into your savings to be able to do this. You don't need to sit through months and months of passive instruction either.

The reality is you really can build the skills to design and run workshops that are engaging and inspiring: to be able to teach, communicate, lead, manage, guide, perform, and persuade.

These are skills that can truly transform the way you do your work, and the way you connect with others.

And we’ll show you how to get there.

There's no fluff, no boring lectures, no overwhelm.

And there's no sleazy get-rich-quick schtick, and no judgment.
Because that's not the way we roll.

Welcome to In:Session Live

Maybe you’re ready to monetize your particular genius.

Or, perhaps you know it’s time to engage your clients in new ways.

Want to teach what you do?

Or, do what you teach?

Whatever you call it, and whatever you want to do, we know at least one thing.

InSession is a 6-week live experience that taps into what's possible when we tap into our shared ability to make things come alive.

With it, you’ll create a workshop of your own [yes, very meta].

You'll be able to grow your consultancy; expand your audience; connect with your community. You'll be able to develop a new practice; increase resonance; build tighter teams; expand project scopes.

Or, quite simply, you'll be able to present anything to anyone without losing their interest.

Which is nice.

Transform information into new value

Whether you’re a strategist or creative director, a community leader, activist, HR professional or head of L&D, we all have a few, core things in common.

We need to gather people around ideas.
Once they’re gathered, we need to galvanize them to action.

Those who do this well don’t transfer information. They transform it.

InSession, you’ll learn to bring your expertise to life as immersive, memorable experiences.

You’ll leave confident in how to package those experiences into valuable workshops, courses, and programs.


Increase your value

The future of learning is an active, participatory experience.

It’s a transformation of what it is to “onboard.”

It’s a way to sell clarity, instead of copy.

It’s an opportunity for strategic insight that changes ideas in the room.

It’s an all hands that people are actually excited to sign in to.

With the ability to craft experiences that drive new understanding, action and collaboration in a changing world, you’ll drive key value and insight, no matter what comes next.


Ignite innovation and change

Connectivity is transforming how we work, live and learn.

Cultural and customer needs are changing in real time.

Convergence across roles, departments and companies is the new normal.

As the world around us continues to transform, we experience constant pressure to iterate, ideate and innovate. And yet, we rarely find safe containers within which this kind of emergence can occur.

With the ability to create powerful and inspiring space for others to learn, grow and connect, you’ll drive unprecedented innovation and powerful change around you.


Integrate skills that last

Say hello to your new set of superpowers.

The core skills of workshop creation - process design and facilitation - are key competencies across positions, departments, companies and roles.

Whether you’re building a new client roster or climbing the corporate ladder, moving into an entrepreneurial role or seeking to lead an enterprise, your workshop creator skills will help you drive powerful results.


All you need to bring...

Your own experience

In:Session is designed to accommodate a wide range of experience levels.

Whether you're a total beginner or have run dozens of workshops before, there's plenty for you here.

And you don't need to have a specific workshop topic in mind either.

Some time

The more effort and energy you put in, the more value you get out.

To get the most out of the program, we recommend 3-4 hours per week.

If you're strapped for time, you'll still get a ton of value from the weekly 90 minute workshop each week, plus the co-development and showcase sessions at the end.

Plenty of curiosity

This program is designed to shift your perception of what's possible in the world of workshop design and facilitation.

We recommend joining us with an open mind and a generous spirit. So much of the value in the workshop comes from the connections you'll make with the other participants.

In:Session alumni work at companies like:

Join a community of builders

Enroll in the workshop and you'll join a global community of learners, teachers, and creators.

Beyond the skills you'll learn from the curriculum, this program has been intentionally designed for you to have the space and time to connect with other people who are doing the work and looking to go beyond.


Because workshops are about the work, but they're also about the shared experience and connections that come from learning and making progress with others.

The community and coaching support helps you to see new angles and ideas, pushes you through the resistance, and aids you in refining your work so it gets better.

It happens in our 24/7 discussion forum, during office hours with the workshop team, and in our weekly 90 min live sessions.

And after the workshop itself, you'll become a member of our global community.

We've seen the enormous value in this shared experience time and time again.

Because workshops are better together.


What you'll learn

Here are just a few of the things you'll learn during our 6 weeks together...


Week 1: First Principles

Understand the fundamentals of what drives learning and growth in today's world, and how you can utilize these in your work


You'll learn:

What we need today that traditional education and learning solutions seldom provideWhat we mean when we talk about process design and facilitation, and why this mattersWho we're serving: how we define our audience and decide on topics that are valuable for them
You'll build:

An audience mapA system to clearly identify and specify valuable and relevant topicsA canvas for your workshop or short course
Weekly events:

Workshop session (90 minutes)Office Hours session (50 minutes)

Week 2: Design

Plan, organize, and ask yourself the right questions, and design a session that puts participants first


You'll learn:

How to use design thinking in effective workshop designWhy learning outcomes matter and how to sculpt them effectivelyUsing pillars to underpin outcomes
You'll build:

A design outline that can be used in any sessionA set of practical, focused outcomes using a variety of models
Weekly events:

Workshop session (90 minutes)Office Hours session (50 minutes)Study Group session (60 minutes)

Week 3: Structure & Formats

Use different arrangements, formats, and narratives to bring your session to life


You'll learn:

How to think like a movie producer to create a robust yet flexible session structureHow to effectively use different deliver formats and content typesHow to create assessments to measure your workshop's performance
You'll build:

A session structure that works every timeA variety of workshop components and patternsA simple assessment for a workshop
Weekly events:

Workshop session (90 minutes)Office Hours session (50 minutes)Study Group session (60 minutes)

Week 4: Content & Craft

Transform ideas and resources into interactive exercises and compelling content


You'll learn:

Best practices when it comes to content designHow to integrate format, content, and audience to create memorable and engaging activitiesCreate presentations that keep audiences engaged and active
You'll build:

A compelling workshop narrativeInteractive activities using a scalable and repeatable systemA fully formed story-driven workshop section
Weekly events:

Workshop session (90 minutes)Office Hours session (50 minutes)Study Group session (60 minutes)

Week 5: Facilitation & Performance

Develop the skills to lead, guide and support a group, as well hone your own unique style of presentation, facilitation, and storytelling


You'll learn:

Facilitation fundamentals: what makes a good facilitator and some common misconceptionsHow to prepare for a session and guide your groupHow to improvise, troubleshoot, and work effectively in different environments
You'll build:

A facilitation energy map to manage any sessionA range of plans and routes to enable you to troubleshoot with ease
Weekly events:

Workshop session (90 minutes)Office Hours session (50 minutes)Study Group session (60 minutes)

Week 6: Showcase

Bring your work to life, and road test your projects with peers and mentors. Most importantly, celebrate all you've built, and look forward to what's next!


You'll learn:

How to effectively iterate and adjust a workshop designHow to operate under challenging conditionsHow to work with co-facilitators
You'll build:

A fully-fleshed out workshop canvasA scalable session that can be run with multiple facilitators
Weekly events:

Open Development Session (2 hours)Coaching Sessions (45 minutes)Showcase Session (90 minutes)


Want to find out more?

The word on the wire

Here's what a few previous participants say about our work together.

"I cannot recommend this enough for anyone who wants to learn how to run effective online meetings, short courses or workshops.

More engaging than many in-person workshops I attended.

Very meta. Fun. Interactive."


Hanna Celina

Head of Insights, FutureLearn
Former Head of EMEA Real Estate Finance, Google

“...super valuable to advance my Facilitation Skills. It was very practical and hands-on. With lots of real world examples and experience, the team taught us a lot of details on how to structure and facilitate a workshop.

It was awesome to have a learning community, try things out each week and get helpful feedback.”


Chris Weier

CEO, CHRISWEIER Strategic Experience Design Studio

"I've run hundreds of workshops and had the luck to collaborate with many world-class facilitators. I learned so much during this course.

I gained awareness into the things I have been accidentally doing right and why they work. This will help me scale those patterns. I also learned many areas where I can improve.

While taking the course I unexpectedly needed to design and deliver two new workshops. It was clear to me what I was learning had a direct, positive impact on the quality of workshops I ran."


Zach Nies

Managing Director, Techstars Sustainability

"Participating in the workshop has been one of the 'warmest' learning journeys I've ever been part of.

Seeing workshop creation as a 'learner' was invaluable to gain a fresh perspective on what and why certain formats and activities work and learn why others don't; while also discovering cool tricks and new ways to improve on them.

I cannot recommend this unique program enough!

Potent. Meaningful. Intimate."


Ioanna Elabd

Strategist & Facilitator, Wabi & Sabi (NYC / Athens)


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Team

Hello. We're Wavetable. We're a team of DJs, producers, educators and idealists.

We’ve designed and led interactive learning experiences and programs for thousands of people across the world, and with companies like:


In:Session is one of our flagship workshop programs.
After launching the program in late 2019, we're delighted to bring you a completely redesigned and reimagined experience for 2021.

Say hello to a few of the crew.


Howard Gray

Howard spent over 10 years in the media & entertainment industry as a digital producer, event promoter, talent agent and entrepreneur.

As an educator he's designed and facilitated learning experiences from 1 hour workshops to long-form accelerator programs, and for audiences ranging from senior leaders at Fortune 100 companies to city governments, entrepreneurs, and 5 year old kids.

As well as his work leading Wavetable, he’s a mentor at The New School and BUILD NYC, a certified professional coach, and a member of the SXSW advisory board.


Josh Upton

Josh is a development partner who works with business owners, independent creatives and leaders in the digital and creative worlds to develop their careers, ideas and organizations through principle driven Coaching & Talent Development, Producing/Project Leadership, and Workshop Design & Facilitation.

His clients work at companies such as Samsung, Pinterest, FourSquare, TikTok, and The Pudding.

Josh is a native New Yorker, singer-songwriter, swimmer, volunteer mentor, amateur chef, friend, R&B enthusiast and seasoned hype-man.


Michelle Carollo

Michelle is a program and instructional designer, building non-traditional learning environments that impact both the creative and corporate sectors.

Her work unites groups of practitioners, activists, scholars, and industry professionals to generate new solutions for a changing economy.

It's time to share your expertise with the world

Enroll below and join the journey.

Our next live cohort starts in early Spring.

Self-Paced Study

$395 $295


Access to full 4 module curriculum, covering Strategy, Design, Development and FacilitationOver 50 bitesize video lessonsAccess to over 20 templates, resources and case studiesLifetime access to future updates

6-week Live Experience

$795


Everything in the Self-Study plan, plus:
6x 90 minute live workshopsWeekly Office Hours sessionsExpert coaching support and feedbackStudy Group24/7 discussion forumAccess to Demo Day Showcase

All payments are processed and secured by Stripe via 128bit SLL encrypted payment

Custom Development

$6500


This is the price to hire one of our team to build the kind of project you'll learn to create during In:Session Live.

We reckon it's even better to possess the skills, community and confidence you'll get from the live program, but if you prefer to get your next project ready to go with minimal hassle, this is the one for you.


Satisfaction guarantee


We understand that expectations aren't always met, or that sometimes life just gets in the way.

If for any reason you're not happy with a Wavetable workshop, just let us know within 30 days and we'll refund you, no questions asked.

Better together


Apply with a friend or coworker to get 20% off for both of you.

Want to join as a team? Contact us to benefit from team enrollment or for any question about financing the workshop with your company.

Accessible to all


If In:Session sounds like it’s the best thing ever (it really is!), but you can’t afford the investment, you can (and should!) apply for one of our scholarships.

We’d love to have you.

Just get in touch to find out more.

Not sure?

Curious to learn more?

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions. Right here.

Who's this for?

Some of the groups who sign up to our workshops include:
Professionals working in companies where they want to share knowledge and build the capabilities of othersSmall business owners wanting to create their own education experiencesFreelancers and consultants seeking to stand apart from competition by offering something different
But really, it's not important where you come from. We care about where you’re at, and where you’re going.

This is probably for you if:
You’re willing to try things that may not workYou want to build a network that brings personal and professional opportunitiesYou have something to share with the world

What do you mean by 'workshops'?

One of the very best ways to share knowledge, build skills, forge connections, and help ourselves and others succeed is through workshops. However, the word ‘workshop’ can mean different things to different people:

The educator talks about a workshop as a hands-on learning experience.
The strategist talks about a workshop as a chance to get to an insight.
The operator talks about a workshop as an opportunity for a group to find alignment.

They have different focuses, but no matter what type of workshop you're involved in, or whether they're run in-person or online (or a bit of both), workshops are about connecting with others, applying ideas, and trying things out.

They’re about getting hands-on, experimenting, and testing out something new.

They’re about getting stuck, making breakthroughs, and seeing another way of doing things.

They’re not about sitting still obediently, listening to an expert who’s been put up on a pedestal.

They’re not one-way or hierarchical.

They encourage us to experience something for ourselves, alongside others who want to head in the same direction.

In fact, we believe workshops are the future of learning.

In this workshop we'll give you tools and resources that will help you design and lead whichever flavor of workshop works best for you and your audience.

How does this work?

Every other day of the workshop you'll receive a 5-10 min video lesson from the workshop team along with some prompts and exercises to work on. Once a week we'll run a live session to go through the module content, break out into some group exercises, and answer questions.

Each week there will also be a smaller group office hours session to help overcome any blockers or challenges you may be experiencing.

Throughout the program you'll have access to the workshop team, but more importantly you'll have access to a group of like minds to share your work with.

You'll be able to access all the content from the workshop for up to 30 days after the main program finishes.

How is this different to a regular online course?

Workshops are different to typical online courses. There aren't exact deadlines and rigid schedules, where you get a grade and either pass or fail.

Like a course, it'll need commitment from you, but unlike a course that commitment goes beyond absorbing content. It needs commitment to find the time and space, to ask yourself difficult questions, to contribute to the conversation, and to offer your perspective. In exchange we'll give you guidance, support, accountability, and celebration.

You can easily finish the curriculum and assignments in the workshop within a few weeks, but the workshop stays open for longer as there’s far more to explore: there's the network, the ideas, the support, and the long-lasting connections.

Why this, instead of other training courses?

Learning how to do this kind of work usually meant signing up to corporate training classes that are nearly always dull, dated and uninspiring, or going in deep and qualifying as a teacher.

If you're a busy professional or entrepreneur looking to level up and make a difference, neither of these options made much sense.

And that was how it used to be. It probably wasn't for you.

But not anymore.

You don’t need to quit your job, change careers, or dig a hole into your savings to be able to do this.

You don't need to sit through months and months of passive instruction either.

The reality is you really can build the skills to design and run workshops that are engaging and inspiring: to be able to teach, communicate, lead, manage, guide, perform, and persuade.

These are skills that can truly transform the way you do your work, and the way you connect with others.

And we’ll show you how to get there.

Why does the workshop cost this much?

This workshop is more expensive than most online courses. But that’s because it’s not just an online course.

It's an interactive experience: you'll connect with others, and get support from our team of coaches to support your learning and progress. We’ve seen how powerful coaching can be, and all our workshops have a coaching team.

We also want the people who participate in our workshops to be committed and invested. It’s really easy to lose interest or motivation with a lot of online courses, so this workshop is designed to benefit those who are looking to grow themselves, and want to support others who want to do the same.

Are there scholarship or financing options?

Yes indeed :) Our goal is to make the program financially accessible to all.

While many eligible applicants do have the means to support themselves, others don’t. We're offering a number of scholarship options based on applicants' financial needs.

You can apply for financial assistance when we open the workshop for enrollment.

Do I have to travel?

No - you don't have to travel. The discussion boards are open 24/7 so you can communicate with others in the workshop whenever you like. You'll be able to access all the lessons and course materials in digital format through the workshop portal. As long as you have a computer and Internet connection, you can be part of the workshop.

To enable as many people as possible to attend the live sessions, these take place at 1pm ET // 10am PT // 5pm GMT // 6pm CET.

However, if you are seeking an in-person experience we do run select in-person sessions. These sessions are currently held in New York, London and Amsterdam. To register your interest for these cities, or if you'd like to discuss us visiting your location - get in touch

How much time do I need to invest?

On average, you'll get a lot from the workshop if you invest 3-4 hours per week. We recommend committing for the 6 week period, but if you need to come back to anything later the workshop stays open for an additional 60 days after the main program finishes.

When it comes to the modules themselves, you'll find some modules easier than the others: you may breeze through some lessons and trudge through others. Of course, life happens, and you'll get more work done on some days than other days. We know how it is.

If you stay curious and stay connected, we're confident you'll come out way further ahead than when you started.

I already run workshops. Is this a good fit for me?

Absolutely. We've found revisiting the fundamentals is always worthwhile, but this program also goes well beyond that. We'll provide resources and exercises that will encourage you to stretch yourself and try out practicing some new techniques.

One of the things we love about this work that there's always so much to learn - new mediums for creating content; discovering different questions to ask; seeing another method for delivering an activity.

And as well as the ideas we provide, the other people in the group will be there to inspire and challenge you.

What if I don't have an idea for a workshop topic?

No problem - you don't need to have an idea for your workshop yet.

This workshop has an entire module dedicated to helping you identify a strong idea and concept, and even without a specific topic to work on you'll still find there are many learnings to glean and skills to build.

How much prior experience do I need?

None. No prior knowledge of the topic is required. We recommend bringing your curiosity, ideas, and intention. That's usually a good place to start.

Do I get a credential?

This is a workshop, so there are no exams to pass or arbitrary standards to meet. It's about solving problems, creating something new, and developing yourself and your business.

Rather than hiding away the fact that this program isn't accredited, we're proud of it - because that's not what it's for (besides, we didn't like school much). However, we'll happily give you a certificate of completion if you want one.

More importantly, you'll walk away with three things we believe are far more valuable than a piece of paper:

Real projects that you can show and shareMembership of a global community of peersVouches from people who truly recognise and value what you do

Contact us


Got a question? Interested in collaborating?
Or just want to chat?

Drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you.

Join the In:Session waitlist


We're not open for registration just yet, but you can get priority access by joining the waitlist.


Just pop your email address below and we'll let you know as soon as enrollment opens.

We'll also send you a few exclusive resources in the meantime to keep you moving.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next cohort!


Learn more about In:Session


Sure, putting a few hundred of your hard earned dollars/euros/pounds into a program you don't know too much about... it may feel like a bit of a stretch.

We get that. This is just a website, after all. It's just pixels and stuff on a screen.

Over the next few weeks we're running free, open info sessions. You'll be able to chat about what you're working on the moment and meet some of our crew.

We hope you go away from them feeling that In:Session is just the thing to propel you into the next chapter.

And if not, that's totally cool. We'd rather that, than you investing in something that doesn't feel right. That's what these info sessions are for. They're 100% free to join, no strings attached.

Don't see one that works? Give us a shout and we'll arrange a time that fits for your schedule.

In:Session info sessions
Tues 19 Jan: 1pm ET / 6pm GMT
Tues 26 Jan: 1pm ET / 6pm GMT
Tues 2 Feb: 1pm ET / 6pm GMT
Tues 9 Feb: 1pm ET / 6pm GMT
Tues 16 Feb: 1pm ET / 6pm GMT

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