On Deck Course Creator Fellowship (ODCC)

Build a Transformational Online Course. In 9 weeks.

On Deck Course Creator is the world’s first global community for leading-edge course creators. The nine week remote program combines an expert-led curriculum with a powerful community to help you create and grow a business that educates, inspires and empowers your students to take action.

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Application deadline: March 21, 2021
Kick-off: April 4, 2021

Everything you need to build a Transformational online Course

Navigate the complexity of building a TOC with curriculum design workshops, distribution frameworks, peer-to-peer accountability, and much more.

Build a cutting-edge online course

Building a TOC is complex. Learn the fundamentals of online education from an all-star roster of speakers. Get essential advice and personalized guidance so you can master every part of the process.

Jumpstart your distribution

Commit to a capstone project, a mini-workshop of a module in your course, and ODCC will help you build and share it with the world. You will showcase your workshop alongside other fellows to thousands of potential students in our On Deck Learning Week across our growing community.

Join a community of top course creators

A global community for course creators has never existed — until now. Work alongside world-class peers building the top online courses in the word. Get the structure and accountability you need to take your TOC to the next level.

Join a community of world class course creators

Here are just a few of the phenomenal Founding Fellows participating in our inaugural cohort.
Ankur Nagpal
Founder, Teachable
Marie Poulin
Creator, Notion Mastery
August Bradley
Founder, Year Zero & Life Performance Systems Course Creator
Ali Abdaal
Creator, Part-Time YouTuber Academy
Eric Jorgenson
PM, Zaarly & Creator of Almanack of Naval Ravikant
Lenny Rachtisky
Writer, Angel Investor & Creator of Product Management Fundamentals
Kibwé Johnson
Founder & CEO, FORTIUS Performance & 2x Team USA Olympian
Phylicia Jones
Senior Director, Global Talent Development at PagerDuty
Justin Mikolay
Writer, Gumroad & Advisor to Course Creators
Paul Millerd
Writer, Creator, StrategyU & Curious Human
Alex and Books
Creator, The Art of Reading
Charlotte Crowther
Founder, MySnapshot, Online Course Crafter & Scaler
Eliot Gattegno
MD of Digital Education at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Cortney Harding
CEO, Friends With Holograms
Khe Hy
Founder, RadReads
Clay Hebert
Founder, Take Back Perfect
Sandy Lin
Founder, Small Business Tips & 350K+ Content Creator on TikTok

Apply for the Course Creator Fellowship

The inaugural cohort kicks off April 4. Access to the program and community is $2,990 (or six installments of $500).

Speakers & Curriculum

Some of the world-class speakers joining us for our first cohort:
Andrew Wilkinson
Nat Eliason
Noah Kagan
Robin Waite
Will Mannon
Robbie Crabtree
Rob Hope
Ryan Gum
Jay Clouse
Louis Nicholls
Steph Smith
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Craig Burgess
Aditi Parekh
Getting Started

Course Diagnosis

Get a pulse on where your course is at and what has room for improvement.

Prioritization Frameworks

Prioritize the highest leverage work to tackle during ODCC.
Mastering the Fundamentals

Audience Selection

Refine your ideal student profile.

Curriculum Development

Learn the core elements of a strong curriculum.
Designing Your Transformation

Nailing Your Transformation

Get crystal clear on what you’re promising to students.

Beginner's Mind Course Design

Reverse engineer your process for transformation by uncovering the hidden steps in the student journey.

Student Experience

Build your key structures and group learning architecture for delivering a transformational student experience.

Delivering Your TOC

Create world class content with best practices for written, audio or video communication.
Distribution 101

Honing your marketing message

Build a compelling narrative for your TOC.

Student Acquisition

Understand which channels are best for your niche.

Campaign Execution

Dive into writing sales copy, designing landing pages & amplifying distribution.

Building Flywheels

Encourage referrals from successful students.
Scaling Your Business

Scaling your team

Learn how to identify and hire an exceptional course manager

Creating sustainable systems

Get access to the On Deck playbook for setting up your infrastructure for success.

The On Deck Method

We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.

Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:

Deep Friendships

Our 8- to 10-week-long virtual fellowships provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.

Unparalleled Knowledge

There are limitless opportunities for learning and sharing here. You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, build weekends, and our session library full of curated content. Dig in!

Community Diversity

We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables revolutionary ideas, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.

Scaled With Software

We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.

Engineered Serendipity

When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.

Spirit of Service

One of the things we love most about our community is how willing and excited members are to support one another. This spirit is the strong heartbeat of the On Deck community.

Apply for the Course Creator Fellowship

The inaugural cohort kicks off April 4. Access to the program and community is $2,990 (or six installments of $500).

Testimonials

Here's what ODCC Founding Fellow Ali Abdaal has to say about the fellowship. Ali's TOC is the Part-time Youtuber Academy, which has helped hundreds of students launch successful Youtube channels.
Here's what ODCC speaker Robbie Crabtree has to say about the fellowship. Robbie's TOC is Performative Speaking, which was acquired by On Deck to help ambitious professionals become powerful speakers.

FAQ

Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODCC, you are someone looking to:

  • Build a premium online course in your niche
  • Meet other course creators to share challenges and best practices
  • Grow your network of potential partners & students
  • Get advice and support building a TOC from the best in their fields
  • Put in the work required to build a sustainable business for the long term

What does it cost?

Joining the On Deck Course Creator Fellowship is $2,990.

For this first inaugural cohort, we’re offering the program at an early-bird rate of $2,990, with the cost rising for subsequent cohorts.



Are there scholarships or financing options available?

Yes!
Our goal is to make ODCC accessible to the absolute best talent, no matter their situation.

While many eligible applicants do have the means to support themselves, many others don’t. We’re excited to be able to offer scholarships thanks to the generosity of alumni and partners.

There are no fees to apply so please submit an application to be considered for ODPS — we only ask about financial assistance requirements after fellows have been accepted in order to avoid discrimination during the evaluation process.

What is the time commitment?

Between attending your workshops, working on your course and giving peer feedback, you should expect to spend 5-10 hours a week.


Beyond that, ODCC is a choose-your-own-adventure buffet. You get out what you put in: often, the biggest contributors are also the biggest beneficiaries.


Depending on your schedule and interests, you could choose to:

  • Attend everything and “gorge” yourself on knowledge until you explode
  • Tune in at your leisure to attend sessions that interest you
  • Or just search the directory and connect with interesting people one-on-one
  • Most ODCC Fellows have full-time jobs, so our programming is designed with that in mind.

Can I participate from anywhere in the world?

Yes: ODCC will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve mastered the playbook for building remote communities and relationships online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.


What is the On Deck Learning Week?

At the end of the fellowship, we'll host a public learning conference open for all members of the On Deck community. Fellows will each present a workshop presentation that covers one module in their full course. We will handle all logistics and promotion. You just need to show up and showcase your work to your future students!

Will I get help with things like building a website and setting up marketing campaigns?

Our guest speakers will cover every facet of building your TOC Business. We will also point you to the right resources to create everything you need and link you up with other OD fellows in communities such as No-Code to advise. But ultimately you will be responsible for getting the work done.

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