DYL Workshops


Engage in a one-month journey working on the most important design project of all –

your life.

Image of the Designing Your Life book

The Designing Your Life (DYL) Digital Journey
An innovative digital workshop series to learn and practice ideas and tools contained in the NYT bestselling Designing Your Life, How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life in a supportive and engaged community.

Workshop schedule (live workshops, via Zoom):

  • Session 1: Friday, October 21, 1 – 5 pm ET
  • Session 2: Friday, November 4, 1- 5 pm ET
  • Session 3: Friday, November 18, 1 – 5 pm ET
  • Session 4 (Bonus): Friday, December 9, 1 – 3 pm ET

Registration Fees:

  • $799 early-registration rate
  • $950 regular registration
  • Some partial scholarships are available.

Many of us experience life and career transitions — planned and unplanned, periods of feeling stuck, and changes within ourselves, our relationships, and our communities.

Based on the work of Stanford Professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, the Designing Your Life (DYL) Digital Journey provides an opportunity to learn the skill of life design© — a hands-on approach to applying the creative, iterative, human-centered design process to crafting a life in which you can flourish.

Interactive virtual workshops include opportunities to:

  • Explore the social and personal narratives that shape us
  • Work together to identify and reframe dysfunctional beliefs
  • Heighten a mindful awareness of where you are now
  • Use design tools for balance and energy and improvements
  • Frame and reframe problems or areas where you’ve been stuck
  • Engage in radical collaboration and ideation for new solutions
  • Dig into design tools to increase your creativity and confidence
  • Use breakout discussions to share and collaborate
  • Design three possible future paths – Odyssey Plans – for your life
  • Learn how to prototype (engage with small experiments) the parts of these lives that are most compelling you
  • Hone your decision-making process, tuning into the wisdom of multiple ways of knowing
  • Plan prototype conversations to enlist the support you need for your life design
  • Use design tools to action plan for real change

DYL App between live sessions to deepen learning and reflection:

Between virtual workshops, the DYL app will provide opportunities for daily engagement with additional materials, tools, exercises, and prompts for reflection. We recommend about 20 minutes per day between live sessions.

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Let’s build a new way forward.

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