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The Purpose Discovery Quest UPDATE:OpenIDEO Vienna Chapter - Higher Ed Idea Generation

2-month problem solving discovery program fro 16-17 year olds for higher education, career path and purpose discover

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This idea was co-created at the OpenIDEO Vienna Chapter Ideation Jam

"The purpose discovery quest" offers 2-month programs to high-schoolers that can help them to connect to and explore specific problems in order for them to choose their educational and career paths.

HOW: Through providing inner and outer journey experiences such as guided meditation, awareness training, role playing, empathy training, (physical and virtual) training, reflection research (on the job interviews), and critical thinking training. 

Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine higher education to support the needs of tomorrow?

Who: 16-17 year olds around the time when they need to decide what to study or work

This idea emerged from:

  • An OpenIDEO outpost or chapter

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Program Design Experts on the topic mentioned above Business Modelling & Planning

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

1-Day Mini Seminar-Taster Session

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Hi Stephan,

I really like the fact that you are focusing on higher education students and empowering them to make more informed decisions.

Could this idea take inspiration from these ideas that focus on mentoring and helping people find their passions?

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