Navigating L&D in start-ups

PRICE €1499

In this immersive program, we will take you on an entrepreneurial journey, providing the essential toolkit to build and grow an impactful L&D department from scratch. The program mirrors the startup experience, encouraging you to innovate, bootstrap, and navigate ambiguity, all while leveraging your unique skills and experiences.

This program is part of a yearly Offbeat Fellowship Subscription priced at €1499.

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Check when the next cohort of this program is available and join us in an awesome learning experience!



Weekly live sessions on Tuesday, 9.30 AM CET


Why should you join?

Oh, so many reasons! But don't take our word for it. Explore what you'll be capable of at the end of the program if you give it your all, of course.


Growing as an L&D Professional

Develop and cultivate your unique voice as an expert. Boost your confidence and personal efficacy through regular self-reflection and exchanges with like-minded fellows.


Understanding L&D in Startups

Gain a thorough understanding of the unique role of Learning & Development in a startup environment, learning to navigate its dynamism and fluidity.


Building an Effective L&D Department

Acquire the essential toolkit to establish and grow an impactful Learning & Development department from scratch, utilizing innovation and bootstrapping skills.


Ensuring Immediate L&D Impact

Gain the ability to generate immediate impact through your Learning & Development efforts, using actionable insights and hands-on experience acquired throughout the program.

Skills you'll practice:


Your facilitator

Our facilitators are not only very experienced in the topics they're teaching, but also extremely cool. This program's facilitators are not exception.

Dinye Hernanda

Dinye Hernanda is the L&D expert to call when it comes to building an L&D department from the ground up. Launching her career as an innovation manager in large corporations, Dinye transferred her entrepreneurial and inventive mindset to L&D, particularly thriving in the dynamic environment of hypergrowth startups. Dinye has set up L&D processes and infrastructures in four different companies, often taking on multiple roles such as trainer, facilitator, coach, and problem solver. In 2021, she was recognized as one of the 'Thirty Under 30' in L&D, affirming her contributions and thought leadership in the field. But Dinye's influence extends beyond accolades. As a mentor and consultant, she's lent her expertise to countless L&D professionals across a range of sectors, from corporate to startup, aiding them in maximizing their business impact.

How will you learn?

While new information will definitely be useful, the most powerful learning will come from making sense of it for your context, actually applying it, and receiving feedback from facilitators & peers.


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What else is included in the price?

This program is part of a yearly Fellowship Subscription that costs €1499. Once you purchase it you unlock lots of other learning experiences & fellows' benefits.

Enjoy 24/7 access to a like-minded, supportive community of professionals, exchanging insights and experiences on our private Slack channel.
Benefit from interactive weekly learning sessions that provide practical knowledge and encourage direct engagement with experts and peers.
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Take advantage of exclusive monthly discounts from our industry partners, curated specifically for your interests and  development needs.
Immerse in thoughtfully curated, high-quality content that's tailor-made to empower your personal and professional growth.

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Who should apply?

Not all experiences are for everyone. Your previous background and current context are extremely important for the success of your learning adventure, so make sure you're ready for it.

This program is a fit if...

L&D Professionals - This includes those who are transitioning from a corporate or more structured environment to a smaller setting such as startups or small to medium-sized enterprise, or those already in startups who want to formalize or expand the Learning and Development function.

HR Professionals - Those who are looking to expand their skill set into the L&D area or has responsibility over L&D, particularly in the startup context.

This is a very hands-on and practical learning experience, so we welcome curious and eager individuals who are ready to get their hands dirty and experiment together with the group.


Who’s not a fit?

Startup Founders and Executives - Those who want to understand the value of L&D and how to implement it in their organization to drive growth, performance, and retention.

Those who expect this to be a lecture series 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions

Still not convinced you should join us? Here are some questions we've received along the way.

When will the program start?

Check here to see where the next cohort of this program starts.

What will I be paying for?

When you invest in our program, you're not just purchasing access to one of it's cohorts. You're signing up for an enriching, holistic experience that includes:

  1. Private Slack Community: A chance to engage and collaborate with other motivated learners in a safe, exclusive digital space.
  2. Weekly Learning Sessions: Interactive, live sessions designed to provide a rich, collaborative learning environment.
  3. Premium Newsletter: In addition to our free updates, you'll receive a premium newsletter loaded with exclusive content and detailed updates on the fellowship's activities.
  4. Monthly Discounts: You'll receive exclusive, members-only discounts from our industry partners, curated specifically for your professional development needs.
  5. High-Quality Curated Content: Access to a trove of meticulously curated content that is designed to complement your learning journey and personal growth.

Each of these components works synergistically to provide you with an impactful, comprehensive learning experience. So, you're not just paying for a course - you're investing in a journey of growth, community, and continuous development.

What if I don't want to enroll in a program, but still want to join the Offbeat Fellowship?

We understand that not everyone might be ready to enroll in a program, but may still wish to be part of our thriving Offbeat Fellowship. We've got you covered! We offer two other fellowship plans that you can choose from:

  1. Offbeat Silver for €79/ year: This plan gives you access to our private community, allows you to attend our weekly events, and provides you with our premium newsletter, monthly discounts, and high-quality content.
  2. Offbeat Gold for €799/ year: This plan includes everything in the Silver plan, and goes a step further by offering you personalized guidance through a dedicated personal mentor.

Each of these plans is designed to ensure that you have the opportunity to benefit from our resources, connect with our community, and further your personal and professional development, even if you don't enroll in a specific program.

Why can't I just purchase the program?

At Offbeat, we believe that learning is not a one-time event, but rather a continuous journey. While the program content provides important foundational knowledge, we've found that the best way to support learners is by offering long-term access to resources and community.

Therefore, when you invest in Offbeat, you're not simply paying for a program. Instead, you're joining a comprehensive learning ecosystem that includes ongoing events, a dedicated community, curated content, regular updates through our newsletter, and more. This environment fosters consistent practice and application of what you've learned, leading to more significant growth and improvement over time.

This is why we offer our learning experiences as part of broader fellowship plans, as we're committed to supporting your development journey beyond the confines of a single program.

How did you pick facilitators?

The facilitators of our programs are experienced professionals who not only bring substantial real-world practice to the table but also deeply understand our mission at Offbeat. They have been carefully selected based on their ability to align with our values, methodologies, and learning approach.

We believe that effective learning comes from facilitators who can bring theory to life with practical insights and who can cultivate an engaging, supportive environment. This understanding guides our choice of facilitators, ensuring you have access to mentors who are not just experts in their fields, but also adept at fostering a culture of collaborative, applied learning.

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