261 Education Program

Women’s Education Programs

Education is our tool to support all women on their journey to empowering themselves. Education is key for empowerment. We focus on providing women’s education programs with a scientific basis:

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Frequently Asked Questions on the 261 Education Program

What is the 261 Education Program?

At 261 Fearless, we believe that education is key to empowerment. Therefore, we offer the 261 Education Program, where every woman can learn and grow. You can choose between:

  • Initial and ongoing education for 261 Coaches: You learn what it takes to take on the role of a volunteer 261 Coach. This education program includes knowledge about women’s running, women’s leadership and outreach. The training is connected to your future task as a 261 Coach, where you become a local leader who inspires and motivates women to run.

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  • Business training for Club Directors: With 261 Fearless, you have the unique opportunity to set up your own non-profit business. We’ll educate and mentor you and your team during the process.

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  • Public Education Programs: Every woman should have the opportunity to learn, grow and make informed decisions about her life. Choose from our wide range of public education programs and start your journey of empowerment:
  • 261 Fearless Forward Wom-inars: Listen to stories of transformation from our community, get advice from experts and take your own steps towards fearlessness.

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  • Empowerment Talks: High profile, influential women share their stories of success, their struggles and words of advice. Learn from their lives for your own.

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What ongoing education do you offer?

We offer an exclusive ongoing education program to certified and active 261 Coaches. At 261 Fearless, we believe that your journey to learn and grow doesn’t stop after a weekend-long training, but continues throughout your entire life. Renowned experts present research-based knowledge to help our global team of 261 Coaches thrive.

How long does the 261 Education Program take?

The duration of the program varies, depending on which one you choose. You can do all Education Programs alongside your everyday job and family duties. Select which one works best for you:

  • Initial and ongoing education for 261 Coaches: If you want to volunteer as a 261 Coach in your community and your application is successful, we offer a weekend-long initial training followed by a certification process as well as ongoing bi-monthly online programs.
  • Business training for Club Directors : If you want to set up your own 261 Club, we will mentor and support you during a process that can take up to several months.
  • Public Education Programs: Join our public programs on demand and listen to the recordings whenever and wherever you want. Your journey to empowerment is not limited to a time or a location.
How much time do I have to commit if I want to be a 261 Coach?

If you decide to apply as a 261 Coach in your local 261 Club and embark on an exciting journey of inspiration and fearlessness, you need to be aware of the commitment it takes. First of all, as a 261 Coach you are always part of a team and don’t have to take the responsibility all on your own. Secondly, your tasks are varied: You prepare and lead weekly Meet Runs for your members, you participate in the ongoing education program (minimum of 3 one-hour online Empowerment Classes, one in-person meeting per year) and you support with administration and outreach for your local club. If you think this fits into your schedule, we encourage you to apply!

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Who can join the 261 Education Program?

We are looking for women who believe or want to start believing in the power of running and education! 261 Fearless is there for all women, no matter how old you are, where you come from, or what education background you have. Every woman has the opportunity to learn and become fearless!

We do have certain requirements if you would like to apply as a 261 Coach or a 261 Club Director.

You can find further information here:

Requirements for 261 Coaches

Requirements for 261 Club Directors

Why should I choose the 261 Education Program?

We support women in discovering their self-worth and potential, so they can become empowered. You can learn and grow in a safe and secure environment. We don’t judge and we won’t laugh at you while you’re learning. You can make mistakes and learn at your own pace, and we are there to guide and mentor you. The best part about the 261 Education Program is that you can practice your new skills right away, for example in your role as a 261 Coach.

Why do you teach leadership skills?

We know that women make excellent leaders, but they sometimes lack the confidence to lead. Therefore, we offer an Education Program where you learn the skills and knowledge. And in your new role as a 261 Coach, you can practice them right away. You will grow in confidence and be able to apply your new leadership skills in many other areas of your life, such as your career.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes! For every step in the 261 Education Program, you receive a certificate confirming what you have learned. No matter, which program you choose, the completion certificate is yours. You can add it to your CV, or just hang it on the wall and be proud of your achievement!

Who teaches the programs?

The 261 Education Program is taught by the 261 Master Coaches. They have worked on the job, as 261 Coaches, and went through an extensive training program over two years before they start to teach, lead and mentor future 261 Coaches on their journeys. All 261 Master Coaches work on a volunteer basis because their aim is to support women gain confidence, knowledge and leadership skills.

Where does the training take place?

The initial education program for 261 Coaches, which we call the Train the Trainer course, takes place wherever we have enough applicants and a 261 Club. Upcoming trainings will be held in the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Germany and Austria, but more locations will follow as needed.

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How much do the programs cost?

Depending on the Education Program you choose, different fees are involved to partially cover expenses by 261 Fearless, such as travelling costs or rent for seminar rooms. Here is an overview of the costs:

How do I apply for the programs?

The public Education Programs are offered to all women, no application is necessary.

If you would like to become a 261 Coach and inspire women in your community to run, we encourage you to apply online and our education team will reach out to guide you through the process.

Apply to be a 261 Coach

If you would like to set up your own non-profit organization in your country, a new 261 Club, please apply via our website, upload your CV and motivation letter and we’ll get in touch with you.

Apply to be a 261 Club Director

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