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Frequently Asked Questions

>Background

I'm not sure I'm ready to invest in myself right now...


I'm going to aks you this one question... If you don't gift yourself this opportunity, where will you be 3 months from now? Exactly where you are now? Perhaps still stuck in your comfort zone watching life pass you by? Or could your lack of confidence, clarity and direction have moved you even further away from your goals? You should never, ever, feel guilty for investing in yourself and your future because there is a whole world out there waiting for you to go and explore! And don’t forget you have the option to pay in instalments which means you will be getting the full benefit of the program before you make the final payment!




How is the programme delivered?


The 1:1 coaching sessions will be held via Zoom at a mutual convenient date and time. You will be sent a link to schedule your session each week. Messaging and voice support is delivered through Voxer, a free app that is available for both android and iOS.




How does coaching actually work?


As your LGBTQ+ Adventure Mentor, I am here to help you find the answers to your problems and unravel what is holding you back in life. Most of the information we need is already buried down inside of our subconcious. I will use a series of tools and techniques to help you uncover your mindset blocks, find your inner confidence, and empower you to start stepping outside of your comfort zone and ultimately step into your travel mindset and embark on your life changing travel transformation journey. Coaching is about the here and now, rather than going and digging up the past. A coach helps you find your own way from A-B. As your Adventure Mentor, I will also compliment my coaching with helpful tips and travel advice that you can implement into the travel adventure that you are going to plan during our sessions. I will help provide you with all the tools you need in order to start turning your dreams into reality.




When will the programme start?


I have a limited number of spaces available each month to work with amazing people from the LGBTQ+ community like you. The course will usually start within two weeks of you signing up and we will kick off with a 1.5 hour deep dive coaching session followed by 5 further 60 minute sessions over the 6-week programme period.




What makes this programme different from other programmes?


You will not find another programme as bespoke as this. I understand how it feels to have a desire to travel but not have the confidence, knowledge or tools to feel like you can take that leap. I wish there had been a programme like this back when I first went travelling. I wish I had someone who had experienced the benefits of travel first hand and had pushed me to escape my comfort zone and chase my dreams whilst being my biggest cheerleader along the way. This programme has a unique blend of mindset, empowerment, fulfilment and travel all roled into one. Your journey starts now!





 
 
 

>Getting involved

How can I connect with others making commitments?


ANSWER We encourage you to join our DS4E Slack community to connect with others in the coalition. We will continue to share updates, opportunities, and other resources to build this movement. Additionally, check-out our 2021 Commitments Directory to connect with other commitment-makers and find new opportunities.




What is the Data Science for Everyone Commitments Event?


ANSWER On June 28, 2021, we hosted a virtual event to highlight the importance of increasing access and quality of data science in elementary and secondary schools and showcase top commitments from the inaugural Commitments Campaign. We were joined by more than 500 data science advocates and leaders including Eric Schmidt of Schmidt Futures, Chike Aguh the Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor, and Pamela Northam the First Lady of Virginia, among many other industry leaders and coalition-members.




How can I help or get more involved?


ANSWER Join our DS4E Slack community to connect with others in the coalition! Use #ds4everyone on social media. We host ongoing events and opportunities in addition to the annual Commitments Campaign. You can get updates and stay in touch by subscribing to our mailing list, joining the conversation in our DS4E Slack community, or contacting our team. There are many other ways to get involved and learn more here.




I am interested in discussing press or partnerships with the organizing team. Who should I contact?


ANSWER Please contact info@datascience4everyone.org





>Commitments Process

Who is eligible to make a commitment?


ANSWER Everyone has an important and unique role to play in this effort! We invite any individual to participate. If you are younger than 18 but want to make a commitment, please have your parent or guardian fill out the form for you.




What is a commitment?


ANSWER Strong commitments have 3 components: the stakeholder(s) committing, the action you’re committing to, and when you will fulfill the commitment. Commitments are unique ideas that may expand or replicate efforts currently underway - or take a completely new approach to elevating data science education. Whether through influencing policy, designing courses or materials, supporting teacher professional development, initiating new research, or promoting emerging talent, we all have a role to play in elevating the importance of data science. Commitments are powerful because they have a cascading effect - inspiring others to act and creating a platform to step up publicly, find collaborators and hold each other accountable. See here for commitment ideas.




When will the Commitments Campaign take place?


ANSWER The 2021 Call for Commitments opened on March 15 and ran through May 16. The DSE Team provided rolling feedback to commitment makers and an opportunity to identify partnerships and collaborators. The Commitments Campaign culminated in a virtual event on June 28. Commitment-makers’ final commitments are published in the Commitments Directory here. Follow this page for news on next year’s Commitments Campaign




Why should I make a commitment?


ANSWER Making a commitment is a great way to showcase your work and gain free visibility in front of potential partners and funders looking to support this important work. Your organization will be able to step onto the national stage to take action on a topic that is in demand, fills a growing need, and is gaining momentum. More broadly, you should make a commitment because this topic is current. Recent job reports show that 7 of the 10 fastest growing careers are data centric - from machine learning engineer to software developer to customer success manager. Despite this shift, the prevailing school curriculum does little to support students in developing the vital data literacy skills required to interpret and work with data. We have an opportunity to continue the momentum building to expand data science learning opportunities by committing to tangible actions and creating systemic change together.




Do you have commitment ideas or tips for making a strong commitment?


ANSWER Yes, you can find our tips here.




Can I get feedback on my commitment?


ANSWER Yes, there are multiple ways to get feedback. ​1. When you submit a commitment as an organization or other entity, you will hear back from the Data Science for Everyone team with personal feedback about your commitment. 3. Contact the Data Science For Everyone team with any questions: info@datascience4everyone.org




Will all commitments be public?


ANSWER There is strength in numbers, so we want to publicize the great commitments you all will come up with. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions on the submission form, you give us permission to include your information in the interactive commitment guide and other materials that come out of this campaign. If you have concerns about this, please contact us at info@datascience4everyone.org




What are the terms and conditions of submitting a commitment?


ANSWER Goal The Commitments campaign is calling upon schools and universities, industry leaders, policymakers, funders, and individuals to commit to action so that all students have the opportunity to gain data science skills. The Commitments campaign will culminate in a virtual launch event where commitment-makers, education experts, policymakers and advocates will discuss data science education, announce major partnerships and opportunities, and celebrate forthcoming action. CAMPAIGN SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR The Learning Agency (the “Sponsor” or “we” or “us”), which is located at 702 12th Street NW. Suite 700 PWB 93369, Washington, DC 20005, is the sponsor and administrator of the Campaign. PRIVACY We will collect the information provided in this form, including name, affiliations, contact information, and commitment. We will use the information in connection with the Data Science for Everyone programs and activities and may share the information with our partner organizations. We will not sell any personal information. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a minor under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a minor under 18, please contact us at info@datascience4everyone.org. COMMITMENTS You, on behalf of yourself and your organization (if applicable), authorize the Campaign to publish your and/or your organization’s name, commitment, and other related information on the Data Science for Everyone website or on other publications or notices related to the Campaign. PHOTO AND IMAGES If you submit a photograph, logo or video clip in connection with the Campaign (collectively, “Photograph”): You warrant that you are the person in the Photograph or have prior approval from the person in the Photograph that it may be submitted in connection with the Commitments Process; You agree that we have the right to publish and communicate to the public the Photographs in any media including, but not limited to, online, at all times without restriction or limitation throughout the world; You acknowledge that we may edit the Photographs in our sole discretion; You agree that we have the right to use entrants’ names, likenesses and other personal information in connection with the Photographs; You agree not to bring any actions, suits, claims and demands against us in respect of defamation or any infringement or violation of any personal and/or property rights of any sort from our use of the Photographs; and GOVERNING LAW All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions or the Campaign will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.




What is the Data Science for Everyone Commitments Campaign?


ANSWER The Data Science for Everyone Commitments Campaign is an annual campaign that launched in 2021 and seeks to elevate the importance of data science and data literacy. It encourages policy and programmatic changes to ensure more students gain the data literacy skills necessary to thrive in the future - and an understanding of key issues in responsible data science including equity, ethics, privacy, and fairness. The first commitments campaign inspired more than 270 commitments to action. Learn more here.