Gangplank Academy

Academy is the educational branch of Gangplank.The average worker will have multiple careers in a lifetime. More than ever before, the economic sustainability of a community is based on a workforce that is able to change, adapt, and acquire new skills. Unfortunately, we cannot look just to universities to solve this problem. Information is changing at a pace too rapid for university curriculum departments to keep up. We strive to provide current educational opportunities taught by local experts. Gangplank believes in exploring new models for continuing education, workforce replacement programs, and corporate training.

At Gangplank one of our core values is learning over expertise. We seek excellence and recognize the only way to get there is to continuously challenge ourselves. We seek to make each other better and embrace constructive feedback. Upon entering Gangplank you are expected to teach, as well as to learn. Our day-to-day activities reflect this culture of mutual education.

Academy classes are designed to be experiential with a variety of opportunities to participate. Another Gangplank core value is participation over observation. We strive to give participants real world application and a chance to practice what they have learned and gain constructive feedback from others.

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Gangplank Academy offers non-traditional courses for participants who wish to expand their knowledge in a variety of subjects including business, technology, science, art, music, and communication. Many of the programs and events that are part of Academy overlap with other initiatives providing those who run these programs the chance to demonstrate breaking down silos and collaboration as they work together to promote continuous learning within the community.

Brownbag Speaker Series: The best advice comes from those who have been there – that is the philosophy behind our weekly brownbag series. Gangplank locations invite leaders in their local communities to share their expertise, successes they have enjoyed, as well as lessons learned and failures experienced. This weekly series includes a wide range of topics from Ruby on Rails to community gardening.

To view prior brownbags, check out the brownbag playlist on our youtube channel:

Recent Posts

Gangplank Mondays@4: Dynamic Equity with Diana Wilson, September 26, 2016

How do you divide the startup sweat equity pie? What’s fair and how do you keep your decisions transparent? Join us Monday, September 26, 2016, 4PM at Gangplank for “Dynamic [ ]

August 2016 Events & Meetups at Gangplank Chandler

Wednesday, August 3 Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space Join us to discuss whatever comes up living the Gangplank Manifesto and co-working together. Interested in desk space at Gangplank Chandler? Drop [ ]

Chandler Innovations, city-wide business incubator, seeks inventors, builders and creators

Guest post by Christine K. Bailey Executive Director Chandler Innovations Have a business idea? A prototype? A minimum viable product? Or perhaps you’re getting ready to sell or trying to [ ]

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