What is a Cohort Group?
This is a blended learning program including live interactive sessions with an expert instructor, some individual online learning, and some required offline reading and assignments. All individuals in the cohort group complete their online courseware, learning assignments, and practice exams individually. They are also individually responsible to determine when they are ready to sit for their PMP® exam if that is their goal.
Pros and Cons of a Cohort Group
What are the upsides of joining the cohort group?
- Other students often ask questions you might not think about, but want answered.
- Hearing other students reflect on the content in their own voices may aid your understanding.
- Sessions are more interesting and interactive with more participants.
- Professional connections often develop in the group.
- More people creates an atmosphere for more energetic camaraderie and a larger support system.
- Session agendas and dates are predetermined and your schedule is set so that you have a solid plan. (Note: This might also be seen as a downside for some.)
- Your sessions will be recorded and you can review them multiple times.
What are the downsides of joining a cohort group?
- Session agendas and dates are predetermined and your schedule is set so that you have a solid plan. (Note: This might also be seen as an upside for some.)
- You may have less opportunity to talk when your sessions are shared with other students.
- Due to predetermined session agendas and dates sessions will not be rescheduled based on individual needs the way the individual sessions are.
- The timing of the start and end for the currently-offered cohort groups may not align with the timing you desire.
- Due to more participants students may not receive the desired amount of one-on-one interaction with the instructor.