Unleashing Personal Potential


Grades: 9-11

• 6:00 pm Eastern Time (New York Time)

This course facilitates the application of the methods, theories, and findings of behavioral science to students’ own lives and improvement projects. It does so by combining behavioral science with a design thinking approach. You will learn to identify your potential, navigate to achieve it, and stay resilient during the journey. Students will design their own action plans, define goals and prototype strategies to test them, in an iterative feedback cycle. Our course thus blends two intellectual streams that seldom intersect: behavioral science and design thinking.

Raj Bhargava

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Instructor

Raj is an experienced high-tech entrepreneur and executive in Silicon Valley. Bhargava taught for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies for 4 years, both on the Stanford campus and in international locations. Raj currently teaches courses for Stanford students and through Stanford Continuing Studies. He also spends time mentoring social ventures and with his family’s spice blend business. In 2015, he was appointed to the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, granting him a one-year fellowship to study design thinking, leadership, and preventive healthcare. He was co-founder and Board Member of Jaspersoft, a leader in business intelligence software, which was acquired by TIBCO. Raj also served as Senior Vice President at Agile Software, which was acquired by Oracle, and as the CEO of TRADE Inc, an information business start-up. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard and held global leadership roles in California and Germany.

Program Calendar:
January 11-22, 2021
(Monday – Friday)
Real-Time Classes Duration:
1 hour & 45 minutes long
(with a 15-minute break).
Max Class Group:
Small class size
(20 students max)

Grades 9-11

For grade 9 students all course options are available.





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