Designing Genius

Course Available
1 Unit
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Identify, Align, and Develop Your Vision and Direction for Personal and Professional Growth

What if everything you learned about living your best life was wrong? Living a genius life does not happen by accident. You must know what you want before you get what you deserve. The "Rules of the Game" for your life do not exist, you have to create them. Maximize your Time, Money, Focus, Freedom, and Identity. In this course, you will create your blueprint for:

• The 5 most important areas of focus for the next year regarding self-care, business, wealth-building, relationships, and focus

• Measurable evidence that you are growing within these areas and the activities to get you there

• The boundaries and rules to stick to your personal and professional goals, needs, and wants

• Living your perfect day and those most important moments over and over again

• Designing your genius life!

This five-step process called “designing genius” empowers you to show up to your life more intentionally, impactfully, and energetically. Once you have these five steps down, making decisions regarding your time, energy, and focus becomes easier because you have done the work.

Course Details

Number of Units:  1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education to professionals in the workplace, including Entrepreneurs, Managers, Contributing Team Members, and Corporate Employees.  This course helps individuals identify what they want to achieve with the necessary steps to reaching those goals whether it is with their career, finances, or relationships. In Designing Genius they build the blueprint that allows them to grow into what that perfect personal and professional life looks like for them.

Course Materials:  None.  You will have access to Designing Genius: Success Is an Inward Journey by Amilya Antonetti and Patricia Wooster within the online course in ebook format.

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Course Date Units Price
BUS-X826 – 003 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $349

Designing Genius

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled

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Online Self-Paced

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the New Student Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Examine the 5 Most Important Areas of their life right now (Career, Self, Wealth Generation, Relationships, Education, Community, etc.)
  • Determine what they want to accomplish in each of these areas and how to move the needle forward (for example, someone who wants to become a marketing director will identify the next steps towards that goal)
  • Identify the daily activities they need to take in each area in order to achieve their goal
  • Understand why taking care of SELF first is the most important step to genius living (health, wellbeing, fulfillment, etc)
  • Eliminate distractions in order to focus in on what is most important
  • Learn the importance of strain and recovery and how that skill increases a person's capacity
  • Create healthy boundaries to protect their time, energy, and focus
  • Understand how quickly human behavior works to produce on-demand results and outcomes
  • Know how to increase their "flow state" by spending more time doing things they love and less time on tasks that are draining
  • Develop better personal and professional communication skills by understanding human behaviorism


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Online Self-Paced

Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.

How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.


I’m an old guy (51) that is working on retooling my portfolio of skills and capabilities, and I found this course to be very beneficial with supporting my near term professional development objectives. I’ve taken a few of these types of workshops over the years and I’ve always found it helpful to have a refresher like this course to help me reset and detach from auto-pilot mode.