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Emotional Culture Deck Online Masterclass 

Online Self-Paced Course
START DATE: March 1, 2023*
Work at your own pace | 4-5 hours of course content
PRICE: Regular price of 389 USD
AVAILABILITY: 200 people 

 *We only open the Online Masterclass Course twice a year. You get 90-days access to all course video lessons from the date the course opens. Risk-free Guarantee.

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The #1 game in the world for better workplace culture 

Are you ready to unlock the power of emotional culture and re-humanise workplaces with this game-changing course? Designed by Jeremy Dean, Founder of riders&elephants, The ECD is a sanely simple card game that helps teams and organisations explore, understand and map their emotional culture. Over 1200 people in 39 countries have completed this Online Masterclass Course. Join them today, become an ECD Practitioner, and join our global Elephant Rider Community.

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Start the journey to Mastery

Whether you are a facilitator, coach, consultant, trainer, or organisation leader, The ECD Online Masterclass Course provides a comprehensive framework for you to deliver effective emotional culture workshops.

You will learn how to use The ECD to create a positive and inclusive environment, encourage open communication, and promote team collaboration.

With The ECD Online Masterclass Course, you'll have access to:

  • Bite-sized videos that explain The ECD in a structured and easy-to-follow way
  • Practical tools and tips for facilitation, training, and organisational development
  • Real-life case studies and examples that demonstrate the impact of The ECD on teams and organisations
  • Thought-provoking reflection questions to help you embed the learnings
  • Additional resources and references to enhance your understanding of emotional culture and The ECD.
  • Bonus Live Coaching Calls for additional support from our experienced ECD Certifed Consultants 

If you're looking to unlock the full potential of your team and create a more emotionally connected workplace, The ECD Online Masterclass Course is for you.

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Attention passionate team builders...

Are you tired of witnessing teams struggle to cultivate a cohesive and inspiring culture? Do you find yourself navigating through a maze of disjointed efforts, unsure of how to truly connect and engage team members? As a leader, coach or consultant, you understand the critical role that team culture plays in driving success and fulfilment. But finding the right tools and approaches to create a meaningful impact can be a daunting task. That's why we're excited to introduce you to a transformative solution that will revolutionise your approach to team building: The ECD Online Masterclass.

The ECD Online Masterclass Course is your guiding light in building a thriving emotional culture within your team. It's time to unlock your team's potential and foster an environment where everyone can thrive.

In this immersive online course, you'll delve into The Emotional Culture Deck (ECD) and its associated tools, equipping yourself with practical insights and strategies to open up meaningful conversations, forge deeper connections, and drive positive change. Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of scenarios, providing you with an arsenal of tips and tricks to cover all aspects of team culture.

But it doesn't end there. The ECD Online Masterclass goes beyond theory, offering real-life case studies and showcasing the practical application of The ECD. Experience the transformative power of The ECD firsthand as you witness actual workshops and gain the confidence to facilitate your own impactful sessions.

With downloadable resources at your disposal, you'll have all the necessary tools to craft engaging workshops, develop a strong team identity, and promote behaviours that support a positive emotional culture. The course strikes the perfect balance between lessons and actionable downloads, ensuring an enjoyable and enriching learning experience.

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what some of our course graduates had to say...

"The ECD Online Masterclass Course is provided in an inspiring, bite-size modular basis. Easy to follow and digest, it is peppered with practical learnings and tips for applications. Thank you for an enriching experience, I can't wait to use this tool in practice."

 - Jenny L.
"I've learned about myself and now I feel very prepared to deliver this workshop, because of the practical tools I learned about. And I think this workshop really can make the world of organisations a better one."

 - Claire R.
"The course was brilliant! It surpassed my expectations. I loved the way it was presented by a series of short videos and time for us to reflect afterwards. I was engaged throughout and I thought the additional resources available to download were a fabulous addition."

- Mark T.

Get on the waitlist to secure your spot on the Masterclass

The Masterclass only opens twice a year – March 1st and September 1st. There are only 200 spaces available in each Masterclass Cohort. 

What you get access to in
 The ECD Online Masterclass Course

The Emotional Culture Deck

You'll receive one Emotional Culture Deck (value 99 USD). The course is designed to be a hands-on learning experience. So you'll use the cards to complete certain steps within the course. This will reinforce what you learn and give you more confidence with the game.

ECD Starter Kit

You get perpetual access to The ECD Starter Toolkit, which includes more than 12 PDF tools, and workshop plans to help you create and deliver a variety of different workshops. Plus you also get The Emotional Culture Deck PDF so you can print and make your own deck at home.

11 Core Video Lessons
(plus bonus videos)

You will be guided through 11 video lessons as if participating in a live Masterclass, including dozens of extra tips and tricks to help you run the most engaging and memorable culture workshops your teams will ever experience.

Bonus Live Coaching Calls

You're invited to live Coaching Calls hosted by our Elephant Rider Mentors. In these optional Live Events, you'll interact with your Cohort, play with The ECD, ask questions and explore bonus ECD activities. 

You’ll Get Incredible Support through Your Journey 

Our Private Community to stay connected to other course participants and other ECD Practitioners and Certified Consultants.
Fortnightly Live Coaching Calls hosted by our most experienced ECD Certified Consultants, aka our Elephant Rider Mentors


Templates Galore (so you can finally stop creating culture workshops and tools from scratch!)


This course is the course to end all naysayers of emotions...

"This course is the course to end all naysayers of emotions do not belong in the workplace. I have heard that statement for years the reality is we are all human beings and we are made of a variety of emotions we experience on a daily basis that can change from moment to moment, from each interaction we experience, this course gives us the opportunity to not only know ourselves better but also the ability to know others, to build trust and rapport with each other and build real understanding and practice empathy which creates genuine connections with people. It is all about humanizing the workplace because it is the right thing to do and today the most critical thing to do to create psychological safe environments. Personally I cannot wait to get started and ride the elephant!"

 – Jennifer N.

What we now know about emotions

Most people underestimate the influence emotion has on the culture of their teams. People focus on values and behaviours and ignore emotions at work. But there is increasing evidence to show that the emotional culture of an organisation influences employee satisfaction, burnout, absenteeism, teamwork and team performance, and ultimately financial performance.

The Emotional Culture Deck is a simple yet powerful and flexible tool for creating face-to-face conversations about culture and leadership within any organisation or team. It will help you drive bottom-up change in your teams.

Join the thousands of leaders who have already transformed their teams and organisations with The Emotional Culture Deck.

Enrol in The ECD Online Masterclass today and take the first step toward building a more connected and engaged workplace.

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Graduate Stories...

"Firstly, I love card decks. Secondly, I love emotions. Thirdly, I love facilitating workshops. The ECD felt like it was made for me. The lessons were spaced out just right for my schedule. I appreciate the fact that there are live meetup opportunities, though I have yet to participate as I completed the course just before the next one comes up!"

- Patricia H.

"The ECD Online Masterclass Course enabled me to fully understand the concept of emotional culture and the research that backs up this incredibly innovative and easy to use tool - a tool that I believe can unlock teams in a way that cannot be unlocked by any other tool. Incredibly insightful!" 

 - Karen M.

Complete The ECD Online Masterclass and become an ECD Practitioner. 

Join the growing community of over 1200 Elephant Riders in 39 countries who have transformed their teams and organisations with The ECD. Enrol in The ECD Online Masterclass Course today and start playing your way to better emotional culture!


See results immediately, feel ripples indefinitely

From the moment you begin watching the videos, you'll notice an immediate shift in perspective and gain newfound focus without needing to take any additional action. The power of The Emotional Culture Deck will start working its magic right from the start. 

By investing in The ECD Online Masterclass Course, you'll gain access to a wealth of knowledge, practical exercises, and invaluable insights from experienced practitioners. You'll be equipped with the tools and strategies to foster a culture of emotional intelligence, enhancing teamwork, communication, and overall team performance.

Join our community of passionate learners and be part of a network that shares your commitment to cultivating exceptional emotional cultures. Together, we will re-humanise the way teams connect, thrive, and create positive change.

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Planning for a Successful
Learning Experience

Schedule time for completing video lessons

Planning when you will watch the videos and complete the activities and reflections may be helpful. You have 90 days to complete the Masterclass Course. 50% of people complete the course in the first 30 days. That gives them another 60 days to revisit course lessons and recap videos to further cement their learnings.

Participate in our Live Coaching Calls

These optional sessions offer the chance to engage with peers, dive deeper into course concepts, and broaden your ECD skills and perspective. Each Coaching Call has a different theme, where you'll learn and practice bonus ECD activities not taught in the Online Course Lessons.

Meet the Course deadline

The only hard deadline is the day the course closes (90 days from when it opens), by which time you must complete the course and required reflections to receive your ECD Practitioner Certificate. Access to the course will close following this deadline.

Continue your ECD Professional Journey

Your learning isn’t over when the course closes. To continue your ECD Professional Journey, step up your ECD game with Emotional Culture Club Membership. Unlock nine new ECD Learning Pathways, plus 100s of bonus Tools, ECD Marketing Materials and Live Learning Events. Designed for serious ECD Practitioners.

Here's what some of our graduates had to say...

"The ECD is an incredible tool for creating a customized workshop, and the additional materials in this online course are extremely helpful in learning how to prepare and deliver such a workshop."

"The structure allowed me to move at a pace that accommodated my business commitments. Explanations were clear, and the change to experiment with my own cards allowed me to experience directly what my clients will."

"I've learned about myself and now feel very prepared to deliver this workshop because of the practical tools I learned about. And I think this workshop really can make the world of organizations a better one."

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You can do this course from anywhere on your schedule!

Embrace the era of accessible education, available to you anytime, anywhere. With The ECD Online Masterclass Course, you'll have round-the-clock access to our enriching content, vibrant community, live calls, and insightful guest sessions for a period of 90 days. Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional learning formats.

No need to worry about printing endless worksheets or organising physical materials. We've designed all the resources to be seamlessly digital and easily accessible. Everything is thoughtfully organised within our Online Course Platform, eliminating the need for a printer (although if you prefer to have materials in your hands, then we've designed all the materials to be printed easily on your home or office printer). You can dive into the course material with ease and focus on your transformative journey.

Embrace the convenience and flexibility of 24/7 education. Immerse yourself in a vibrant learning community, connect with experts, and unlock the secrets of emotional culture—all at your fingertips.

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Course Curriculum


An Introduction to emotional culture in the workplace and why emotions matter. Why is it important in workplaces? Where did The Emotional Culture Deck idea come from? We explore these questions with you and look at the research at the heart of The ECD.

Section 1: Set up for Success

Learn powerful ways to engage with teams and leaders that reduce people's fear of talking about emotions at work. Now it’s time to have a play! We'll experiment with the simplest ECD activity and workshop ice-breaker – The Weekly Retro.

Section 2: The Heart of The Workshop

In this lesson, you're going to learn how to run the Map Your Emotional Culture Workshop and the theory behind the workshop, and you'll complete the self-awareness ECD Activity exploring what you need to feel and not feel at work to be successful.

Section 3: Make it Tangible 

Now that you’ve learnt how to run the Map Your Emotional Culture Workshop we take a look at how we keep Emotional Culture conversations alive.

Section 4: Other ways to use The ECD

Learn bonus ECD tips and tricks, and dive deeper into 12 other ways to apply The Emotional Culture Deck. Plus, take a look at two successful ECD Case Studies.


When you graduate, you'll receive your ECD Certificate of Practice and become an official member of our global Elephant Rider Community – the world's most human and empathetic leaders.

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Meet Your Instructor, 
Jeremy Dean. 

Founder of riders&elephants and The Emotional Culture Deck.

Jeremy created The Emotional Culture Deck. He spent five years honing the art of emotional culture conversations using The ECD and developing this Masterclass Course, using The ECD with teams at Xero, New Zealand Rugby, Panasonic, Westpac, Kiwibank and IAG.

The live ECD Masterclasses he conducted in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, New York, London, Auckland, Wellington and Toronto were all sold out. He pivoted and created The ECD Online Masterclass when we entered a Covid world in 2020. This now means there are no barriers to anyone completing the Masterclass, joining our global community of passionate leaders and learners, and becoming part of a network that shares a commitment to cultivating exceptional emotional cultures and re-humanising the places we work. 

Over 1000 leaders have now completed this Online Course, diving into Jeremy's knowledge about The ECD and emotional culture - several years and thousands of hours worth of development and practice built on hundreds of workshops have been used to design and create this Online Masterclass.

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What Happens After You Enrol?


You’ll receive an email with more details about how to access The ECD Online Course Platform and ECD Starter Kit.


You’ll be invited to our Course Community and Private Course Cohort Room. Here we share what you can expect next. This is also the place we share all communications throughout the Course.


We'll ship your Emotional Culture Deck, which you need to complete The ECD Masterclass Course. It should take 7-10 days to get to you anywhere in the world. 


You’ll join us for the Live Masterclass Kickoff and ask questions you have about getting started. You then complete the Masterclass Course in your own time and at your own pace over the next 90 days.

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Money Back Guarantee

Love it, or we’ll cover it! As part of the R&E Guarantee, we'll refund you in full if you don’t find the learning, tools and support you’re looking for in the first 30 days. That’s how much we believe in the power of our Masterclass Course.
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