Study Groups

If you're like many OLLI members, you want to learn more about the things that interest you.  That's what Study Groups offer - the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth with like-minded peers.  You may work independently outside the group; you may lead the group; or anything in between.  Study Groups are your connection to studying what you most enjoy with people who share your enthusiasm.  

Study Groups meet at Bradley as well as several satellite locations throughout the community, and are categorized by the anticipated level of member participation as described below.  These groupings are general guidelines, however, and could change depending upon facilitator needs.

  • Discussion-based:  participants may be asked to read material and participate in whole group discussions.
  • Participation-based:  participants may be asked to read material, participate in small group breakouts/discussions, do research, and/or make brief oral reports.
  • Practice-based:  participants may be asked to learn a skill set and engage in practice between sessions.

OLLI Study Groups meet throughout the year convening weekly for two hours and continuing for up to eight sessions.

Current Information

Winter 2020 Study Group Itineraries (PDF)
Study Group Handouts

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Facilitator Information


Facilitator Handbook (PDF)
Study Group Worksheet Summer 2020 (PDF)
Study Group Worksheet Summer 2020 (Fill in & Submit)
Study Group Worksheet Summer 2020 (DOCX)

Worksheet Deadlines:
Summer (June, July, August): Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Seasonal Dates:
Winter:  Monday through Friday, January and February
Spring:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, March - May
Summer:  Monday through Friday, June, July, and August
Fall:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, September, October and November