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Why We’re Sunsetting the ARC

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Here are Pragmatic, we’re making some big changes!

Our CEO Phil Alexander put it succinctly when he said, “As humans, we never stop learning. We learn new hobbies, ideas, facts, tidbits, processes, recipes in our personal lives—why should our business lives be any different?”

When you engage with us, you get a partner for life. As long as you want to learn, we’ll be here to help you do it. 

That’s why we’ve moved all of the tools, templates and resources from the Alumni Resource Center (ARC) to the Pragmatic Alumni Community (PAC) to expand your learning journey.

Your training doesn’t end at the classroom’s edge—it continues on in the PAC, where you can access your classmates, your instructors, your peers, your product idols and make connections that last. 

For many years, the ARC has served Pragmatic alumni faithfully as a repository of tools and templates from our product management and product marketing courses. Now, in the PAC, you get all of that and so much more, like:

  • The largest library of product resources available today
  • A safe space to ask the questions that are driving you mad—and find the answers that really work. 
  • Tools and plans your colleagues have created to drive their products even further, and examples of how your peers have used Pragmatic tools and training in the real world
  • Member-exclusive events and training opportunities to take your skills to the next level
  • Discussion groups and peer cohorts where you can connect on the topics you care about most
  • And so much more

Why did we pack the Pragmatic Alumni Community so full of great resources?

It’s part of our philosophy. 

Whenever you need advice, or a tool, or an example to help you over a hurdle, you’ll find it in the Pragmatic Alumni Community, and throughout the Pragmatic experience. 

It’s for these reasons (and many, many more), we are now providing lifetime membership to the PAC as part of your course costs. 

If you’ve taken one of our live, virtual courses over the last year, then you automatically have access to the PAC. Check your email for a special promo code that you can use to

register for your complimentary lifetime membership

If you took one of our public or private training courses in the past, you’re also eligible to receive your lifetime membership. Contact our community team and they’ll be happy to help you access the PAC today

Not a Pragmatic alumni yet? Now is the perfect time to partner with Pragmatic and begin your lifelong learning journey. Start with our Foundations course and see for yourself how the Pragmatic Alumni Community expands what you learn in the classroom. 

Already have the PAC? Then you’re all set—your membership is for life.

The sun is setting on the ARC, but it’s just rising on the PAC. Come and experience lifelong learning for yourself with Pragmatic Institute. 

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  • Pragmatic Institute is the transformational partner for today’s businesses, providing immediate impact through actionable and practical training for product, design and data teams. Our courses are taught by industry experts with decades of hands-on experience, and include a complete ecosystem of training, resources and community. This focus on dynamic instruction and continued learning has delivered impactful education to over 200,000 alumni worldwide over the last 30 years.

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