Recently, the official ProGen website went live. This makes me very happy because I was having a hard time explaining ProGen to people and what exactly I was doing in the group. Now, all I have to do is refer people to the link.
I belong to ProGen 3. We have a few assignments under out belts and are starting to get into a groove. The first online interactions were kind of formal, but I sense things changing as we learn more about each other.
I love ProGen. It was the educational experience I was looking for and couldn't find in the genealogy community. There are assignments about research. There are assignments about the business end of genealogy. ProGen--for me--has been everything I can't find (but want to) in the National Genealogical Society course and the Association of Professional Genealogists membership. And it's free.
ProGen is an 18-month commitment. You have an assignment every month. You are expected to offer feedback on everyone else's work. You also meet monthly online to chat about the chapter covered during that time period.
It sounds scary, but it's not. Everyone brings different experiences and skill sets to the table. We learn from each other. So far I've actually had fun doing the homework and I haven't screwed up too much. That's a win in my book.
If you have serious genealogical aspirations or really want to challenge yourself, I encourage you to consider signing up for an upcoming ProGen session. I'm happy to answer any questions you have and coax you into it as well. :)