Two things that I really love about these online seminars are:
1. learning with new folks who have my common interests but come from diverse professional backgrounds, and
2. focusing on one theory/theme for an extended period of time
In graduate school I must have learned nearly a hundred theories on adult learning and counseling and they are all just a blur. I like concentrating on one and and taking it apart and playing with it, see how it could be used by me in my work.