In case you are unfamiliar with ProGen, check out the post entitled The ProGen Study Group - An Online Genealogy Opportunity written by Amy Coffin of We Tree for the GeneaBloggers site. Amy did a great job of summarizing the value of participating in ProGen even if you aren't seeking to be a certified genealogist. ProGen is a great way to learn proper research and source citation techniques which should be a goal of every family historian.
My peer group (ProGen groups are broken up into sub-groups so that chats and feedback are more manageable) didn't have an assignment to discuss so it was nice to just relax and discuss where we lived, our past genealogy experiences etc. We have a great group and I know when we meet next month we'll be discussing our first assignment.
Have you considered signing up for ProGen or pursuing some other type of online genealogy education? Share your goals and methods in the comments!