Next Stage Collaboration for The ND Profession

Next Stage CollaborationTM develops capacity for more thriving and creative intra- and inter-professional collaboration.

Many Parts. One Heart. The vision for a unified Naturopathic Profession boldly invites us to work together as an integrated whole while continuing to reflect the diversity of our parts.

What are we trying to create here?

A culture of collaboration – a way of working with and being together that empowers the participation of all contributors in a more equitable way, creates a deeper understanding and appreciation of differences, and cultivates trusting and thriving relationships that can withstand the tensions of change.

This three day leadership program teaches the essential integrative skills, frameworks and perspectives that ND leaders will rely on to shape a culture of collaboration.

This is meaningful work for these times for more thriving relationships, organizations and projects. And, these skills are both strategic and change friendly. 

These skills will support healthy professional relationships and healthier organizations and clinics. 

And these skills will help facilitate new forms of cooperation such as inter-institutional initiatives, interdisciplinary care, collaborative practice, networks, and strategic alliances.

Program Overview

Our learning objectives: 

At the end of our four days together, you will have explored:

A More Inclusive Whole

Ways to see, be, and do that bring energy and include more

  • See the four integral domains of any collaboration
  • Use polarities to unstick either/or mindsets
  • Manage the container of your community

Skills for Communication, Trust, and Impact

Ensure your impact is what you intend it to be!

  • Honing your listening skills
  • Speaking from your own experience
  • Guiding others in their communication

Thriving Culture

Leverage points for belonging and joy

  • Increasing rapport and trust
  • Leading norms and values
  • Having courage and vulnerability

Great Gatherings

Technical skills for smooth, productive, satisfying meetings

  • knowing what phase of the meeting you’re in
  • moving a group along with energy and clarity
  • resolving simple issues
  • managing time and scope

Who Participates?

Next Stage Collaboration attracts a variety of leaders and physicians, managers, intra- and entrepreneurs, facilitators, consultants, coaches, psychologists and therapists, social innovators, and educators.

What do these facilitative leaders have in common? 

  • Are already collaborating, and in a position of facilitating others, even if it is not a formal role.
  • Actively participate in their own lifelong learning.
  • Are willing to venture into the unknown in order to grow.
  • Seek out diversity and new experiences as a way to experience more of reality.
  • Meet people where they are, and invite greater participation and growth.

This is also a pre-requisite for Ten Directions’ advanced facilitative leadership certificate programs. 

What to Expect? 

Next Stage Collaboration is an experiential professional development program. Our lauded methodology provides 3 days of:

  • Instruction and personal skills coaching from experienced master facilitators 
  • Applied practical experience
  • Peer feedback 
  • In-the-moment teaching that “lifts the veil” on what facilitators/faculty are seeing, sensing and responding to in the group
  • Instruction and tools to bring a more integrative approach to collaboration & team work

As a Next Stage participant, you will practice:

  • How to listen and respond spontaneously
  • Working in an integral way with groups
  • Relating to challenging emotions
  • Integrating multiple perspectives as they arise
  • Generating trust and safety in the group
  • Maintaining stable open awareness
  • Increasing your skills in each of the domains of collaboration
  • Amplifying the elements of a constructive culture

November 15, 2019

Program Registration Opens
November 15, 2019

January 15, 2019

What’s My Growing Edge?

Free Webinar exploring life, leadership, and a culture of collaboration. 

January 15, 2019

February 20, 2020

Early Bird Tuition Ends

Register before this date for the lowest tuition rate

February 20, 2020

March 22, 2020

Registration Closes
March 22, 2020

May 21-23, 2020

Next Stage Collaboration Program at Whidbey Institute
May 21-23, 2020


Early Bird Tuition: $1,250 USD until February 20, 2020

Full Tuition: $1,850 USD

Plus room & board.

The Whidbey Institute has designed a special, all-inclusive rate comprised of private or shared accommodations, plus delicious conscious meals and nutrition breaks. We will send you the link to book with our special code after your registration is complete.


Thursday, May 20 7:00-8:00pm – welcome reception

Friday May 21 to Sunday May 23 9:00am-5:30pm

Ten Directions is very proud to be a partner of The Whidbey Institute, a home for transformational learning and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 

“Our mission is to nurture the conditions for transformational learning, and our purpose is to grow the human capacity to respond generatively to the challenges of our time in service to a future in which people and planet thrive together. We partner with a network of program leaders working in the areas of generative leadership, ecosystem vitality, and community resilience. Our 106-acre conservation forest campus on South Whidbey Island is open to the public and features integrated gardens and a four-mile trail network.”


Rebecca Ejo Colwell

Rebecca Ejo Colwell

IF Co-founder

Alana Felt

Alana Felt

IF Training Staff, Coach

Lauren Tenney

Lauren Tenney

IF Training Staff, Coach

Multiple license inquiry


Work with one of our coaches

Get the most out of your course investment

You will receive the course: including 4.5 hours of videos, course materials from each of the 6 modules and a three session coaching process. Your coach will help you to develop your skills and address specific challenges you’re facing. They provide tailored, one-on-one support in how to negotiate some of the most complicated issues facing you and your team, and build lasting capacity. Receive personalized support for learning, making key distinctions and application: • Three sessions with your Ten Directions coach • Supportive skills practice and feedback • Multimodal learning • An accountability structure to keep the learning process focused and efficient Coaching sessions are scheduled at your convenience, following module 2, 4 and 6. 3 Coaching Sessions plus the Inclusion 2.0 Course

$995 (normally $1,200