Next Stage Facilitation Intensive

Freedom and Flow in front of the room

A 6-week Online Training
Beginning June 25th - Ending July 30th

Experiential Immersion and Practice for Developing Facilitators

Next Stage Facilitation develops facilitators, hosts and leaders of groups into more naturally spontaneous, confident and insightful guides. Through a balanced exploration of inner and outer dynamics, with ample experimentation, practice, and personalized feedback, participants learn how to go off script, guide the energy of any group, and handle more complexity with ease.

An integrative, whole-person approach

When we are learning at our best, we are developing who we are inside, which changes how we engage outside. This puts us in the optimal zone of experimentation, risk taking, and reward. Who we are, how we think, what we do, and what we care about are brought together in a seamless and satisfying experience. We are not just learning, we are becoming more self-aware, more connected to others, and more alive with purpose and possibility.

Becoming more masterful

The Next Stage addresses three key dimensions that define an excellent facilitator:


To build our confidence and feel more ease, we have to look inside. Increasing self-knowledge and uncovering our blind spots enables us to grow.


The ability to sense and respond to the group in real time comes from a facilitator’s sensitivity, openness, and attention. When we are aware of the many small, invisible and subtle sources of information in the room, we can adapt and respond in the moment.


Having a rich repertoire of tools, activities and interventions happens through exposure to facilitative mastery, through practice, and through experimentation. When we are engaged in repeated practice and feedback cycles with others, we just get better—period.

Your participation in Next Stage Facilitation Intensive will:

  • Bring you more confidence and ease in front of the room
  • Deepen your in-the-moment sensing of what a group needs
  • Help you respond when you don’t know what to do
  • Show you how to keep things fresh and dynamic
  • Give you a space to let go of inner pressure to “get it right”
  • Deepen your presence and awareness
  • Offer tools and approaches for supporting challenging conversations

Every Next Stage Intensive includes:

  • Support for your development
    Supporting you to identify what matters most to you, what’s what the next horizon of your learning is, and what pathway and practice will get you there.
  • Connection to community
    A safe learning culture in a peer-group of like-minded professionals accelerates what we learn, how we learn, and where we can go next.
  • Depth and insight
    Developing who we are and how we show up in the world is a human calling. When we discover our clear purpose and connect that to how we impact others, our sense of belonging and a purpose-driven motivation send ripples into every area of our lives.
  • Practice & Feedback
    Sensitive feedback that supports and challenges with compassion is one of the most valuable gifts leaders can receive.
  • Facilitative Mastery
    Being in the room with a team of confident, adaptive, and insightful facilitators provides a rich and immersive container for experiential learning. In every moment, there is something we can learn from.

How it works — 6 week online training

Next Stage Facilitation Online will take place using the Zoom meeting platform for enabling interactive learning and practice from the safety and comfort of your home office.

Balancing teaching with practice, large and small group interaction, and individualized coaching, this intensive is spread over 6 weeks. It begins with one immersive workshop followed by four weekly 4-hour training days and one final 75-minute integration session.

Supplementary resources, recordings, slides and graphics will be provided to support your learning before, during, and after the training.

June 25th, 2020

Introductory Immersion Workshop

Session 1: 9 – 11 am (ET)
Session 2:
11:30 – 1:30 pm (ET)
Practice Session:
3 – 5 pm (ET)

June 25th, 2020

July 2nd, 2020

Week 2

Learning Session: 9 – 10:30 am (ET)
Practice Session: 11:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)

July 2nd, 2020

July 9th, 2020

Week 3

Learning Session: 9 – 10:30 am (ET)
Practice Session: 11:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)

July 9th, 2020

July 16th, 2020

Week 4

Learning Session: 9 – 10:30 am (ET)
Practice Session: 11:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)

July 16th, 2020

July 23rd, 2020

Week 5

Learning Session: 9 – 10:30 am (ET)
Practice Session: 11:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)

July 23rd, 2020

July 30th, 2020

Week 6

Integration Session: 9 – 10:15 am (ET)

July 30th, 2020

***To enable us to create a learning environment high in individualized feedback and practice, this training is capped at 25 participants.***

During our 6 weeks together, your learning will include:

  • Clarifying Intention & purpose—yours, and the groups
  • Using an integral approach to facilitation
  • The three primary perspectives that are always happening in any group
  • Enhancing your skills for flow and connection
  • Identifying and working on your personal learning edge
  • Developing targeted practices that improve your presence and facilitation
  • Expanding your awareness and identity in front of the room
  • Using the primary polarity of sameness and difference to increase engagement and respond to difficulty

Who is it for

This program is right for facilitative leaders and guides at all stages of their career and practice. You are a facilitative leader if you:

  • Facilitate groups, formally or informally
  • Convene and guide gatherings of any kind
  • Work behind the scenes as a network influencer
  • Are a leader in your organization
  • Formally lead or weave initiatives, groups, and organizations

Our style of training will appeal to you if you:

  • Actively participate in your own lifelong learning
  • Are willing to venture into the unknown in order to grow
  • Seek out diversity and input that expands your perspective
  • Meet people where they are, inviting greater vision and growth
  • Value mindfulness practice and meditation as a pathway for becoming more awake
  • Enjoy experiential learning and spontaneity

Finding Freedom and Flow is a game changer when you are front of the room. With more freedom and flow, your presence increases group safety, connection, engagement and authenticity, creating spaces where people can be, do, and become more together.

Register now to reserve your place in the upcoming Next Stage Facilitation Intensive Online. This program is capped at 25 Participants.

Payment terms are available upon request

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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)