Next Stage Facilitation for Vistage Chairs
Freedom and Flow in front of the room
3 Day Intensive - March 30-April 1, 2023 in Raleigh, N.C.
Experiential Immersion and Practice for Developing Facilitators
Next Stage Facilitation develops group chairs into more naturally spontaneous, confident and insightful facilitators.
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 depth and 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:
CONFIDENCE & EASE
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.
SENSING & RESPONDING
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 will:
Why should Vistage Chairs not miss this training?
Mark Taylor, Master Vistage Chair:
Rebecca was my retreat speaker on Agility in Leadership. As I watched her facilitate, I was in awe. I told her, “I want to learn to do that!”. I knew she had an online course, but I thought how wonderful it would be to do this with other Vistage Chairs in an exclusive training.
I chair eight NYC groups; some of my CEOs are high-energy, alpha, and in-your-face when they don’t like something or disagree. I was impressed when I witnessed how Rebecca gracefully and yet firmly handled these situations.
After 13 years of chairing, sometimes I struggle to keep things fresh and dynamic. I’ve worked on my coaching skills by completing five coaching certifications, yet I haven’t trained in-depth in facilitation and group dynamics. Chairing our group meetings is the BIG day for our members and a critical skill for our practice. I want a rich repertoire of tools, activities, and interventions. More than that, I want to become aware of my blind spots to be the best chair possible.
I love being a Vistage Chair and the difference we make in our members’ lives. I know that I can learn to become a better chair through facilitative mastery.
~ Mark Taylor, Master Vistage Chair
Best Practice Chair, Hyndman Award Recipient (2016), Robert Nourse Chair of the Year (2021), STAR Award (2015-2021)
Every Next Stage Intensive includes:
How it works - 3 day in-person training
Balancing teaching with practice, large and small group interactions, and individualized coaching, this intensive is spread over 3 days. Supplementary resources will be provided to support your learning.
This training is capped at 30 participants.
Next Stage Facilitation is a standalone program, and also the first step on the Integral Facilitator® Certificate Path. Plans are underway for a custom learning journey & IF Certificate Program exclusively for Vistage / TEK Coaches in 2023.
Allan Fried, Vistage Chair
Being around the Ten Direction Facilitators always inspires me to up my game. These facilitators are masterful in creating experiences that flow. Here is an example from an online class: on one hand it seemed like they had done this hundreds of times, and on the other when there is a hiccup with technology or an app in this case, they just roll with it and incorporate it into the learning.~ Allan Fried, Vistage Peer Advisory Chair Next Stage Facilitation® Grad, IF Certificate® Candidate 2022
And while I tend to think that a successful meeting comes through my effort, I’ve learned that great engagement and collaboration is actually dependent on my mindfulness and my ability to create space for others.
Ten Directions has a unique approach that offers both philosophy as well as tactics that bring a fresh approach to facilitation. If you are looking to add creativity, depth and expand your impact in your meetings – in-person or virtual – you should learn with Rebecca and her team.