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:


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 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.

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.
~ Allan Fried, Vistage Peer Advisory Chair Next Stage Facilitation® Grad, IF Certificate® Candidate 2022

During our time together, your learning will include:

Our style of training will appeal to you if you:

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

Full tuition is $1,950 usd

Seats are limited.

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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

$1,200 (normally $1,800)