Advanced Praxis

clarity and compassion in the midst of intensity

three months | 100-Hours | Live Online

Making the invisible, visible

The Advanced Praxis program is designed for practicing facilitators, guides of groups, leaders and conveners who are working to influence group norms, team dynamics, and organizational culture.

Building on the Next Stage Foundations curriculum, this three-month immersion will empower you with the awareness and insight to work with the hidden and hard-to-name dynamics in groups, teams, and organizations.

Who is it for?

As the second step in the 3-part Integral Facilitator Certification Path, the Advanced Praxis program is open to graduates of Next Stage Foundations. Building on an existing understanding of working in an integral way with groups, the Praxis program invites you into a deep and nourishing container for dedicated practice, coaching, and peer learning.

Each cohort in the program reflects the wide range of contexts in which Facilitative Leaders find themselves today. If you are working with groups ongoingly, as a facilitator, guide, convenor, coach or trainer, you are familiar with the subtle and nuanced challenges of guiding groups. This program is designed to develop your awareness, insight, and ability to respond to those challenges.

If these statements describe you, we encourage you to apply for the Praxis program.

What to Expect

Program Elements

Applied Learning

Bi-weekly half-day sessions exploring key concepts in advanced integral facilitation, including time for demonstrations, discussion, small group practice.


Bi-weekly coaching sessions will include three individual sessions and three small group sessions (with the same coach and small group).

Facilitation Practice

Bi-weekly small group facilitation practice sessions provide an opportunity to employ specific skills and interventions the group has been working with during the half-day learning sessions.

Guest Specialists

The Advanced Praxis program will integrate the teachings of talented thought leaders selected by our faculty. These guest specialists will bring their distinct expertise to the cohort during several of our half-day live online learning sessions. Guests and topics to be announced!

Online Resource Hub

The Praxis program will provide a private online learning center that will curate all of the program recordings and provide supplemental resources.

Community & Experimentation

Our learning experience will emphasize the importance of peer learning, creating a laboratory-like spirit of discussion, reflection and knowledge-sharing.

How it Works

A Design for the Whole Self

The Advanced Praxis 3-month learning journey is designed for whole person, community, and systems learning. As a participant, you will focus equally on inner work, facilitative practice, peer collaboration, your context and your intention, and immersive experiences that are uniquely designed to engage you at your personal learning and leadership edge.

Your learning experiences will include direct instruction and personal coaching, meditation and reflection, live demonstrations, consistent live facilitation practice, ample feedback (both verbal and written), role play and simulations, group exercises, peer collaborations, journaling, discussion, and group exercises.

Participation Requirements

Commitment to full participation in all program elements is required of all participants.

A dynamic blend of learning, practice and personal coaching

The Praxis program is designed around a regular weekly engagement over the course of 13 weeks. Within this consistent schedule, each week alternates in focus between all-cohort learning sessions (4 hours long), and focused 1:1 or small group coaching sessions. Bookending this blend are two live online retreats, each three days long. Scroll below to see the program’s flow over 13 weeks, and use the toggle to display either the March or September program start dates.

March - June
September - December

March to June 2021


March 18/19/20
Kickoff Intensive
March 18/19/20
March 22 – 26
First coaching session
March 22 – 26
Thurs April 1
4-hour day
Thurs April 1
April 5 – 9
Second coaching session
April 5 – 9
Thurs April 15
4-hour day
Thurs April 15
April 19 – 23
Third coaching session
April 19 – 23
Thurs April 29
4-hour day
Thurs April 29
May 3 – 7
Fourth coaching session
May 3 – 7
Thurs May 13
4-hour day
Thurs May 13
May 17 – 21
Fifth coaching session
May 17 – 21
Thurs May 27
4-hour day
Thurs May 27
May 31 – June 4
Final coaching session
May 31 – June 4
June 10/11/12
Completion intensive
June 10/11/12

How do I enroll?

To enroll in the Advanced Praxis program, please submit an application using the button below. Enrollment information will be sent to you once your application is approved.

Participation in a Next Stage Facilitation foundations program is a pre-requisite for Advanced Praxis program.

Applicants who have not completed a Next Stage Facilitation Intensive may apply, and if accepted, will complete a 2021 Next Stage Facilitation Intensive before entering the Praxis program.

Applications will not be reviewed without receipt of the $500 USD application deposit (applied toward program tuition). Deposits will be refunded if the applicant is not accepted.

To complete your application, click the “APPLY” button below.

Your Instructors

Rebecca Ejo Colwell


Rebecca is a talented integral facilitator, strategist and coach, co-creator of Integral Facilitator programs, and the Founder of Ten Directions. For over thirty years she has been facilitating and inspiring others to practice facilitative leadership and meet the challenges of a wide range of cultural and social issues.

Lauren Tenney

director of Learning Design

Lauren is a Senior Consultant, Director of New Program Development and Editor-in-Chief at Ten Directions. She is a Certified Presence Based Coach, a Certified Integral Facilitator, and a member of the training team for IF programs.

Cléo Burke

Senior Consultant

Cléo Burke is a senior consultant at Ten Directions, facilitating generative outcomes within our growing graduate community and with our international client organizations.


Applicants who have not competed Next Stage may apply for the Advanced Praxis program. If you are accepted, you will be asked to enroll in the next available Next Stage prior to entering the Praxis program. 

Participants who complete the Advanced Praxis program may choose to go on to enroll in the Capstone Practicum, which is the third part of the Integral Facilitator Certification path. IF Certification is awarded after successful completion of Capstone. 

Successful applicants for the praxis program are engaged in group work of some kind—be that meeting facilitation, convening discussion or community groups, leading trainings or learning sessions. The type of group work that you are doing is flexible, but it is essential to the design of the Praxis program that participants have a context in which to practice the skills they are developing. 

Advanced Praxis is a 13 week long program with live engagement of some kind each week. During the first and final weeks there are three-day long live intensives. In the intervening 11 weeks, there will be an average of 4 hours per week of live engagement and practice. 

There will be supplemental resources provided throughout the Advanced Praxis program for your optional engagement. Aside from a few short demonstration videos (no longer than 30 mins each), there is no regular required work or reading in between live weekly engagements. 

For the March – June Advanced Praxis Program, all live training sessions will begin at 9:00 am ET.

Each day the 3-day Kickoff Intensive and the 3-day Completion Intensive will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm ET. This includes time for meal breaks.

Half-day live training sessions will begin at 9:00 am ET and end at 1:30 pm ET.

Over the 13 weeks of the Advanced Praxis program you will have 6 live coaching sessions that will take place bi-weekly. Of the six coaching sessions, three will be private 1-1 sessions with your coach, lasting one hour, and three will be small group sessions with your coach lasting 90 mins. Together with your coach, coachee and small coaching group will determine the exact day and time of their live sessions to ensure that all schedule and time zone needs can be accommodated.

The program is designed to include emphasis on live practice. During the 3 months of the program, you will be engaged in a small group that will meet bi-weekly to engage in facilitation practice and provide peer feedback. There will also be opportunities for live facilitation practice spontaneously in many of the live training sessions. In addition to these in-program practice opportunities, participants are expected to be engaged in approximately 12 hours per month of live group work of some kind. This can be formal facilitation, or more informal convening, guiding, management, training, etc.

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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)