Next Stage Facilitation Intensive

Freedom and Flow in front of the room

A 6-week Online Training

This training is officially accredited by the ICF to provide 23.5 CCEU's

Experiential Immersion and Practice for Developing Facilitators

Next Stage Facilitation develops facilitative leaders, 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, advanced facilitation 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.

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:

Check out a Next Stage grad’s video – below.

Our style of facilitator training will appeal to you if you:

What to Expect

Your participation in Next Stage Facilitation Intensive will:

During the Next Stage you will learn:

How it Works

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

Balancing teaching with facilitator practice, large and small group interaction, and individualized coaching, this course will deepen your awareness and skills. 

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

In addition to our live classes, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other learners from around the world through our dedicated online hub, and have access to recordings of the sessions, conversation and useful resources.

Every Next Stage Intensive includes:


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There are no refunds within 30 days of the training start date. Prior to that refunds requested by participants will be net of the administrative fees. (e.g. Stripe or PayPal transaction fees).

Your Instructors

Rebecca Ejo Colwell

Founder & principal

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

Lauren Tenney


Lauren is a Principal at Ten Directions, where she guides program design and communications. Her background includes immersion in Integral Theory, Adult Development, and transformative learning. She has trained as a mediator and is a Certified Integral Facilitator and Presence Based Coach.

Cléo Burke


Cléo Burke is a principal and senior consultant at Ten Directions, a Certified Integral Facilitator, Coach, Licenced Counseling Therapist, and Educator.

Pete Strom

COACH, Next stage mentor

Pete Strom is a Certified Integral Facilitator, licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and entrepreneur with a MA in Human Development.

Jordan Luftig


Jordan Luftig is a Master Integral Coach, and a weaver and facilitator of transformative leaders, movements, and ideas.

Alana Felt


Alana Felt is a Certified Integral Facilitator, a transformational coach and a frequent contributor to Ten Directions’ Next Stage®, Integral Facilitator® and online learning programs.


The Next Stage program is designed on the assumption that participants will be fully present for all live online sessions. When extenuating circumstances happen it is possible to review a session recording to become familiar with what was missed. However, the live experience includes practices and interactivity that cannot be replicated and will not be featured in recordings.

The Next Stage is designed for a wide variety of participant experience levels, and is focused on learning how to work in an integral way with groups and practice self-as-instrument approaches to Facilitative Leadership. Participants who gain the most from the training are those who already have some lived experience facilitating groups. If you are completely new to facilitation or guiding groups of any kind and are seeking to be introduced to facilitation method and tools, Next Stage is not the appropriate program. 

During the first few weeks of the training, participants are asked to watch a short facilitation demo video each week, totalling no more than 30 mins in length. There is no assigned reading or written work during the course. The Next Stage includes a private course website that offers supplementary materials as well as copies of all slides, graphics, and video recordings of the live training sessions. These materials are available to you to peruse at your convenience throughout and following the conclusion of the training.

You will be assigned to a small practice group that will meet several times throughout the duration of the Next Stage training. Your group will be guided by a faculty coach, who will provide feedback to you on your practice facilitation, and be available to answer questions and support additional discussion and integration in your practice group. There is no 1-1 coaching provided during the Next Stage.

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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)