Weaving the Future

Weaving the Future

A Facilitative Leadership & Fellowship Program for Naturopathic Doctors

This 5-month program is for Naturopathic Doctors and leaders who seek to:

  • Guide and influence the next era of the profession
  • Work more skilfully with ambiguity, complexity and multiple perspectives 
  • Foster cultures of inclusivity, unity, and diversity
  • Facilitate intra and inter-professional collaboration
  • Grow themselves as collaborative influencers to catalyze systems change and cultural evolution

Held at The Whidbey Institute

Whidbey Island, WA

January – May, 2020 

You will develop:

  • Presence and Awareness
  • Emotional and mental agility and flexibility
  • How you see and shape systems
  • Ease with polarized issues and conflict
  • Skills for facilitating groups
  • Worldview sensitivity
  • Wisdom and intention
  • Strong network of fellow leaders

And become a leader who:

  • Is emotionally courageous,
  • Can maintain your center in the midst of intensity,
  • Expresses receptivity and boldness,
  • Inspires others with heart-centered vision,
  • Feels confident with ambiguity and difference,
  • Navigates groups with ease and social intelligence.

Through experiences that include:

  • Three 5-day in-person residential intensives,
  • Bi-weekly individual and group coaching,
  • Online community practice webinars,
  • Applied learning group projects,
  • Private online learning platform.

What is the world calling for, and how do we get there?

To create a future we all want to be part of, we need to know that our unique perspectives are welcome, to feel connected across our differences, and to see that our future includes all of us. Leaders who can weave cultures of trust and collaboration are the instruments of change that make this possible.

Integrative Learning Model

The program utilizes the methods, frameworks, tools and teachings for facilitative leadership development pioneered over the last three decades through programs at Ten Directions and Fourth Wave Strategy.

The heart of our model of change is the principle of Self As Instrument. Our ability to change, influence and impact begin with the quality of our presence, relationships, and inner agility.

 “My capacity for love and compassion has increased 100 fold as a result of the connections here.”

– Ten Directions Transformative Leadership Program Graduate, 2019 


Intensive 1

January 26th - 31st

Intensive 2

March 12th - 17th

Intensive 3

May 21st - 26th


Registration for the inaugural program will open on September 1, 2019. 

Enrolment is limited to 30 participants. 

Tuition in USD

Emerging ND Practitioner
$7,500 USD
Growing ND Solo-preneur
$9,000 USD
Established ND / or Employer-Funded
$10,000 USD
Early Bird Tuition Discount 25% off until October 1st.


The Whidbey Institute has designed a special, all-inclusive rate comprised of private or shared accommodations, plus delicious conscious meals and nutrition breaks. We will send you the link to book with our special code when your application has been approved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ten Directions has created this custom fellowship opportunity, in consultation with NDs, to align with the professions’ intention to increase facilitative leadership capacity. 

Ten Directions is an innovator in post-professional practice development. We believe in the power of generative learning and have seen amazing contributions to larger scale change and impact when the growth and development of leadership is a priority investment.

Fellows will grow themselves as collaborative influencers with potential to catalyze systems change and cultural evolution. 

Program participants represent a wide range of experience as physicians, educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, communicators, researchers, coaches, consultants and facilitators. Many will have decades of professional experience behind them, while others are embarking on a new phase of their professional vocation as an ND. Admission to the program is not dependent upon a quantity of professional experience, however applications are evaluated based on the clarity, depth and intention expressed in the application. Without exception, we have found that our program participants share a deep sense of purpose and view their facilitative leadership and desire to create impact as a life-long calling.

The 5-day program intensives begins at 8:30 AM (with optional meditation beforehand) and concludes at 6:30 PM. Participants and faculty will be staying on-site for the duration of the program, and some evening sessions may be included.

The agenda for each intensive varies and is adapted to the group as the intensive unfolds. Typically, intensives include multiple sessions of small group discussions and practice, 1-1 and group exercises, direct instruction, facilitation demonstration, and embodied integration practice.

The final day of the intensive concludes at 12:30pm.

Applied practice takes place throughout the certificate program. While attending live 5-day program intensives, you will engage in multiple small group facilitation practices. In between program intensives, you will be engaged in small group projects, ongoing facilitation practice (to meet the 12 hour / month requirement), and will be sharing your practice reflections with the program cohort community through online discussion forums and bi-weekly reflections.

This program focuses on skills and embodied practice to grow and deepen capacity to facilitate intra and inter-professional collaboration. Mastery develops through ongoing practice and engaged learning with frequent opportunities for reflection, feedback and adjustment.  To this end, program participants are required to engage in 12 hours of practice each month; ideally within a change initiative or conversations that are advancing the ND profession. Participants reflect on their facilitative leadership practice in both small groups that meet regularly at a distance (using zoom or skype) and also share their experiences in a private course forum. Participants also complete regular self-assessments and receive personal feedback and coaching throughout the training.

Your coaching group will meet bi-weekly by zoom, and your coach will be available to you for ongoing questions and support throughout the program. You will choose your preferred coaching time slot, and be able to put specific dates in your calendar before the program begins.

All program faculty, including coaches, attend each 5-day intensive in person and participate fully in supporting participants during the intensive. In between intensives, coaches work with small groups of participants through frequent coaching calls. The program director is in regular contact with all participants and provides regular updates, reminders, and discussion topics. All participants and all program faculty participate in monthly practice calls on Zoom.

Partners in Transformation

Ten Directions is very proud to be a partner of The Whidbey Institute, a home for transformational learning and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 

“Our mission is to nurture the conditions for transformational learning, and our purpose is to grow the human capacity to respond generatively to the challenges of our time in service to a future in which people and planet thrive together. We partner with a network of program leaders working in the areas of generative leadership, ecosystem vitality, and community resilience. Our 106-acre conservation forest campus on South Whidbey Island is open to the public and features integrated gardens and a four-mile trail network.”

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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)