We believe in integrative, interdisciplinary, multi-mode learning that’s fun, interactive, and meaningful. Programs include large group lectures, time for participants to get up on their feet and move around as they experience and create classroom collateral, lots of storytelling and real-world examples followed by application assignments back in the field, periodic pop-ins and guest speaker presentations, and small group work.
We love variety. Customizable to meet our clients’ specific needs, current programs enable us to choose from up to 40 components ranging from slide provisions, workbooks, field guides, participant maps and posters to group activities, reading assignments, case studies, introduction to a coach and mentor network, project opportunities, job aids, and a rich, vibrant alumni network that is growing wider and deeper year after year.
As a boutique consultancy (by choice), we’ve tried every size and stripe for our programs and come to treasure more intimate groups over a sea of faces. To this end, most programs max-out at 18 participants, with some of our Cohort Series maxing-out at 12-15 participants. As a result, participants become more than acquaintances, often graduating as friends or feeling like family.
They do vary, and because many programs are provided for international audiences (but instructed from the US), start/end times can occur 24/7, so please contact our Program Advisors for details. As a general rule, 8:30AM is a common start-time, 4:30PM is a common end-time, lunch is typically 11:30-12:30, and half-day programs end around 11:30AM and other half-day programs begin at 1:00PM.
Because it varies by program, please make your travel plans according to the confirmation email you receive from a Program Advisor. To receive a Certificate of Completion (not offered in all programs), you must attend the program in its entirety.
For programs comprising our Non-Series Series, perhaps 30-45 additional minutes each class day. For our Series programs (especially Lodestone, Cornerstone, and Keystone), approximately 1-2 hours each week beyond class time. Additionally, as the soul of Keystone is coaching, cohort participants need to plan for an additional 1-1.5 hours of coaching each month (in addition to the aforementioned 1-2 hours/week for reading, project time, and checking in with peers).
We offer at least four programs per quarter and launch new cohorts in the spring and the fall. If you’re interested in a program and don’t see it publicized—or wonder if/when a particular program is coming, just email our Program Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org.