There is no financial contribution expected to join the program, but participants are asked to commit real time, energy and goodwill in the program. Participation to all the activities is a must. Repeated absences have direct consequence on the group dynamics, and lead to a discontinuation of your participation to the program.
To help you assess the commitment that is needed to take part to the program, consider the following time involvement:
1. Forums: these meetings take place on Saturdays (and sometimes Sunday mornings), on average every 8 to 10 weeks. There are 5 Forums in the program, the first Forum will take place on October 22-23 to which participation is necessary.
2. Conversations Circles: these activities take place once a month, on a week evening, usually from 6pm to 10pm. The day of the week depends on the group, you typically define that with your Coach at the first meeting.
3. Field Work: this stream of activity is initiated during the Forums, and you are expected to meet with other Fellows to progress on your topic between the Forums. You are free to define the modality and the frequency of your work with your team mates, and we estimate that it requires on average 1 to 2 hours per week.
4. Individual Mentorship: these one-on-one meetings with your Mentor take place every 4 to 6 weeks to keep a good progression in your discussions, and each meeting is around 1h30 to have meaningful conversations. Since this is a one-to-one relationship that you build with your Mentor, you define the schedule of the meetings together.
We know that the overall commitment is significant, but is necessary to have real impact. Fellows currently in the program estimate the time investment at 2 to 3 hours per week. If you feel that, at the moment, you would not be comfortable to invest that time in the program, then we advise you not to apply to avoid facing difficulties further down the road… Of course, in the event of a personal situation arising during the course of the program, we are always open to discuss and review how to adapt to individual cases.