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the ascent fellowship

An unforgettable journey to ascend to the next level

Experience the power of collective wisdom, diversity of thought, and being supported and inspired by executive peers

…All in extraordinary places.

Hear what our most recent Fellowship has to say

Our Fellows are the cornerstone of our program, and we value their perspectives to shape ours. Hear from them, in their own words, why they’ve chosen to be a part of this journey.

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INVEST IN YOURSELF AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

“I would rather proactively become a better leader now, than have to do it after making critical mistakes.” 

- Ben Parr, Co-Founder & President, Octane AI, and Ascent Fellow

Leaders need to be relevant, nimble, and ready for anything, which means constantly adjusting to the rapid pace of change and innovation.

If you're undergoing sudden organizational growth, expanding your leadership role, or navigating a major career shift, you are not alone.

Join the Ascent Fellowship to connect with a new network, and to reconnect with yourself. Confront your world and the changes coming your way with confidence and a renewed commitment to yourself as a leader.

THE PROGRAM

Ascent designs programs for carefully selected groups of senior executives to become more effective leaders. The Ascent Fellowship is our flagship program. Over the duration of the Fellowship, participants:

  • Build a powerful network of peers, with both shared and different experiences, who can provide ongoing support and mentorship

  • Gain a better understanding of how to lead, and ways to be even more effective in harnessing leadership styles and skills

  • Learn from relevant world-class experts, tools, techniques, and approaches, as well as broader contextual trends and dynamics

The Ascent Fellowship delivers these outcomes via three programmatic elements:

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ASSESSMENT

personalizing the program

Ascent conducts a thorough executive leadership assessment of each individual. 

Since everyone learns differently, this process allows us to discover insights about our Fellows and employ multiple learning styles to meet their needs and build the cohort.

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IMMERSIONS

two multi-day immersions

Each Fellowship brings the cohort together on two separate occasions for what we call “Immersions.” 

Each Immersion marries an unforgettable location with the most cutting-edge, relevant issues facing leaders today - with the top experts in each field - while maintaining a focus on personal growth.

Fellows spend both Immersions engaging in simulations, exercises, and tailored experiences that bring best practices to life.

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NETWORK

A diverse, resourceful peer community

The individuals in each Fellowship are what make the experience a success.  Our Fellows report that the strong networks they build during the program provide the true underpinning of their overall Ascent experience.   

From peers to faculty and other contributors, each Fellow develops  connections with individuals who have deep experience addressing relevant organizational challenges.

Each Fellow commits to helping each other unlock their full potential: during, between, and after completion of the Immersions.

Upcoming Fellowships

February - may 2019

SOLD OUT

April - july 2019

May 1-4, Greentree foundation Estate, Manhasset, ny

July 29- AUGUST 3, Summit Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, CA

july-october 2019

SUMMIT SKYWALKER RANCH, Nicasio,CA: WEEK OF AUG 3

Greater boston and harvard yard: WEEK OF OCTOBER 27

october 2019 - february 2020

greater boston and harvard yard: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1

THE SHIMON PERES CENTER FOR PEACE, TEL AVIV: WEEK OF JANUARY 28

UNFORGETTABLE PLACES

We bring you to some of the most exclusive venues that inspire and empower you to connect. Here are some of our favorite places:

“I'm here to learn more about others - and I'm here to learn more about myself.”

- Stephen Bronfman, Executive Chairman, Claridge, Inc.

PARTICIPANT PROFILEs: A NEW NETWORK OF PEERS

The Fellowship network comprises a diverse mix of chief executives, founders, civil servants, and other senior leaders who have innate curiosity and a passion for leadership.  Meet a few of our Fellows:

  “I invested in Ascent because they deliver the kind of bespoke program I wish I had access to when I was CEO.”

- Jim McCann, Founder of 1-800 Flowers.com and Chairman of Willis Towers Watson