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the ascent fellowship

An unforgettable journey to the next level

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

…all in extraordinary places.

 

TAKE PART IN THE fellowship EXPERIENCE

 
 

Hear from our fellows

 
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INVEST IN YOURSELF AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

“I proactively want to become a better leader now, rather than 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.

Whether 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 new perspectives on 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

A PERSONALIZED 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.

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

- Stephen Bronfman, Executive Chairman, Claridge, Inc.

Upcoming Fellowships

February - may 2019

SOLD OUT

BOLD STEPS FOR FUTURE IMPACT

Greentree foundation Estate, Greater New York

APRIL 29-May 2

Summit Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, CA

JULY 10-12

DRIVING INNOVATION AND CHANGE

SUMMIT SKYWALKER RANCH, Nicasio, CA

july 9-12

Greater boston: THE EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE, harvard yard

OCTOBER 16-18

LEADING WITHIN THE SHIFTING TECHNOLOGICAL CONTEXT

Greater boston: THE EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE, harvard yard

THE SHIMON PERES CENTER FOR PEACE, TEL AVIV

OCT 2019-FEB 2020

 

UNFORGETTABLE PLACES

We carefully select inspirational venues that foster a connection within your peer group as well as with the environment around you.

 

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 some 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