FIT is by invitation only.

The FIT (Facilitator in Training) Program is designed for VIP graduates who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and accomplishment and who are committed to developing themselves as change agents in the world to make a profound difference. FIT is an in-depth, highly rigorous, six-month program where participants will be trained in emotional intelligence, the art of facilitating workshops, and the distinctions of the mastery of leadership. It is for leaders of all kinds: entrepreneurs, coaches, executives, officers, community leaders, teachers, trainers, inspirational speakers, presenters, and anyone dedicated to creating an extraordinary impact in their lives and the world.

FIT is an opportunity to master the pillars of leadership, the art of redesign, reinvention and communicating with impact.  FIT is rigor, excellence, passion, excitement, fun, breakdown, breakthrough, risk, commitment, urgency, and transformation.  It is an opportunity to discover, unlock, and exercise your potential as a leader.Each student will be accepted based on their demonstrated commitment to transformation, excellence, and results. Admission into FIT requires the completion of VIP and the submission of an application and interview.

Upon completion of the FIT Program, each student will receive a formal evaluation and recommendations for further development. Graduation in excellence from the FIT Program is a prerequisite for becoming a Trainer Intern, though does not constitute a guarantee of being accepted as an intern.


Rigor. At a whole new level.

THE PINNACLE TRAINING OF NEXT LEVEL LEADERSHIP

The training consists of:

  • Three full weekend trainings, led by Michael Strasner, which include: stretches, team building/leadership opportunities, and facilitation practice, with significant individualized coaching from the trainer.
  • Four one-day modules focused on the different aspects of facilitation. Topics include personal responsibility, public speaking, listening skills, style flexing, context setting, team building, coaching distinctions, and trainer distinctions.
  • A required reading list of books which illustrate and elaborate on key leadership distinctions.
  • A required movie watching list that embodies the Mastery of Leadership distinctions.
  • A Personal Strategic Plan and A Power Group with weekly coaching sessions with other students and mentoring by Chris Hawker.
  • A capstone thesis, which constitutes a workshop designed and presented by the student to an audience of at least 25 people
  • Partnership in transformation through support and staffing of trainings and VIP.

Full course: $4000

Deposit Installment: $500

50% due prior to the first weekend

50% due prior to second weekend

10% discount if paid in full by first weekend


Select Your Training Dates:

FIT 3

May 25th - October 14th, 2018 - Columbus


SCHEDULE

1st Weekend
May 25-27th
Friday 7:00pm - Sunday 8:00pm*

1st & 2nd Module
May 28th
11:00am - 11:00pm* 

3rd & 4th Module
June 4th
11:00am - 11:00pm*  

2nd Weekend
July 6-8th
Friday 7:00pm - Sunday 8:00pm*

5th & 6th Module
August 6th
11:00am - 11:00pm* 

7th & 8th Module
August 27th
11:00am - 11:00pm* 

9th Module
October 12th
11:00am - 11:00pm*

3rd Weekend
October 12-14th
Friday 11:00am - Sunday 8:00pm*

*End times are approximate


Important Information

Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age and a VIP graduate to participate in the FIT Program. 
     
  • FIT is by invitation only and happens once a year. If you seek an invitation, please contact a FIT graduate for his or her recommendation. Official acceptance is determined by the Next Level leadership team.
     
  • Next Level requires all forms to be completed prior to the start of the training, including the health history and release waiver. These forms will be emailed to you before the training start date.
     
  • If you are pregnant, you are eligible to participate in the VIP Program so long as you complete the program before your 3rd trimester begins and have written consent from your obstetrician.

Preparation

  • Come ready to work/play hard. You get out of them what you put into this training, just like at the gym. The people who get the most out of it are the ones who give it 100%!
     
  • The FIT Program is designed for VIP graduates who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and accomplishment and who are committed to developing themselves as change agents in the world in order to make a profound difference. FIT is an in depth, highly rigorous, six-month program where participants will be trained in emotional intelligence, the art of facilitating workshops, and the distinctions of the mastery of leadership. It is for leaders of all kinds: entrepreneurs, coaches, executives, officers, community leaders, teachers, trainers, inspirational speakers, presenters, and anyone dedicated to creating an extraordinary impact in their lives and the world.
     
  • All Next Level trainings have built in restroom and meal breaks. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and water. Meals are not included in your tuition, so please plan to purchase your meals each day. Attendees should dress comfortably and bring extra layers.
     
  • Ending times are approximate and can be earlier or later than scheduled.

Full Attention

  • This is an immersive experience, unlike a conference or seminar. Participation generates value and full commitment creates maximum results. Missing significant stretches of time or certain exercises will preclude completion of the training.
     
  • Cell phones will be off during the training but can be checked during the regular breaks.

Travel and Accommodations

  • Training days are long and demand a great deal of focus and energy. Out of town students are encouraged to find accommodations near the training center.
     
  • We advise students traveling by plane to arrive a day prior to the training to avoid flight delays and strongly advise that departing flights are not booked any earlier than 10:00pm on Sunday.
     
  • On our Travel and Accommodations page you will find information on nearby hotels, local restaurants, transit options, directions and other useful travel information.

Payment

  • The first deposit installment is $500. 50% must be complete before the start of your first weekend. 50% is due prior to second weekend. There is a 10% discount if paid in full by first weekend.

Graduation

  • There will be a FIT graduation banquet for students and their guests. The date will be provided to students during their program experience.