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Co-Active Assistants & Volunteers

Co-Active assistants and volunteers are dedicated to unfolding of the leadership journey in themselves and others. They thrive in the practice of observation and holding space for others, possess the self-authority and contextual awareness to take action, and are committed to creating safe and courageous environments for deep learning.

Program Assistants

CTI assistants have a uniquely rewarding opportunity to deepen their leadership skills through total immersion in the Leader Behind dimension, supporting and holding space for learning while getting behind-the-scenes perspective on what it takes to deliver the magical Co-Active experience to our students around the world. Assisting at a program is a great way to deepen your leadership learning or to explore a career path as an instructor.

What to expect

  • All assistant positions are unpaid.
  • Approved applications will be good for two years. At the end of the two year cycle, you will be required to reapply.
  • If you elect to assist at a program in a location that requires travel, you will be responsible for all travel costs.
  • If you’ve been accepted to assist at a program, there may be required paperwork or other preparation tasks for you to complete before the program begins.
  • If you’ve been accepted to assist a program, you will need to arrive early and/or stay late. Depending on the program, this could mean extra days before and/or after the scheduled dates, or several hours before participants arrive or after they depart.
  • Expect to demonstrate the full embodiment of Co-Active, including reading the space, taking contextually appropriate action without specific direction, and attending to the many details that go into running the program.

Eligibility

To qualify to be an assistant to a specific program, you must have completed that program. In addition, some programs have specific eligibility requirements:

Professional Coach Training Courses

To be eligible to assist at any of the five Co-Active coach training courses, you must have either (a) successfully completed the course in the last five years, or (b) have assisted at the course in the last five years. If you are not eligible at this time, you can become eligible by either retaking the course at a discounted rate or completing the Co-Active Leadership Experience course.

Co-Active Leadership Experience

You must have either (a) completed the Co-Active Leadership Experience course, or (b) completed the Co-Active Leadership Program. Priority will be given to those who have successfully completed the Co-Active Leadership Experience course.

Co-Active Leadership Program (10 Months)

Assisting in the Co-Active Leadership Program is by invitation only. It requires you to have successfully completed the Leadership Program and to have been recommended to CTI for an assistant position by your program leaders.

Event Assistants

CTI wouldn’t exist without the community of people that support its work. Assisting at events is a wonderful opportunity to grow your leadership and be part of a team that creates the Co-Active experience. If you are interested in helping out with a local community event, we’re ready for you.

What to expect

Our free in-person events are designed for individuals who are interested in learning more about our Co-Active methodology. They are for those who want to “try the work on” before making a decision to step into a particular pathway of training. As an assistant in these events, you are part of the leadership team, co-creating a Co-Active event for the participants!

  • Events are 3 hours.
  • Events occur is select cities only. If you elect to travel to assist at an event, you will be responsible for all travel costs and meals.
  • If you are accepted to assist an event, you will be expected to arrive early and leave late (plan for 1-2 extra hours).
  • If you are accepted to assist at an event, you will need to be available for a 30-minute Zoom (video) call the week of the event to cover team design and training.
  • Expect to demonstrate the full embodiment of Co-Active, including reading the space, taking contextually appropriate action without specific direction, and attending to the many details that go into running the event.

Eligibility

To be eligible to assist a Co-Active introduction event in your community you must have either:

  • Completed Co-Active Professional Coach Training (all 5 modules), or
  • Completed Co-Active Leadership Program

Preference will be given to graduates of the Co-Active Leadership Program and those who have also completed the Co-Active Leadership Experience (CLE) course.

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Learn about the Co-Active community: a movement of kindness, generosity & connection.