Intense! We meet as a group: 4:00-10:30pm Thursday, 9am-10:30pm on Friday, 9am-10:30pm Saturday, and 9am-5:30pm on Sunday. While there will be some time allocated to meal/coffee breaks–it’s very important that you don’t plan any work calls or other commitments during our time together. You will spend 20+ of these hours in T-group and 5-10 hours in small-group discussion.
The fee for the weekend is $4000.
Note: a limited number of discounted registrations are available for startups that are pre-Series A.
This cost includes:
1) Two expert facilitators to guide you through 20+ hours of T-group and 5-10 hours of content/seminar discussion;
2) All meals, snacks, and accommodations;
3) A truly unique and unforgettable interpersonal learning experience.
Our T-group weekends are open to any startup leader who is interested in learning more about interpersonal dynamics, feedback and emotion regulation through a unique and intense experiential learning process. A “startup leader” could be an early-stage founder, a startup CEO/senior executive or anyone who is responsible for leading and managing people at a startup. The weekend is open to leaders from startups of all sizes and ventures at any stage. (Note: If you’re fired up to do a T-Group weekend but don’t qualify as a startup leader at this time, please check out other introductory t-group weekend programs.)
We strive get as close to a 50/50 gender split as possible for each T-group. Typically, our 12-person T-groups end up having between 4-6 female participants. The Fort Light facilitator team for a given T-group weekend always consists of one man and one woman.
For the most part, we prefer to have only one participant from a given company per retreat. We have found that the absence of other work relationships really helps participants open up and take the risks they want to over the weekend, without having to worry about what their colleague is thinking.
Occasionally, we allow two people from the same company to participate if they meet the following criteria: 1) Their relationship is strong and they are not wanting to use the weekend as a forum to hash out longstanding differences or conflicts and 2) They are at the same level of the organization (neither reports to or has management status over the other). If you’re a founder and you and your co-founder (or you’re a VP and you and another VP, etc) want to participate in the same weekend, please go ahead and both register and we’ll follow up with you as we review your registration.
Our expectation is that you will sleep on site at the retreat location in San Leandro. We’ll be meeting in a very large, spacious home and will have comfortable sleeping accommodations for everybody.
Humble, but awesome. Eating food that makes you happy and keeps you healthy is a very important part of the T-group Weekend. We will survey T-group members in advance in order to accommodate any allergies/dietary restrictions and understand more about how you each define comfort food.