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+ Why is your name spelled like that and how is it pronounced?
+ Where are you located?
+ How do I join?
- First, introduce yourself to us! We want to learn more about your business, your journey, and you as a person.
- Next, have your CPA verify your revenue.
- We’ll review your application. Once it’s approved, you’ll receive a payment link and welcome email to let you know what your next steps are.
+ What are the requirements to join?
Ascendeur depends on its members to help us vet applicants for our organization. If your revenue is $500K or below, you’ll need three recommendations from current members as part of your application; if your revenue is over $500K, you’ll need one recommendation from a current member. Don’t know a current member? Come to a GFX or Afternoon Club to meet the community.
+ How much does my company have to make for me to be eligible?
+ What if I like Ascendeur's Guided Forum model, but I already have a forum I like?
Forums & Guides
+ What exactly is a forum, anyway?
+ What is a Guided Forum Experience (GFX)?
+ What are Forum Guides?
- Launch Guides are experts at starting new forums. They’ll provide operational instruction, train your group on forum best practices, identify the forum’s purpose, assist with the development of forum mission and vision statements, help build lists for exploration topics, and anything else your forum needs to get started on the path to success. They’ll participate in your forum’s meetings for the first few months until your group is comfortable moderating their own meetings.
- Lead Guides are experts at keeping maturing and experienced forums on track. Working regularly with the forum chair, Lead Guides will help develop a Monthly Action Plan (MAP), plan presentations and exercises to meet the group’s needs, and continue to liaise with chairs and members to make sure the forums MAPs are effective. Lead Guides do not participate in monthly meetings; rather, they connect ahead of meetings with your forum’s chair.
- Learning Guides are experts at administering specific programs for a defined period of time. Topics will evolve over time and will be driven by the interests and needs of forums. Learning programs include accountability, fitness, relationships, and culture. Learning Guides offer forums a deep dive into specific topics in an expertly guided way.
Your forum gets to pick your Guides; you’re welcome to choose the same Guide each stage or try out someone new. We do the work of content creation and facilitation so members can focus on benefiting from the experiences.
+ Who are the Forum Guides?
+ What do Forum Guides do?
+ How are forums formed?
+ How are Guides assigned to Forums?
+ What about retreats? Are those Guided, too?
+ Are Retreat Guides paid?
+ Can I be a Guide? How are they selected?
+ What is Forum Guide Training?
+ What are the benefits of being a Forum Guide?
+ What's the difference between a Forum Guide and a Forum Chair?
+ What's the difference between Guided, Led, and Pro Forums?
- Guided Forums combine the best parts of member-led groups with the added benefit of an expertly trained guide to elevate your entrepreneurial journey. Guides may occasionally attend a forum, but most of their time is spent with the Chair to prep and plan for forum meetings.
- Led Forums are for groups who want a dedicated Guide to attend meetings and lead their forum in lieu of a volunteer Chair.
- Pro Forums have been in the same high-functioning forum for two or more years and feel like they’re in a place where they don’t need the help of a Guide. They still have access to all TEN benefits and they can bring in Learning Guides as needed to tackle special topics.
+ How much does it cost to attend events?
+ What events are included in my Plus membership?
Every “Plus” membership comes with free access to 18 events per year:
- At Afternoon Clubs, members get a chance to socialize with other growth-minded entrepreneurs at trendy spots around town.
- Our Lunch Abouts are a chance for a member to host other Ascendeurs at their company for an informal midday learning session over a meal.
- Forum Mashups are an annual event that allows members to engage with other Ascendeurs who are not part of their forum in a forum-like gathering.
- Dine-Arounds occur once a year at members’ homes. These are great opportunities to break bread with non-forum members and their significant others.