Women’s Masterclass Programme

Rules of the Game

To create a powerful environment for everyone involved in the Masterclass Programme it is essential that you read and agree to the following term and conditions as part of your registration into the Programme.

Attendance

  • You commit to attending the first session and at least 8 of the 10 scheduled evening sessions. If you fail to attend the first session¬† you cannot be part of the Programme and we will talk to you about participating in the next Programme.¬†
  • If you cannot attend a session please let us know at least 24 hours beforehand. If this is not possible due to an emergency, please let us know as soon as you can. If you miss more than two sessions it will be at our discretion as to whether you can continue in the Programme.
  • If you are having difficulty with paying for the Programme at any time, please let us know and we can discuss a way forward.

Grounding for the Masterclass Programme

The Masterclass Programme is for those who are committed to their own greatness and are willing to support others in their own greatness. To do this effectively we need to create a safe space for people to be themselves and to express themselves freely. In order to achieve this you must agree:

  • To be on time for every session. If you are not going to be able to be on time for whatever reason, please let us know beforehand so we can let the group know and we are not left waiting for you.
  • To keep everything that is said within the group confidential at all times.¬†
  • Not to gossip. Gossiping is defined as speaking or writing opinions and judgements about others that undermines their power and decreases their standing with others. This includes the people in your life as well as the people in the Programme. Gossiping about others in your life during the sessions is also not allowed.
  • When interacting with others in the Programme, to speak only from your own experience and refrain from offering unsolicited advice, opinions and judgements to others about what you think they should say or do.
  • That you listen openly and willingly to others in the group, giving them your full, undivided attention when they are speaking and not interrupting until they have finished.
  • That you are willing to fully participate through sharing what is going on in your life and being authentic about what you think and feel – even when it’s difficult.
  • That you are willing to take ownership and be responsible for your own thoughts, feelings and actions. This means that you do not seek to blame others or complain about what is coming up for you.
  • That you will keep agreements and promises that you make to the people in the Programme. If something happens and this is not possible, that you acknowledge any broken agreements and promises so that integrity can be restored.
  • To be ‘coachable’ i.e. that you are willing to listen to feedback without getting defensive. This is particularly relevant if you forget to abide by one of these agreements!
  • Not to discriminate against others on any grounds whatsoever, including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, gender identity or age. Anyone using discriminatory language will be instantly removed from the Programme.

We recognise that this is a high standard of participation and behaviour. One of the outcomes of the Programme is recognising the enormous power of living by these principles in life as well as during the Programme. The Programme provides the perfect place to practice!