Attractions Mastermind Group

Personal and Portable Learning For Attractions Leaders

What is a Mastermind Group?​

Mastermind Group is a network of peers who collaborate on issues, provide honest feedback to one another, and support the development of each participant. The group is a safe place to share ideas and elicit input on topics that directly impact you and your business. Many decisions are made (or made clearer) with the input of this trusted network of talented colleagues.

For the Attractions Mastermind Group, a moderator will organize meetings, facilitate discussions and keep the group on track. We will meet for 1-hour over Skype, bi-weekly.

The purpose of this mastermind group is to strengthen the leadership capacity of the individuals involved. There will be no sharing of sensitive or secretive material that could put one company at an advantage over another.

What Are the Benefits of a Mastermind Group?

  1. Mutual support – The busier you are, the easier it is to feel alone, even when surrounded by many people. The mastermind program creates a close-knit network of confidants and advisors that can provide support whenever needed.
  2. Differing perspectives – Hearing different views allows participants to see issues they wouldn’t otherwise become aware of.  Whether you agree with others’ perspectives or not, it’s a great way to gather input from alternative sources.
  3. Resources – Everyone in the group will have access to a different skill set and network of people.  As your network expands, so do the resources around you.
  4. Accountability – “A promise spoken is a promise kept”.  Mastermind participants help each other achieve goals not only by providing support, but by also expecting results and progress from the other members. No one wants to be the person saying they didn’t get anything done.

What Is “Personal and Portable” Learning?

We will explore issues that are important to the individual participants. The discussions will be targeted to the individuals in the group, allowing personal reflection and development that is not often possible in larger group settings.

Being portable means you take this knowledge, network and experience with you anywhere you go as a leader.

Attractions Mastermind Group Process

  • To maximize engagement and group dynamics, mastermind candidates will be evaluated according to experience level.
    • Seasonal Supervisor – 1 to 3 years in a seasonal leadership role
    • Manager – 3 to 7 years of full time, mid-level leadership experience
    • Executive – 10 + years’ experience, currently holding a director, VP or C-suite position
  • Participants are asked to commit to 6 months of bi-weekly mastermind meetings.
  • Candidates can be from any attraction type. All departments are welcome, and diversity of backgrounds will be considered when choosing participants.
  • Once the participants (4-6) have been determined, the following steps will be taken:
    • Establish a biweekly schedule that each person can commit to. Calls will be 1 hour in length via Skype.
    • Each participant will take a DiSC behavioral style assessment to determine baseline strengths and weaknesses
    • Private Facebook group will be created to share ideas and resources during non-call times

Mastermind Participant Conduct and Expectations

  1. Attendance – Participants are expected to attend all scheduled meetings. If a scheduling conflict arises, please notify the facilitator immediately.
  2. Participation/Engagement – Mastermind is an active group. Each participant is expected to participate in and contribute to both in-person (Skype) and online (Facebook group) discussions.
  3. Respect for fellow members – Mastermind group is a safe place. Mastermind conversations, and the information that group members share, must remain confidential. Mastermind conversations can reveal personal feelings and struggles, and individuals must recognize the need to be open and honest with the group. That will produce the deepest, longest lasting results. This can also uncover a difference of opinions, which is necessary to the growth of individuals and the group. All such opinions, judgments and suggestions should be delivered in a respectful and helpful manner.

Mastermind Meeting Schedule and Agendas

  • All meetings will follow a similar outline and will have a general topic to be discussed.
    • Basic outline/agenda for each meeting:
      1. Recap previous week, discuss Facebook group activity if needed
      2. Sharing
        • Each member shares a high, low, or significant accomplishment since the last meeting
      3. Advising
        • Pre-determined topic or 1 member on the “hot seat”, discussing a topic or issue they are experiencing, allowing the group to share feedback and suggestions
      4. Accountability
        • Each member will share one high value activity/initiative you want to be held accountable for
      5. Wrap-up
      6. Brief recap of key learnings from the call

Meeting topics

Meeting topics can be predetermined or brought up in the moment by any member of the group. Topics will vary based on program level (i.e. Supervisor, Manager or Executive). Past and potential discussion topics include:
  • DiSC communication study Relationship with leader
  • Team dynamics Staffing models
  • Employee motivation/engagement
  • Building trust
  • Working with other departments
  • Time management
  • Leadership influence Delegation
  • Big picture thinking Developing other leaders
  • High maintenance employees/co-workers
  • Self-awareness

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for our next program. As stated above, candidates should be leaders who would benefit from group coaching and would be willing and able to provide insightful feedback to others.

Investment – $799 per person

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