Using Adult Development Theory To Coach Leaders
September 12-14, 2017

Grant-Humphreys Mansion,  Denver, Colorado
Fee: $1800
Required: The MAP Profile, $450
If you have taken the MAP already, no need to retake it.
This program is approved for 17.75 hours of continuing education through ICF

"Still noticing development stages in everyone, but mostly myself. Still committed to the journey. Thanks again for the wonderful experience, your calm and centered presence, and a glimpse of the future that might be!" -P.K.

Workshop Details
Stages of Development are essential for coaches to know and be able to use in meeting clients "where they are." Rich in experiential learning, this workshop invites you to engage in exercises and conversations that stretch your learning related to stages of development, a theory that is becoming extremely applicable given the need for leaders to lead in unprecedented complexity.

By its nature this material will applyto your personal journey as well as to your work, covering the main aspects of the theory, tools, traps, and client issues. Like others who have gone through this workshop, you will find the topic and its application absolutely transformational for your work as a coach.

Key Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe three conventional and three postconventional stages of adult development
  • Through case studies, identify stages of development
  • Investigate client "failures" through a developmental lens
  • Recognize traps a coach can fall into depending on client stage
  • Identify resources most suited to support your clients' stage and your personal developmental journey
  • Feel for more confident in using a developmental approach with your clients

Christine Wahl, MA.Ed, CIC, CDC, MCC

Chris Wahl founded the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University. Her firm, Miro Group, offers executive, leadership and team coaching as well as tailored retreats for clients. Chris has studied and used developmental theory for over 12 years in her coaching and team work and is a certified scorer of the MAP. She teaches adult development to coaches and leaders at Georgetown University and George Mason University.

Barbara Braham, Ph.D., MCC

Barbara is an executive coach who has used developmental theory as the foundation of her coaching for over 15 years. She is certified to score and debrief the MAP, and has taught others how to score. She teaches developmental theory to aspiring coaches in the Georgetown Leadership Coaching program, and to leaders in the Georgetown Transformational Leadership program.

Maturity Assessment Profile (the MAP)
The MAP is required: you need to know your own stage to be able to apply this work to your clients' goals and needs. The deadline for completing the MAP is August 21, 2017, to ensure that you have your personal and confidential results in advance of the program. For further information on the assessment, please contact Christine Wahl, or Barbara Braham, The fee for the MAP is $450 if you have not already completed it.

Lodging is available nearby for those who are traveling in for this workshop. We will send details to out-of-town participants after we receive your registration.

Workshop Registration
Click on the button below to register and make your payment for this workshop. Request for refunds before August 21, 2017 will incure a $100 service fee. Cancellations after that date will incur a 50% fee. Space is limited. You can contact Chris Wahl, 703-764-1895, or for further information.

I was thrilled to discover that the workshop had an immediate and direct positive impact in 4 separate meetings with coaching clients this week - it was truly amazing and wonderful. They may well have been the best of the best engagements we had to date." -F.S.

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