STAGES is a recent theory and assessment methodology for human development, created by Terri O’Fallon, Ph.D., grown out of her decades of experience in Education and years of research on development in several institutions including Pacific Integral. This new model reveals interesting new understandings about how human beings grow throughout life and can contribute to our sense of where we are in our development, personally and professionally. Practically, it gives us another road map for our individual and collective, human potential.
STAGES grows out of a deep history of research into human development and was statistically grounded in its initial research study to correlate with the most widely-used and researched test of adult human development. Thus, we can rely on STAGES's having research support, while benefiting from its new insights. Three new, later stages of development were included in this study's replication research; it is an Integrally based model, incorporating quadrants, states, lines and types. As such, STAGES may lend theoretical and statistical support to Ken Wilber’s integral theory. It supports insights for a natural sequence of deep "vertical" structures, as well as repeating, wave-like patterns of development.
Receive your own personalized STAGES Assessment and optional coaching session to discover your core developmental level, themes, challenges and growing edges. Gain a picture of where you are in your developmental path and what is next for you.
Join us this year for one or more of our STAGES Training programs to gain a deep understanding of the developmental framework and its application. If you are joining us for GTC this year, consider starting your journey with STAGES training.
STAGES grew out of years of research and practice with human development at the core of our Generating Transformative Change program (GTC). GTC provides a profound journey of waking up, growing up, and embodying an approach to life that is empowering, intimate, authentic, collaborative, ever-evolving, and transformational on small and large scales. STAGES is one of the core frameworks we apply in GTC.