STAGES Back-Stage: the theory behind STAGES

with Terri O’Fallon, PhD

Four-Session Online Seminar
Monday evenings:  March 6 - March 27, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 pm PST
Tuition: $275

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STAGES Back-Stage is a four-session online seminar that takes you through the theoretical underpinnings of the STAGES model. STAGES is a theory situated between grounded developmental research and practice, and the Integral theory developed by Ken Wilber. STAGES links the Integral theory with the Loevinger-Cook Greuter model. From this linkage, we can highlight the developmental stages from birth through the latest stages with research.

You will learn

  • how theories that occupy the space between Integral theory and any practice area can be a powerful grounding for new insights in any field
  • how the Integral Frame can be used as a research process and methodology
  • how to understand the STAGES theory, model and the resulting three integral questions.

Everyone is welcome to join us including those who have taken previous STAGES workshops and those who want to geek out on STAGES theory. If you are considering taking the STAGES Debrief or Scoring Training in the future, this seminar can be added onto any STAGES course that hasn’t included the theory to make you eligible for the advanced training programs. See our website for more information about training prerequisites or contact us by email.


Session 1: Monday, March 6
The Four Quadrants and how they were configured into the Concrete, the Subtle, the MetAware tiers.

Session 2: Monday, March 13
The Individual and the Collective poles and The Eight Zones which form the early and late person perspectives and how these perspectives define the stages in each tier. We will see how the zones are developmental.

Session 3: Monday, March 20
States and how some are necessary to build the scaffolding of the developmental stages but they aren’t sufficient--what else is needed?

Session 4: Monday, March 27
Putting it all together will show how the quadrants, the zones, and the individual/collective aspects of the quadrants form the three questions you can ask that will point you to a presenting stage of development

Can't make all the seminar times, recordings of each session will be available for all who have registered. 

Seminar format will include: Presentations, discussion rooms, exercises and question and answer.