Vertical development support is essential WHAT IS VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT for leaders in an increasingly complex, uncertain, and interdependent world Do you know the difference WHAT IS VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT between horizontal and vertical development? The Leadership Maturity Framework WHAT IS VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT Extensively researched and validated, our framework describes eight stages of vertical development that leaders can progressively grow into WHAT IS VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT What is Vertical Development? WHAT IS VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT Vertical development involves moving into higher levels of maturity, and becoming better at addressing complex challenges Do you want to assess your stage of development? Your Maturity Profile (MAP) shows how far you have matured through the stages of human development. Based on rigorous research, the MAP provides a fine-tuned and nuanced developmental profile, offering quantitative and qualitative insights. The MAP Experience is conducted online via our secure MAP platform. After you receive the MAP report, a certified Leadership Maturity Coach (LMC) will meet with you to debrief your MAP results, as well as work with you on your developmental goals. I want to take the MAP Do you want a coach to support your vertical development? We offer Leadership Maturity Coaching (LMC), a well-developed practice that can support you to explore your current stage of development and discover where you are headed while collaborating with you to apply the best tools and practices to get there. LMC not only expands, deepens, and enriches your current ways of making meaning, it goes further by facilitating transformations in how you interpret and address your day-to-day challenges in your work, your relationships, and self-development. I want a Maturity Coach Do you want to get trained in coaching for vertical development? We offer experienced coaches and leaders deep, hands-on training in vertical development. Our Developing Leadership Maturity (DLM) intensives focus on how to enable ongoing growth in yourself as well as those you support. As a leader, educator, coach, consultant, or OD practitioner, you will understand more clearly the capacities and limitations of your clients and be able to more powerfully support them in their vertical development journey. X Coach Development Program I want to get trained Do You Wonder . . .? Your organization commits considerable resources to leadership development. How can you tell if your investment has been valuable and effective? Perhaps these are some questions you ask yourself. X How can we identify and measure a leader’s developmental stage? Using our Maturity Profile, it is easy to see just how far a leader is along the growth trajectory. This gives us a measure of a leader’s development. How can we identify and measure a leader’s developmental stage? X What aspects of maturity do our leaders demonstrate and what gaps remain in their development? The Maturity Profile (“MAP”) describes the growth edges for leaders—both where they might be falling back and where they could be advancing along the path of vertical development. Skilled raters provide recommendations and practices to fill developmental gaps revealed through the maturity assessment. What aspects of maturity do our leaders demonstrate and what gaps remain in their development? X How do we know what’s next in a leader’s development? When we can see a leader’s previous stage, current stage, and the possible next stage in their development, we can create a rich picture of the person’s developmental potential. This includes strengths they need to reclaim from an earlier stage of development, what they can expand in their current stage, and what they can step into at the next stage. We now have a three-layered picture of their developmental potential, backed by a scientifically validated measure and expert interpretive assessment. How do we know what’s next in a leader’s development? X How much have our leaders grown? With the statistical data provided in the leader’s Maturity Profile, one can get an appreciation of their current various stage-related perspectives and capacities. Through the debrief conversation, influences, barriers, and possibilities can be clearly articulated—giving leaders a map of their unfolding development. How much have our leaders grown? X How do we measure return on our investment in terms of shifts in developmental stages? By having participants in your programs take VeDA’s maturity assessment before and after your interventions, you can get a sense of how they have actually grown. You will be able to see specific changes in their world-view, what they are newly aware of, and what continues to get in their way. Most valuable of all, with this feedback, leaders can self-direct their own ongoing development, based on objective, reliable, and clarifying feedback both from their MAP results and from their maturity coach. How do we measure return on our investment in terms of shifts in developmental stages? Having worked extensively in vertical development, we can provide quantitative and qualitative evidence in response to your questions. X Download our guide to Vertical Development For more information click here More About Us What we Do We carry deep expertise in the area of assessing the stage of development of adults, supporting their ongoing growth through tailored coaching. We also develop these capabilities in professionals. Know More Who we Serve We serve leaders, teams, and organizations, helping them re-vision their developmental paths. We work with trained coaches invested in vertical development of their clients, providing exceptionally impactful tools. Know More Who we Are We are a global consulting, assessment, coaching, and research enterprise dedicated to vertical leadership development in individuals, teams, and organizations. We have an expert network of certified assessors and coaches. Know More Number of MAPs Years of Coaching experience # Hours of Coaching # Debriefs Upcoming Events DEC 01 Uncategorized THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MATURITY Join us in an exploration of the science of human maturity through the lens of psychology, juxtaposing the science with the art of human learning as gleaned through the work of David Whyte, the poet. Through a series of curated audio clips of David speaking, we will uncover the essential artistry inherent in the adult’s maturational journey. Discover how David’s perspectives and expressions that invoke beauty and resilience, are analogous to developmental markers as described by science. Learn More Register Register DEC 09 Uncategorized HUMAN MATURITY AND THE WORK BY BYRON KATIE Join us as we explore the relationship between Byron Katie’s “The Work” and Vertical Development including an interactive experience. Along with a brief introduction to the LMF, we will share insights on how Byron Katie’s “The Work” facilitates self-awareness and vertical development. Walk away with a very practical approach that has the potential to liberate you from some constraining habits of thinking, feeling and being. Learn More Register Register Interested in applying vertical development within your leadership and organizational development endeavors? Request a conversation X I would like to receive a proposal from VeDA. Request a proposal Testimonials “The supervision towards certification was a fabulous process and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to have Beena and Susanne listening in and providing their feedback. It has helped me understand the framework and instrument better and areas where both would have dove in deeper or taken another route which was very helpful”. Certified Coach Susanne’s knowledge is unsurpassed in this area; this much is obvious and was an enormous benefit. I don’t think that was her greatest contribution, however. I think her greatest contribution was her exemplifying the felt-experience of each stage. This was not simply an intellectual exercise; it was deeper and richer. Michael Forlenza, Ph.D Leadership Development Coach Founder, DPL Coaching and Consulting “Love, love, love the polarity tool—and organizational applications were a helpful way to frame how development stages could be applied in a variety of organizational contexts.” Ed Maino Vice President • Enterprise Supplier Management Effective teaching about maturity has to come from those who truly embody it. Beena and Susanne are masters of maturity! Dr. Alan Watkins CEO and founder Cardiac Coherence, UK; Hon. Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at Imperial College Can’t say enough about Polarities and how effectively it is taught—so good! Carrie Beckner Executive Team Member, Pariveda Solutions The pace of the sessions was very conducive to my learning. I had time to process and experience without feeling rushed. I appreciate how Beena and Susanne “danced” with us. Beena was flexible and also used her wisdom to adjust and adapt on the fly to our needs. As many of us expressed, we finished the days feeling full and yet not overwhelmed. I believe a lot of this had to do with not having emotional tension in the background, as I have experienced in other learning/training situations Janice Sabatine Ph. D., President of Avanti Strategies Beena is a profoundly gifted coach and thought leader with particular focus in vertical development and ego development theory assessment. She is a brilliant trainer, coach, and strategy consultant. Beena has great mastery in a wide range of developmental and coaching models. She is a very late stage leader full of wisdom and kindness. Shane Hipps Author, strategy consultant, coach, trainer I was delighted to experience Beena in a lead facilitator role. Her depth of knowledge and understanding of the material and smooth presentation style were engaging and held the attention of the group with every word. Johnny Thomas Ph. D Beena’s questions guided me to avoid two potential ego traps I had set for myself. That saved me unnecessary and painful wandering in the dark. I recommend the entire experience of MAP assessment. Dariusz Klupi Global leader, Agile at ABB GBS-IS Beena took the pulse of the field wonderfully and met it with flexibility. She was organized, willing to be herself, and showed up as a vigilant leader, with exquisite timing and deep intelligent caring. Her knowledge of the polarity work was impressive Workshop Participant I loved the design of the materials and the exercises. And while I feel full and excited, I don’t feel complete. I want more. Workshop Participant The emphasis on the earlier developmental stages instilled an awareness of compassion for myself during earlier parts of my life and for others who currently occupy those stages. Workshop Participant Susanne’s and Beena’s beautiful presence and mastery of the material are evidence of many years of experience and deep passion for the work. I am honored to be with them and feel privileged to learn. Thank you for your dedication to research and rigor. Workshop Participant Go Deeper If you would like to delve into the depth of our work in vertical development, here are some resources for you Integral Life Webinar – Developing Leadership Maturity Play Video ! Audio Interview with Maureen Metcalf – “Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations” Play Audio ! Jeff Salzman Interview – The Daily Evolver Play Audio!