In a nutshell, the Institute’s offerings in 2021, are the following:
In small international cohorts:
- Case study in social-emotional and cognitive interviewing, with first, second, and third level IDM Certificate
- Workshop in developmental coaching, with IDM Certificate
- Intensive dialectical thinking practicum (see https://interdevelopmentals.org/?p=7690)
- Personal developmental assessment based on structured interviews.
- Personal coaching by Otto Laske (based on assessment).
- Team facilitation by Otto Laske.
See the text below for further details.
IDM DEVELOPMENTAL COACHING – A UNIQUE OFFERING BASED ON DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Developmental Coaching is an amplification of behavioral coaching. It is nowhere offered as amply and professionally than at IDM. That’s because of two reasons: we never coach without a prior assessment, nor do we one-sidedly coach only social-emotionally rather than combining social-emotional and cognitive coaching, in a proportion based on assessment findings. In addition, we integrate into assessment findings the results of a highly effective questionnaire geared to organizational work designed on the basis of work of Henry Murray, called Need-Press (www.needpress.com). Coaching preparation in terms of these three assessment pillars make our coaching the broadest on offer in the coaching world.
- Assessment & written report $2,700
- 10 hrs of coaching = 3,250, no less than bi-weekly over 6 months
Total = US$5,950 [as of today, Euro 4,913].
Those interested in this offer may write to Otto Laske at email@example.com
Coaching and consulting are based on expertises whose application requires an understanding of clients’ mental processing. As we know from research since 1975, such processing is ‘developmentally determined’, in the sense of being a function of an individual’s emotional and cognitive maturity level. Through structured interviews based on protocols of CDF, the Constructive Developmental Framework, we can revolutionize our coaching and consulting activity based on developmental listening and thinking. We do so by researching the ‘structure’ of our clients’ mental processing (in real time) and, by evaluating the latter’s recorded interviews, giving written and verbal feedback to them, thereby raising their level of self-awareness, collaborative intelligence in teams, problem solving, and decision making.
In the process of doing this work, we ourselves become more mature and acquire greater self-awareness. We also build a professional niche for ourselves as evidence-based professionals and, if we so choose, developmentally thinking app builders.
IDM Services are based on a state-of-the-art synthesis of adult-developmental research since 1975 at Harvard University. They comprise on-line ‘case study workshops’ by which attendees forming a cohort work together with instructor Otto Laske on interviewing, interview evaluation, client feedback, and feedback-based consulting and mentoring in the sense of evidence-based work (work based on empirical data).
The duration of IDM workshops is a function of cohort members’ degree of commitment to collaboration and their individual developmental level. Pragmatically, it depends on cohort members’ regular and thorough preparation of Zoom sessions with instructor Otto Laske. Charges refer to two basic workshop constituents: (a) the number of 1 1/2 hr real-time sessions with O. Laske (usually 2×10=20; see below) and, after submission of an individual case study thus prepared, the time needed by O.L. to evaluate a case study and give feedback on it to the cohort member who submitted it, so that s(he) can give valid feedback to the subject of the study, their client. Evaluating an IDM case study and writing a feedbck report typically requires 6-7 hours per study.)
CDF case studies comprise two different components, a socio-emotional (ED) and a cognitive one CD). While the first regards a client’s emotional maturity in terms of R. Kegan’s work (expanded by Laske), the second has to do with determining a client’s level of cognitive development in the sense of his/her progression from formal-logical to dialectical thinking in the sense of R. Bhaskar’s (refined by O.L). As a result, each case study comprises two parts: an ED and a CD study each of them based on a 1=hr structured interview. Importantly, the two taken together permit to give feedback about a client’s present emotional/intellectual balance which defines his or her overall maturity.
IDM case study workshops begin whenever a cohort of like-minded professionals has formed that commits to shared work over approximately 6-9 months for the first case study. (Subsequent case studies are naturally less effort- and time-consuming.)
Case study outcomes are not confined to giving feedback to clients as a foundation of subsequent mentoring as a CDF expert). They extend to building dialogically savvy apps that use developmental know-how to boost team collaboration in national and global organizations and institutions, especially virtual teams.
Additional Service Offers:
(1) Late August 2020: Dialectical self-analysis of the structure of one’s own thinking (using DTF, the Deep-Thinking Framework)
(2) Early October 2020: Introduction to Critical Facilitation, both of one’s own thinking and that of others (using both CDF and DTF).
Prospective audiences for these workshops are:
(1) Designers of social media platforms
(2) A.I. and Semantic Analysis teams focused on designing new apps for a variety of purposes (including automatic evaluation of recorded developmental interviews)
(3) Designers of project-bound teaching programs for meta-thinking in business schools and colleges.
In both of these workshops participants have a threefold choice of dialogue topics:
(a) their own present organizational or design issues; (b) issues from the instructor’s 2020 book written with Jan De Visch, entitled Practices of Dynamic Collaboration, introduced in the Zoom Session Book Discovery Session 5 26 OL, and (c) topics lifted from the instructor’s 2015 Dialectical thinking for integral leaders found at Amazon (https://www.target.com/p/dialectical-thinking-for-integral-leaders-by-otto-e-laske-paperback/-/A-79235585?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Entertainment%2BShopping_Brand_Competitor&adgroup=SC_Entertainment&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9001928&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2OqitPHg6QIViZ-zCh1RewaMEAQYAiABEgI_OvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)
IDM Teaching Topics Offered
- Designing dialogically savvy social-media apps
- Designing academic programs for meta-thinking based on DTF, the Dialectical Thought Form Framework
- Designing project-bound teaching programs for meta-thinking in business schools and colleges
- In organizations:
- Building environments that enable and scaffold self-organization in teams
- Establishing new coaching roles for strengthening self-organization in teams
- Supporting innovation by boosting collaborative intelligence in teams
- Recognizing developmental levels of team work in holacratic organizations
- Extending work experience in teams to creating collective intelligence in social media platforms
- Strengthening your organization’s dialog culture in and between teams
- Scaffolding distributed leadership by cutting-edge dialog practice
For all inquiries, write to IDM Director Otto Laske, firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDM Services are provided by Otto Laske, Founder of IDM and its Director of Education since 2000, based on 20 years of research, teaching, and consulting. As the social-science research and practices of IDM, the Interdevelopmental Institute, are increasingly embraced by individuals and organizations. In consideration of Otto Laske’s legacy considered, Otto will give preference to the following offerings:
1. Workshops on uses of DTF, the Dialectical Thought Form Framework, especially in teams and in consulting to next-stage organizations. An example is the 4-day in-house workshop on Cognitive Coaching, at MDV Consulting, London, UK, in January 2019. The focus of these workshops is on developing ‘deep listening’ and an awareness of one’s own use of dialectical thought forms.
2. Workshops on CDF in its entirety — social-emotional and cognitive development and their relationship –, now often taught together with Rainer v. Leoprechting; see https://nxtstg.org/event/measuring-hidden-dimensions-training/. The focus of these workshops is on developing ‘social-emotional’ as well as ‘dialectical’ listening.
3. One-on-one work with very experienced coaches wanting to become certified as Master Developmental Coaches based on three case studies supervised by Otto Laske. For details about the approach, go to https://interdevelopmentals.org/?p=5680.
4. Consultation to A.I. and Semantic Analysis teams focused on designing new apps for a variety of purposes, including automatic evaluation of recorded developmental interviews.
5. Conference keynotes upon invitation.
For a workbook on applied dialectics, the “Vurdelja/Laske Dialectical Thought Form Framework”, go to https://interdevelopmentals.org/?p=6621, and to https://interdevelopmentals.org/?page_id=1974 (Publications) where it is available for send-out following purchase.