Helping coaches help others at a deep level
October 2 to October 5, 2014, Santiago, Chile
In this four-day workshop, Otto Laske, author and long-time teacher of the Constructive Developmental Framework, provides INPACT coaches with a thorough introduction to CDF, a novel assessment, coaching, and consulting methodology. The methodology, long validated in its effectiveness, has been taught at IDM, the Interdevelopmental Institute, Gloucester, MA, USA, since 2000, and in Chile since 2013.
The diagram below outlines the main idea of the workshop: that during lifespan development psychological maps – such as NLP maps — increasingly come under the control of adult- developmental maps, and that this development opens a new door for CDF-based coaches to be highly effective in changing behavior of individuals and teams.
The workshop is based on the idea that developmental information about adults can be elicited through structured interviews, and that coaches mastering such interviews thereby expand their understanding of client maps they are already expertly discerning and modifying. CDF interviewing tools become coaching tools.
In the workshop, students learn how clients, in naturally constructing developmental maps, override the neuro-linguistic maps they are presently subject to, and how the developmentally schooled coach can help them do so more effectively.
For this purpose, students are introduced to elementary developmental concepts, both cognitive and social-emotional, by which to re-think, transform, and deepen NLP and other psychological maps they are now working with.
Students will be led to the conclusion that adult development is a process naturally overriding maps one is, and has been, psychologically subject to in the past, and that this process potentially results in mastery of one’s work and life, both for coach and client.
In terms of acquiring new tools for their craft, students will be shown how through CDF-based dialog with clients (based on developmental theory) they can become more deeply informed about why clients may resist change or find it difficult to modify their present way of thinking, living, and working. Collaborating in small groups supervised by the instructor and the translator, students will acquire an elementary knowledge of available developmental and dialectical thinking tools through which their present toolkit can be extended.