Vertical Leadership Development

Now Available for Asia/APAC time zones!
Starting on April 4, 2023 at 9:00pm EST

When we talk with organizational stakeholders this is what they tell us they need, not just in leaders but in contributors at every level...

  • Capacity to deal with ambiguous, uncertain, and complex challenges.
  • Awareness and ability to tap diversity in backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Resilience and responsiveness to be effective no matter the stress and demands.

These are not skills or knowledge that can be learned in a classroom or webinar. They are capacities that come from building emotional, intellectual, and even physical and spiritual awareness and capabilities. 

Vertical Leadership Development (VLD), also known as Adult Stage Development or Adult Development Theory, and Ego Construct Development, provides a scaffolding for understanding and working with this profound process of capacity building.

And while VLD is not new, it is more relevant than ever before.

Vertical Leadership Development is about building capacities to see, understand, empathize, and respond in a greater variety of ways and in response to a range of situations.

  • VLD enables leaders to expand their range of response.
  • VLD grows organizational culture to allow for experimentation, psychological safety, and mindful action and interaction.
  • VLD provides coaches with a map for going deep to address the mindsets that define, limit, and shape our client's experience and growth.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Units

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has approved this series for a total of 7.5 hours of CEU credit! This includes the 3 seminars and 3 discussion groups. The series is also approved for 7.5 hours from Wellcoaches and 7.5 hours from Association for Coaches.

You will receive credit for the sessions that you attend live.  At the end of the series you will need to complete a survey and after completion of the survey you will be sent a CEU certificate for the number of CEUs that you earned. Watching a recording will not qualify you for CEUs.

Meet The Seminar Presenter

Jan Rybeck

Cultivating  leaders, teams, and talent to meet the demands of complexity and change is at the core of Jan’s work.  A Master Certified Coach,  Jan has been coaching since 1995 and been a Fellow with the Institute of Coaching (IOC) for 10 yrs.Her webinar, articles, and CoachX video on Vertical Development are available through the IOC. She has led Executive Coaching business lines for several consulting firms, designed and delivered leadership development programs for government, healthcare, and private sector entities, taught on faculty with Harvard’s Psychology of Leadership Course, and served on faculty w New Ventures West Integral Coaching program. 

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Date & Time Topic
April 04, 2023
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm ET
The Why and What of VLD
May 08, 2023
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm ET
Deep Dive with Mindsets/Action Logics/Forms of Mind
June 06, 2023
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm ET
Vertical Development and Coaching
Date & Time Topic
April 18, 2023
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
Horizontal and Vertical Development
May 18, 2023
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
Q & A Grounding in the Mindset Stages
June 20, 2023
9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET
Vertical Development, Teams, and Culture

In this modular series we will:

  • Unpack why VLD is relevant today. 
  • Key distinctions commonly understood between horizontal and vertical growth and how they work together.
  • Explore different Vertical Development frameworks and the core common principles.
  • Dive deep into the VLD development stages and transitions and what they look like in life and leadership leaders and coaching.
  • How to use VLD as a map for distilling and supporting growth.
  • Developmental paths, processes, and dynamics such as what it means to include & transcend, build range, and fall back.
  • Explore VLD coaching and assessment tools and techniques.
  • Impact and implications for coaching including how the coach’s mindset shapes the coaching experience, coaching approaches with different stages of development, and coaching as a developmental experience.