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[Paris International Webinars] Vertical Development in Leadership with Chuck Palus – 4th March 2019

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ICF Paris Île de France proposes

ICF Paris International Webinar

Programme – in English

Monday, March 4, 2019

from 6 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Vertical Development in Leadership

with Chuck Palus, Senior Fellow

of the Center for Creative Leadership

Co-organised by Dana Lefeuvre, Jo Leymarie, Gabriela Buettner and Gaëlle Coqueblin


This webinar is an introduction to vertical leadership development, as based on the work of Bill Torbert. Vertical development (also known as stage theory, and constructive-developmental theory) began with the work of Jean Piaget with children and has since been applied to adulthood. According to vertical development, people can experience at least seven transformations during their lives in the basic ways they think and act (known as “action logics.”) Later, more mature action logics enable successful engagement with more complex challenges such as organizational transformation. Participants have the opportunity to self-estimate their stage of development using the Transformations™ tool kit in a real-time exercise.

We look at recent insights on how to frame and introduce vertical development into leadership contexts, including scaffolding (vertical is implicit in design and analysis) and spotlighting (vertical is explicitly taught). From there we expand the scope to define and explore leadership culture, and how vertical development operates at the collective levels of groups, organizations, communities, and societies.



  • Self-assessment of vertical development stage and future developmental goals.
  • Awareness of the Seven Transformations of Leadership Model of Bill Torbert and colleagues and the implications for leaders.
  • Insights into applications of the model ranging from individual coaching to the vertical transformation of leadership cultures in organizations.



Event Specifics


March 4, 2019

6 – 7:00 p.m.




Individual Price

Free of Charge



A link for this Webex will be sent 1 week in advance of the event.



Speaker profile

Charles J. (Chuck) Palus, PhD, is a Senior Fellow and faculty member in Research at the Center for Creative Leadership. He studies, teaches, and develops leadership as a relational process. Within this perspective, he specializes in vertical development and leadership culture transformation.

He is co-author of the award-winning book The Leader’s Edge; and the influential papers: Making Common Sense: Leadership as Meaning-Making in a Community of Practice, and Evolving Leaders. His work appears in Leadership Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, the Harvard Business School Handbook for Teaching Leadership; the CCL Handbook of Leadership Development; the CCL Handbook of Coaching; the Handbook of Action Research; and the Change Handbook.

ICF Paris International. is an English-language initiative by ICF Chapter Paris Ile de France. The events aim to create an opportunity for the international coaching community to get together in Paris. Internationally renowned and diverse guest speakers are invited to share about trends, best practices, methodologies, tools with the coaching community in France. The events are open to all nationalities, to both ICF members and non-members.



We welcome your contributions to make our events successful. Please contact one of our ICF Paris International team members within our chapter to share your suggestions, contacts and proposals:

Dana Lefeuvre (

Gabriela Buettner (

Gaëlle Coqueblin (

Jo Leymarie (


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