Metro DC Chapter ATD - Leadership Development CoP: Transforming Leaders through Vertical Development

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UVA, NoVA Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA (Room 212)
  • 34


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Developing leadership competencies can only get us so far in improving leadership. Adult stage development theory provides insight into how we can transform leadership by expanding leaders’ capacity for engaging in more complex and diverse perspectives. Research at Washington University and Harvard University proves that there are stages of development that adults can achieve, much like the developmental stages for children. As people progress through the developmental stages, they perform more effectively in complex environments. Research has shown that organizations that are looking for transformation typically succeed when their key leaders have attained later stages of adult development. This is one good reason for anyone working within organizations to be tuned to what is possible at each stage. Now that this approach is hitting the mainstream, it’s a perfect opportunity for our community to learn the possibilities of adult stage development for ourselves and those we serve. In this interactive and reflective session, you will walk away with:

  • Clear understanding of the differences between horizontal and vertical development and how to apply both in developing leaders
  • A summary of the key stages of adult development and what is possible at each stage
  • Techniques you can use for the vertical development of yourself and the leaders in your organization

Christine Wahl, M.A.Ed., is an executive coach and organization development consultant who has coached executive leaders and their teams for over two decades. Certified as a Master Coach by ICF, and as a developmental coach, Chris helps her clients build capacity to succeed beyond their challenges and recognize their opportunities to create a thriving professional life. She is the founder and creator of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate program, and is adjunct faculty in that program as well as the Transformational Leadership Certificate program. She has co-authored two books, published articles, and been a frequent radio show guest as well as host.

Light snacks and beverages will be served. 

Thank You To Our Sponsors

C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services. 

Industry employers, as well as federal, state, and local agencies rely on the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies to provide courses and credentials to advance the professional development of their employees. Professional certificates and courses are offered online, in the classroom, and on site through custom training arrangements.

George Mason University Executive and Professional Education is focused on meeting the education and training needs of the business community with Certificate programs and professional certification preparation. Our broad range of professional development programs, including programs in Leadership, Project Management, Government Contracting, HR, and many others, serve the private sector, as well as local, state, and federal organizations. Quality, timely, and cost-effective programs can be accessed in open-enrollment public seminars, classroom based and online formats, and in-house contracted training. ATD Members enjoy 10 % discount on Mason EPE Open Enrollment Offerings* *(Exceptions to course discounts: Paralegal, Certified Financial Planner, ed2go online training, and others as indicated by GMU Executive and Professional Education.) To obtain the member only ATD Discount Code, contact the Metro DC ATD Office at before you register for Mason Executive and Professional Education courses.