SD in Action

Systems in us, not types of us


“The spiral” isn’t a typological model; it’s a way of thinking. The “types of people” school continues to promote this theory as a way to sort everyone into over-simplified categories and rigid boxes: “3s do this and 6s do that.” Even worse, a few then offer ways to manipulate people based on those false assumptions. Whether maneuvering people for ostensibly positive […]

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Meet Dr. Graves


NVCC’s SPIRAL DYNAMICS® programs are based on the theories, models, and work of Dr. Graves. The following encapsulates our approach: “The psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiraling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower-order behavior systems to newer, higher-order systems as man’s existential problems change,” according to Dr. Clare W. Graves. Clare W. Graves, Ph.D, […]

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