SPIRAL DYNAMICS® Level 3 is the ISDO “graduate school” and the advanced training in this program. The curriculum includes eight compulsory courses with additional elective options. These will include more about assessment methodologies and pitfalls, applications of the various models in greater depth where many concepts will be expanded. Explorations of the many parallel models of human development that Graves understood will be included as well as those which have emerged subsequently.
The ISDO SPIRAL DYNAMICS® Level 3 is designed to prepare consultants, coaches, analysts, and trainers to use the work in their own practices well. Graduates may be invited for further training and to become authorized ISDO trainers in proprietary NVCC SD programs and applications of Dr. Graves’s work.
Participation for SPIRAL DYNAMICS® Level 3 requires certification in SPIRAL DYNAMICS® Levels 1 and 2 training as delivered by NVCC, as well as successful completion of the Practicum with a minimum of one year experience in applying the materials and models, completion of all activities, working through and developing case studies. Train-the-trainer work and practice instruction are included for those invited to join. Participation in SDL3 is by invitation.
Participants who sign up for SPIRAL DYNAMICS® Level 3 are required to carry out several tasks, projects, assignments, and activities in each course. They may select a core competency area for focused work, including team building, diversity, human resources, organizational change and transformation, leadership, management, etc. depending on their area of expertise. In addition, SDL3 participants are required to serve as “teaching assistant” for at least one SD Practicum program so they fully grasp how others come to understand this material and to facilitate learning for a variety of people. The rigor of this course will ensure a high quality of training, mastery of materials and cohesion of theory.
This program is preparing a cadre of experts who can accurately teach and apply this point of view, who can analyze the systems accurately, present the varying aspects of the underlying theory well, and act as regional resources while maintaining the integrity of the work as it evolves.