Terri O’Fallon: The StAGES Model: Three Repeating Patterns


Event Handout

Click this link to download the event handout: StAGES- Three questions. At the bottom of this handout is a link to the full version of the StAGES Model. Enjoy!



Terri O’Fallon is the founder of Pacific Integral, a developer of educational and social change technologies perhaps best know for its Generating Transformative Change program. As an educator for over 45 years, Terri has first hand experience with developmental levels from birth to death. Terri studied under Susanne Cook-Greuter, becoming a certified scorer of the SCTI MAP, and with Ken Wilber who provided coaching as she was making original contributions to integral
developmental theory, which are summarized in the StAGES model.

In mid-July, the braintrust of the global Integral community will descend on Sonoma State University for the 5th International Integral Theory Conference. Among the stars of that show will be Terri O’Fallon, a major contributor to Integral Theory, who has agreed to do a presentation for the BAI community.

Terri is an important original researcher into adult development. Her work has extended the research of Jane Loevinger and Susanne Cook-Greuter, mapping the furthest reaches of adult development. She has also integrated them with Ken Wilber’s state-stage models in a unique intuitive way. Her unique and groundbreaking synthesis is embodied in her StAGES model, which she’ll introduce to our community next month.

Terri is a co-founder of Pacific Integral, whose Generating Transformative Change program is the original and widely considered one of the best of all Integral training programs.

StAGES is a groundbreaking new theory and assessment methodology for human development that grew out of Terri’s decades of experience in education and years of research on development at Pacific Integral. This new model reveals important new understandings about how human beings grow throughout life and helps us each make sense of where we are in our development.

It uses quadrants, levels, lines, states and types in a scoring system, allowing us to get an integral developmental sense of where individuals are responding in the moment. Practically, it gives us a roadmap for our individual and collective, human potential.

The model has both personal and professional applications. In the practice of coaching, psychotherapy, spiritual guidance and other mentoring positions, the model is used to determine where the client is coming from developmentally in any particular moment as the client moves later and/or earlier on the scale. This allows the practitioner to be agile in their moment-to-moment application of protocols that fit the presenting level of development.

Individuals can also use this process personally, for self development, when we recognize we are responding (triggered) from shadow material. She identifies three key questions that can help us to determine…”what level is this response coming from? How do I work with myself when I am functioning at this particular level?”

Terri will teach us the theory (a 3rd-person process), lead us in (2nd-person) relational experiential exercises, and draw us into (1st-person) interior exercises to apply StAGES.

Our event with Terri is not just a chance to gather with our community. It is also an experiential learning experience, and a unique opportunity to learn about an original application of Integral principles that is already having a significant influence on developmental theory and its many applications.

Terri O’Fallon: The StAGES Model: Three Repeating Patterns That Help You See

Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 to 9:30pm
Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Pre-Registration: $20 regular, $12 senior/student/hardship
(Pre-registration ends 11:30pm the day before the event)

Day of Event: $25 regular, $15 senior/student/hardship
No one turned away for lack of funds

Volunteer Comp: A few available for this event; see the Volunteer page for details