Integrative Development: It’s Time for a New Story about Change

Integrative Development: It’s Time for a New Story about Change

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Metro, Portland, Oregon.

Integrative Development: It’s Time for a New Story about Change

Come learn about a new body of work that turns our thinking about development and change on its head.

If people are to work at their best amid continuous change they need to learn and develop in fundamentally new ways and be able to contribute to the ongoing evolution of how work is done. This requires us to move on from pedagogical paradigms based in the industrial age. This presentation will introduce you to Integrative Development as a new paradigm that:

  • Combines adult learning & development and organization learning & development to create a unified theory and process.
  • Brings together three disciplines (coaching, training, OD) so people and organizations can change and develop at the same time so they both flourish.
  • Addresses three areas of development (Mindset, Behavior, Environment,) and aligns them with core Aspirations to create more sustainable growth (BEAM).

Integrative Development shifts the frame from cascades to campfires. Its features include:

  • Mindsets are key and real processes are used as developmental incubators.
  • Investments are inverted so more resources are available at the end.
  • People identify their learning/development needs as they progress.
  • Resources are curated, leveraged and available to all who want it.
  • A coaching mindset and practices are embedded in every process.

You will learn the key elements of integrative development and hear two cases where it has been used to design innovative, coaching-driven change initiatives.

Speaker - David Drake, PhD

David Drake, PhD is a pioneer and thought leader in the coaching space and the founder of the fields of narrative coaching and integrative development. After leaving Portland in 2006, David started Center for Narrative Coaching based in his doctoral research. The Center launched Narrative Design Labs in 2012 to provide advanced programs and incubate new applications of this work.

He started Integrative Development Partners in 2015 in the Bay Area as a platform for his new body of work. This new collaborative venture builds on his coaching, change and leadership work with over 70 organizations in the past 20+ years. David’s clients have included Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dimension Data, Google, Insurance Australia Group, Nike, PwC, Westpac Bank, and Australian and American federal governments.

David has a Masters in Organization Development and a Doctorate in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University; he has lectured on coaching in thirteen countries. He has written over 40 publications on narratives and coaching and is Associate Editor for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. He was Editor of Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2008). His new book is Narrative Coaching: Principles and Practices for Bringing New Stories to Life (CNC Press, 2015; and his next books will be Integrative Development (Routledge) and SAGE Handbook of Coaching (Co-Editor).


Date:  Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time:  5 - 8 pm

  • 5 - 6 pm: Networking
  • 6 - 7 pm: Presentation
  • 7 - 7:30 pm: Q&A
  • 7:30 - 8 pm: Post Event

Location:  Metro Council Annex, 600 NE Grand, Portland, OR  97232
Parking:  Parking is available on the street and a a nearby garage for a nominal fee.
Cost:  $10 Chapter members; $25 others.
Refreshments:  Light refreshments and beverages will be served. And for all you foodies out there, here's the menu:

  • Fruit and Cheese
  • Crustini topped with Beef, Tomato, Basil
  • Veggie Platter + Dips
  • Anti Pasta Scewers – Meat, olives, cheese, AP pickles
  • Petite Fours for dessert

RSVP:  Through EventBrite. Registration at the door if space available. Registration limited to 50.
Questions:  Dan Vetter,

WANT MORE?  David will also be doing a workshop on narrative coaching on May 7 - 9. Click here for details.