Adult Development Assessment:  The SOI

Conducting and Analyzing the Subject Object Interview

The Workshop

This interactive 3-day workshop is designed to train practitioners and researchers in how to conduct and analyze the Subject-Object Interview (SOI).

The SOI is an interview tool designed specifically to generate data about how a person is making meaning according to Robert Kegan’s constructive-developmental theory as described in The Evolving Self (Harvard University Press, 1983) and In Over Our Heads (Harvard University Press, 1994).

The interview is used widely by leadership coaches and program directors, HR professionals, and researchers whose primary focus is adult learning and development.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to use the interview tool to fit your professional or research purposes, and there is an added benefit to participants as they join a community of professionals who share a common goal in supporting adults.


Deborah Helsing
Annie Howell

Program Dates

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Doubletree Suites Boston/Cambridge
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134

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Early registration is suggested (60+ days prior to program date).
We intentionally keep the workshops small to maximize active learning opportunities.

2020 Tuition


Standard tuition


Discounted rate for those working exclusively in the non-profit sector


Full time student


Certification Fee (optional)

Fees include all materials, including the Subject Object Interview Guide, 20.25 hrs of ICF CCE credit
(10 Core Competency hours and 10.25 Research Development hours) as well as breakfast and lunch daily.
Airfare, lodging and dinner are not included.