Adult Development Assessment:  The SOI

Conducting and Analyzing the Subject Object Interview

“If you want to understand another person in some fundamental way you must know where the person is in [their] evolution… What is most important for us to know in understanding another is not the other’s experience but what that experience means to [them].” 

– Robert Kegan, The Evolving Self

The Workshop

The Subject-Object Interview (SOI), described in In Over Our Heads, Immunity to Change and An Everyone Culture, is our adult development assessment tool that has been used all over the world, across all sectors, over the last forty years. A trained interviewer/analyst can use this instrument to identify, with high degrees of interrater reliability, where someone is in their evolutionary journey.

Successful completion of the online workshop 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 understanding and supporting adult development.

The assessment can be used for multiple purposes including to:

  • understand the deep structures someone is using to make meaning
  • explore how and why a person may be struggling with challenges they face
  • target growth – a next, more complex way to make meaning
  • assess the effectiveness of a developmental intervention

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 it 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. Participants will also experience and learn best practices for conducting the SOI interview + debrief virtually.

The optional, additional certification as a Reliable SOI Scorer includes additional practice with the tool, analyzing and scoring 5 new SOI transcripts, and feedback on your work.

Faculty

Cohorts are facilitated by Deborah Helsing, EdD or Annie Howell, EdD

Program Dates

The program consists of five three-hour sessions with individual work in between meetings.  

Thursdays, from 6-9 AM US Eastern: January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11 Session full, join the waitlist today!

Tuesdays from 4-7 PM US Eastern: January 19, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16

Enrollment will be limited to not more than 16 participants per cohort so as to preserve the highly-interactive design of our program.

Platform

Zoom

Register today!

2020 Tuition

For a limited time, register for 2021 sessions at our 2020 rates!

$3,950

Standard tuition

$2,750

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

$2,250

Full time student

$500

Certification Fee (optional)

Fees include all materials and 20.25 hrs of ICF CCE credit (10 Core Competency hours and 10.25 Research Development hours).