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									                   Don Beck, Ph.D.
                   Founding Partner, The National Values Center, Inc.
                   P. O. Box 797
                   Denton, Texas 76202-0797
                   Phone: +1.940.383.1209 Mobile: +1.940.300.6363 FAX: +1.940.382.4597

For a schedule of Dr. Don Beck's Spiral Dynamics events see
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Don Edward Beck, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Co-Director, The National Values Center
CEO, The Spiral Dynamics Group
Founder, The Institute for Values and Culture

Member: The American Psychological Association; The World Future Society, The International
Paleopsychology Project, and the "Cadre-of-Experts on Ethnopolitical Violence," (named by the
American and Canadian Psychological Associations). Fellow of the George Gallup Institute at

Beck is the coauthor of The Crucible: Forging South Africa's Future (with Graham Linscott, l991)
and Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership & Change (with Christopher Cowan, 1996).
He also wrote a "Sports Values" column for the Dallas Morning News for six years. He appears
often in the media regarding issues related to values, sports, and racial divides

Beck was adjunct Professor at the Conoco Corporate University for two years and is presently
on the faculty of the Adizes Graduate School in Santa Barbara, California.

Beck was named Outstanding Professor at the University of North Texas in 1978; named an
Honor Professor in 1979; and listed as an "Outstanding Educator in America" in 1980. Beck
taught for 20 years at the University before resigning his professorship to work behind-the-
scenes in the South African transformation. He made 62 trips to Johannesburg between 1981
and 2002, and had a significant impact on political leaders, the business sector, religious
leadership, and the general public. He was honored in 1996 by a joint resolution of the Texas
House and Senate with the words: "The Texas House and Senate takes great pride in
commending a truly remarkable Texan, Dr. Don Edward Beck, for his invaluable contributions
toward the peaceful creation of a democratic South Africa."

Beck has now developed a powerful, new conceptual system, called Spiral Dynamics/Integral:
The Search for Human Cohesion in a World of Fragmentation. This model provides the essential
process of integrating, aligning, and synergising resources, especially at the community and
local levels, to meet the needs of people at different stages of developing. His thinking
"meshes" the role of the home, church, school, police, business sector, and helping agencies to
get them working together on common problems. This concept was first designed for the fragile
South African society but has now been enhanced and modified to address critical
developmental issues in any culture. The approach has now been expanded to include the
concept of "quadrants" as advocated by author and social theorist Ken Wilber in a number of
his books. This has now resulted in the design of the All Quadrants/All Levels schematic, known
as 4Q/8L, which demonstrates how to deal with individuals, cultures, interiors and exterior in a
systemic and strategic fashion.

While much of Beck's work is in the area of large scale systems change, he has also been active
in working with corporate leaders, public institutions, educational enterprises, and not-for-profit
agencies in designing the work place for the 21st Century. Spiral Dynamics® concepts are being
used in various contexts literally around the world. He was invited to No. 10 Downing Street to
meet with members of the "policy unit" in a search for ways to implement "Third Way"
initiatives in UK and abroad. Beck has discussed racial issues with President Bill Clinton and
deep reconciliation strategies with President Nelson Mandela.

In his long consulting career, Beck has worked with large banks, five different US airlines, major
global energy companies, heavy industry (steel and aluminum), hospitals and health care
institutions, law enforcement agencies, city governments, and many other public institutions.
These have included the IRS, FAA, US Army Corps of Engineers, EPA, US Forestry Service, US
Army Tank Command, and many others. He has been a frequent speaker for the World Future
Society, the American Society for Training and Development, the International Association of
Business Communicators, the Young Presidents Organization and the Edward Deming CEO

Beck is unique in that he moves freely between cutting-edge academic and scientific theories of
value formation and change, but then is able to design practical applications in the real world.
He was a team psychologist for the South African Springbok, winners of the 1995 World Cup
Rugby competition, and has been associated with the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, The
Texas Rangers (baseball), and the US Olympic Committee (Men's Track and Field.)

Beck joined with famed craniofacial surgeon Dr. Kenneth S. Salyer and the World Craniofacial
Foundation in Dallas to design an initiative to provide free surgical care for every child born on
the planet with a disfigured face. He made major presentations at the George Gallup Institute
at Princeton and the President Jimmy Carter Center in Atlanta on ways to use religion and
spirituality to deal with many of the ethnic and racial conflicts over the planet.
Beck now has major projects underway in the Netherlands, UK, Germany, France, Mexico, and
other places. He gave a major address at the World Bank in 2001 on the Cultural Dynamics for
Nation Building in Afghanistan. The What is Enlightenment? Magazine recently described him
as “the philosopher/activist for the 21st Century.” He was a featured speaker at the global
conferences of the State of the World Forum, in San Francisco in 2000 and New York City
in 2001.

He was the lead and primary author of a series of innovative research instruments based on the
work of the late Professor Clare W. Graves, Union College, New York. Beck introduced Graves to
what has now become the global Spiral Dynamics community. He first met Professor Graves in
1975 and worked with him closely until his death in 1986. These instruments include The
Values Test, the Change State Indicator, The Psychological Map Forms A and B, and the self-
instructional vMeme Map. He developed, separate from his former partner, the BrainSCAN
Instrument and Q-Mind and Process Scan adaptations. These instruments are now available on
the Internet through the website, that is operated by Christopher
Cooke in UK, one of Beck’s many Partners and Associates. This effort has the full authorization
of Dr Beck as part of the Global Spiral Dynamics Group. Dr. Beck’s research packages are
available in either paper form on through the scan website.

 On Spiral Dynamics Integral (SDi):

 Spiral Dynamics Integral, dubbed “The Theory that Explains Everything”, reveals the hidden complexity
 codes that shape human nature, create global diversities, and drive evolutionary change. These dynamic
 Spiral forces attract and repel individuals, form the webs and meshes that connect people within groups,
 communities and organizations, and forge the rise and fall of nations and cultures.

 Spiral Dynamics is a bio-psycho-social map of living human systems that focuses on natural designs and
 offers whole new integral solutions that are ecological, systemic, and life-affirming. In effect the theory
 describes and makes sense of the enormous complexity of human existence, and then shows how to
 craft elegant, systemic problem-solutions that meet people and address situations where they are.

 For more on Spiral Dynamics Integral see:

For an interview with Dr Beck see:

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