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Don Beck, Ph.D. Founding Partner, The National Values Center, Inc. P. O. Box 797 Denton, Texas 76202-0797 USA Phone: +1.940.383.1209 Mobile: +1.940.300.6363 FAX: +1.940.382.4597 Email DrBeck@attglobal.net For a schedule of Dr. Don Beck's Spiral Dynamics events see www.spiraldynamics.net Website addresses -- www.spiraldynamics.net, www.globalvaluesnetwork.com, www.onlinepeoplescan.com, and www.humanemergence.org. 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 Princeton. 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 Symposium. 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 www.onlinepeoplescan.com 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 www.onlinepeoplescan.com 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: http://www.humanemergence.org/coreTechnologies.html For an interview with Dr Beck see: http://www.wie.org/j22/beck.asp?sd=1
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