Clare Graves Worldviews Model  (also known as Spiral Dynamics)

Our trainer NLP Master Trainer Peter McNab


This two- day programme explores one of the most powerful diagnostic tools developed this far, Clare Graves' Worldviews Model ( also known as Spiral Dynamics)..


Minimum requirements: None


Length of course: Two days - March 16-17, 2019 - both days expected to be 9-17

Registration fee -

Early bird until 15 November: 3125 DK INCLUDING VAT

Regular price: 3875 DKK INCLUDING VAT

Price includes workshop, refreshments, lunch 

Venue: ParkInn Radisson, Copenhagen Airport - discount rates for participants


In this two-day workshop, INLPTA Master Trainer, Peter McNab, will be introducing The Graves Model of Human Development.


Clare Graves' Model developed out of his work with Maslow and is based on his work with over a thousand students. He found that his students had very different worldviews and that if they did change over time there was a definite direction in their development.


Graves was very tentative about his results and was reticent in sharing them, but subsequent research is only confirming his model. In this workshop you will be introduced to the Seven worldviews and how they affect our relationships and communication. You will also be shown how you can use the model in a wide variety of contexts.


Like me, participants will find that the model fits well with, and enhances, their work around Types (such as the Enneagram or MBTI, for example). If we have the time and the demand, we can talk about how different Types develop through the different Levels, making a much richer picture of yourself and your clients.


During the workshop, participants will learn the Model through a mixture of methods including: 


  • Presentation of the Seven Levels that have emerged up to the present day in several different contexts such as Individual Development, Organisational Development, and Societal Development

  • Exercises in pairs and in small groups to embed the learning and explore the model and how it affects Individual Health, Meetings, Coaching, Delivery of Presentations, and the Growth and Development of Teams and Organisations

  • Participants will also be given the option of taking the Spiral Dynamics questionnaire developed by Chris Cowan, and receiving feedback on the results.



World Value System One

Instinct – The concerns here are for survival with a major emphasis on meeting basic physical needs.


World Value System Two

Tribe-membership of a tribe or family or team is most important and people will repress their own needs for the benefit of the tribe.


World Value System Three

Power – there is a shift back to the individual here and people coming from this value system only really recognise and accept power.


World Value System Four

Order – to regain the necessary balance, order must be re-established. Hierarchy and knowing the difference between right and wrong is of major importance.


World Value System Five

Technology – the status quo can be turgid and stop progress and so to become more efficient, corners must be cut and better ways found. Technology and science are the best ways to achieve profit in this world of unlimited resources.


World Value System Six

Humanity – a concern for people comes back, as the previous value system can seem insensitive and heartless and we need to look after one another if we are to survive in this world of limited resources.


World Value System Seven

Systems – For the first time, we can recognise the other systems for what they are and work with them. Up to this point each world view believes that its view is the best view, the only view. Recognising and using the systems will lead to more efficiency and utilising fewer resources.


World Value System Eight

Global – there is now a recognition and utilisation of all the systems within systems in a world which is interconnected in ways very few can see or understand.

Peter McNab is an INLPTA Master Trainer, a Spiral Dynamics Practitioner, a former Vice-President of the International Enneagram Association, and a Founder Member of Ken Wilber's Integral Institute. His background lies in Teaching and Social Work, but for the past twenty five years he has been teaching the ten-day Integral Leadership programme in a wide variety of organisations including Construction & Consultancy, Media & Digital, the Police, the Fire & Rescue Service, the Civil Service, and the Third Sector. The programme is an integration of the above models and used to help teams and organisations to understand themselves and to develop to their maximum potential. Peter is also the author of "Towards An Integral Vision: Using NLP and Ken Wilber's Integral Model to Enhance Communication", and the NLP Practitioner Cards. Peter has presented many times at NLP and Enneagram conferences around the world and has worked on four continents in over twenty countries.

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