• There is a fascinating emerging body of knowledge in the field of adult development.
  • Notably, the insights around cognitive development are not fully accessible yet.
  • How would our world look if we applied these evolving insights to the fields of businesses, education, politics etc?
  • CAD, the Center of Applied of Dialectics, opens up a platform for practitioners in the field of adult development, integrating research into their practice, exchanging findings and thereby nourishing each other, empowering others to do likewise.


Upcoming Salons - The next dates: 

  • 7th May 8 pm CET:  Michael Mascolo, around the topic of bridging political divides, as covered in his article in the upcoming Int. Handbook of Dialectics; calendar entry: 
  • The next dates: 
    • Mo June 3rd 7pm CET
    • Wed July 3rd 7pm CET
  • 9th Oct 7pm CET: Otto Laske with Ursula Clidiere Topic: (re-) launching the English original and Japanese translation of “Measuring Hidden Dimensions: The Art and Science of Fully Engaging Adults” (2005; 2024)
    In this session, we give an overview of the main topics and benefits of learning about people’s ‘social-emotional’, in distinction from their ‘cognitive’, development, emphasizing that these two kinds of development go absolutely hand in hand. We demonstrate the IDM ‘case study method’ developed by Otto Laske, used for deeply internalizing social-emotional interviewing for the sake of schooling one’s “social-emotional listening” and hypothesis formulation in all subdisciplines of the human services field.To exemplify the benefits of social-emotional interviewing, Otto Laske will model a short social-emotional interview. `We will answer questions and point to available offerings to learn the IDM case study method. 

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The setup of CAD is financially supported by the EU, as it is part of the CADRA project - Cognitive Adult Development, from Research to Application - see