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“Experiencing Virtuous Learning Cycles”

The Alamo - San Antonio

We are donating all of the proceeds received beyond our hard costs to the MyPAL Philippine Holiday Rice Fund. Our annual retreat will take place in picturesque
San Antonio, Texas on December 12, 13, and 14 and feature a virtuous learning experience.

Join Developmentalist Mike R. Jay, in identifying your own behavioral baseline, as you create your own
virtuous learning cycle using our 7-Point DYNAMICS of LBMS:

BmD Puzzle

• Capability

• Bias

• Style

• Level

• Role

• Values

• System


The 7-factor approach is a metacognitive approach that umbrellas your current developmental approach using a proprietary model of virtuous development. This DYNAMIC SYSTEM of DEVELOPMENT is cutting edge adult development that rivals any personal strategic developmental approach in its simplicity and thoroughness for creating practical tools for self-leading systems.

Coaches, Consultants, HR, Managers, and Executives can all benefit quickly from this 7-POINT Approach.

The system, through teaching you how to discover your own virtuous cycle of learning begins by producing fast results in real time and keeps motivating you to learn through deep and profound discovery of your own DYNAMICS using our 7-Point Compass.

In just a few hours of exposure, your own performance and developmental lights will turn on creating a personalized guidance system to direct your scarce resources of MITEAM (Money, Information, Time, Energy, Attention, and Motivation)

there really IS an “I” in MITEAM!

This 7-Point Approach provides you with information that “Mindfulness” Training LEAVES OUT.

Let’s face it, there is too much to see, hear, and do.

Our age-old question of getting the right people, doing the right things, at the right time, in the right way, in the right place, for the right reasons is still flashing red!

It begins with you, and me.

How do you create the right filters for you, and still understand where and how to grow quickly, and where to limit areas of growth which have low leverage for you and your current and future roles?

Mike has coached individuals in more than 45 countries for more than 25 years and learned only ONE THING FOR SURE: People are different.

Carwash strategies and “be like Mike” training and development have minimal effect now, near, and far.

What is clear is that you and I need a “DYNAMIC” – adaptive approach to how we learn, grow, and develop our knowledge, skills, and experience in and over time.

No matter what “approach” or model you are using now,
BmD can augment, improve, and enhance your model as you embed the approach in your own model as a metacognitive set of strategies.

Metacognition is maybe the least understood developmental tool we have available today and consequently is not spoken or used to enhance and improve performance and leader development in today’s postmodern world.

Metacognition refers to higher order thinking which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning.”

“Metacognition” is one of the latest
buzz words in educational psychology, but what exactly is metacognition? The length and abstract nature of the word makes it sound intimidating, yet it’s not as daunting a concept as it
might seem. We engage in metacognitive activities every day. Metacognition enables us to be successful learners, and has been associated with intelligence (e.g., Borkowski, Carr, & Pressley,
1987; Sternberg, 1984, 1986a, 1986b). Metacognition refers to higher order thinking which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning. Activities such as planning
how to approach a given learning task, monitoring comprehension, and evaluating progress toward the completion of a task are metacognitive in nature. Because metacognition plays a critical role
in successful learning, it is important to study metacognitive activity and development to determine how students can be taught to better apply their cognitive resources through metacognitive control.

“Metacognition” is often simply defined as “thinking about thinking.” In actuality, defining metacognition is not that simple. Although the term has been part of the vocabulary of
educational psychologists for the last couple of decades, and the concept for as long as humans have been able to reflect on their cognitive experiences, there is much debate over exactly
what metacognition is. One reason for this confusion is the fact that there are several terms currently used to describe the same basic phenomenon (e.g., self-regulation, executive control),
or an aspect of that phenomenon (e.g., meta-memory), and these terms are often used interchangeably in the literature. While there are some distinctions between definitions (see Van Zile-Tamsen,
1994, 1996 for a full discussion), all emphasize the role of executive processes in the overseeing and regulation of cognitive processes.

The term “metacognition” is most often associated with John Flavell, (1979). According to Flavell (1979, 1987), metacognition consists of both metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive
experiences or regulation. Metacognitive knowledge refers to acquired knowledge about cognitive processes, knowledge that can be used to control cognitive processes. Flavell further divides
metacognitive knowledge into three categories: knowledge of person variables, task variables and strategy variables.

Source: MetaCognition: An Overview, © 1997 by Jennifer A. Livingston

Through an experiential learning approach, the program embeds the acquisition of metacognitive skill and knowledge through a variety of modalities in the 7-POINT System,
which is then applied individually to guide your own development now, near, and far towards creating “right action” for you and others.

As a leader, this system is indispensable because of the shift of leadership development from the HR System to the Managerial Leader. Individual leaders, who now are becoming responsible
for their own leadership improvements, need a clear developmental compass to guide the allocation of scarce resources.

First Public Program 2014

This first public program begins Friday December 12, 2014 at 6 pm Central Time in San Antonio, Texas, as we welcome you to a metacognitive-virtuous learning experience and the
secrets to getting optimal benefits quickly.

The session Friday evening opens up the
"can of worms" around your personal CAPABILITY DYNAMICS and facets
of why you can do what you do, when, where, and how.

Saturday’s sessions begin with BIAS and continue with STYLE DYNAMICS. You are then positioned Saturday Afternoon to take on LEVEL, ROLE, and VALUE DYNAMICS and ending the day ready for our Saturday Evening Session on SYSTEM DYNAMICS with a special opportunity to “tie” it all together.

The Cathedral of San Fernando in San Antonio

On Sunday Morning, we will share our models and learn from each other as we discuss our own Leadership Behavior Models and tweak them on the fly with Developmentalist Mike R. Jay.

This is a personally relevant approach to self-leadership which can be scaled back into your leadership team, or use as a consultant, coach, or developmentalist.

 Purchase of the program entitles you to the 2015 Certification Course offered through a discounted price given virtually during the course of the year in 9 Founder-led Interactions, culminating in the December, 2015, Certification Retreat.

As leaders encounter postmodern conditions and ask WHO can lead WHOM, to do WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY; you will know HOW to DESIGN DYNAMIC
Development Programs using our 7-POINT Approach!

Even if you’re not ready for postmodern leadership and the opportunities and challenges that will follow as complexity accelerates, you can get ahead of the curve to master
the tools to manage and lead into an uncertain future.

From one of last year’s attendees:

FYI: This is unsolicited – I just reviewed
some of the video of last year’s retreat and was re-amazed.

What Mike does at the in-person retreats is nothing shy of

Especially if a person shows up willing to
play. The value there, on a
personal level, is rocking!

To see Mike take the
theoretical and make it practical simply juices all these ideas
into reality.

Hope to see many of you there!

All the


NOTE: If you would like to view the video of
Mike coaching Tim, and to gain a more in-depth understanding of
Tim’s and Mike’s thoughts on the coaching process, click

Join us in Beautiful San Antonio

Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, December 12, 2014

5-6 pm: POSOLE Social and Meet-up: La Quinta Inn

6 pm: Introduction to Dimensional Leadership Development &


8 pm: Bread Pudding Break

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Breakfast on your own


10:15-10:30 am: Break


12: Lunch with your STYLE DYNAMICS Results
(Enchilada Lunch Available)


2:15-2:30 pm: Break


4:00-4:15: Break


5:45 pm -6: 45 pm:


8:15-8:30 pm: Break

8:30 pm: Designing a SD Model for Leadership Development

Sunday, December 14, 2014

8-9 am:
‘Bring Your Own Breakfast’ Discussion

9 am: +/Delta Discussion

9:45-10 am: Break

10 am: Licensing DLDD & Holorg

11:45 am: Close

Transfer to Airport Begins 12 pm Noon

Lunch with Mike Jay: Optional Event 12 pm noon until 2 pm

Anyone wanting to meet-up with Mike for Lunch on Friday,
please contact us and we’ll set it up.


LA Quinta Inns & Suites - San Antonio

The event is being held at the LA Quinta Inns & Suites, which
is located near the three hotels clustered on the Google map
below. People might want to stay in other places, like the
River Walk or such. The hotels are well-priced IMHO.

The price for the rooms at La Quinta Inn Vance Jackson is much
lower this time around since we are scheduling it outside of a
high demand period. You may book two full sized beds for $52
per night (total w/tax for 2 nights is $121.42) or a king size for $69 per night
(total w/tax for 2 nights is $161.12).  Please let us
know what type of room configuration you would need.  The
sooner we know this, the sooner we can confirm the rooms, as these rates will be good until November 21, so book early. 
Or you may call the Inn directly and make your booking. 
Just let them know it is for the Retreat.

Springhill is the nicest and farthest and we can shuttle or
pick folks up there, if needed, and I’m pretty sure they have airport

3 other hotels within walking distance:

The Day’s Inn has very good rates and one of our members
vouches for it’s quality.  Click HERE for
more information.

Fancy line

There are several different price points for
the Retreat based on several factors.  So be sure to read
the various options.  This year we are also offering DVDs
of the Retreat, if you are unable to attend or want a copy of
your Retreat experience.  Read below for more

Your registration fee is $779, this includes our
valued at $497. 

To Order

For those Inner Circle members who have already
taken the majority of the assessments (the list of the assessments
are the BIAS assessments we have
the optional LDMA
which are provided at cost) the Retreat is $297.

To Order

For Inner Circle members who have not taken the
assessments, click

to email us for your price.

The discounted
2015 Program
is $479 for Retreat
registrants and good through December 31, 2014, regular price is $797
through December 31, then it goes to the regular price of $1,000.

To Order


Our Guarantee:

We know you will gain much more from the Retreat than the
small investment you are making.  However, if for
whatever reason you decide to cancel, you will receive a
100% refund at any time before November 22, 2014. 
After that time there will be an administrative
non-refundable fee of $197, up until December 5.  After
December 5 no refunds will be given.

NOTICE: We are going to offer a
Virtual Retreat Experience (VRE) for the December Retreat

for those who can’t attend, with the highlights of the
Retreat in an:

Executive summary format ($297) and a long play recording
($397) – Reservation (before Dec 12)

Executive summary format ($397) and a long play recording
($497) – Post-Retreat (after Dec 12)

The Executive Summary videos will be short 20 minute Power
Point videos covering each of the 7 Dynamics of Adult

Reserve Your Executive Summary VRE

To Order

Reserve Your Long-Play VRE

To Order

Executive summary format ($97) and a long play recording
($197) –
Video Option w/Retreat (before Dec 12)

Reserve Your Retreat Attendees Executive Summary VRE

To Order

Reserve Your Retreat Attendees Long-Play VRE

To Order

All videos will be delivered on or before April 1, 2015

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to having
you with us.

If you are unable to attend the Retreat and would like to
contribute to our
Philippine Holiday Rice Fund Drive, please click on the
"Donate" button below and enter the amount of your donation.

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