Becky Andree, PhD is frequently sought to speak on a variety of leadership and human connection topics. She invites the listener into a deeper understanding as she shares the research, lived experiences, and explores provocative questions.

Upcoming Events

FREE DEMO – For HR and Training Professionals

Developing Your People: the 70 | 20 | 10 Framework

Join us for a FREE DEMO! HR and L&D Professionals are invited to experience a "Learning Together" demo. This peer learning event, explores the benefits of using the 70:20:10 Framework. 

What to expect:
- A brief introduction.

- 60 minutes of peer learning in a Zoom breakout room with other HR and L&D professionals.

- A brief discussion about using Learning Together in your organization

Click on dates to register:

March 1, 2024 11:00 – 12:00 ET
June 7, 2024 11:00 – 12:00 ET
September 13, 2024 11:00 – 12:00 ET
December 6, 2024 11:00 – 12:00 ET

Developing Complexity of Thinking through Skill Maps - Collaborative Capacity

April 23 and April 25/26, 2024

Adult development theories have largely been focused on identifying stages or levels through various frameworks (ego, constructive, morality, etc.). There was little done to identify how best to support development or movement. In 1980 Dr. Fischer introduced the dynamic skill theory that described the mechanisms of development, providing the foundation to explore the differences in capacities to act in a certain way in a certain context. This enabled adult development theorists to begin identifying skill capacity at different stages or levels and how best to support that development.

Dr. Theo Dawson took up that charge and used Fischer’s model to translate clear structures into scoring rules that produce accurate and reliable developmental scores. Creating a formative assessment that identifies the skill capabilities of a test taker: collaborative capacity, perspective coordination, clarity, contextual thinking, and decision-making.

To develop curriculum and support virtuous cycles of learnings (VCoLs), Lectica developed skill maps to make it possible to describe broad categories of skills that broke down into skills that are small enough to be practiced in real time. These open-source skill maps provide conditions for us to explore our complexity of thinking and challenge ourselves to build capabilities.

In this series, Dr. Becky Andree will use five dynamic skills to explore our current and emerging capabilities.

  • Collaborative Capacity is essential to working cooperatively with others in a variety of contexts, including collaborative learning, problem-solving, and decision-making. These skills support human interactions by fostering mutual respect, building trust, expanding our minds, regulating emotions, combatting bias, and supporting understanding.


BeckyLIVE is a one-hour virtual learning session that has two parts: Topic Lesson and Open Dialogue.

For the first 15-20 minutes, Dr. Becky shares perspectives and research on the topic. The remaining 40 minutes, registered participants engage in dialogue with Dr. Becky. The lesson portion is recorded and posted to VLC’s YouTube channel.

2024 Topics will include:


February 23, 2024

Humans experience thousands of daily conscious and unconscious attachments to things, ideas, people, connections, experiences, beliefs, etc.  Attachments are paradoxical – we need them for stability and understanding yet we also need to be ready to shed them for growth to occur.

Come explore how attachment is a construct that is a part of all changes (individual or collective), has an element of loss, and a striving towards the unknown.  Attachments provide support as we walk out on the rope bridge that is enshrouded in fog while hoping that the other side provides what we need to satisfy our burning need. 



May 17, 2024

The complexity of the world needs us to be curious. Our ancestors were deeply curious, they needed that quality to stay alive. Today requires even more curiosity about origins, intent, considerations, and even ethics.

While curiosity is thrown around as the ‘magic pill’ to innovation, it isn’t quite that simple. We need to get back in touch with our core curiosity, become avid learners, and understand how curiosity can help us loosen attachments that can keep us stuck. Questions that will guide us:

  • When were you most curious when learning?
  • When did learning shut down your curiosity?
  • How would you define curiosity?
  • Are there different types of curiosity?
  • Where does curiosity derail learning?
  • Where does curiosity enable learning?


August 16, 2024

Play has been scientifically studied across a wide range of academic disciplines — ethology, psychology, brain science, educational psychology, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and positive psychology.

Together we will explore the various nuances and experiences of playing – what it is, how we experience it, and how play shapes the brain, opens imagination, and invigorates the soul.



November 15, 2024

Together we will explore the differences between reflection and contemplation, how we engage in these practices individually and collectively, and how these practices support movement in our growth and learning.


Past Events

Leadership & The Role of High Quality Connections

We had an insightful conversation that revolved around leadership, perspectives, complexity of thinking - how it impacts the way in which we connect with other humans, and so much more

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Developing complexity of thinking in leaders

We hear about Becky Andree's double-passion - developing the complexity of thinking in leaders and employees so they capable of the cognitive challenges related to the WEF's future of work skills lists, and creating environments in which regular high-quality connections energise people to successfully pursue and achieve this developmental goal.

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Tips in Developing Early Career Professionals

Tips in Developing Early Career Professionals" by Becky Andree at Inforum Troy virtual 091021

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Code Red! Leadership Development Has Flatlined!

A DisruptHR talk by Becky Andree – CEO of Vertical Leadership Consulting

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