Other Sites

The general Institute for Creative Development website with links to all ICD resources can be found at

The Cultural Maturity Blog focuses on how the concept of Cultural Maturity and the ideas of Creative Systems Theory apply to critical emerging cultural issues.  (See

The Cultural Maturity Website specifically addresses the concept of Cultural Maturity. (See

The Creative Systems Personality Typology website exists to teach about the typology and as a home base for the community of people learning about and making us of it.  (See

The Evolutionary History of Music website examines music across cultures and through historical time using CST as a conceptual lens. (See

The ICD Press website can be found at


The ideas of Creative Systems Theory were first introduced in written form with The Creative Imperative. (1984)

Necessary Wisdom: Meeting the Challenge of a New Cultural Maturity (1992) uses the concept of bridging polarities to introduce culturally mature systemic thinking

Pattern and Reality: A Brief Introduction to Creative Systems Theory (2002) was developed as an Institute for Creative Development teaching resource (65 Pages).

The Power of Diversity: An Introduction to the Creative Systems Personality Typology (2002) was similarly developed as an Institute for Creative Development teaching resource (68 Pages).

Hope and the Future: An Introduction to the Concept of Cultural Maturity (2013) addresses the concept of Cultural Maturity for a broad audience.

Cultural Maturity: A Guidebook for the Future (with and Introduction to the thinking of Creative Systems Theory (2014) is an in-depth examination of the concept of Cultural Maturity intended for those interested in developing culturally mature leadership capacities. Uses basic CST concepts to fill out Cultural Maturity’s challenge.

Quick and Dirty Answers to the Biggest of Questions: Creative Systems Theory Explains What IT is All About (Really) (2013) applies culturally mature perspective and Creative Systems Theory to big-picture cultural and philosophical questions.

All books are available from and can be ordered through bookstores.

Face-to-Face Learning Opportunities

The Institute provides learning opportunities with regard to all aspects of its work.  Most often these are customized to the particular groups engaged.  Generally they combine on-line learning with face-to-face interaction and independent inquiry.  They can range from workshops of a day to year-long, in-depth learning and think tank experiences.  They can take place anywhere in the world.

Learning opportunities are led by Charles Johnston or other Institute faculty depending on the focus of the offering and faculty availability. Those with interest in such opportunities should contact the Institute by e-mail at or by phone at 206-526-8562.