The CADRA Project

Cognitive Adult Development --from Research to Application
Cognitive Adult Development

The CADRA Project is a three-year programme running from December 2020 through August 31, 2023. The programme was invented and brought to life by Fraendi, and is co-funded by the Erasmus + Program of the European Union.

Over the course of 3 years, we are diving deeply into the Adult & Inner Development Field in an effort to help cohere people, organisations, formats and methodologies. Our aim is to bring strong, innovative development practices to leaders across a broad spectrum of disciplines that ultimately will support the paradigm-shifting adaptations that are needed when facing the challenges of our times.

The co-funding of the project through the European Union allows us to accompany 40 senior leaders from diverse fields throughout the course of 2 years. If you are a senior leader and are interested in charting and monitoring your own progress for desirable futures, please apply for our leadership development programme and help us understand what is needed for leaders to lead well in these disruptive times.

The CADRA Project

How it works

The CADRA Project consists of six different Intellectual Outputs that are the result of cross-country collaborations with six different European partner organisations:

The CADRA Project

6 Intellectual Outputs

1 - Research of Adult & Inner Development in the Political and Corporate Realm

Using questionaires and other assessment tools, we study how people who are involved in Adult Development for sustainability, determine their level of comprehension in that regard and identify what they think is important.

2 - Enabling the Adult and Inner Development Practitioners Community

We bring individuals, businesses, and researchers working in the Inner Development realm together to engage in discourses, to cohere, and to develop and create novel methodologies.


3 - Measuring developmental shifts for Leaders & (over a two year period of time).

This project is designed to measure the leadership development of 40 leaders from across the political, social and business realms.

In conjunction with Fraendi consultants, we create individual Leadership Profiles for each participant to establish a baseline.

Then, over the course of two years, participants go on a journey of individual coaching, education and training as well as peer group consulting. At the end of the two-year period, a second Leadership Profile is being done in order to understand the degree of the developmental shift.

4 - Looking at developmental shifts of the 40 leaders after 2 years

This project is designed to measure and draw conclusions based on the leadership development journeys undertaken by 40 leaders from across the political, social, and business realms. By comparing the first Leadership Profile with the second Leadership Profile conducted two years later, we will be able to understand the degree of develomental shift and make recommendations to enhance and better facilitate Leadership Development.

5 - Creating the Adult/Inner Developmental Toolbox

Together with other partners and experts in the field, this subproject of CADRA collects, curates and creates developmental formats and interventions that will aid and enhance Adult and Inner Development. It will result in a fieldbook or toolbox to be used for sustainable development.

6 - Building On-Line Platforms

After collecting data, this subproject focusses on building online platforms that will allow for self assessment of an individual’s developmental potential as well as a platform where people can find developmental tools and/or other people that meet their developmental potential.

The CADRA Project

Leadership Programme

What to Expect:

  • A Thorough Inventory of your cognitive main foci and the world-views you are holding at this moment
  • Access to a peer group of senior leaders who really want to make a difference
  • Individual Coaching to enhance your transformational capabilities
  • Leadership Salons with input from and conversations with known experts in the field
  • Practical & Applicable Knowledge to bring into your daily work

Throughout the course of the 2 years, you will enhance your understanding of:

  • Possible Directions for collective and individual development
  • Your own Transformational Leadership Trajectory
  • Your own Personal Inner Development and its relationship to our global situation

Additional Benefits

  • Greater Security in your daily work
  • Knowledge of options of action in your leadership role to contribute positively to your networks and the global transformation
  • Inspiration through access to cutting edge methodologies and networks
  • Contentment with your own path
  • Enhanced Cognitive Fluidity
  • Improved Social Skills
  • A group of Likeminded People making a difference



  • Ekskaret Foundation
  • Inner Development Goals Initiative
  • Fraendi
  • Mindshift Growth that Matters
  • Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
  • Center for Applied Dialectics
  • Innerworks

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