ABTI Monthly MasterClass Series
14 Sessions with Dr. Joseph Riggio

Mastering Cognitive Maturity

Cognitive Maturity is a developmental neurocognitive model designed by Dr. Joseph Riggio to improve the quality of the thinking you use to make sense of the world, make high quality decisions, and take better action. 

It's going to be like getting a Ph.D. in Thinking!

Master Your Thinking ... 

Improving the quality of your thinking is the single most valuable update you can make to improve your performance, both on your own and with others. 

Over the next 14 months I will lead you step by step to make steady improvement in the way you operate, how you think, and in the level of your thinking processes, this is what I've come to think about and call "Cognitive Maturity." 

Simply ... most people stopped learning how to think about things better and deeper sometime between beginning secondary school at about the age of 14 or so, and finishing their university study sometime in their early 20s. 


Sure, you may have continued learning new things, gathering additional information, even building and refining your expertise, but that's not the same as improving the quality of how you think or learning to think better.

Developing cognitive maturity gives you the ability to juggle complex ideas, hold diametrically opposing ideas in mind and reconcile seeming paradox.

Employing this kind of high-level thinking frees you from the hesitation and procrastination that comes from indecision and being overwhelmed, as well getting stuck because you can't yet see the opportunity within the complexity that's present, or lacking an ability to access the creative breakthrough you need. 


This means you will make sense of the world with more clarity and precision, make better and higher quality decisions, and take action with greater certainty ... creating more of your intended outcomes with increased ease. 


In addition when you're operating from at fully developed levels of Cognitive Maturity you can and will immediately recognize the levels of thinking that others operate from and through, and you'll be able to communicate with them more effectively, whether that means sharing information, influencing and persuading them, or when you need to motivate and inspire others. 


Within the model I've built there are orders of development I'll expose you to so you will literally feel yourself getting smarter at thinking in virtually every session we'll be spending together ... 

  • 1st Order Cognitive Maturity: Linear Tactical Cognition
    Recognizing That You Are Thinking About Achieving A Specific Outcome And The Specific Action You Plan On Taking To Create The Outcome
  • 2nd Order Cognitive Maturity: Consequential Strategic Cognition
    Thinking About And Recognizing That The Action You Are About To Take Has Consequences And Factoring Them Into Your Decision-Making Process
  • 3rd Order Cognitive Maturity: Cybernetic Systemic Cognition
    Knowing Achieving Your Outcome  Happens Within A System That Contains You, And That The Action You Take Will Have An Effect On You As Well As On Whatever Or Whomever Is Also Effected By It In The System

As you can see, complexity within this structure as you consider the orders of thinking within the Cognitive Maturity model quickly increase, and developing the ability to hold and manage this complexity is the key to unlocking previously unimagined ways of thinking about yourself, others and the world around you, opening you up to realizing new levels of personal and professional performance. 


So, if you run a business, lead a team, sell to others, or you simply have a desire to perform better ... in your career, relationships, and your life overall ... then committing to developing Cognitive Maturity is a bet that's likely to pay off big time in ways you cannot even imagine yet ... 


So Whadda Ya' Waitin' For, Huh?

  • Saturday, 14 November 2020, 10:00 AM ET

    Worldviews & Reality

    Developmental Modeling, Understanding Worldviews and Reality Tunnels

  • Saturday, 12 December 2020, 10:00 AM ET

    Systemic Modeling

    Cybernetic Modeling, Systems Thinking

  • Saturday, 16 January 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Setting Radical Goals

    Setting Radical Goals in a Complex World

  • Saturday, 13 February 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Mental Models

    Mental Models - Process/Operational/Fractal/Quantum

  • Saturday, 13 March 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Modeling Complexity

    Wholeform Learning, Modeling A Complex World

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Making Sense

    Wholeform Communication, Making Sense With Others

  • Saturday, 15 May 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Fast Brain | Analysis

    Decision Making 101: Fast Brain Thinking & Analysis

  • Saturday, 12 June 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Slow Brain | Intuition

    Decision Making 102, Slow Brain Thinking & Intuition

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    The Intentional Glance

    Strategic Perception, Coup D'Oeil (Intentional Glance)

  • Saturday, 14 August 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Experts & Geniuses

    Strategic Thinking, Pattern Detection in The Real World

  • Saturday, 18 September 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Adaptive Performance

    Behavioral Flexibility, Adaptable Performance

  • Saturday, 16 October 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Aesthetic Perception

    Tuning The Senses, Aesthetic Perception

  • Saturday, 13 November 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Relational Thinking

    Making Sense & Making Meaning, Relational Thinking

  • Saturday, 11 December 2021, 10:00 AM ET

    Time Sliding

    Creating A Future, Sliding Time

You'll get access to every live Masterclass event using Zoom with any browser, on any device, that you can participate in wherever you are in the world from the comfort of your home or office.

You also get all the recordings from the events too ... and as soon as you subscribe you'll get access to my private community only for ABTI MasterClass Series members,  where I've already given you access to some bonuses like my eight part "Hacking Perception" video program ...

  • Access to every live "Mastering Cognitive Maturity" Masterclass Event listed above
  • Become a member of the "Mastering Cognitive Maturity" Private Access community
  • Get instant access to the eight part "Hacking Perception" video program ... 
  • And, enjoy all the unannounced bonuses I'll be putting into the program platform too! 

And, there's more coming only available to full "Mastering Cognitive Maturity" ABTI Masterclass Series subscribers!


See the entire program calendar and schedule of events here:
2020/2021 ABTI MasterClass Series Calendar
... and you can register for individual events right from the program calendar too ... just $447 for each MasterClass in the series !

And You Get
Bi-Monthly Webcasts Too!

Starting in November 2020

Twice a month I'll be sharing even more tasty treats with you via my one-hour webcasts, and you'll have access to the live events, as well as all the recorded replays, when you subscribe to my "Mastering Cognitive Maturity" 2020/2021 ABTI Monthly MasterClass Series.

[NOTE: These webcasts will be available separately for $197/mo. Just the cost of these webcasts if you purchased them separately would be $2758 if you choose to buy them separately ... and you'll get them all at no additional cost as a "Mastering Cognitive Maturity" 2020/2021 ABTI Monthly MasterClass Series subscriber.]

  • Timely ... Each month we'll explore and discuss current events in the news cycle a local and global level so you'll always feel tuned in and turned on to what's happening. and also what's going on beneath the surface as well. I'll share my insights, and how I think you can make better sense of things and discuss some of the choices you have in what to do about them too.

  • DEEP ... in our other monthly webcast I'll be discussing some of the cutting-edge information coming out of the fields of cognitive science, neurophilosophy, complexity theory and AI, how they affect you and how you can apply the information in your business, your relationships and your life to run your own mind better and improve the way you perform on your own and with others.

  • Interactive ... in addition to what I have to say and share, I'll invite you and the other participants who join the live webcasts to come in and join the discussion. You'll be able to ask questions, offer an opinion and challenge anything and everything we cover to extract every ounce of cognitive nutrition from the time you spend with me ... come along now, ya'all hear we're just getting started.

Pricing Plans

Choose the most comfortable price and plan for you.

Sure you can purchase these sessions separately, but you won't be saving $1894 on the 2020/2021 ABTI MasterClass Series, and you'll pay an additional $2758 for my bi-monthly webcasts, that you also get with this early-bird offer ... making this quite the opportunity.


Single Payment

14 Monthly Sessions


SAVE $1,894!
Regular Investment $447/month 

Get Joseph's Bi-Monthly "Cybernetic Intuitions" Webcasts FREE

Reg. Value $2758
(Normally $197/month)

4 Payment Plan 

14 Monthly Sessions


SAVE $1,894
Same Investment as the Single Payment Plan

Get Joseph's Bi-Monthly "Cybernetic Intuitions" Webcasts FREE
Reg. Value $2758
(Normally $197/month)

6 Payment Plan

14 Monthly Sessions



SAVE $1,548
Take A Little Longer To Pay and Still Save Big!

Get Joseph's Bi-Monthly "Cybernetic Intuitions" Webcasts FREE
Reg. Value $2758
(Normally $197/month)

Frequently asked question

Here are a few answers to our most common questions

Program FAQs

Here are some answers to some of the most common questions about the program ...

  • What exactly is Cognitive Maturity, what makes it special and what's in it for me? 

    Cognitive Maturity lays out a hierarchically structured design to thinking that looks at the levels of complexity a person uses and has the capacity to apply to making sense of the world-at-large. Essentially, the more cognitively mature a person's thinking, the more capable they are of holding multiple, and opposing, concepts in mind at once. At higher levels of cognitive maturity more possible opportunities and outcomes become available to the individual. More pathways to realize any of those potential outcomes are perceived as possible too. In addition, the more developed a person's cognitive maturity, the more capable they become of noticing possible inhibitions, road blocks and event horizons that could limit or stop them from achieving their outcomes. A cognitively mature individual will naturally perceive positive and negative consequences of their decisions and the action they intend to take. Individuals who have a more developed level of cognitive maturity will notice more about what is present and what is possible with less evidence required to alert them, and they will more quickly arrive at their conclusions based on the observation and analysis of the data they are noticing. Ultimately a cognitively mature person will make better decisions and take action more effectively as a result of the level of cognitive maturity they are operating from in achieving their outcomes on their own and with others. 

  • Do I have to participate in the entire masterclass series, or can I join only one or a few of the sessions?

    While I recommend joining the entire series, because it's designed to build on itself in a cumulative way, with each masterclass following the one before and building on it, as well as setting up the masterclass that follows, each of the masterclasses can also stand alone and you're welcome to join just one or a few as you like. You can use the link to the MasterClass Calendar to register for individual events.

  • What are some of the main advantages of joining the entire masterclass series?

    In addition to the cumulative effect mentioned above, you'll have access to the Private Access Community only for series subscribers, as well as the bonus material, including the bi-monthly webinar series that's included for series subscribers. This will allow you to go deep into the learning and benefit from the full curriculum personally and professionally, gaining access to ways of thinking that will naturally being to overlap and integrate effortlessly for you. 

  • Can I use any of this material with others beyond just the advantage I'll be getting personally?

    If you participate in the full masterclass series you'll receive a Certificate in Applied Cognitive Maturity Development Specialist from the ABTI | Joseph Riggio International/ Applied Behavioral Technologies Institute, and can list that as part of your professional credentials. In addition you'll have the know-how and skills to apply the enactivist model of cognition we'll be working with in any work you do with others, like coaching or training them to be more cognitively effective.

  • How is this program different from any of your other programs?

    This program is the culmination of more than seven years of intensive study and preparation to shift  to a more integrated model of presenting information. The entire way I'll be presenting material going forward, rather than focusing on individual programs that are topically specific, will be organized as deep learning designed to build significant applied skills over time in connected and integrated training programs.

  • What's included in the masterclass series, and where does the material in the program come from?

    Most of the material in the Masterclass Series comes from my own work in developmental learning and cognition. Developmentalists like Clare W. Graves, Jane Loevinger, Susan Cook-Guerter, William Torbet, David Rook and Ken Wilber are also deeply represented. In addition, a number of sources from neurophilosophy, cognitive science, complexity and some from the world of AI are present too, especially from the enactivism/enaction models that look at the mind extended in relation to our interactions in the world.

  • How academically oriented are the masterclass sessions in the program?

    They won't be very academic as all, as the entire program is designed to be extremely practical and applied. Our focus will be on developing deep awareness of how each topic in the masterclass series fits into an applied model of thinking better in terms of taking action in the world, and applying that thinking to real-life issues for each participant. After completing the program you'll have integrated the sessions into how you think and process information naturally and without effort.

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