It’s that time of year again when the PD Stats Robot (patent pending) finally gets to take a rest after crunching a year’s worth of Personality Dimensions® workshop statistics. The PD Stats Robot and the rest of the staff at Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. would like to thank all of the Certified Trainers who took the time to send in their workshop statistics over the past year. Collecting workshop statistics allows us to do further research on the reliability and validity of Personality Dimensions®. If you look at the Primary Colour Breakdowns over the past 11 years, you will notice very little change with them over time. Full statistics for the Canadian market, including this year’s are published every year in July and are posted at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/published-statistics
Collecting workshop statistics also helps us in creating new products. For example, the job categories found in Career Dimensions™ were taken directly from the statistics reported to us by Certified Trainers. Your statistics also helped us in developing PD for Youth™.
We ask that every time you conduct an Introductory or Application Session that your keep track of your participants’ Primary Colour Preference, and Introversion/Extraversion preference. You can find a form on the disk included with your Building Blocks/Manual to do this. Statistics can then be faxed in to 905-760-0113, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit your statistics through the web at: http://www.personalitydimensions.com/submit-your-statistics.
Once received at our office, our PD Stats Robot (patent pending) diligently processes and categorizes every number and colour submitted! Also remember to submit your statistics even if you are administering Personality Dimensions® Online. Remember that the assessment component isn’t the final word on an individual’s primary colour, especially if scores are close; clarification also comes from the Brightening Group exercises in a workshop.
It seems like yesterday when I delivered my very first Personality Dimensions® workshop in Hong Kong in July 2005 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Continuing Education Program! From then onward, we started training qualified Personality Dimensions® Trainers in Hong Kong, and translating the materials into Chinese. To date, we are an active network of 1,171 Level 1 Trainers and 53 Level 2 Facilitators in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Macau! We have developed the Chinese Participant pack (which is translated from the English Basic version), Chinese Dimension Cards, Chinese Picture Card and Poster Card, Chinese Career Dimensions, and Personality Dimensions® Manual and Building Blocks.
We held our very first Talking in Colour on January 23, 2016 which was well attended by trainers, and we decided we should continue this tradition so that the trainers have a platform to share their experiences and learn about new Personality Dimensions® materials.
Stay tuned for the pre-order of Chinese PD for Youth. We have just completed the translation of the PD for Youth Dimension and Picture Cards, PD for Youth Participant Pack, and PD for Youth Power Point Presentation CD. We will be posting the link for pre-ordering in the next week or two! The items will be offers at 30% discount during the pre-order period. We have also begun the translation of the 2nd edition of the Personality Dimensions® Manual and Building Blocks. Last but not least, we are working on the development of the Chinese PD-Online system. We encountered major programming problems, which delayed our launch in the beginning of 2016. We have to painfully decide to scrap the whole system and start from scratch again. The good news is we have found a great programmer, who is working on the system as we speak. The expected delivery date of the Chinese PD- Online system is October 2016. We will keep you posted of any new developments.
Please feel free to drop me a line or two…or drop by when you venture out to Hong Kong!
Have a great summer!
Angela Shik, PhD MSW is a PD Master Trainer the Director of Dr Motivate – Distributor of Personality Dimensions materials in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, and Taiwan. She can be reached at email@example.com. Her office is at Level 15 Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
We asked … and you answered! Yes, you wanted a “certificate of attendance” that certified Personality Dimensions Certified Trainers® can provide for your workshop attendees and we have one available.
Check out http://www.personalitydimensions.com/additional-resources to see what we’ve come up with. It is modifiable – you can either print out and hand write in the name of the participant and the date, then sign each certificate or you can create a file that you can modify to include the name of the participant and date in a pre-printed format, then print out each certificate and sign them personally.
We included a brief overview of some of the key points that are covered in an introductory Personality Dimensions® workshop and that we felt would add value to the certification if it was part of an employment portfolio.
Rather than have the certificate generally available to all who might visit the website, you must request that the file be sent to you. It will only, of course, be sent to Personality Dimensions Certified Trainers.
Keep your comments and suggestions coming … we listen!