Personality Dimensions® – A Taste of Colour in Hong Kong

A Taste of Colour at the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong

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It was a pleasant surprise when I received a call from the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong requesting for a 1.5-hour training on Personality Dimensions® during their immigration section annual retreat.  This would be their very first exposure to Personality Dimensions®, and they are eager to learn what Personality Dimensions® is about.

Since we did not have enough time to conduct a full Personality Dimensions® assessment, and the group size of 70 was too big for a regular workshop, I decided to deliver the ‘Taste of Colour” exercise instead. The organizers were worried that 1.5 hours of training without a break in between would be too heavy for their staff.  Before they know it, the 1.5 hours were over, and they found themselves asking for more! We all had a wonderful time playing People Bingo and getting a taste of Inquiring Green, Authentic Blue, Organized Gold, and Resourceful Orange. We were joined by The Consul General for most of the training.

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The feedback from the group after the training was positive, and I hope Personality Dimensions® will gain more popularity in staff training and retreats at the Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong and beyond!

Angela ShikAngela W. Y. Shik, MSc, MA, MSW, PhD is a Personality Dimensions® Master Trainer, Director, Dr Motivate, Distributor of Personality Dimensions® training materials and programs in Hong Kong, Macau, People’s Republic of China, and Taiwan.

Contact: www.drmotivate.com  info@drmotivate.com  +852-3958-2338

Personality Dimensions® – Greetings from Hong Kong

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.

2016-06-09 20.40.23We 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 ShikAngela 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 angela@drmotivate.com.  Her office is at Level 15 Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Personality Dimensions® – Did You Know?

Participant-PackFrom the initial launch in 2003, Personality Dimensions® has aimed to meet the needs of the individual trainer by carefully listening to and understanding their feedback.  We recognised early on that a “one size fits all” approach would not be in the best interest of trainers or their clients.  This is why there are different versions of the same Personality Dimensions® resources.  Currently, there are 7 different Participant Pack and Dimensions Cards versions (soon to be 8!) in different languages, reading levels and contexts.  These are: Adult English, English Basics, English PD for Youth, Adult French, French Basics, Adult Spanish, Adult Chinese, and coming soon, Chinese PD for Youth.

The Adult English materials are where we started.  These are written at a grade 8 reading level, using the Flesch–Kincaid readability formula.  The Adult English Participant Packs are designed to be used in conjunction with the Adult English Dimensions Cards and Picture Cards.  These materials are best suited to a general adult population.

PD Basics English Participant Packs and PD Basics Dimensions Cards are contextually the same as the Adult English Participant Packs, however they are written at a grade 5 reading level.  These materials are not intended to be used in conjunction with the Adult materials; however the same Picture Card is used with either version.  They are designed to be used with an adult population where literacy is a challenge, or where English is not the primary language.

One of the latest additions to the Personality Dimensions® lineup is the PD for Youth Participant Pack.  Like the PD Basics resources, it is also written at a grade 5 reading level, however the content is contextually different from the Adult resources.  Paired with the PD@School Dimensions Card, and the standard English Picture Card, this version better speaks to teenagers in high school.  A separate PowerPoint is also available that matches the context of the materials.

The Adult French Participant Packs are much the same as their English counterpart, and are also written at a grade 8 reading level.  These are intended to be used with the Adult French Dimensions Cards, and French Picture Cards.  The Adult French resources are best used with a general adult, French-speaking population.

Similarly the PD Basics or DP l’essentiel Participant Pack and DP l’essentiel Dimensions Cards are contextually the same as the Adult French Participant Packs, however they are written at a grade 5 reading level.  These materials are not intended to be used in conjunction with the Adult materials; however the same Picture Card is used with either version.  These are designed to be used with an adult population where literacy is a challenge, or where French is not the primary language.

The Spanish Participant Pack, Dimensions Cards, and Picture Cards were developed over a period of time with translators in Mexico, overseen by a Personality Dimensions Level II Trainer.  These materials are designed to be used together, and are written at a grade 6 reading level.  They are best suited to a Spanish-speaking adult population.

The Chinese-language (Traditional) Participant Packs, Dimensions Cards, and Picture Cards was a large undertaking that involved translators in Canada and Hong Kong, as well as testing, and verification taking place in both countries.  This was overseen by PD Master Trainer, Dr. Angela Shik.  Necessary contextual changes were made to best reflect the language and culture in Hong Kong.

Soon to be released, initially in Hong Kong, and eventually Canada, is the PD for Youth Participant Pack and Dimensions Cards in Traditional Chinese.  These resources will be similar to their English counterparts, where the content is contextually appropriate for teenagers in high school.

Figuring out which materials to order can be a challenge, especially with so many options available; but rest assured our customer service team is here to help.  We check every order that comes in individually to make sure everything makes sense; if something seems a little strange to us, we will always give you call to verify things.   We also want your feedback.  Do you see a need for different materials that would better suit your clients?  Do you have a great idea for a Tool-Kit?  Get in touch with us, we’re always happy to hear from you.