Professional Development for Personality Dimensions Trainers

A few months ago I was catching up with Sandra Summerhayes and she mentioned that she had just finished a great Personality Dimensions… online! At that point we had been kept very busy answering some often frantic “how do ” calls from Personality Dimensions facilitators. Sandra mentioned that she was thinking about putting something together to help facilitators take their training online, and asked when we thought she should start offering it. My immediate thought was “yesterday!” Because this workshop is designed to address the very issue we had been getting calls about, I thought I’d share this information.

Since then, Sandra has offered this workshop many times to sold-out audiences. I just checked with her to see how registration for the September Delivering PD in the Virtual World workshop is going and was surprised to learn that there are still a small handful of spaces available.

As John Maxwell once said ‘Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.’ As Personality Dimensions facilitators adapting to the new normal, (whatever that’s going to become) this growth opportunity lies in taking the original Personality Dimensions content and adapting it to an ever-evolving virtual landscape. The content remains the same, the delivery method is changing.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this growth opportunity visit https://sandrasummerhayes.com/virtual-training/


Yours, from the back office…

Denise Hughes is the Director and owner of 

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CLSR Inc. and general editor of Personality Dimensions® materials and products. She just noticed the calendar and realized it is just past the 44th anniversary of her introduction to career and type and temperament materials. Those experiences and the expertise she gained through her years with the Guidance Centre, University of Toronto, and now with CLSR, continue to shape the direction that both CLSR and Personality Dimensions® take.

Personality Dimensions® – Meet the Master Trainers

The Personality Dimensions® Master Trainers have been a vital part of the work that goes into ongoing development of Personality Dimensions®.  As first in our series, we would like to introduce you to Kate Jones, M.Ed.  Kate was kind enough to share a little bit about herself, and her history with Personality Dimensions®:

“The very first time I had the privilege of teaching temperament theory in a corporate setting, a participant, whose primary colour was Organized Gold, marvelled at its accuracy with, “I am a textbook Gold!” She clasped my hand at the end to thank me for helping her understand herself and like what she discovered about her special attributes. As a facilitator whose primary colour is Authentic Blue can you imagine how that made me feel? I’ m enabling people, one at a time, to like whom they discover is at the core of their being, Since that day I have not lost this feeling that Personality Dimensions® allows me to bring meaning into people’s lives, to help them discover their strengths, whether they work in schools, not-for-profit companies or corporate Canada.

Then there are the parents whom I work with often. Those who come to my seminar usually have at least one child that they may not understand as well as they would like, or whom they want to parent the best way they know how. In one of my very first parent seminars I had a mom approach me with tears in her eyes, saying “You just saved my family from a lot of heartache; I thought there was something very wrong with my daughter and now I realise that she is just completely different from her father and I….and that’s ok”! Again, for an Authentic Blue, I know that delivering Personality Dimensions® to people in a variety of settings is my calling.

As a result of some of my volunteer activities over the years with the Oakville Community Foundation, the United Way, the Canadian Cancer Society and OAAPT,  for example, I have had opportunity to deliver a Personality Dimensions® seminar. As for other volunteer positions I’ve been privileged to contribute in places such as churches, Burlington Art Gallery, Bronte Advisory Committee, and UWC, where my understanding of temperament has helped me understand and appreciate the people with whom I have worked over the years.”

Degrees: M.Ed. (Teaching & Learning); Honours B.A. (English & Psychology)

Certificates: Training & Development, Level IV Energy Diagnostic & Treatment Specialist, Solution Focused Counsellor, Positive Psychology Specialist, Retire To The Life You Design Facilitator, 2 Young 2 Retire Facilitator, Relocation and Transition Specialist, True Colors Facilitator, FIRO-B Facilitator, MBTI Trainer, and Personality Dimensions Facilitator/Master Trainer

Aside from being a great supporter and frequently running seminars, Kate’s contributions to Personality Dimensions® include

Kate has also authored the book: Her Journey: Stories of Entrepreneurs

Kate can be reached through her website: http://www.skills4people.com, or on Twitter @KateJonesAssoc.

Personality Dimensions – Sales Dimensions is now here!

Terry Maynard, along with Murray Whitehorn and contributing editor Kate Jones, has put together an amazing new resource that provides focused training for high end sales professionals on honing their “Personality Radar” skills to increase their sales exponentially. Murray has called upon his many years in sales, and teaching sales techniques, and added 5 proven closings for every possible personality pairing of sales rep and client to “close the deal.” The reinforcing component is the Sales Wheel itself — which the sales rep can use to remind them of how the client sees them and how they should respond to be most effective — as one reviewer put it: “close the deal … use the wheel!”

This is a divergence from existing Personality Dimensions support materials, taking PD to a whole new audience and into an area that most PD facilitators don’t currently serve.

Visit www.clsr.ca for pricing and further details.

 

Personality Dimensions – Visit us at CSTD!

Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc. publisher of Personality Dimensions® is a proud supporter of the Canadian Society for Training and Development and we’re excited to be a part of the 2014 Conference and Trade Show.

We would like to invite you to visit us at booth # 204 at the CSTD Tradeshow. The Trade Show is open Thursday November 13th from 10am-6pm and Friday November 14th from 9:30am-1:30pm and is free to attend!  Online registration is now closed, but you can still register at the door for free!

We will be debuting Sales Dimensions™ at the show, and will have special pricing on select Personality Dimensions® products!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Coming Soon…

Help sales professionals increase their actual sales exponentially by developing their Personality Radar™!

This comprehensive sales program includes:

  • The complete project outline
  • A quick overview of a basic Personality Dimensions® workshop
  • Personality Dimensions® handouts
  • Handouts specific to sales professionals
  • A customized PowerPoint® presentation
  • Several exercised tailored specifically to sales professionals

Sales Dimensions 2 Sales Dimensions 1

 

Still wondering what Personality Radar™ is???  Author, and Personality Dimensions® trainer Terry Maynard explains it in this video: http://youtu.be/I50Hp7VGQY4