Interpersonal Courses

INTERESTED IN A TRAINING OPPORTUNITY?

Most training opportunities require 10 or more registered individuals. If you are interested in a training for yourself, department, or group, please complete the Training Interest Form and an ICHR team member will contact you.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment tool is used as a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that to the ways people think, communicate, and interact. In this workshop, participants will be provided with an overview of their personal styles based on an online assessment. Each participant will use their MBTI information enhance their understanding of themselves, their motivations, strengths, and potential areas for growth. It will also help you appreciate people who differ from you. Understanding your MBTI type is self-affirming and encourages cooperation with others.

Future sessions, if applicable, will take these concepts and apply them to other aspects of your professional and personal life. This session is designed for both individuals who have never taken the MBTI assessment and for ones that have taken it in the past and are either not sure of their type preference or would like to take it again as a refresher.

Prerequisites: Participants will be asked to complete the MBTI Inventory prior to the training date. Please contact the Office of Human Resources for the assessment and any additional information regarding the workshop.

DiSC Workplace Profile

The Everything DiSC Workplace Profile, published by Wiley, is a tool used to create more effective and productive working relationships. The DiSC Model provides non- judgmental language for exploring behavioral styles across 4 primary dimensions. Using the DiSC Profile tool, participants will be introduced to a guiding framework for understanding how their own behavioral and communication styles correspond to others and how the management of those styles can significantly impact the overall success of the group. Participants in this workshop will learn to increase their self-knowledge, understand how their behavior may be perceived by others, and recognize other people's behaviors and how to adapt to their needs.

Future sessions, if applicable, will take these concepts and apply them to other aspects of your professional and personal life. This session is designed for both individuals who have never taken the DiSC Profile assessment and for ones that have taken it in the past and are either not sure of their type preference or would like to take it again as a refresher.

Prerequisites: Participants will be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about their personality and behavior prior to the training date. Please contact the Office of Human Resources for the assessment and any additional information regarding the workshop.

StrengthFinder 2.0

This workshop is based on the bestselling book “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath. The StrengthsFinder identifies key strengths and values of each person through completion of the StrengthFinder quiz. The Gallup research has identified 34 dominant "themes" of talent with thousands of possible combinations. This workshop examines these 34 StrengthFinder talents and highlights each participant’s top five. Participants will explore how they can capitalize on their talents and start building them into strengths as well as changes they may need to make to their current working relationships.

This session is designed for both individuals who have never taken the StrengthFinder assessment and for ones that have taken it in the past and are either not sure of their top strengths or would like to take it again as a refresher.

Prerequisites: Participants will be asked to complete the Clifton StrengthFinder online assessment prior to the training date. The online assessment will identify each participant what their top 5 themes are and provides additional information relevant to those themes. Please contact the Office of Human Resources for the assessment and any additional information regarding the workshop.

FranklinCovey Leading at the Speed of Trust

This workshop is based on the bestselling book “The Speed of Trust” by Stephen M.R. Covey. With high trust, communication, creativity, and engagement improve.

Productivity speeds up and costs decrease as attention is redirected toward objectives instead of suspicion and frustration. This highly interactive workshop that engages leaders at all levels in the real work of identifying and closing the trust gaps that exist in your organization. In this workshop, participants will learn how others perceive their trustworthiness from their personal tQ™ Report, understand the real, measurable Trust Taxes they might be paying without realizing it, change Trust Taxes to Trust Dividends, which are the benefits that come from growing trusting relationships and make action plans for building Trust Accounts with all key stakeholders.

Vital Smarts: Crucial Conversations

A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations—when handled poorly or ignored—lead to strained relationships and dismal results. This training teaches participants the skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics. Participants will learn the dialogue skills that help you talk with anyone about anything to reach alignment and agreement on important matters. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.