London. 5 May 2020 – Amid COVID-19 lockdown and tightening budgets, HR professionals, L&D specialists, counselors and consultants can now train virtually to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment – boosting soft skills in a newly remote workforce. The Myers-Briggs Company announced today that virtual certification programs for the MBTI® assessment are now available. The company has also released a series of virtual workshops for organisations looking to roll out MBTI-based development to their employees.
“We’ve been facilitating virtual training for clients for some time now, but placed priority on getting virtual certification available for customers given the circumstances,” says Jeff Hayes, president and CEO of The Myers-Briggs Company. “The insights individuals gain through personality assessments are incredible. Travel restrictions shouldn’t put a stop to progressing personal and professional development.”
MBTI Virtual Certification
The MBTI Virtual Certification programme teaches participants how to use the MBTI Step I assessment to address everyday people challenges – from dealing with conflict to managing stress. It also provides them with a personal development experience where they learn to appreciate difference and recognise their own strengths and blind spots.
“We’ve focused this course on being engaging and interactive,” said Lorraine Mills, Senior Director of Global Professional Services at The Myers-Briggs Company. “We leveraged best practice for virtual delivery in our course design, combining live expert-led lessons with individual e-learning and group work. Participants will actively practice what they’ve learned every day, then complete an exam to gain their certification.”
The MBTI Virtual Certification program also includes a 90-minute follow-up session for each cohort. Participants can share their insights on working with the MBTI, ask questions and consolidate their learning, all led by an MBTI expert practitioner.
New Virtual Workshops offer development for the time-strapped
Where HR and people development teams lack capacity, The Myers-Brigg’s Company’s new MBTI Essentials Virtual Workshop introduces individuals and teams to the Myers-Briggs personality framework and explore personality difference. These virtually facilitated sessions are led by a Myers-Briggs Company consultant and teach participants how to work and collaborate more effectively. An initial 90-minute MBTI Essentials Virtual Workshop can be paired with additional 60-minute sessions on:
- Enhancing Communication
- Managing Change
- Building Resilience
Girls in Tech, a non-profit based in Silicon Valley, California, recently praised the MBTI Essentials Virtual Workshop delivered for their high-profile board of executives:
“The session armed us with an invaluable tool to be more effective in achieving our organizational goals,” said Adriana Gascoigne, founder, CEO and board member of Girls in Tech. “We’re better able to move forward as a team thanks to the insights we gained. In fact, we found it so helpful we’re looking at doing a similar workshop with employees soon.”
About The Myers-Briggs Company
In our fast-changing world, your edge lies in harnessing 100 percent of your talent – whether you’re at work, home, school, college, or anywhere in between. Your success and sense of fulfilment aren’t just about what you know and what you can do, they hinge on your relationships and interactions with others. The Myers-Briggs Company empowers individuals to be the best versions of themselves by enriching self-awareness and their understanding of others. We help organisations around the world improve teamwork and collaboration, develop inspirational leaders, foster diversity and solve their most complex people challenges. As a certified B Corp (and a registered California Benefit Corporation), The Myers-Briggs Company is a force for good. Our powerfully practical solutions are grounded in a deep understanding of the significant social and technological trends that affect people and organisations. With over 60 years in assessment development and publishing, and over 30 years of consultancy and training expertise, a global network of offices, partners and certified independent consultants in 115 countries, products in 29 languages, and experience working with 88 of the Fortune 100 companies, we’re ready to help you succeed.
Hiwot Wolde-Senbet, Flagship Consulting
Natasha Cobby, Flagship Consulting
Joe Morphet, Flagship Consulting
+44 207 680 7104
The Myers-Briggs Company
+44 1865 404584