•  Announcing CPP’s 2012 Certification
   Programs Schedule

•  Discover the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict
   Mode Instrument

•  ATK Aerospace Systems: The Strong
   Interest Inventory® Assessment
   Rocket Fuel to Careers of Emerging Talent

•  Maximize Leader Effectiveness Using Two
   of the World’s Best Organizational Tools

•  Info Zone
•  Introducing a New MBTI® Certification
   Program Trainer

•  You Asked. We Delivered. MBTI® Activities
   Are Now Available for Quick Purchase
   and Download on cpp.com.

•  The Most Popular MBTI® Resources Now
   Available on Kindle

•  Work Engagement Profile User’s Guide

•  2011 Conferences & Events

We hope you enjoy this issue and, as always, look forward to hearing from you at cpp_insider@cpp.com. —Eugenia Wright, Editor

Announcing CPP’s 2012 Certification Programs Schedule

CPP proudly announces its 2012 schedule for the MBTI® and CPI 260® Certification Programs. As the exclusive publisher of these two assessments, we are excited to provide you with the opportunity to learn about them directly from us and to help increase your value and expertise.

Our 2011 programs were well attended, and the feedback from participants was very positive. They told us how much the programs advanced their knowledge, skill, and professional development. They also told us that after becoming certified, they can make contributions to improve the performance of their people, teams, and organizations.

If you’re ready to register or want full descriptions and specific details about the programs, including dates and locations, click here for the MBTI program and click here for the CPI 260 program. Be sure to take advantage of our “10% early bird discount” for registering in the first- or second-quarter programs.

Discover the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

Are you using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI)? To help you find out if the TKI tool is right for you and your clients, CPP presents the "Introduction to the TKI Assessment" webinar, which explains what this instrument is, what it does, and how it can benefit you and others.

In this webinar CPP author Rob Devine gives an overview of the assessment and conflict-handling modes as developed by Drs. Kenneth W. Thomas and Ralph H. Kilmann, key applications and scenarios, customer successes, popular TKI products, and support resources. Built on exceptional history, validity, and reliability, the TKI is a fast and powerful tool that can go beyond conflict management to support team building, leadership and coaching, and retention efforts. Click here to view the webinar and discover more about the TKI instrument.

ATK Aerospace Systems: The Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment Offers Rocket Fuel to Careers of Emerging Talent

ATK is a Minneapolis-based defense industry company with roughly 18,000 employees. Its Aerospace Systems division is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. With a revamped NASA budget, rapidly evolving Defense Department initiatives, and the worst economic downturn in generations, ATK was forced to evolve its business landscape. The company made stabilizing its business outlook top priority and determined that focusing on its leaders was the best way to energize the organization and achieve the desired outcome.

In order to create an agile, empowered, and accountable workforce, Aerospace Systems’ Human Resources department turned to the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment and Work/Life Value Checklist. Insights gained from these tools enabled high-performing employees to more fully align their personal interests and values with their career path and the company’s strategic objectives.

Read the full case study

Maximize Leader Effectiveness Using Two of the World’s Best Organizational Tools

Research reveals that leadership is the key factor for influencing employee passion, customer devotion, and overall organizational vitality. Now you can leverage the power of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, temperament, and Situational Leadership® II concepts for maximum effectiveness in growing your people. Brought to you by the American Management Association, the Bridging the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), Temperament, and Situational Leadership® II Workshop is a seminar that will show you how to match your leadership style to individuals’ development level, positively influence them, and build their commitment to achieve better long-term results. Learn more about this powerful training program and download additional information on how these tools can be used together.

Job Seekers, Get Ready for Personality Tests
The Wall Street Journal online, MarketWatch, September 12, 2011

More and more employers are using assessments as part of the hiring process. Although companies pay for the assessments, applicants can reap some benefits as well. Here’s what job seekers should know about personality assessments and other hiring screens.

Learn more
Managing or Leading?
Talent Management, August 2011

Leading and managing require executives to tap into different strengths. As they move from managing a team to creating a strategic vision, talent managers can help them reconcile these strengths, maximize their performance, and engage those around them.

Learn more
Creating a Culture of Motivation
T+D, September 2011

Motivating people is a perennial management challenge, but in times like these it’s up to learning professionals to ensure that motivation is given more than just lip service. Here are some activities managers can use to discover what motivates their employees.

Learn more
Do They Practice What You Teach?
Chief Learning Officer, September 2011

Employees need to practice their skills to improve, and it’s important for learning leaders to provide a safe place to hone these skills. Mentoring and employee-to-employee training offer the ability to practice skill development in a safe, low-risk environment.

Learn more
Boost Workforce Vitality
TalentManagement.com, September 26, 2011

Using assessments to promote growth in the workplace can not only help improve overall performance but also increase job satisfaction and the level of managerial engagement. Read how St. Luke’s Hospital used the MBTI and CPI™ assessments to transform managers into satisfied, engaged leaders.

Learn more
Health Care Leaders Flex Work Styles to Team Members’ Needs
Talent Management, October 5, 2011

To adjust their style to team members’ needs, leaders must understand their team’s responses as well as the underlying forces driving their own behavior. In addition, leaders who are aware of their own style can hone behaviors that increase social flexibility as well as emotional intelligence.

Learn more
More Articles

10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future
Talent Management, October 2011

Defining Global Leadership Competencies
Human Resource Executive®, August 2011

How to Promote Behavioral Change
Chief Learning Officer, October 2011

An Untapped Talent Pool
Training, September/October 2011

How to Manage More Effectively Through Stressful Times
Talent Management, Perspectives, October 4, 2011

How to Understand Personality Differences...for Happier Relationships
Huffington Post, September 15, 2011

Introducing a New MBTI® Certification Program Trainer

Meet Catherine Rains, ENFP, CPP Education Consultant, and a New MBTI® Certification Program Trainer

CPP is gearing up for its third year of hosting public offerings of the MBTI® Certification Program! Given the busy calendar and high demand from both the business and education sectors, we are pleased to have CPP consultant Catherine Rains delivering some of our upcoming 2012 programs. Learn more.

You Asked. We Delivered. MBTI® Activities Are Now Available for Quick Purchase and Download on cpp.com.

In need of a tried-and-true MBTI activity to jump-start your next training? The MBTI® Activity Series is a collection of eight time-tested activities that bring type to life, make it useful, and help individuals improve their performance. Whether you are looking for an introductory workshop exercise to help participants better understand the preferences or would like to arm a work team with a type-related framework for solving real-world problems, this activity series provides you with the presentation and facilitation materials you need for success. Each activity comes with the presentation slides and/or reproducible masters required for delivery so you can use them over and over again—simply select, print, train, and repeat!

The activities you need. Delivered just in time.

To purchase, visit www.cpp.com/MBTIactivities.

The Most Popular MBTI® Resources Now Available on Kindle

You asked. We delivered!

CPP is excited to announce that select Introduction to Type® series titles are now compatible with the world’s best-selling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle.

We’ve made accessing the most popular MBTI® resources easier than ever. In addition to print and PDF versions for all 20 titles in the Introduction to Type® series, we’re offering additional flexibility by providing access to four of the most popular titles through Kindle devices and apps. Now you can purchase a personal reference copy and take it with you when you’re on the go. You can learn more and buy through the links below:

Introduction to Type® and Communication
Introduction to Type® and Leadership
Introduction to Type® and Selling
Introduction to Type® and Teams

Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. You can still purchase the Kindle addition by taking advantage of a free Kindle app available for download to mobile devices—such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and more— as well as to your PC or Mac.

So go ahead...expand your knowledge and limit your load all in one easy click!

Work Engagement Profile User’s Guide

Repeatedly, studies show that intrinsic rewards—much more than extrinsic rewards such as pay and benefits—are key factors in shaping employee engagement. Meaningfulness, choice, competence, and progress are among the most important intrinsic rewards, and they fuel engagement by providing a positive emotional charge. The Work Engagement Profile helps develop engaged employees and, equally important, contributes to the organization’s effectiveness and overall performance.

Now, to fully appreciate and benefit from the Work Engagement Profile, you can use this must-have resource for practitioners—the Work Engagement Profile User’s Guide—to enhance your employee engagement trainings. It is full of applications, examples, tips, and exercises that will extend the life of your trainings. Topics include
  • The conceptual foundation of the Profile
  • Specific applications for management education and training, career counseling and executive coaching, work team initiatives, and organizational change
  • Guidance on how to administer and interpret the Profile (online or booklet format)
  • Answers to FAQs about work engagement and additional resources
Learn more about the Work Engagement Profile User’s Guide

ASTD-TCC 2011 Regional Conference & Expo
St. Paul, MN
November 14-15, 2011
MBTI® Certification Program
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 14-17, 2011
CPI 260® Certification Program
Mountain View, CA
Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2011
MBTI® Certification Program
Phoenix, AZ
December 12-15, 2011
MBTI® Certification Program
New Orleans, LA
December 12-15, 2011

CPP will be in attendance at these 2011 conferences and events, and we hope to meet you there. Also, don’t miss CPP’s 2011 Ask An Expert webinar series.

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