Personality awareness to unlock individual and team potential
Webcasts to help organisations unlock potential in individuals and teams. Our training, resources and consultancy support effective and innovative people development and talent identification. We are the European distributor of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), 16PF® and other leading psychometric tools.
Top tools for type facilitatorsAlice King, Principal Consultant, OPP LtdPrincipal Consultant, Alice King shares hints and tips for running engaging and dynamic type events. Drawing on her own considerable type knowledge and experience she’ll step through materials and approaches that will enable you to:
•increase the impact of your type events
•save time and create efficiency in the training room
•make core type concepts more accessible
•allow teams to quickly identify patterns in their team typeRead more >
What will a ‘leader’ look like in 2050? The world is changing physically, technologically and demographically, and this will have a huge impact on HR and in particular leadership. John Hackston, Head of Research and Development at OPP, will describe these trends, the implications for future leaders, and how the MBTI can help.
Experienced type practitioners know that there is always more to learn about psychological type, new ways to enhance training and facilitation skills, better tools for communication, different applications to explore. In this session, participants will explore Jane Kise’s top ten lessons learned from 20 years of experience. Participants will have the chance to reflect on “next steps” in deepening their knowledge and practice, explore new exercises they might use with groups, and consider how the type community can work together to ensure that the use of type has a lasting impact on our clients, customers, and selves.
Jane Kise, Ed.D. is an executive coach, consultant, and author of over 20 books including Intentional Leadership, Introduction to Type and Coaching and Using the MBTI Tool in Organisations. A past president of the Association for Psychological Type International, and a faculty member of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Kise consults worldwide, helping individuals and organisations be more intentional about how they plan, lead, influence and change.
The 16PF questionnaire provides powerful insights into personality and behaviour which improve the accuracy of your hiring decisions. Join Ben Vernazza, Senior Consultant at OPP, to find out how to get the most out of 16PF within selection by mapping the 16PF onto the key competencies for the role and assessing the likely fit of your candidates to reduce risk when recruiting.
We don’t all experience time in the same way, and one factor is psychological type. A knowledge of this and type dynamics in particular will help us navigate our way through time. Based on recent research and experiential work, and building on a theme presented by them at the BAPT conference at Greenwich in May 2014, Ingrid Manning, Head of Group Learning, and John Hackston, Head of R&D at OPP, show how our perceiving function holds the key to understanding how we perceive time.
The 16PF psychometric assessment is a powerful personality questionnaire, trusted by both business and psychologists. While qualification in the instrument is the most effective way to realise its benefits, OPP have developed several applications designed specifically to allow those without qualifications to benefit from the 16PF; these span career guidance, recruitment and self-awareness. Join Rob Bailey, Principal Consultant in OPP’s R&D department, to find out how.
We are all individuals, and our personality follows a unique path through time and space; but our Type can provide signposts to help us develop over time. John Hackston, head of research and development at OPP, will illustrate how we can use timelines to navigate our way through life, and to help others do so. He will also draw on research to show how insights we can gain from MBTI feedback relate to age trends seen in other personality measures.
We can’t always give people MBTI feedback face to face, so feedback via telephone or video conferencing can provide a useful alternative. Join Pauline Siddons, Learning Implementation and Development Manager at OPP, for a 30 minute webcast in which she will use her many years experience as an MBTI practitioner to provide advice on the best way to approach remote feedback.
Individuals in today’s society face a range of competing pressures and many turn to “time management” to try to obtain support in reducing these challenges. A body of work by Tony Schwartz focuses on managing energy (a renewable resource) versus managing time. His work describes four types of energy (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) which, when controlled and monitored, can increase productivity and personal resilience. In this session we will review and practice how we can use the knowledge of type to help in raising personal resilience.
About Susan Nash
Susan is an international expert in business applications of Type and Temperament focusing on improving team productivity and leadership effectiveness. Susan has authored "Turning Team Performance Inside Out" published by Davies Black, "Dating, Mating and Relating" and the new "Teamwork from the Inside Out Field Book".
As MBTI practitioners, we often meet people who are sceptical about the instrument’s potential and credibility as a development tool. Criticisms can range from saying that the tool is nothing more than a horoscope that puts people in unrealistic boxes, to it being based on out-of-date theory and lacking any evidence of reliability and validity.
In this 30 minute webcast OPP practitioners and researchers (and Chartered Psychologists) John Hackston and Rob Bailey discuss the basis for these challenges, why they don’t hold up and how you can respond to them.
Recruiting the right people is never easy, especially for smaller organisations without a dedicated HR team. This webcast will outline the challenges faced by organisations, drawing on real-life examples to show when the best of intentions can have disastrous consequences. We’ll explore a new way of identifying the underlying competencies and attributes needed for success in a job. With the help of Melanie Francis, Head of HR at The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, we’ll learn how this new approach has helped them to objectively assess and shortlist candidates against these criteria, using psychometric tools and structured interviews. Even if you have limited experience in this area, you’ll learn how you can achieve greater hiring success simply and cost-effectively.