Training is a widely used organization development tool. Whenever possible, we transfer our skills to our client's workforce, or train our client's trainers, so they can continue to develop the organization's competencies without us.
We customize all our programs to meet our clients' needs. Every training program was originally developed for clients after analyzing their training needs. We are continually developing new programs to address the evolving needs of today's constantly changing organizations. All our programs use proven adult training methods. We are glad to develop new programs, combine programs, and refine programs, based on your organization's specific needs.
The Human Dimension's targeted training programs include:
All Human Dimension training programs are in modular format. This means they can be presented in different formats, from fifteen minutes, to 90 minutes, to five days long. The ideal time to present training is just-in-time -- at the moment the person or group will benefit from immediately using the tool or concept. Often we present mini-modules in the middle of a meeting we are facilitating or observing. For example, if we see that the group will progress more effectively if everyone uses a certain technique, (like the interpersonal skills of using I Statements or effective listening, or the group decision-making techniques like Venn Diagrams or Brainstorming), or if the group will benefit from a shared awareness (for example, clarifying the team's mission or revisiting the group's meeting norms), we "intervene" in the meeting and lead the group to learn and use the skill or concept in the moment. Often it is effective for a group to take time out from work to learn a new skill. In that case, we not only teach them how to make better decisions, or how to build a team; but whenever feasible, we lead them to make actual decisions, and actually build their team at the same time as they are adding to their knowledge of how to do it.
Myers-Briggs® Personality Type Training for Your Employees
We offer Myers-Briggs® personality type training for managers, supervisors, professionals, and administrative and support staff in your organization.
Human Dimension staff can train in English, Mandarin, or Cantonese, using our own trainers and translators who have worked with us for years and thoroughly understand the psychological concepts that underpin our work. Our materials are in traditional or simplified Chinese characters (View a sample in PDF format here, 157 K). All of our programs are tailored to your organization's particular needs and the level of the audience. We add additional topics as we develop them for clients, and we're glad to develop other programs. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Mandarin Training Programs
Understanding Yourself and Others Using Personality Type (Myers-Briggs®)
This program has been extremely successful with managers and professionals in Mainland China's businesses. It is taught by Eileen Broer, a recognized expert on teaching personality type in China. (See her article, "Teaching Personality Type in Mainland China.") The program is presented in English with Chinese translation by our experienced Chinese trainers. Materials are presented in simplified Chinese characters. This workshop is highly experiential. Chinese participants have reported the course's effects as: "life changing," "made me a much better manager," "now I understand myself and why others are the way they are," "now I understand my boss," "saved my marriage!"
Communications Skills for Managers and Salespeople (Using Myers-Briggs® Personality Type)
This program has been successfully presented in Mainland China with managers
and salespeople. Participants learn their own personality type and how
to recognize other people's types. They learn how they can adapt their
own behaviors to meet the needs of their customers and employees. They
become better motivators of customers and employees. This workshop is
experiential and effective. Chinese
participants say they have found it to be very helpful in building better
relationships with their employees, clients, and customers.
Cantonese Training Programs