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Training Programs

We customize our workshops to meet your needs through a variety of interactive and enjoyable exercises.
Here are sample topics we have offered to clients in the past:

Facilitator Qualification (Level I and II) & Bridging &

Refresher Programs for Personality Dimensions®

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 Why Become a Personality Dimensions® Certified Facilitator?

Join a growing global community of recognized, respected and certified facilitators. Personality Dimensions® is used worldwide, in Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, China, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the United Kingdom and others. Once you become certified your certification stays with you for life, even if you change your employer or move to a different country. As well, there are no recertification fees, assigned territories, or continuing education credits required. In order to use Personality Dimensions®, individuals must first attend a training program to become a Certified Personality Dimensions® Facilitator. Since Personality Dimensions® was first published in 2003, over 250,000 people worldwide have participated in a Personality Dimensions® workshop. Certified Facilitators may: purchase training and related materials from Career/LifeSkills Resources or an authorized Personality Dimensions® distributor; promote themselves as Qualified Facilitators (Level I) both inside and outside their organization; organize and conduct Introductory and Applications sessions; charge for their services; provide statistical data on participants to assist in updating statistical profiles.

 

Who Should Become a Certified PD® Facilitator?

Personality Dimensions® is an excellent program to add to your facilitator and trainer toolbox. Many of those who have completed the training include:

  • Management Consultants
  • Organizational Development Specialists
  • Career/Vocational Counsellors
  • Team Leaders
  • Coaches
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Individual/Family Counsellors

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What Do You Receive Upon Completion of  PD® Training?

In addition to this powerful and practical learning experience, you will receive…

  • The Personality Dimensions® Manual and handouts CD
  • Building Blocks to a Personality Dimensions® Introductory Workshop with PowerPoint®
  • A set of the standard reading level adult materials
  • Your Certificate of Qualification

 

As a Certified Personality Dimensions® trainer you…

  • will never have to pay additional licensing or recertification fees
  • have access to all applications of the Personality Dimensions® system, and can deliver workshops on Sales Dimensions™, Retirement Dimensions™, Teambuilding, Communication, Work/Life Balance, Learning Styles, Conflict, and others!

Facilitator Qualification (LEVEL I) Program

The Certified Facilitator (Level I) Qualifying Program is an opportunity for facilitators to add a new dimension to their facilitator toolkit. All inclusive cost: $1000 + HST.

In this three day course you will experience and learn how to deliver Personality Dimensions® workshops for diverse groups and topics. You will learn about the historical and practical developments in temperament, as well as the importance of each component of a Personality Dimensions® workshop and the ethical considerations for using the model appropriately. Experiencing hands-on, interactive learning you will: participate in activities typically used in a workshop; learn practical skills and knowledge of adult learning for facilitators; create and customize your own Personality Dimensions® introductory workshop; and learn about the various Personality Dimensions® products available, and their appropriate uses.

Participants must successfully complete an open book exam on the third day to achieve Certified Level  I Personality Dimensions® Facilitator status, and should anticipate some homework on the evening of the first and second day of the program.

This training is facilitated by a Master (Level III) trainer – Kate Jones and Level II trainer – Wayne Jones.

 

Facilitator Qualification (LEVEL II) Program

The Certified Facilitator (Level II) Program is an opportunity for facilitators to add an advanced designation to their facilitator toolkit. All inclusive cost: $1400 + HST.

In this three day course you will learn how to train PD Level I facilitators. This training is facilitated by a Master (Level III) trainer – Kate Jones. The course is ideal for those PD facilitators who have taught a number of PD workshops, preferably in a variety of settings.

Bridging Program

An alternative one day bridging workshop is also available and gives existing psychological temperament and type tool facilitators an opportunity to gain equivalent qualification for the Personality Dimensions® self-discovery model. A prerequisite is experience in adult education and facilitation as well as proof of qualifications from previous training. Facilitators will complete a one day workshop to transition from an understanding of other systems (i.e., MBTI®, MPTI®, True Colors® etc.) to the Personality Dimensions® model.

Participants in bridging sessions receive a full set of Personality Dimensions® manuals, Dimension cards, Traits and Characteristics checklists, and a PD in Action booklet. Bridging fees include the cost of certification as a PD facilitator. All inclusive cost: $600 + HST.

 

Refresher Program (1 or 2 Days)

The Refresher Program is offered to previously certified PD facilitators who wish to review the introductory workshop and various applications. A discussion with Kate Jones will help you ascertain the optimal time frame for your needs and personal professional development. Attendees bring their own materials with them to use in the workshops.

All inclusive cost – one day: $250 + HST.

All inclusive cost – two day: $450 + HST.

KateKate Jones’ Training Sessions Offer:

  • individual and small group (3-6 participants) interactive training in a relaxed residential setting (Oakville), which is pet-free, smoke-free and scent-sensitive (all participants are requested to be scent-free out of respect for colleagues)
  • training by Personality Dimensions® Master Facilitator, Kate Jones, M.Ed., co-author of Great Parenting Skills for Navigating My Kid’s Personality”and Her Journey: Stories of Entrepreneurs”; coordinator and lead author of Retirement Dimensions™; contributing editor of Sales Dimensions™  and Level II trainer, Wayne Jones
  • all materials, certification and facilitation fees
  • refreshments and light lunch each day (included in the package price)
  • personal follow up support for 1 year as you gain familiarity with facilitating workshops

 

Personality Dimensions® Level I and II  Certification

Program Qualifies for Canada Job Grant Funding

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Book Your Training Session:

Upcoming sessions:

  • September 13 – 15, 2017  –  Oakville Ontario
  • if you have a group of 3 or more participants, we will schedule a date that works with your timeframe
  • if you have a group of 8 – 15 participants, we can arrange to travel to your venue to do on-site training – please call for pricing and scheduling
  • we specialize in small group, focused, interactive and personalized training sessions

 

Here are the steps to booking your session with Personality Dimensions® Master Trainer, Kate Jones:

  • decide on date(s) that best suit your schedule
  • if possible, have some colleagues join your training session – minimum 3 participants will guarantee the session will be offered
  • email (kate@skills4people.com) or call Kate (905-825-1456) to reserve the dates
  • wait for date reservation confirmation from Kate before submitting application
  • complete applicable FACILITATOR QUALIFICATION APPLICATION form after receiving date confirmation and mail/email to Kate Jones
  • Kate Jones & Associates accepts Certified Cheque, Money Order or Interac eTransfer

Skills to Help Parents & Educators Thrive

THE “AWESOME PARENTING SERIES©”  

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Our book is available! It is based on over a decade of  interactive colours sessions with parents, who have consistently told us that once they realized some of the difficulties in their homes were “personality clashes” their family life improved. Most interactive workshops in this series are based on the four personality (or colour) groups. With a basic understanding of four ways of behaving, parents can then help create a thriving home environment for the entire family.

Choose all 6 workshops or mix and match. Your choice. While we suggest 90 minutes minimum per session, we do customize them according to your time constraints and requirements. Please let us know your needs and we’ll work with you to create a program that will help your kids more than make the grade.

“Raising Positive Resilient and Happy Kids” is based on the principles of Positive Psychology.

“Surviving Your Adolescents” is not temperament based and is designed for middle and secondary schools.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For schools booking these workshop presentations, you are encouraged to submit an application for a Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education. All of our workshops and keynotes align well with the criteria for funding. To review PRO grant extension information, please see http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/reaching.html?utm_source=E-Newsletter&utm_campaign=3954859fd6-news_May_18_music_teachers_EQAO_tips&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_422aeb3dbd-3954859fd6-18763185

  • Workshop 1: GPS for Navigating Your Kid’s Personality

This was the first session developed for School Councils who requested a program that would help them become         more self-aware and understand basic differences in their children’s personalities. Because as all parents know,           their offspring can be as different as night and day! This session emphasizes how parents can strengthen the                 family unit by learning how to communicate with their kids, as well as encourage their offspring’s innate                       personality strengths.

  • Workshop 2: Stressed Out!  

Do you wonder why your kids get stressed with things that did not stress you out as a child? Or maybe they don’t get stressed out when you think they should be. Perhaps you think that stress is the same for everyone. So when it comes to helping your kids with stress you try what works for you – sometimes to no avail. That is because there are differences in personalities and in the way each stresses.

  • Workshop 3: Homework Wars! Meeting the Challenges with Personality Strengths  

Parents are often surprised to discover that what worked for them as kids growing up just doesn’t work with their own offspring. What a surprise! Turns out that the four behavioural groups learn differently and work differently. Parents can help their offspring thrive by tuning in to some of these differences. By creating a different learning space in their homes for their child, parents can encourage learning and cooperation. Homework wars can become a thing of the past!

  •  Workshop 4: Talk to Me!    

This session will include information on introverted and extraverted children, or  “Innies” and “Outies” as we lovingly refer to them. This is an important link of understanding your kid’s development. No surprise also that each of the four “colours” has a preference for the way in which they communicate. We hope by looking at these two components that you will enjoy more positive conversations with your children.

  • Workshop 5: Raising Positive Resilient and Happy Kids!

 This seminar is about helping your child enjoy a wonderful life. How? Through learning some basic positive psychology, which is the science of happiness. Learn how you can help your kids see what is working well in their lives and learn to live with optimism so they can begin to thrive at home, and at school.

  •   Workshop 6: Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds

Participants will learn how to deal with “The Snub”, what is “normal” adolescence, teens and risk and establishing “house rules”. The presentation is based on proven teen parenting principles developed by Dr. Thomas Phelan (author of 1-2-3 Magic). This workshop is facilitated by Wayne Jones, M.Ed.

  • Keynote Address: Great Parenting Skills for Navigating Your Kid’s Personality

This dynamic one hour presentation introduces parents to “positivity” and “colourful” personalities.

 

THE AWESOME STUDENT SERIES

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  • STUDENTS – They’ve Got PERSONALITY!

Every student is unique in so many ways, including behaviour, temperament and personality. Former teacher and principal, Wayne Jones, M.Ed., will lead your students to an increased awareness of their personality strengths so that they can more effectively understand each other, communicate and work and play in team settings. This interactive workshop is based on Personality Dimensions at School, a popular temperament self-assessment tool for students from grade 5 through high school. Flexible formats (small/large groups and settings) are available. Create stronger student bonds and understanding today. Call Wayne today (905-825-1456) to book sessions for your students. Special pricing available if combined with a parent workshop/keynote.

 

THE AWESOME EDUCATOR SERIES

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For over a decade we have successfully worked with teachers and administrators in interactive colourssessions. Even seasoned teachers have expressed their desire to go back to their classrooms and change the environment and/or assessments to accommodate all four ways of behaving/learning. In doing so they create an even more dynamic classroom setting that appeals to all of the students.

  • Class Act: A “Colourful” Educational Workshop

            Teachers who want to make a difference by understanding the temperament of their students will be a “class act” as they become  even more dynamic educators! Additional applications such as differentiated learning, and student stress are available.

  • Leadership: Capitalize on Your Personality (“Colour”)

            Teachers/Administrators may not think about their preferences when it comes to interacting with colleagues, staff, parents and students. Yet when they behave differently than we wish, then we may think something is wrong with them. This workshop encourages teachers/administrators to explore four different preferences of behaviour that can help them become even more dynamic leaders!

Skills to Help Team Members Thrive

AWESOME TEAM BUILDING SERIES

social-network_110003543-012814-intOrganizations that excel  have high productivity and the best ROI in their industry! What is the key to being the best?  A thriving team of people who are engaged and dedicated to making their workplace the best organizaton. Creating an awesome team begins with understanding and then using the strengths of each team member’s personality to make strategic decisions that  improve team dynamics through improved communication and relations. High functioning teams can ultimately catapult an organization into a position of prominence and success.

We have successfully facilitated team presentations in the not-for-profit sector and the corporate sector – at all levels. This engaging and experiential series, based on personality theory (coloursvary with respect to your time limits. Do you want a “Lunch & Learn”, a half-day session or an all day program for a retreat? We’ll work with you to create a program that will ensure your team’s personal success.

We base our AWESOME TEAM BUILDING SERIES on Personality Dimensions®, a personality assessment developed by Canadians, and often referred to as colours by our clients. There is a basic introductory workshop on personality (“colours”), along with a number of variations or applications that we customize to  suit your industry. We also offer a Train-The-Trainer Level 1 Personality Dimensions® Facilitator Workshop.

  •  I Don’t Understand You, But I’d Like To! (Basic Workshop on  4 “Colours”)

    Teams consist of people with different personalities. Sometimes they need a little help developing skills to understand colleagues and bosses. Your team will explore how these differences amongst the members can work towards creating a stronger, more effective team.

  •   Strengths-Based Communication: How to Talk With All Types

Ever notice how some team members may respond to you with one succinct   sentence, while others may take a whole paragraph to say the same thing? Your team will discover how we all communicate in our own “colour”, so to speak, so they can eliminate some of  the communication barriers that may exist.

  •  Handling Stress Your “Colourful” Way 

    Ever wonder why things that stress you may have little affect on others? Don’t worry, they have their own unique set of stressors! Once people identify temperaments and the accompanying stressors, they can develop successful strategies to help alleviate frazzled nerves.

  • Selling With Your “Colourful” Personality ***NEW***

sales wheel Is your staff aware that your customers/clients differ in their approach to purchasing? Team members can learn to recognize how each personality group differs so they  can easily and effectively adapt their approach to each customer and ultimately increase sales! Each of the participants will very likely want to purchase a Sales Wheel ™ that is part of the Sales Dimensions™ program, which Kate was instrumental in having published by publishers Career/Life Skills Resources Inc. as a major contributing editor.

  • Messaging, Presenting and/or Speaking to Audiences

    Do you have group members who could do a great job presenting material or speaking on behalf of the organization if they only had the right tools? This hands-on presentation guides people towards successful stage presence by being mindful of the four personality types — or “colours”  that make up their audiences.

  • Retirement Preparation — Leave A Legacy In Your Workplace

Some team members may be wondering how they can leave a legacy in their workplace upon RDretiring. Help them alleviate some of their concerns about creating a succession plan for themselves as they begin to design future endeavours, such as becoming part-time consultants, experts and/or mentors  who can transfer some of their knowledge to the next generation, as they continue to be highly productive members of your team!

Kate Jones, Master Personality Dimensions® (“colours”) Facilitator, is co-ordinator and lead author of the assessment tool and facilitator guide, Retirement Dimensions™ (under the auspices of Career Life/Skills Resources) designed specifically to help people plan their lifestyle as the first step towards retiring from their current position. Retirement Dimensions™ is the basis for this workshop. Kate also coaches individuals who wish to plan their future retirement lifestyle; please go to the COACHING Tab for more information.

  • Level I  and II Personality Dimensions® Certified Facilitator 

PD Certification is a three-day quality controlled course licensed by Career/Life Skills Resources Inc. You will learn about the latest evolution in presenting personality theory from Kate Jones,  a certified  Personality Dimensions® Master Facilitator. It is an energizing, interactive workshop using the adult learning model.

A PD Certification Bridging workshop is also offered for 1 day to those who have already taken some personality theory training. Kate Jones, a certified  Personality Dimensions® Master Facilitator, will guide you through this interactive session using the adult learning model. For more information please see the TAB: PD CERTIFICATION

POSITIVITY / “HAPPINESS” SERIES

Group Of Business People In Their OfficeThe field of positive psychology encourages us to be fully engaged in our lives. Easier said than done, some would argue. But there are ways to become more fully engaged in our lives. Team members are encouraged to begin thinking and feeling positively about their lives, and in so doing, thrive and enjoy happiness.

Each of the workshops in this series can stand alone or be run as a series. We have had many participants find the “Desserts” seminar a way of letting go of their frustrations, laughing at some of ther knee jerk reactions and realizing they need to take time to enjoy life if they want to begin to thrive. The next two seminars in the series are brand new, based on our latest research and development.

  • Stop Being So Stressed — Let’s Have Desserts!

The word “DESSERTS” is used as an acronym to explore ways to handle the stressors that impact both the professional and personal lives of team members. It is an energetic, hands-on way of looking at a way to stop stressing and start living a thriving life.

  • Flourish, Thrive, Get Happy — No Matter What!

Did you know you that it is within your power to change 40% of your happiness?  This workshop explores ways team members can bring joy back into their lives. Happiness truly lies in their hands. They will learn how they can thrive in order to experience better relationships, and improve their lives both at work and at home. We’ll provide the map for their journey back to happiness.

  • Putting Positivity To Work

Positivity is a means, not an ends. Like the sunshine, positive feelings come and go. A positivity experts suggest that we think of the times we feel connected to someone and loved. Or when we feel gratitude with what we have. Or when we feel reinvigorated by a new idea. “Positivity reins whenever positive emotions touch and open our heart.” And the good news is that positivity can be a choice! You’ll discover how positivity can last longer than a fleeting moment — even in the workplace!