Sunnyvale, Calif., May 7, 2020 — Amid COVID-19 lockdown and tightening budgets, HR professionals, L&D specialists, counselors and consultants can now train virtually to use marketing-leading personality assessments – boosting soft skills in a newly remote workforce. The Myers-Briggs Company announced today that virtual certification programs for the MBTI®, CPI 260® and FIRO® personality assessments are now available. The company has also released a series of virtual workshops for organizations 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 program covers both Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment Step I and Step II.
“Our virtual trainings are engaging and interactive,” said Sherrie Haynie, director of US Professional Services for The Myers-Briggs Company. “We leveraged best practices for virtual training in our course design, combining live expert-led lessons with individual e-learning and group work. Participants actively practice what they’ve learned every day, then complete an exam to gain their certification.”
FIRO Virtual Certification
The FIRO tools were created to optimize teamwork on high-stress US Navy submarines, and now boost team development in organizations. The FIRO Certification Program was delivered virtually for the first time in early April, gaining positive reviews from participants. As well as the instructor-led training going online, the virtual program debuts a new 90-minute follow-up session for each cohort. Here participants can share insights, ask questions and chat with experts to discuss any issues arising from their practical work.
CPI™ Virtual Certification
The CPI 260 personality assessment was recently called “freakishly accurate” by Business Insider for its uncanny ability to dig out characteristics that others perceive about a person that they might not be aware of. Often used for leadership and executive development, certification for the CPI 260 is now being offered virtually. The CPI 260 Virtual Certification program also features a 90-minute follow-up session to answer questions and cement learning.
New Virtual Workshops Offer Development for the Time-Strapped
The new MBTI Virtual Essentials Workshops introduce participants to the Myers-Briggs personality framework and teach how to collaborate more effectively by understanding personality differences. These virtually-facilitated group workshops, led by an expert MBTI consultant, are ideal for time-strapped people development professionals. An initial MBTI Essentials Virtual Workshop can be paired with additional trainings on:
- Appreciating Differences
- Enhancing Communication
- Managing Change
- Building Resilience
- Growth Mindset
Girls in Tech, a non-profit based in Silicon Valley, recently praised the MBTI Essentials Virtual Workshop run 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 – at work, at home, in education, and everywhere in between. Your success and fulfillment aren’t just about what you know, they hinge on your relationships and interactions with others. The Myers-Briggs Company helps organizations around the world improve teams, develop inspirational leaders, and solve the most perplexing people challenges. We empower individuals to be the best versions of themselves by enriching their understanding of themselves and others. As a Certified B Corporation, The Myers-Briggs Company is a force for good. Our powerfully practical solutions are grounded in a deep understanding of how significant social and technological trends affect people and organizations. And with an 80-year background of assessment and psychological 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.