March 2, 2015

Who Wants to Be More Organized in 2013?

Do you need to get organized in 2013?  Do you want to know how your psychological type influences your organizational style and that of your clients?  Then attend the monthly meeting of the Twin Cities Association for Psychological Type, a regional chapter of APTi on Friday, January 11, from 12-1.  See our website for location and directions.   In this presentation, Terri describes the 3 Legged stool of organizing:  structure, time management, decision making.   Every personality type addresses organization differently and we can all get better at it.   Learn how by joining us for this interactive, informative session.

Speaker Biography: 

Terri ODowdTerri O’Dowd
1-1-2013

Terri O’Dowd has been a “professional organizer” for 14 years, marketing her business predominantly through word-of-mouth. Her 20+ years in corporate life and as a single parent have provided her with strong business and residential abilities to help individuals and businesses getorganized and stay organized. Her self-employment years include long runs as a sub-contractor in many business roles including web design project management, business process development and writing, training design, and teaching and coaching thousands of business owners on effective marketing and team management through the world’s largest business networking organization, BNI, where she has presented at both the national and international conferences. What makes Terri unique as an organizer is that she helps clients identify their strengths and create systems that work for them. She’ll also strategize, plan, and follow-up OR roll up her sleeves and do the work with clients and for clients. Her specialty is providing regular services to business owners who want additional project management, communication, and/or client support help without the hassle of employee payroll and benefits. Terri has a B.A. with an emphasis in communications and is an intimate ES/NTJ who prefers small groups of 2-6 to cocktail chatter and parties.

Submitted by:

Ann C. Holm, MS ACC CCC

www.annholm.net

Recognizing Individual and Team Behaviors that can Derail a Team

Program Description:
Marilyn Corrigan and Sandra Hirsh will explore with APT-TC members how to spot the behaviors that can take a team off track and how you can use Type knowledge to improve team effectiveness.
Presenters:  Marilyn Corrigan and Sandra Hirsh

Presenter Biographies:

Marilyn Corrigan:

Marilyn Corrigan

Marilyn has more than 25 years in leadership development, human resources, communications and training.  She has implemented leadership programs for supervisors and managers as well as a corporate succession planning program.  Marilyn has a M.A. in Education and is an Adjunct faculty member with the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business.

Her goal in her consulting business is to actively involve her clients in the development of solutions that will improve performance and accountability in the areas of leadership, communications, teams and managing change.  She has worked with many diverse clients:  healthcare, energy, government, education and non-profit.  One multi-year leadership project in the energy field was in Queensland, Australia.  In her free time she enjoys travel, horseback riding, hiking, biking and reading.

Sandra Hirsh

Sandra Hirsh

Sandra Krebs Hirsh, M.A., MAIR, is an internationally recognized authority on personality type, a frequently published author, and the principal of Minneapolis-based Sandra Hirsh Consulting.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: Link to 9-14-2012 Presentation on MBTI Step III/A Case Study

Here is the link to view the presentation on the MBTI Step III, a case study.  https://vimeo.com/52333968

Using Sherod Miller’s Awareness Wheel: TC-APT Monthly Presentation 10/12/2012

Sherod-Miller Awareness Wheel

The Program: We know that there is both an up side and a down side to each of our preferances.  Connie Dummer, will teach Sherod Miller’s tool for processing events to have a clearer understanding of the thought, emotions, and action we can decide to take.  Using this model helps each of us decide how to respond in a situation rather than go with our automatic reaction.  This has been a key tool for clients as well as for Connie.  Coaches will find this a very helpful tool to share with clients.

About The Presenter: Connie Dummer, MA, LP, LMFT, RPT-S, joined the Family Attachment Center in August 2008. Previously she worked for the Christian Recovery Center from Nov 1993 until Aug 2008.  She was motivated to complete her undergraduate degree before her daughter finished college and was successful reaching that goal.  She continued on the midlife career change at the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota.  Connie is trained in EMDR and works with adults, families, and children. She has been a Registered Play Therapist since December 2004 and is registered at the supervisor level.  Connecting with others is a core value.  She has been married 41 plus consecutive years to the same man.  They have one adult daughter living in Minneapolis also.

 

MBTI Step III: A Case Study (Presented at TC-APT.ORG 9/14/2012

Are you curious about the MBTI Step III?   How is it different from the MBTI Steps I and II?  Join us on September 14, 2012 for a review of this MBTI instrument including an in depth look at a case study.

The MBTI Step III is a type development assessment tool that leads to insights about how well you are using your psychological type.  Each type has strengths and stretches. Mature type development suggests that we use our strengths most of the time but also use our 3rd and 4th functions when the situation calls us to do so.

Come for the presentation.  Stay for lunch!

Here is the link to view the presentation:  https://vimeo.com/52333968

About the Presenter:

Ann C Holm, MS, ACC, CCC  is a certified life coach and a MBTI Master Practitioner.  She has used the MBTI Step III since 2010 in a variety of settings.   She is also the director of Interest Area Consultants for the Association of Psychological Type International and a steering committee member for the local chapter, Twin Cities-APT.   To learn more about Ann, you can visit her website at www. AnnHolm.net or see her LinkedIn profile

Stress and Type Workshop: A Wrap-up

Dr. Thompson describing his Arsenal system for addressing stress and building resiliency..

On April 14, 2012, the Twin Cities Association for Psychological Type presented a seminar,  The Stress Effect, featuring Green Beret and noted psychological type authority, Dick Thompson.  Members of TC-APT  first encountered Dr. Thompson at the Association for Psychological Type 2011 conference where he presented, and were so impressed by his work that they arranged for him to speak locally.

Dr. Thompson’s workshop featured an array of information focusing not only on psychological type but brain functioning, especially the important decision-making functions that rely heavily on the pre-frontal cortex.  All course participants were given the opportunity to take Thompson’s Arsenal™  assessment prior to the workshop which added to the richness and value of this workshop.

The course focused on broadening our understanding of how the brain functions, especially under stress, and practical applications using this information.  Strategies centered around being aware of your own stress type, and developing ways to build resiliency.  Armed with such knowledge, one can respond to stress with clearer thinking rather than react to stress and encounter our not so desirable nor effective shadow side.

Once again, thank you Dr. Thompson for delivering an enlightening and useful workshop for our participants.

Written by:

Ann C. Holm

Stress, Type and Decision Making: Building Stress Resilience Across Type Preferences, Part 1– Excerpts

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Stress, Type and Decision Making: Building Stress Resilience Across Type Preferences, Part 2– Excerpts

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Type and Reintegration: An Upcoming Presentation by Jim Peak and Elizabeth Hirsh

Author Jim Peak

TWIN CITIES APT invites you our monthly meeting on Friday, May 12, 2012 from 12-1 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina. Jim Peak and Elizabeth Hirsh will be discussing their newly released book Type and Reintegration. Open to the public. 

Preview from author Jim Peak: 

REINTEGRATION – Maybe you’ve heard that term in the news recently as hundreds of our Minnesota National Guardsmen are returning from their year-long deployment in Kuwait.  They’ll be returning to familiar surroundings after experiencing a year of sharp contrasts and intense emotional events.   Chances are, you may have never thought the term Reintegration could apply to you.  But, we all have taken the reintegration journey to one degree or another.  Think about it.  Remember what it was like returning home after that life-changing experience at a summer camp or religious retreat, re-acclimating when you arrived back home with parents after completing your first semester away at college, returning to work after a long illness, or putting your life back together after the loss of a close family member?  We all have faced the need to readjust and build a ‘new normal’ after encountering new or intense emotional experiences.From the simple to the serious, reintegration of any magnitude is composed of common elements that affect our mental and emotional well-being.  Each reintegration circumstance causes us to take another look at the scrambled puzzle pieces that make up our lives in an attempt reach normal or make our life-picture whole again.  As you and others around you struggle to make the pieces fit, some of the elements that you will encounter may include change, conflict, relationships, communication, decision-making, stress, self-awareness, teamwork, learning styles, or career selection.  Each of those has the potential to be a bridge, or to be a stumbling block in your journey to a new normal.The Myers-Briggs Personality Type application has a proven track record of helping individuals in each of these elements.  Type can be the personal common denominator, the roadmap, or the compass that can help you understand and navigate the wickets of your personal reintegration journey.  Every person’s journey and final destination are different, but the knowledge of Type offers a trusted tool to help you navigate through unfamiliar terrain on your pathway to successful reintegration.

Newly released Type and Reintegration book by Elizabeth Hirsh, Katherine Hirsh, and Jim Peak

Join us this month as we introduce a few facets of Reintegration, based on the “Introduction to Type and Reintegration” booklet recently published by CPP, Inc.

Submitted by Ann C. Holm

Hands-on Workshops: As Rare as Hen’s Teeth (Here’s Your Chance to Attend One in the Twin Cities!)

Webinars, podcasts, and other online learning.  This is an excellent way to enhance your knowledge about a topic and also earn CEUs. However, it is becoming a rare treat to attend a hands-on workshop where you are meeting the speaker and sharing thoughts and perspective with your fellow participants in the old school way.  Face to face. Such an opportunity is coming to the Twin Cities on April 14, 2012.  

The Twin Cities Association for Psychological Type will sponsor Dick Thompson as he presents an outstanding workshop on psychological type as it relates to decision making under stress.  Dr. Thompson is the author of the book The Stress Effect:  Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions.   Dick Thompson’s unique background as a psychologist, researcher and former Green Beret commander comes together in his newest work on understanding how stress affects a leader’s decision-making ability.

This workshop will add the dynamics of psychological type and will focus on these core learning objectives: 1. How can we  build resilience? 2. How can leaders recognize signs of stress? 3. How does stress impact decision making? 4. How can the len of psychological type impact stress and decision making? 5.  How can psychological type be applied to improve decision making strategies?

Register now so you can proceed to the online Arsenal Assessment Tool* , an integral part of the workshop package.

(Note if you are a member of TC-APT or a partner organization, you may use the discount code TCAPTapril-discount.  If you are not a member, please  JOIN TC-APT  NOW and receive the discount.)

*The ARSENAL™ Individual Assessment presents a summary of each of the seven best practice areas that most influence your ability to combat the negative effects of stress and your current level of performance in each area. The Full Report includes a Developmental Plan Outline that you can use to help you begin working on these areas immediately.

TC-APT to Present Workshop on Stress, Type and Decision Making (April 14, 2012)

On Saturday, April 14, 2012,  the Twin Cities Association for Psychological Type will sponsor Dick Thompson as he presents an outstanding workshop on psychological type as it relates to decision making under stress.  Dr. Thompson is the author of the book The Stress Effect:  Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions.  

Dick Thompson’s unique background as a psychologist, researcher and former Green Beret commander comes together in his newest work on understanding how stress affects a leader’s decision-making ability.  This workshop will add the dynamics of psychological type and will focus on these core learning objectives:

1. How can we  build resilience?

2. How can leaders recognize signs of stress?

3. How does stress impact decision making?

4. How can the len of psychological type impact stress and decision making?

5.  How can psychological type be applied to improve decision making strategies?

We invite you to join us on April 14, 2012 for this dynamic workshop.  For more information and to REGISTER, click here!

(Note if you are a member of TC-APT or a partner organization, you may use the discount code TCAPTapril-discount.  If you are not a member, please  JOIN TC-APT  NOW and receive the discount.)

Questions:  TwinCitiesAPT@Gmail.com

Written by Ann C. Holm/ www.annholm.net/

Type and Stress with Dr. Jean Kummerow

On January 13, 2011, our featured speaker was the prolific psychological type author and member of TC-APT, Jean Kummerow .   The topic, Type and Stress, outlined the typical stress patterns associated with each of the 16 psychological types.    The information was divided into 8 profiles based on the dominant function of each type.

For example, an exaggerated use of dominant introverted intuition (INFJ, INTJ) is likely to manifest in the individual coming up with an an all-encompassing theory that explains everything coupled with an insistence that this theory is the only correct one.  When in the inferior function, the tendency is to focus on irrelevant details or overindulge in sensory pleasures with little discernment.  Kummerow shared several real life examples of stress reactions for each type.  Her father, who happens to have preferences for INTJ, checks his blood pressure every ten minutes when he is under stress.

Usually the way out of a stress reaction (also known as the grip) is to focus on using the auxiliary or tertiary functions for each personality type.  The theory behind this strategy is that the dominant function, which is usually an individual’s “go to” strength is operating in an exaggerated form.  The inferior function, the least developed and used function is also gone awry.  The other two functions may be less affected and can therefore be called upon to restore balance to the personality.

The presentation closed with recommendations on how to ameliorate your personal stress reactions and what to do when someone you know is having a stress reaction.   One example is to know when you are beginning to fall into caricature or grip-like behaviors.  Take a break and calmly analyze the situation.

If someone else is having a stress reaction, reasoning with them is probably more of an irritant than a anything else.   Humor isn’t likely to help until the crisis has passed.  Suggest a break but let the individual work it out.  It is through this process that personal insight is gained which is truly the silver lining when the dark clouds of stress have passed.

Written by:  Ann Holm (TC-APT member/www.annholm.net/)