A Consulting Resource Group International Inc. workshop trains professionals in the use of its assessments to help clients find that œperfect fit that leads to work satisfaction and high performance.
Canadian HR training center attracts career counselors, trainers, coaches, and HR professionals from around the world
Abbotsford, BC's, Consulting Resource Group International Inc. (CRG) once again plays host to international coaches and counselors on February 28 and March 1 and 2, at its Assessment Systems Certification Workshop. Formed 33 years ago, CRG publishes a comprehensive suite of assessment tools (described by others as œpersonality tests), used to help job hunters, career planners and employers find that œperfect fit that leads to work satisfaction and high performance “ and to support leadership and professional development training of all kinds.
CRG's CEO, Ken Keis, MBA, notes that the œusual tools for career and personal assessment (MBTI, DiSC, True Colors and others), are not working well enough. œNumerous studies indicate that on average, 80% of employees dislike their work “ while approximately 70% of leaders and managers are thought of as incompetent by their staff members and peers. He adds, œThese persistent findings are distressful for professionals who want to make a genuine difference in the lives of the people and the organizations they serve.
Keis says that CRG assessment and development tools give professionals an exciting option. While many are familiar with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DiSC, and other traditional tools for assessment, Keis notes that CRG's approach is different, in that it is focused less on œpigeon holing people, and more on supporting self-awareness, and personal and interpersonal development. He also notes that most other assessments are based on Jung's or Marston's theories published nearly a century ago, and now dated, while CRG tools are all based on current research.
CRG's approach introduces a new paradigm. œWe engage the individual human being in an experience of self-discovery, while supporting teams, companies and organizations in building higher levels of performance, Keis says. œOur mission is to support people who want to live and work with a strong sense of purpose.
CRG publishes and provides training in more than 100 integrated, holistic assessment and development tools. The CRG program includes personal style (personality) assessment; job fit and job style; instructional and learning styles; confidence and self worth; and values, leadership, entrepreneurship, sales, health and wellness, communications, and a number of others. CRG's first tool the Personal Style Indicator (PSI), was originally developed by Dr. Terry Anderson, currently Professor of Criminology at University of the Fraser Valley, who was frustrated in his search for assessment and development tools that were focused on the individual person; that were integrated and holistic, and were user-friendly in the sense that they are self-scoring, and self-interpreting.
Keis quotes a training participant, Michael Kossler, of Employee Relations at GTE Telephone Operations, as saying, œWhile I consider the MBTI to be a very effective tool for providing quality feedback, it can be very cumbersome to use. Workshop participants frequently struggle with grasping the interrelationships between the four different continuums and rarely remember their type after one exposure. On the other hand, participants easily understood the CRG Personal Style Indicator (PSI). More importantly, because of its practical, straight forward nature, I believe participants will be able to easily use the PSI back on the job. Keis notes that this comment is typical among participants, who also consistently remark on the self development aspect of the training. He quotes another participant, Nikhila Mukono, of Nortam Solutions, Calgary, AB as saying, "phenomenal weekend “ empowering, transforming, and life-changing. I would recommend this CRG Assessment Systems Certification Workshop to anyone in an influential position. CRG will transform any organization or group of people."
Keis said there are still spaces available for the February 28-March 2 workshop. Detailed information is available from Eleanor Parkinson, CRG Certification Training Coordinator. Telephone Toll-Free in Canada and the US: 1-866-852-4347. International calls please dial: 0011+1+604.852.0566. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at certification/certification.html