Wow – it’s been a really long time since I’ve been tested and had my exam graded by my teacher while I waited with a line of my classmates behind me. Can you spell S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D out? Add to the peer pressure, the requirement to achieve 80% on each test, each day. Thankfully, I didn’t humiliate myself and have the opportunity to return tomorrow.
I am quite impressed with the facilitator. By sheer luck, coincidence, fate, whatever, I have the privilege of being certified by a past-CEO of CAPT, the certifying organization. The man is a brilliant facilitator, experienced with the tool and its many applications and has a cadre of stories, examples and illustrations to share with us. It is an incredible opportunity that I’m extremely grateful for! As facilitators, he is providing us with years of tips, lessons learned that will be invaluable to us as we begin facilitating our own programs.
Day One morning was spent with an overview of the instrument’s background, its origins in Jungian psychology, and a fascinating story of Katherine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. We quickly went into the elements of personality type, their definitions and examples. The afternoon was spent with a variety of interactive team and large group exercises to engage us in a working knoweldge of the definitions. They also helped us to review for the afternoon exam.
Day One ended with the exam… and instructions to prepare for our role play tomorrow. Day Two will begin with a role play in which we will take turns practicing the interpretation of our Client’s report and verifying it with the Client’s self-assessment.
All in all – a good day and a confirmation of money well spent for an investment in knowledge and personal growth!