About the Certification Program
In order to use Personality Dimensions®, individuals must first become a Certified Personality Dimensions® Trainer. Since being published in 2003, over 1,000,000 people world wide have experienced a Personality Dimensions® workshop. The Certified Trainer (Level I) Qualifying Program is an opportunity for facilitators to add a new dimension to their facilitator toolkit.
Through this three day (21 hours) 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 both classroom and 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 pass (80% minimum) an open book exam on the third day in order to gain Qualified Facilitator status. There will be homework on the evenings of the first and second day of the program.
An alternative bridging workshop is available and gives existing approved psychological temperament and type tool facilitators an opportunity to gain equivalent qualification for the Personality Dimensions® self-discovery model. Facilitators will complete a minimum 3 hour workshop to transition from an understanding of previous systems to Personality Dimensions®. 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 Trainer. A prerequisite for the bridging program is proof of qualifications for other approved personality type or temperament assessment models..
Qualified Facilitators may: promote themselves as Certified Trainers (Level I); organize and conduct Introductory and Applications sessions and purchase training and related materials from Career/LifeSkills Resources or an authorized Personality Dimensions® distributor.
Personality Dimensions® Level I & Level II Certification Programs Qualify for Canada Job Grant Funding
The Canada Job Grant helps employers train new or existing employees for jobs that need to be filled. This flexible program is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. Having the right skills helps employees excel and succeed in today’s fast-paced labour market.
What does this mean? Under the terms of the program, most of the Personality Dimensions® Certification programs offered in Canada are eligible for funding. 2/3 of the cost of training qualifies for reimbursement.
Each province/territory is responsible for the administration of the program in their jurisdictions. For more information on the Canada Job Grant and how employers can apply, select a province or territory from the list below: