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PD in a Virtual World

By: Deirdre A. Pickerell, Roberta A. Neault



This Personality Dimensions® Guide is slightly different from the titles in the Toolkit series. Rather than providing workshop outlines, handouts, PowerPoint® presentations and exercises tailored to a specific workshop theme, this Guide provides facilitators with what they need to use Personality Dimensions® virtually, in the same room, across the road or on the other side of the world.



Topics include:


  • Assessing Readiness

  • Defining Your Interaction with Participants

  • Choosing Your Preferred Communication Format

  • Selecting the Most Appropriate Technology

  • Working Virtually with Individual Clients

  • Working Virtually with Groups


Also included is a thorough, step-by-step guide to administering the Personality Dimensions® assessment online, and comprehensive list of software and websites available for facilitating distance training.

Phantom Groups

Virtual Flip-Charts for Personality Dimensions® Brightened Groups

By: Lynda McKim


A lot of the ‘learning’ about self in the course of a Personality Dimensions® workshop comes out of working with people with the same first colour preference in Brightened, or same colour, Groups. But what do you do when you don’t have representatives from a particular colour or when there are only one or two people with the same colour preference? That’s where Phantom Groups can be very helpful. Phantom Groups are, simply, sample representative flip-charts from previous groups.


The flip-charts selected to appear in Phantom Groups are reproductions of actual flip-charts created by Personality Dimensions® groups over an eight year period. They are typical representations, not tailored to any special groups, just as you would expect to be generated at an introductory workshop. The contents are an accurate reproduction of what each group contributed, using computer graphics to make them easier to read.


These flip-charts represent actual responses to the Brightening Exercise found in Building Blocks to a Personality Dimensions® Introductory Workshop.


Created with PowerPoint presentation software.

Winning Workshop Strategies

By: Lynda McKim


Here it is ... the companion book to Building Blocks!


Just as Lynda Mckim walked you step by step through a Personality Dimensions® workshop in her first book, Building Blocks, she now offers practical how-to advice for creating effective and enjoyable Applications Session. Included in Winning Workshop Strategies are clear, easy-to-follow directions and suggestions for planning and conducting every aspect of a winning Personality Dimensions® Application Session. As a bonus, Lynda provides a number of ice-breakers, and exercises for testing and reviewing learning in interesting and entertaining ways, as well as techniques for forming groups and workshop wrap-ups.


Winning Workshop Strategies offers a variety of proven exercises and strategies, developed over years by Lynda and many of her colleagues, which can be used to teach PD concepts in a variety of settings (Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Communications, to name a few).


This book will definitely be an asset in developing and delivering highly successful workshops. A must for new facilitators and for experienced facilitators who are looking for new ideas.

Differentiated Instruction

Personality Dimensions® & Learning Styles

By: Michael Tudor, Larry Konyu


Which learners prefer to work independently? Which learners enjoy working with others? Which learners are active, hands on learners and which learners prefer orderly environments? Temperament Theory, which proposes that we are born with certain predispositions, seeks to answer these questions. Although this theory has been studied for centuries, facilitators and teachers now know that this information can help them to recognize innate differences in their learners and to enhance the learning environment.


As a result of many years of experience teaching and facilitating, the authors have accumulated over 50 years of practical examples of how people teach and learn. Furthermore, their experiences have allowed them to discover theories from such well known educational researchers as David Kolb and Bernice McCarthy. These theories combined with the research done by Carl Jung, David Keirsey and Personality Dimensions® give us a more complete picture.

Career Dimensions™ Facilitator's Guide

By: Lynda McKim


Many Personality Dimensions® trainers work in the field of career development. Career Dimensions™ was developed to enhance the PD experience and address the particular needs of these facilitators and their clients.


This manual provides step-by-step instructions for using Career Dimensions™ ethically and effectively with individuals or small groups. It also outlines some exercises and activities proven useful in Career Planning/Exploration Workshops.

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