American Management Association Seminars

AMA’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Certification Program
Seminar No: 08592-XNBB
CEU Credits: 2.4
Length: 4 days

Get certified to administer the world’s most widely used personality assessment.

Apply the MBTI tool to empower employees, enhance team productivity and reduce conflict. AMA’s newly updated MBTI® program is a highly interactive, four-day workshop that focuses on the key MBTI applications of team building, leadership and individual development. It features a hands-on, practical approach that prepares you to professionally and ethically administer and interpret the MBTI instrument—immediately upon your return to work.

Unlike earlier versions of the program, this seminar also includes training in MBTI Step II, which provides a more richly textured picture of type and behavior using 20 additional facets. Step II shows how each person expresses their type uniquely and individually.

How You Will Benefit

  • Improve employee communication skills and interactions using the MBTI tool
  • Gain greater understanding of your own and others’ personality preferences
  • Understand type theory and key MBTI applications
  • Lessen “test anxiety,” track your progress and self-correct with daily exams
  • Experience effective ways to introduce type to teams to improve performance
  • Get immediate feedback on your professional interpretation skills with role-play exercises
  • Receive an MBTI toolkit and PowerPoint® template for presenting type to teams and senior management
What You Will Cover

Introducing Type to Teams and Groups

  • Administering the instrument
  • Defining the MBTI dichotomies
  • Verifying type
  • Using the Presenting Type in Organizations presentation
  • Activities to use with teams
Using the MBTI Assessment
  • Understanding the differences between trait and type instruments
  • Appropriate and ethical use of the tool
  • Contracting to use the instrument
  • Psychometric aspects of the instrument
Using the MBTI Instrument with Individuals
  • Practice administering and scoring the instrument and interpreting results
  • Practice working with clients and interpreting results
Using the MBTI Instrument for Individual and Leadership Development
  • Type dynamics: how the four preferences form a dynamic personality pattern
  • Type development: the tasks of different stages of life
  • Recognizing type and stress interactions
  • Applying type to leadership styles
  • Practicing using type dynamics and development with clients
Using the MBTI Step II Instrument and Interpretive Report
  • The developmental and psychometric aspects of the Step II instrument
  • Definition of the 20 Step II facets
  • Practicing interpreting with clients
  • Case studies of Step II results
Who Should Attend

HR professionals, training and OD specialists, career counselors, line managers and others responsible for developing human capital.

MBTI Certification
CPP, Inc., the publisher of the MBTI instrument, establishes certification standards. All the knowledge you need to successfully complete the certification exam is covered in the pre-work, workshop lectures and handouts.

In the unlikely event that you do not pass the exam, your AMA course leader will provide a short-answer retake exam.

AMA Blended Learning— a learning solution that maximizes the benefits of instructor-led training with the latest integrated online and offline tools, assessments and resources.

Pre-work required. You must complete 10 hours of reading and online review. Materials will be sent via FedEx. These materials provide a practical orientation to prepare you to fully participate in the program.

Please Note: If you cancel and are unable to attend, AMA will withhold $250 for materials.

Post-seminar tools provide interactive support, including a video featuring an MBTI expert who provides tips for how to best use the MBTI instrument in the typical workplace situations/scenarios you will likely encounter upon returning to your organization.

AMA attendees have a 97% Pass Rate

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, MBTI, Introduction to Type and the MBTI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the U.S. and other countries.

Note: Successful completion of this course qualifies you to administer the MBTI instrument.

To stay on top of developments in the world of MBTI, visit AMA's Online MBTI Community. You’ll find timely articles and valuable resources such as blogs, discussion groups, current news highlights, book reviews and an “ask the experts” feature.

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City, State, Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309

Washington, DC
Arlington, Virginia
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202

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If you cannot attend a seminar you can contact AMA in advance to transfer to a future session, or you can send someone to take your place. If you need to cancel your attendance, AMA will give you a complete refund if you cancel more than three weeks before your seminar begins. To cancel, simply email us at . If you cancel with less than three weeks’ advance notice, you will be liable for the entire seminar fee. Once your payment has been received, you may request a courtesy transfer to use at any future AMA seminar of equal or lesser length. The courtesy transfer must be used within one year of the date of your originally scheduled seminar. In fairness to all attendees, if you do not attend a seminar session for which you are confirmed and do not contact AMA to cancel in advance, you will be charged the entire seminar fee.

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