The Thinking Behind Choices
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Attend via live webinar, online video, or a hybrid approach, depending on your schedule. Live webinar sessions meet weely for two consecutive hours beginning in January, April, July, and October. In the event of a holiday, sessions resume the following week, extending the time frame to complete your training.
- Jan 18, 2018 - Apr 5, 2019, Fridays, 11 AM - 1 PM Eastern
- Apr 12, 2018 - Jun 28, 2019, Fridays, 11 AM - 1 PM Eastern
Attend via video (start when you want), live, or both, depending on your schedule
Contact Us to request Thinking Behind Choices I from 7 PM - 9 PM ET.
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THE VALUE APPRAISAL PROFILE. You will be invited to take an online assessment before the first session. While you are learning about valuations - the thinking behind choices - you will also be learning about your own.
FORMAT. The Thinking Behind Choices can be attended via live, interactive webinar, video, or a hybrid approach, depending on your schedule. Videos for missed live sessions are available 24/7.
ATTENDING THE LIVE WEBINAR. When attending via live webinar, dial into the webinar or connect PC to PC using a headset to assure live participation and personally relevant learning.
ATTENDANCE. Attendance via video is confirmed by submitting a brief written learning online. If your intention is apply this course to the Certified Valuations Specialist (CVS) certification, 100% attendance of the Thinking Behind Choices series (I, II, & III), either live or by video is required.
CONTINUING EDUCATION. CE fee for most credentials is $25. You will have an opportunity to purchase CE online after completing your enrollment. Should your governing board require 100% live attendance to earn CE hours, an alternative in person session can be arranged. View CE
TIME ZONES. All times are listed as the current EASTERN time (whether EST or EDT). Arizona residents and others who do not observe daylight savings: your local class time will change by one hour with each beginning and end of daylight savings time.
HOLIDAYS. In the event of a holiday, sessions resume the following week, extending the time frame to complete your training. Classes do not meet on the following holidays: January 1, after 4 PM Eastern on Feb. 14, Memorial Day (USA), the July 4th Holiday (USA), Labor Day (USA), Thanksgiving Day (USA), Thanksgiving Friday (USA), December 24, 25, 26, & after 4 PM Eastern on Dec. 31. Saturday sessions do not meet on three-day holiday weekends.
DISCLOSURES. (1) There is no commercial support being received for this activity. (2) There is no use of off label products. (3) All Certified Intrinsic Coach® Mentors (CICM) receive a financial stipend for their services
Value Appraisal: The Thinking Behind Choices is a great way to learn amazing details about how people think, beginning by learning amazing details about how you think.
In the Thinking Behind Choices, you will get, see, and learn about 28 measurements that individually and in combination illuminate the thinking behind choices at rest, during problem solving, and when under stress. You will learn specifically about yourself because you will be learning with your own measurements. In learning about the hidden machinery behind your own decisions, choices, tendencies, habits, and what makes sense to you, you will learn and see for yourself that these same processes - unique for everyone in their specificity - are in all of us.
The end goal is both personal and professional development. Knowing yourself is a benefit that stands on its own, benefitting you as an individual and also as you live and work with others. The knowledge and understanding of your own processes of thinking also opens the door to better understanding other people as they, and we, try to figure out what makes sense, together and on our own. This knowledge and understanding about yourself and others enhances your personal life and your professional ability to work with others whenever an understanding of yourself, others, and the thinking behind choices makes the difference in living and working with, and serving others.
Value Appraisal: The Thinking Behind Choices can stand alone in value and can also be applied toward the Certified Valuations Specialist (CVS).
After taking an online assessment, you will have your own measurements of the patterns of thinking you use, whether reflexively or more consciously, when you make choices. The assessment is taken before training begins.
Using your own measurements to learn about the intricacies of decision-making, you will understand not only how you, specifically and uniquely, arrive at what makes sense to you, but also how people, each in their own unique way, do the same, whether habitually or after thinking things through.
Throughout the 12-weeks, you will learn a total of 28 measurements that have meaning individually and in combination that open up understanding of and clarity about the Thinking Behind Choices.
VALUE APPRAISAL: THE THINKING BEHIND CHOICES I
If you take this course and then want more, you can apply the hours toward the Certified Valuations Specialist (CVS) certification to become an expert in both understanding valuations and independently using valuation measurements with others. The Certified Valuations Specialist (CVS) certification is CCE-Approved to be applied toward the prestigious Board Certified Coach certification.
A senior leader, who had not been "feeling like himself," was stunned when his measurements not only illustrated the stress he was under but also pointed to the nature of the stress, which he had been struggling to identify. His measurements also assured him that his high level capacities were still intact. In seeing confirmation that he was, in fact, “still himself” and in being enabled to articulate his stress with clarity, he was able to make changes that are important to him.
There were a lot of measurements to learn, every one an eye-opener, and, by the end of the training, all the concepts really come together. - Charity Butler
With over 300 information rich slides accompanying the course, the Thinking Behind Choices contains much to learn about patterns of thinking that are relevant to every human being. You will learn what these invisible processes are, be able to identify 28 measurements plus their combinations, understand these measurements both as concepts and as they are experienced by people, through didactic education, illuminating stories, conversation, and witnessing the measurements and concepts come alive in the contributions and questions of the people in your learning group, all of whom are professionals in healthcare, health services, leadership, education, and coaching, working in organizations and also independently. The knowledge of these patterns of thinking, with specificity, along with the personal experience of these measurements as they apply to you, is a lasting eye-opener for anyone.
The Thinking Behind Choices provided incredible insight for me personally and professionally. Having the opportunity to understand the framework for how I make decisions was enlightening and empowering. Until taking the Thinking Behind Choices, I had no way to understand why I think the way I do. Once I learned about my patterns of thinking, I realized that the content of our thoughts is just the tip of the iceberg for each of us. The deeper understanding I gained of myself has been powerful for my own growth and development and for my ability to coach and teach others effectively. Although I may not know the profile measurements for each person I serve, I now, almost automatically, recognize there is more to each person than any of us can see on the surface, something I experienced first-hand in the training. The new awareness and deeper understanding provided by the Thinking Behind Choices has equipped me to be a more effective coach, leader, and communicator, both personally and professionally. There were a lot of measurements to learn, every one an eye-opener, and, by the end of the training, all the concepts really come together.
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I was sad when the class ended! I will continue to savor thinking about people as being unique, in an environment, in a time, and over time. I will also keep thinking about "second thought versus first thought." I LOVED the last exploration with one of people in our group – I laughed out loud in sympathy and appreciation about using one's same navigator to try to get to a different way of thinking! Knowing and valuing is so important - it's not always about changing. I often use the metaphor of "clicking the kaleidoscope that one more click - all the beautiful pieces are in there alread - one more click of our understanding can help us more clearly see the beautiful picture that is in there." That is what the course helped us reflect on. – Lynn Sowden
was astonished to see confirmation of what people told her – she was too trusting. The specificity of seeing in her measurements exactly where she was too trusting helped her know what to do. Reassessing nine months later, her measurements had shifted, confirming for her the successful shift she was also experiencing in her life.
living with a chronic disease had lost confidence in her capabilities, thinking her illness had eroded them. She saw in her measurements that her capabilities in appraising the world around her were intact, and her challenge was in appraising herself. With renewed confidence in her ability to “get things done,” she attended to her internal clarity and to getting to know herself again as she lived her life and managed her illness both at work and at home.
saw his unpleasant experiences as an entrepreneur “jump up off the page,” which led him to apply attention and effort in an area necessary for successful entrepreneurship that he would have, otherwise, kept ignoring.
was able to help herself deal with a sensitive issue that was causing division among her family members. In learning about her own patterns of thinking, her eyes opened to the experiences of other family members as each of them tried to make sense of the situation. Through her new understanding, she become a peacemaker and united her family in a way she had not been able to before.
found out why she experienced constant performance related stress. Through becoming aware of one of her predominant patterns of thinking, she gained the freedom from stress she had been wanting. Reassessing six months later, her global pattern of thinking about herself had shifted in a direction that reflected and confirmed the freedom from stress she was discovering in her life.
turned down advancement in her job because she felt like "a mess." Seeing that her measurements revealed very strong world clarities, she recalled that she is the “go to” person at work whenever there is a problem. She learned that while her world clarities were strong, her clarities about herself were uncertain. With this new way of knowing herself and the clarity it brought,, she accepted advancement at work and also began seeing a therapist.
after seeing her own measurements, was able to “hear” something her husband had been trying to tell her for years. Understanding the details of her patterns of thinking helped her and her husband get through a stressful transition from pre- to post-retirement and from a big house to a small house.
A BETTER COACH
A BCC became aware of a pattern she noticed in her coaching work with healthcare professionals that reduced personal organizational effectiveness and increased stress. With her new knowledge of patterns of thinking and valuation processes, she became aware that valuations are a part of both personal decision-making and organizational processes. Without that knowledge, she could have and, indeed, had sometimes coached to one or the other. Now she knows when it is more effective to coach to both.