The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) model identifies broad thinking preferences e.g. left brain versus right brain, Intellectual versus Instinctive brain, and then further breaks down thinking preferences into four distinct quadrants: Rational Self, Experimental Self, Feeling Self, and Safekeeping Self. As such, the HBDI is a type of emotional intelligence model/assessment that can be used for understanding similarities and differences between team members.The 1-Day HBDI Workshop is focused on helping participants identify their thinking style preferences (i.e. how individuals use thinking style) instead of personality style (e.g. DiSC, etc.), and differs from other Emotional Intelligence (EQ) assessments in that the HBDI focuses on thinking style preference(s) not personality. HBDI then helps participants build an understanding of how they can use their whole brain to make decisions and solve problems either individually or as a group/team. The facilitated in-class workshop helps participants link thinking style to behavioural preferences, and to understand how thinking preferences are expressed in individual and group settings, using thinking style as the driver. The facilitated discussion follows an initial report debrief, is where participants explore how they collectively use their thinking style preferences as a team, how differences in thinking style can help or hinder a team's effectiveness at solving problems and making decisions, and identify how they might better approach solving problems and making decisions by leveraging identified strengths and incorporating new thinking approaches and strategies. This larger group discussion helps to build additional self-awareness and importantly to build trust and improve relationships with members of larger team.A key outcome at the individual level of this discussion is that individuals learn they can change their thinking style preferences to become more effective at solving problems and making decisions. At the group level, participants learn how to leverage the strengths of different thinking styles, build a better understanding of each other, and set measureable goals for using new thinking style approaches for solving future problems and making decisions.Throughout the day of the workshop, larger groups will be divided into smaller working groups, that can be mixed as desired to increase the opportunity to build trust through better understanding each other, and improve interpersonal relationships
Prior to the class, individuals complete the confidential HBDI Self Assessment on lineCompletion of the confidential on-line self-assessment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Participants receive a confidential comprehensive full colour detailed printed report the morning of the workshop.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is helpful to team members who want to link thinking style to behavioural preferences, and to understand how thinking preferences are expressed in individual and group settings, using thinking style as the driver.
- Learning Approach
- Introduction to the workshop and workshop objectives
- Introduction to Hermann Brain Dominance thinking style
- HBDI Assessment Report Debrief
- Self reflection
- Group work
- Team results review and debrief.
- Implications and strategies to use when forming and reforming project teams
- Commitment to Self and Team