Once you have completed Birkman Signature Certification, we offer continuing education opportunities for you to further develop your Birkman knowledge. Enhance your interpersonal skills and behavioral competencies by expanding on self-awareness, self-management, and relationship management. You can also sharpen your skills related to the interpretation and application of Birkman in the workplace.
We deliver professional development courses:
Classroom (live & in person), led by a facilitator
Virtual (live & online), led by a facilitator
Self-paced, eLearning (interactive & online)
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Below is a listing of professional development opportunities.
Improve your understanding and the effective use of Birkman with individuals and teams.
Individual Coaching with Birkman:
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Participants in Individual Coaching with Birkman will sharpen their skills and learn tips and tricks for using Birkman for coaching, team building, and leadership development. Key concepts include exploring the Birkman Conversation Model framework, understanding and using the Appreciative Inquiry Model, preparing for and framing a coaching conversation, and overcoming coach bias. Gain practical applications and activities to develop and enhance your individual coaching.
Team Coaching with Birkman:
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What is the best way to use Birkman when working with teams? Are you looking for new ways of coaching teams using The Birkman Method? Join the Team Coaching with Birkman course to walk through the team discovery process, common team challenges, ways to structure team sessions and follow-up, and practical applications and activities. In addition, you’ll learn to use Birkman Insights topics, Interests, The Birkman Map, and Components, building on your knowledge, and expanding ways of using Birkman with large and small teams. Gain the tools to develop and enhance team coaching using Birkman and tips to enhance success and pitfalls to avoid.
Birkman Mindset eLearning
The Birkman Mindset eLearning is designed for those who are interested in using the Birkman Mindset Report as a tool for robust and in-depth coaching relationships. The Birkman Mindset Report leverages new Birkman psychometric scales to help individuals understand the macro-level mindset that drives their careers and lives. This eLearning course covers the basic knowledge required to use the Birkman Mindset Report. See “Birkman Mindset eLearning” course >>>
Birkman Essentials eLearning This course includes four modules from the pre-work required to complete our Birkman Signature Certification. If you are already certified and want to brush up on the Birkman Map and Interests, you could take this eLearning. This eLearning is also valuable if you have not yet been certified, but would like an in-depth preview of the foundational concepts of The Birkman Method. See “Birkman Essentials eLearning” course >>>
Exploring Patterns in Perceptions and Personality (1 course) One of the key Birkman Method concepts to master is understanding crucial patterns that show up in the instrument and knowing how to shape your conversation with a respondent-based on what fits and doesn’t fit those patterns. Patterns in Perception and Personality takes you on an in-depth journey that covers the application of scoring patterns from the macro (social desirability patterns that show in the instrument) to the micro (scoring patterns on individual components) and how you can use these to better understand how your clients see the world or might react in a situation.
Interpreting Components (3 courses) The depth of your Birkman Component knowledge and interpretation insight will either inform or transform your conversations. Interpreting Components takes you on a deep exploration of the nine behavioral Components—from their historical names to language purity, common scoring patterns, and everything in-between. Join in on this three-part course to submerge into the heart of the method—the Birkman Components.
Birkman Molecule & Five-Factor Model (1 course) Personality psychologists believe there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the “Big 5” personality traits. But how does this Five-Factor Model (FFM) relate to The Birkman Method (TBM)? Join this class to dig deeper into the FFM, participate in advanced discussions and activities through selected Birkman data, and learn about the Birkman Molecule. Participants should expect fun chemistry and a great reaction to the content!
Impact of Component Combinations (2 courses, 2 hours each) Alone, each of the Birkman Components provides a glimpse into an individual’s perceptions. Combined, they tell a rich story of the behavioral impact an individual will create in the social world around them. Impact of Component Combinations is a two-part course that walks participants through the impact of scoring patterns when interpreted through powerful behavioral pairings.
To qualify to become a Birkman Advanced Certified Professional, you must first be a Birkman Certified Professional, as well as complete:
Two years of Birkman consultation practice
25+ one-on-one Signature conversations
30 Professional Development hours (course work MUST include Advanced Interpretation or Advanced Professional Series)*
To qualify to become a Birkman Master Certified Professional, you must first be a Birkman Certified Professional, Birkman Advanced Certified Professional, as well as complete:
Five years of Birkman consultation practice
50+ one-on-one Signature conversations
50 Professional Development hours (course work MUST include Science Behind the Method)*
*Please confirm your course work planning with Birkman to ensure which courses are eligible for credit toward Advanced and/or Master Certification. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about Advanced and/or Master Certification requirements and eligibility.