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People are complex. Acquire the skills and insights to empower people and performance with a comprehensive workshop that unearths highly-detailed personality and behavioral metrics. Our reports provide in-depth data to allow you to gain personality trait knowledge to drive measurable changes in any organization.
Becoming a Birkman Certified Professional (BCP) begins with a series of e-learning modules covering all Birkman concepts. Then, our engaging, in-person, three-day workshop will walk you through coaching conversations, team building activities, application examples, and more that you can use to inspire and drive effectiveness within a team. Learn more about the Birkman Signature Report.
Dive into Insights About Self-Awareness and Personality with a Three-Day In-Person or Five-Day Virtual Workshop.
One of the reasons that Birkman is so effective in working with groups is that it validates all behavioral styles, emphasizing that each individual has strengths to contribute. You’ll learn how to help different personalities on a team develop an appreciation for each other’s distinct strengths and resolve workplace conflicts with deeper understanding, patience, and finesse.
You’ll practice your interpretation skills with several Birkman report profiles to see how combinations of personality traits may impact the working relationship of those with different patterns. Then, you’ll compare multiple profiles to predict potential collaborative issues and strengths commonly found among teams.
Birkman Signature Certification has a focus on individual coaching, as a Birkman report can help immensely in coaching conversations. Self-awareness is the first step toward personal growth – both in developing your strengths and in adapting when the context of the situation doesn’t match your personal narrative.
While limited Birkman reports are available to the public, you’ll unlock access to a full suite of advanced Birkman reports—including the Signature Report—when you attend Signature Certification. Each of our reports is specialized for a specific use-case that you can implement throughout your organization.
There are 4,000+ Birkman Certified Professionals (BCP) worldwide who form our active user community. Each BCP has different backgrounds, methodologies and target markets, making each an expect in their own unique community. Attending Signature Certification connects you with thousands of consultants in leadership, executive coaching, talent management, and more to accelerate your own Birkman expertise and develop your consultancy arsenal.
The Birkman Method is one of the most respected and widely-used workplace personality assessments. By earning the Birkman Certified Professional (BCP) credential, you can empower those around you by sharing your expertise in the assessment and share your thorough knowledge of how personality affects performance. Grow and develop yourself professionally.
The International Coach Federation is the worldwide leader in development and credentialing for professional coaches. ICF has three levels of credentials that may be awarded: Associate Certified Coach, Professional Certified Coach, or Master Certified Coach. CCE is considered supplemental and advanced education for those wishing to acquire new learning and/or those who are renewing their ICF Credential.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, and SHRM Certification is a leading way for HR professionals to distinguish themselves in their field. SHRM has two levels of credentials that can be awarded: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Professional Development Credits (PDCs) can be used by SHRM-CPs and SHRM-SCPs to recertify themselves.
Q: What are the attendance requirements for training?
A: Attendance is mandatory for the entire length of the training. Certification, or record of training completion, may not be granted to anyone leaving early or not attending the full training course.
There are also 8 hours of self-guided pre-work that is a requirement before attending the course.
If you need to reschedule to attend on a different date because of a conflict, contact us by email at email@example.com. If rescheduling, you must contact us at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. You may only reschedule your attendance once.
Q: Signature Certification is accredited with which certifying programs?
A: Your Birkman Signature Certification experience can be used toward:
International Coach Federation (ICF) – Continuing Coach Education (CCE)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Professional Development Credits (PDCs)
Q: What is ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE)?
A: The ICF (International Coach Federation) is the worldwide leader in the development and credentialing of professional coaches.
Continuing Coach Education (CCE) is considered supplemental and advanced education for those wishing to acquire new learning and/or those who are renewing their ICF Credential.
Birkman Signature Certification is an accredited CCE training program, so anyone who attended Birkman Signature Certification after January 1, 2017, can be awarded CCE units to use toward achieving or renewing their ICF Credential. ICF divides Coach Continuing Education into two categories based on the learning content: Core Competencies CCE and Resource Development CCE.
Birkman Signature Certification—ICF CCE hours awarded:
Core Competencies: 5 hours
Resource Development: 23 hours
For reference, 40 total CCE hours are required over the course of three years to renew an ICF Credential, with at least 24 hours in Core Competencies.
Q: Which airport is closest to the Houston training site?
A: William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is 20 miles southeast of the Birkman corporate office. Travel time is approximately 30-50 minutes and can occasionally be longer depending on delays during high traffic times. Major airlines with direct service to Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) include Aero Mexico, Delta, Southwest Airlines, and Viva Aerobus.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is 28 miles northeast of the Birkman corporate office. Travel time is approximately 30-50 minutes and can occasionally be longer depending on delays during high traffic times. Airlines with service to Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) include American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, United, and all major international airlines.
What is the best method of transportation to the Houston training site?
Rental Car. If you plan to stay and remain near the Birkman office during your training you will not need a rental car. There are a number of restaurants and amenities within walking distance.
Transportation Networks (Uber/Lyft). This car service can be accessed via mobile app. It is the most cost efficient method of transportation. Fares average $20-50.
Taxi. Fares average $50-$70 one-way from the major airports.
Hotel Shuttle. The two recommended hotels provide to with a shuttle to and from our corporate office.
Q: What are SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs)?
A: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, and SHRM Certification is a leading way for HR professionals to distinguish themselves in their field.
SHRM has two different levels of credentials that may be awarded:
Professional Development Credits (PDCs) can be used by SHRM-CPs and SHRM-SCPs to recertify themselves.
Birkman Signature Certification is an accredited SHRM Recertification Provider, so anyone who attended Birkman Signature Certification after August 9, 2017 can be awarded PDCs to use toward renewing their SHRM Credential. Signature Certification is classified as a “Seminar/Workshop” by SHRM.
Birkman Signature Certification awards: 28 PDCs
For reference, 60 total PDCs are required over the course of three years to renew a SHRM credential.
For the best information regarding SHRM Certification, visit: https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx
Please click on the links below to see details on SHRM recertification criteria and how to submit your application. If you have any issues in the process, please contact SHRM directly.
Note: Birkman will provide the Activity ID Number to you after you complete Birkman Signature Certification.
To view Birkman Signature Certification on the SHRM website, visit this link and search for “Birkman” in the Search By Provider field on the right side: https://portal.shrm.org/Education/History/Classes.aspx?selmenid=men2
Q: What if my organization wants several of its employees to get Birkman certified?
A: If your organization wishes to send eight or more employees to Signature Certification, you can save money and get trained on your schedule by having Birkman travel to you to provide a private, on-site certification for your team.
Contact Birkman if you would like to book an on-site certification. A Birkman team member will answer your questions, find dates that work for you and a Birkman trainer, and handle the logistics so your team can get Birkman-certified in the comfort of your office!
The price for an on-site Signature Certification course varies depending on your location and team size. We will work with you to make it as affordable as possible.
The cost is calculated based on:
Birkman Advanced Certified Professional
Birkman Master Certified Professional