Submitted. Abbotsford’s Consulting Resource Group International Inc. (CRG) once again plays host to HR, career and training and development professionals at a certification training workshop to be held on February 28 and March 1 and 2. Formed 33 years ago, CRG publishes a comprehensive suite of assessment tools focused on helping job hunters, career planners and employers find that “perfect fit” that leads to work satisfaction and high performance.
CRG also offers a complete system of assessment and training and development products and programs used in leadership training, team building, counseling, entrepreneurship and sales and service. Their assessment tools include personal style (personality); job fit and job style; instructional and learning styles; confidence and self worth; and values, leadership, entrepreneurship, sales, health and wellness, communications, and a number of others. CRG’s first tool, the Personal Style Indicator (PSI), was originally developed by Dr. Terry Anderson, currently Professor of Criminology at University of the Fraser Valley, who was frustrated in his search for assessment and development tools that were focused on the individual person; that were integrated and holistic, and were user-friendly in the sense that they are self-scoring, and self-interpreting.
Professionals from Sweden, Australia, Mexico, China, UK and numerous other countries have traveled to Abbotsford for the thrice yearly certification workshops – which also attract local HR practitioners, community and church leaders, First Nations leaders, and business people.
CRG’s CEO, Ken Keis, MBA, notes that the three-day training is an experience in self-discovery and self-development, as well as an opportunity for professional and business development. While many are familiar with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DiSC, and other traditional tools for assessment, Keis notes that CRG’s approach is different, in that it is focused less on “pigeon holing” people, and more on supporting self-awareness, and personal and interpersonal development. He notes that most other assessments are based on Jung’s or Marston’s theories published nearly a century ago, and now dated, while CRG tools are all based on current research.
Keis said there are still spaces available for the February 28-March 2 workshop, for local consultants, trainers, coaches, HR Professionals and leaders interested in discovering and learning the CRG program. “Our mission is to support people who want to live and work with a strong sense of purpose,” Keis notes. Detailed information is available from Eleanor Parkinson, CRG Certification Training Coordinator (telephone 604.852.0566 or 1.866.852.0566 or email email@example.com. Information is also available at http://www.crgleader.com/certification/certification.html.