Holistic Solutions for Increasing Human Agility, Transforming Work Relationships, and Developing Leadership

Join us for this powerful 5-day intensive…

“The Berens CORE Approach has supported our efforts in understanding the people side of our business by honoring those individual differences within our corporate culture.  Applying this model has made the difference between success and failure, understanding and conflict, appreciation and exclusion.” Leslie-Anne Harants, Chief Culture Officer, 3Rivers FCU

Outcomes

This program is for individuals who want to develop self-mastery as well as for change agents, leaders, coaches, human resource professionals, leadership development professionals, therapists, and counselors who want to facilitate human agility, collaboration, and development. Opening the Door to Human Agility, Berens CORE Intensive provides you with the awareness and practices for skill development that enable you to…

  • Master the dynamics of self-steering and self-management
  • Dramatically improve communication and relationships
  • Tap into talents and best environments
  • Transform conflict into effective use of differences
  • Better prevent and manage stress
  • Develop the much needed agility skills of
    • Holding space for others
    • Perspective taking
    • Perspective seeking
  • Increase engagement, happiness, and well-being
  • Increase impact and sustainability through the use of the innovative, highly interactive Matrix Insights software that combines relationship building and personal development guidance with actionable strategies and online tools for enhancing effectiveness, teamwork, and leadership development.

You will receive extensive workshop materials and a coaching during your year-long license for using the Matrix Insights software. Upon successful completion of Opening the Door to Human Agility you will receive a certificate in Berens CORE™ Agile Self-Leadership. Register here for the intensive: November 2-6, in Southern California .  Or here for June 10-14 in Vienna, Austria.

“It was a rare, truly healing privilege to spend five intensive days with you—not only because you are a profoundly seasoned, wise, compassionate genius and expert in your field, not only because you offer a fresh, original, highly beneficial paradigm shift in the field of type, but also because you are a master trainer and educator. All of these co-arising factors made this an unprecedented week of transformative learning.” Deborah Boyar, Ph.D.

This intensive also qualifies you to add on Certification in Human Agility Facilitation that will enable you to facilitate development of human agility in individuals and teams.

Register here for both the Intensive and the Certification Add On: November 2-6, 2015, in California. Or here for June 10-14, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

“Your training in Temperament and Interaction Styles was the perfect foundation on which to build a training program. The extremely well crafted lesson plans made learning fun and interesting and the Facilitator’s Guide is so well assembled that most of the work is already done in setting up our own training. I’ve attended a number of training programs in my years in this business but none were more professionally developed and presented as yours.” Michael Valentine, Swagelok Northern California

Human Agility

Human agility is the capacity to adapt quickly and effectively to ever changing situations without losing sight of purpose. It is key to effective decision-making, conflict resolution, polarity management, collaboration, good relationships, and self-management. Developing our own agility is essential for adapting and flourishing in light of the new emerging paradigms in the world today.

“Today’s market environment places a premium on speed, flexibility, and the ability to lead in uncertain situations. At the same time, the flattening of organizations has created an explosion in demand for leadership skills at every level.” Deloitte University Press in the Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report.

New paradigms are emerging for how organizations can be self-organizing and transcend the limitations of the conventional top down power structure. These paradigms also need individuals to have self-management skills and the agility to adapt and integrate differing perspectives.

Berens CORE™

The Berens CORE Approach was developed by Dr. Linda Berens over the course of the last 30 years. Starting with a view of individuals as holistic living systems, she realized the need to focus on building self-awareness skills and learner-owned identification of their own personality patterns rather than personality ‘test’ results. These skills have helped her clients develop much-needed awareness and agility that has stayed with them throughout their lifetime. Most of all, the information learned about themselves and others is so profound that it can be life changing. With this approach there is an almost instant buy-in because it leaves room to grow and develop. The Berens CORE Approach provides us with a way to help address the individual differences that make relationships challenging. It also helps develop self-management skills. It uses lightly held, integrated multiple models to help us identify what is at our individual core as well as a path to development and agility. Each model or lens sheds a different light on human complexity and helps us see clearly what drives us. They are held lightly, meaning that there is always room for exceptions and variations. Each lens gives us different information about who we are…

  • Interaction Styles tells us how we are inclined to relate to others. It also gives us a map for how we handle conflict and stress.
  • Essential Motivators (aka Temperament) tells us why we do what we do—our core psychological needs and values that we must have for a sense of well being as well as the talents that help us get these needs met.
  • Cognitive Dynamics tells us what kinds of information processing we are likely to privilege and therefore identify our blind spots. This lens also gives us a map for our development and contributes to shadow work.

These lenses integrate at the level of the classic sixteen personality types based in Carl Jung’s theory and often represented by a four-letter type code. They are holistic in nature and identify deep operating principles that give us the keys to open the door to human agility.

Achieving Human Agility using the Berens CORE Approach

The Berens CORE™ Approach helps us identify our core preferences, drives, behavior, and thinking so we can center and re-center ourselves to be at our best. Agility comes more easily when we are strong in our core and do not feel compelled to hang on tightly to it. Not only do we need to identify these core tendencies, we need maps for what is required by different situations and how to shift our behavior to match what is needed. The CORE Approach provides practices such as integration of polarities, perspective taking, perspective shifting, and perspective seeking. The resulting awareness and skill practice moves us from a judgmental approach to an accepting and collaborative approach. We learn to step outside our habitual thinking and comfort zones and move into other spaces when we need to. More importantly, we make space for others to be at their best. The Berens CORE Approach is based on an understanding that we are human complex systems and therefore honors the wholeness and the uniqueness of each individual. It is complex enough to reflect the richness of what it means to be human, and yet simple enough to be practical and useful. It can be adapted to work for a variety of situations and developmental frames of mind and fosters both horizontal and vertical development.

Fees: Register early to get the best rate. These discounts will go fast

For individuals wanting to further their own self-awareness and agility: The first 5 seats are available for $2450 and the next 5 seats for $3,000. The remaining seats are $3,450. (Note: Pricing is a little different for the Vienna dates.) For professional facilitators and coaches who want to become a Certified Human Agility Facilitator you can select Certification Add On to add that to your registration for the seat. This will add $1000 to the price of the workshop when you register. The additional fee covers required online coursework, exams, and everything you need to design a wide range of training and coaching events along with performance support for one year. (This represents a value of over $3500 if purchased separately.)

2015 Dates and Registration Links