Assessment 2.0: The Root

We loves us our assessments, but…are our clients getting the most out of them? What do our best loved assessments say about us? Assessments emanate from “root metaphors” reflecting assumptions about the nature of reality and knowledge. Consultants and clients also have root metaphors –often unconscious ones. Becoming aware of the root metaphor of your assessment tool, your own perspective on assessment, and that of any particular client can help address any incompatibilities that can impede the assessment process from reaching its full potential.

Come explore, reflect upon and share:

  • Favorite individual, team or organizational assessments.
  • Best and worst experiences with assessment as administrators/sponsors/coaches/”targets.”
  • How our own biases, as illuminated by assessments, may help or hinder our ability to sell, interpret, coach and get the most out of assessment.
  • Respective next steps as responsible and enthusiastic promoters of assessment.

YOU MAY BRING YOUR FAVORITE ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR A SHOW AND TELL!

Julie Benesh, PhD is Program Director and Department Chair for the Business Psychology Programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Online Campus. She has used the MBTI since 1988 and will be presenting at the Association for¬†International¬†Type International conference for the third time in July 2015. This session is a ‘draft’ of her session there; “Taking Type to the Next Level.”


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