The Power of Polarity Thinking and Polarity Map and Type
We are excited to bring Cliff Kayser and Jean Porto to the Greater Delaware Valley for a two-part webinar series including assessment on February 24th and March 3rd from 1:00-2:30pm to share how learning about polarities can support your use of type.
Session 1 will provide and overview of polarity thinking and mapping for type dichotomies.
Session 2 will demonstrate advanced measurement applications for type dichotomies for multiple levels of system – individual, team, and organizational.
What are polarities? They are interdependent pairs that are technically unsolvable by using “either/or” thinking to choose a “solution.” However, when seen as unique challenges that require “both/and” thinking, polarities can be leveraged to maximize benefits and minimize limitations. Each of the four dichotomies of MBTI are a polarity, and type practitioners can use the Polarity Map, 5-Step “SMALL” process (Seeing, Mapping, Assessing, Learning, and Leveraging), and Polarity Assessment to support work with clients. These interactive sessions will include a MBTI Polarity Assessment to experience in real-time how measurement of type performance at the individual, team, and organizational levels can open new ways to apply type dynamics to your coaching and consulting practice.
This session will support TYPE practitioners to supplement and enhance how they think about and use type. Participants will:
1) Understand the basic tenets of Polarity Thinking and Mapping as it relates to type
2) Understand how seeing type through a polarity lens supports understanding how clients and client systems can get hooked and stuck in type dynamics, and how to help them get unstuck
3) Appreciate how measuring MBTI for multiple levels of system (individual, team, and organizational) supports performance improvement over time – taking facilitation of type from “event” to “process.”
Cliff Kayser MSOD, MSHR, PCC Mr. Kayser has 25 years of experience in organization development consulting, coaching, and leadership training. Mr. Kayser is VP of Polarity Partnerships
representing east coast operations out of Washington, D.C. He is founder/president of XPERIENCE, LLC formed in 2007, which includes “Kayser Ridge,” a retreat and learning center he built in Berkeley Springs, WV. In 2017 Mr. Kayser founded the non-profit Institute for Polarities of Democracy and in 2018 formed SixSEED Partners, a forward-thinking healthcare coaching/consulting firm with his five co-founders.
Mr. Kayser is a faculty member at American University’s Master’s in Organization Development and KEY Executive programs and is a Coaching Fellow for George Mason’s Accredited Coach Training Program under the Center for the Advancement of Well-being. He is an adjunct faculty at The Gestalt Institute of
Cleveland and the Federal Executive Institute.
Mr. Kayser has held internal positions as Vice President of Organizational Development and Training for The National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Senior Organization Development Consultant for The Washington Post, and Corporate Manager of Human Resources and Training at The Washington Post Company.
Mr. Kayser earned Master’s Degrees in both Human Resources and Organizational Development from American University, holds a PCC designation through the International Coaching Federation, and completed his Coaching training at The Georgetown Executive Leadership Coaching Program in 2007. He is a graduate of the 2-year Polarity Mastery program and has served as the dean of that program since 2014.
Jean Porto's Bio:
Jean M. Porto is the founder and principal of Inner Inspiration LLC and is an experienced international facilitator and coach where she specializes in developing high performance teams and individuals through experiential learning and niche coaching. She is an integral part of ADHD coaching research at the Edge Foundation, provides ADHD coaching to children and adults and is a team member of the Resilience Advantage program at the Institute of HeartMath, which provides resilience coaching for children and adults in all walks of life.
In addition to her work at Inner Inspiration, she has spent 15 years at The EDGE (The Mason Center for Team and Organizational Learning) using action learning methodology to help develop teams in the federal, corporate and non-profit
Jean holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Learning from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education from Rutgers University. President and member of the Northern Virginia Association for Psychological Type (NoVA APT), she is qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator, Steps I, II and III.
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