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Coaching Center of Excellence: When You’re Neither E nor I: Beyond Sorting Hat Personality Measures

  • 04/26/2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The New York Public Library 39th Street Building, 445 5th Avenue, Fifth Floor LEC, New York City, New York
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  • Non-member of ATD NYC
  • Member of ATD NYC local chapter in good standing

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The personality assessment industry is estimated at $2bn per year and the choice can be overwhelming. In order to simplify the decision in the face of so many alternatives, we deploy our trusty cognitive shortcuts and revert to the same small selection, making trade-offs between depth, validity, cost and ease of use. 

In this session we invite you to step back and critically examine personality assessments through the lens of evaluative bias. Through a presentation of new research, discussion with other coaches and sharing practical experience, you’ll learn:

  • How evaluative bias in personality assessments affects the individual, as well as the culture of the organization. 
  • A new approach to assessing personality, built on research that validates the measure of adaptive and maladaptive behavior at both ends of the personality dimensions. 
  • The benefits of helping coaching clients examine how their personality traits emerge in different contexts. 

Presenter Bio: 

Sarah Tennyson

Sarah Tennyson is a coach, facilitator and consultant specializing in the development of people and organizations. With formal training in organizational psychology, she runs an independent practice in New York City to provide high quality, personalized solutions to financial and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Tennyson LLC in 2015, Sarah was Senior Director at Moody’s Analytics where she led a global team of consultants. She brings 15 years of experience working with clients in over 20 countries.

Sarah holds an MSc Occupational Psychology and a BSc (Hons) Psychology. She is accredited to use a number of personality psychometrics and is a Strategic Alliance Partner for Lumina Spark and the Lumina Learning suite of assessments. Regularly running along the river and around Central Park keeps Sarah’s mind and body in balance. When not on the move, she’s a keen reader and book club member and throws herself into all that city life offers including theatre, music, eating out and, most recently, trapeze classes. 


5:30-6:00 pm - Registration & Networking
6:00-7:30pm - Event 

Registration Deadline and Requirements: April 25, 2018

Free to chapter members. Non-members may audit one SIG free, then must join the chapter to continue.

SIG Chair:

Interim Chair: Angela Wright   angela.wright@atdnyc.org 

Telephone: 212.479.7397
Email: contact@atdnyc.org

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