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Personality Style and Your Career: Using Assessments for Professional Advantage (Career Series #33)

Recognize how your personality preferences inform and affect your career choice, satisfaction and success. Learn how personality assessments can help you target the right role in the right organization. Understand how employers use assessment instrument

Please note the presention is now available:  Special thanks to our Essex Partners' speakers, Louisa Mattson, Ph.D. and Howard Seidel, Ed.D., J.D. who have provided a copy of the presentation.  

Description:  Personality has a huge bearing on the kinds of jobs and organizational environments a professional will likely find most satisfying.  In this workshop session, you will have the opportunity to take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)–Step II to understand your own personality style preferences and the implications of these preferences for a successful career.  Upon signing up for the session, you will receive instructions for taking the assessment on line (free of charge).  A comprehensive MBTI assessment report prepared specifically for you will be provided at the beginning of the evening’s program.  In this interactive workshop:

·         Take the MBTI—Step II, a more in-depth, comprehensive version of the standard MBTI, one of the most widely used of all personality assessments in the business world.

·         Learn how the MBTI fits within the context of other career assessments.

·         Discover what your personality type means and its implications for job satisfaction as well as for personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness.

·         Recognize organizational “types” to understand how you will best function within a given work environment.

·         Understand how assessments are being used in hiring and how best to approach taking selection tests.

Louisa Mattson, Ph.D. is a Partner at Essex Partners, a career transition firm specializing in senior executives.  A business psychologist, Louisa consults with Essex executive clients, providing in-depth assessment feedback to inform career management strategies.  Additionally, Louisa has a unique talent for working with sitting executives to improve on-the-job business performance through coaching and assessment.  Louisa holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota and has a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.  She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Organizational Development and Human Resource Consulting.

Howard Seidel, Ed.D., J.D., a Partner at Essex Partners, has over 20 years’ experience as a career and executive coach, guiding hundreds of senior executives in all aspects of career development and change. Howard provides clients with an in-depth knowledge into the strategic and tactical elements of the transition process, along with advising senior executives exploring career change.  Previously, Howard was at Accenture and Electronic Data Systems (EDS).  His insights on career issues have appeared regularly in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal.  Howard holds an Ed.D. from Harvard University, as well as J.D. and B.A. degrees from The George Washington University.


Date: Wednesday, February 6

Time:  6:30 - 7:00 PM networking & heavy hors d'oeuvres, 7 - 8:30 PM program 

Place: E62-221

Price: Free for SACB Alumni Members
         $20 for Alumni Non-Members
         $40 General Registration
         $10 Students/Sloan Fellows

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