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Free refresher training for MiRo practitioners

Free Refresher Training

Over the course of 2017 and 2018 MiRo Psychometrics will be running a number of refresher courses for existing MiRo practitioners and just to get things started we’re running the first two completely free!

If you are already accredited but would like to revisit some of the things you learned on the original course, learn about some new concepts from the Enhanced Report and get a heads-up on some new developments that are on the way, then we’d love to see you there. We’ll even buy you lunch.

The workshop will cover:

Free Refresher Training

We plan to run one more free course in the North of the country in early 2018 but after that courses will be subject to a small charge so don’t miss this opportunity to join us for free.

At: Sheepdrove Organic Farm in Berkshire (20 minutes form the M4)

On: Thursday 30th November 2017

Places are limited so if you would like to attend or if you’d like to know more, get in touch with us now.

Email: admin@miro-psychometrics.com

Tel: 0844 870 0392

Full joining instructions and further details will be available a little closer to the time but if you’d like to make a start now visit our e-learning module at:

http://elearn.miro-assessment.com/

who are you really?

Who are you really

Anyone who has trained as a MiRo practitioner or attended one of our workshops will know that part of the reason that MiRo exists is because of our discomfort with some of the positivistic assertions of traditional personality typing systems, namely, that I am either this OR that, rather than this AND that. And what if I chose to be something different today? Does that make me inauthentic?

In his book “Who are you really?” Professor Brian Little ponders these very problems and concludes that perhaps our personality is less defined by what or who we are but more by what we actually chose to do. Discussions about free will aside, perhaps to be authentic is less about being true to our nature or our nurture and more about having a mission and making choices.

You can find the book here: Amazon.

Or you can hear the prof speak in his TED talk here: TED.com

A Few Kind Words

Our man Jez, recently did some work with Limehouse Films. Here’s some nice stuff they said about him and about MiRo

Tracy Keates

"Jeremy delivered a fantastic development day for our team using the MiRo Behavioural Mode Assessment tool as the basis. He worked closely with us beforehand to ensure what was delivered on the day suited our objectives and our team.

Four months on, the MiRo terminology has become part of our everyday discussions, individuals consciously develop their behavioural preferences and work with others in the team with a greater understanding of how they can motivate and get the best out of them.

I would recommend Jeremy to any organisation committed to making a difference."

Tracy Keates
 Operations Director

Thanks Tracy. You can hear more words of undoubted wisdom from Tracy at:

Twitter

Or connect at:

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Meet Andy

Andrew Williams is our newest practitioner trainer and director of SykesFairbairn. Andy is a former Royal Marine and has been using MiRo for several years now. We are chuffed to bits to have him on board.

Andy Williams

Andy specialises in helping organisations, teams and leaders get the purchase they need to make their aspirations a reality, despite the hurdles and challenges that they face day to day. He particularly enjoys working with teams who want to improve their effectiveness and ability to engage and motivate their employees and the challenge of designing and facilitating inspiring conferences and workshops. Andy’s approach is pragmatic and strongly output based. Time spent in the Royal Marines has given him a different perspective on life and business, together with useful insight into how to help individuals, teams and organisations tap into their extraordinary potential What makes Andy happy? Helping people be able to choose to be happy and positive, snowboarding through the trees after a dump of snow with friends, anything in the mountains in fact and completing a fast triathlon.

The future of psychometrics?

What if you were taking a psychometric every day and you didn’t even know it. And what if politicians, corporations and anyone else who wanted to influence you for their own ends were using the results? The plot of a dystopian sci-fi thriller?

The future of psychometrics

In the second episode of the BBC’s “Secrets of Silicon Valley”, Jamie Bartlett reveals how Silicon Valley’s mission to connect the world is disrupting democracy, helping plunge us into an age of political turbulence. Many of the Tech Gods were dismayed when Donald Trump - who holds a very different worldview - won the American presidency, but did they actually help him to win? With the help of a key insider from the Trump campaign’s digital operation, Jamie unravels for the first time the role played by social media and Facebook’s vital role in getting Trump into the White House. But how did Facebook become such a powerful player? Jamie learns how Facebook’s vast power to persuade was first built for advertisers, combining data about our internet use and psychological insights into how we think. A leading psychologist then shows Jamie how Facebook’s hoard of data about us can be used to predict our personalities and other psychological traits. He interrogates the head of the big data analytics firm that targeted millions of voters on Facebook for Trump - he tells Jamie this revolution is unstoppable. But is this great persuasion machine now out of control? Exploring the emotional mechanisms that supercharge the spread of fake news on social media, Jamie reveals how Silicon Valley’s persuasion machine is now being exploited by political forces of all kinds, in ways no one, ncluding the Tech Gods who created it may be able to stop.

Watch it at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b091zhtk/secrets-of-silicon-valley-series-1-2-the-persuasion-machine

Our Man in the North

jez

The MiRo family is growing. Until recently all of our trainers have been based in the south of England, traveling around the country to deliver practitioner training and accreditation to prospective candidates from Land’s End to John-O’Groats and beyond.

Over the course of the next few months however we hope to have practitioner trainers working in every corner of the country.

The first of those that we’d like to welcome is “Our Man in the North”, Jeremy Lewis. Having spent several years as an internal and external organisation development specialist and of course a MiRo practitioner he now runs his own consulting, coaching and facilitation practice. He lives on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in Ilkley and when not consulting, coaching or facilitating (or indeed training MiRo Practitioners) he can be found, “walking on Ilkley’s famous moor with his family or in one of Ilkley’s fine hostelries, drinking something pale and artisanal that was brewed in Yorkshire”.

You can find out more about Jeremy (We call him Jez by the way) by following him on Twitter.

Or if you’re an experienced MiRo practitioner and are interested in becoming a Practitioner Trainer like Jeremy, drop us a line at admin@miro-assessment.com