What’s My Learning Style is a training assessment for management development that helps trainers and individuals maximize learning results through developing an understanding of behavioral style.
The self assessment identifies adult learning preferences and helps individuals apply this knowledge to build on strengths, minimize weaknesses and become more flexible at using different learning styles.
Before you rollout your next training initiative, it is important to first consider how the individuals in your audience learn. Every person uses a preferred personal learning style during the learning process, whether or not they are conscious of it.
Some people learn best in a group, while others prefer to learn independently. Some approach learning with enthusiasm; some require time for reflection. There isn’t one “correct” learning style, but building awareness of behavioral style for your learners is the key to maximizing results for both your audience and your training efforts.
What’s My Learning Style is a quick and effective self assessment that accurately identifies a preference for one of 4 learning styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, or Systematic.
In addition to becoming familiar with their learning preferences, individuals will learn how to maximize the strengths of that style, overcome any potential trouble spots, and develop the ability to function using a variety of different styles.
Theory and Development
The power behind What’s My Learning Style and the HRDQ Style Series products lies in the simple but effective model for understanding human behavior.
Based on the proven personality theories of Marston and Jung, the model identifies two basic dimensions of personal style: Assertiveness and Expressiveness. Assertiveness is the effort a person makes to influence or control the thoughts or actions of others. Expressiveness is the effort that a person makes to control his or her emotions and feelings when relating to others.
Combining the two dimensions results in a four-quadrant model with four unique personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic. The simplicity of the HRDQ Style Model is easy for trainers to facilitate and memorable for employees and managers to apply
Uses for the Assessment
What’s My Learning Style is appropriate for anyone to use for both personal and management development. The assessment can be used as a standalone training assessment, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive training program.
It makes an excellent way to kick off any training session and it is an effective foundation component for a variety of soft skills training topics, including learning style, communication, and new hire orientation.
How It Works
What’s My Learning Style starts with a 20-item self assessment that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals rate how characteristic the statements are of their learning preferences. Scoring the assessment reveals a “My Learning Style Profile” and a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate, and Systematic.
If you are planning to use What’s My Learning Style in a classroom training session, we recommend you allow approximately 1 hour for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning.
The What’s My Learning Style Facilitator Guide includes everything you need to lead a successful training session from comprehensive background information and activities, to reproducible handouts and even a professional PowerPoint presentation.
What to Order
You will need to order a Facilitator Guide per trainer and either 1 Print Participant Guide or 1 Online Assessment for each individual learner.