Interesting Article on Meditation & the Brain

I found this article reported in the New York Times interesting. It reports on a controlled study showing that meditators showed increases in gray matter in areas of the brain associated with empathy, memory, stress, and attention span. No such changes were observed in the control group. Also an interesting finding was that around the amygdala, gray matter decreased. Researchers are still trying to figure out what increases or decreases in gray matter actually mean. For the full article, go to: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/how-meditation-may-change-the-brain/

Interesting Article on Amygdala Size Linked to Socializing

Interesting article here showing a relationship between the size of the left and right amygdalas and how many friends and family members a person sees regularly: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101226/ap_on_sc/us_sci_social_brain. Participants may recall our discussion of the left and right amygdalas in the NBI certification training program. The article which was sourced from the Journal: Nature Neuroscience http://www.nature.com/neuro/index.html supports the idea of how brain structures are related to human behavior.

Option 3: Classroom Based + Blended Learning

$1250/person

The Classroom-based + Blended Learning certification option provides the benefits of a traditional classroom-based training with the ability to study course materials before, during and after the face-to-face workshop. The Classroom-based + Blended Learning course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for administering the suite of NBI™ Thinking Preferences Assessments.

Key Highlights:

          • Review of 4 Self-study Modules (6 to 8 hours) – materials available for download upon registration.
          • Participation in a One Day Classroom Training – with 1 to 2 NBI™ trainers (one-to-one or small group). This course is offered twice per year in New York City (Spring and Autumn). The spring date in 2018 is: Friday, 27 April (Venue TBD)
          • Own NBI Administration Account – certification includes setup with your own online account for administering the profiles whenever you want. Once certified you will be invoiced quarterly for any units used.
          • Access to a NBI™ Consultants Resource Center – this resource center contains a range of materials for supporting application of the NBI tools (e.g. slide decks, case studies, invitation letter templates, bibliographies, and more)
          • Wholesale Pricing of Tools – upon certification you will have access to the NBI™ at wholesale pricing rates. (Note: Contact us for more information on wholesale pricing rates).
          • Five Free NBI™ Starter Assessments – as part of your certification you will receive 5 free assessments for practice (a $250+ value)

To Register: Register by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button below. Click on the PDF for more information.
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Option 1: Individual/Small Group Blended Learning

$1250/person

The Individual/Small Group Blended Learning certification option provides a flexible approach to NBI Certification. The blended learning course (i.e. combination of self-study + coaching sessions) is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for administering the suite of NBI™ Thinking Preferences Assessments.

Key Highlights:

    • Review of 4 Self-study Modules (6 to 8 hours) – materials available for download upon registration.
    • Participation in Two Coaching Sessions with an NBI™ trainer (one-to-one or small group) – Groups range in size from approximately 1 to 5 participants. Open enrollment – start any time you wish and proceed at your own pace. Sessions are held using the Adobe Connect or GoToMeeting web meeting platforms.
    • Own NBI Administration Account – certification includes setup with your own online account for administering the profiles whenever you want. Once certified you will be invoiced quarterly for any units used.
    • Access to a NBI™ Consultants Resource Center – this resource center contains a range of materials for supporting application of the NBI tools (e.g. slide decks, case studies, invitation letter templates, bibliographies, and more)
    • Wholesale Pricing of Tools – upon certification you will have access to the NBI™ at wholesale pricing rates. (Note: Contact us for more information about wholesale pricing rates).
    • Five Free NBI™ Starter Assessments – as part of your certification you will receive 5 free assessments for practice (a $250+ value)

To Register: Register by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button below. Click on the PDF for more information.

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Take the NBI™

The NBI™ General Adult Assessment is the most widely used NBI™ assessment. It is a measure of your thinking preferences—left hemisphere/local processing and right hemisphere/global processing as well as top/cognitive processing and bottom/affective processing. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete the online assessment which consists of answering two sets of questions. You will receive a 7 page report with both the 4 quadrant as well as 8 dimension components. In addition, you will received a companion NBI™ Action Planning Guide in order to help you begin exploring ways to leverage the insights you gain from your assessment. Your results from your report may have important implications for how you communication, build relationships, choose careers, make decisions, lead and collaborate with others, and more.

Certification

The Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI™) suite of psychometric and neuroscience-based assessments provide a powerful set of tools that help individual contributors, leaders, teams, and organizations leverage thinking preferences in order to maximize effectiveness. If you are an executive coach, a trainer, a consultant, a recruiter, a human capital or a learning and development professional who is interested in getting certified in the NBI™ assessments, click on a certification option below to register or to learn more:

This is the fastest and most flexible NBI™ Certification option. Includes:

  • Review of 4 self-study modules (6 to 8 hours)
  • Participation in 2 one hour coaching sessions with an NBI™ trainer (one-to-one or small group)
  • Own NBI Administration Account
  • Access to a NBI™ Consultants Resource Center
  • Wholesale pricing of tools


This is a customized certification in partnership with the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program (CCCP) that focuses on using the NBI™ within an executive coaching practice.

  • Review of 4 self-study modules
  • Participation in four 3 hour webinar sessions
  • Own NBI Administration Account
  • Access to a NBI™ Consultants Resource Center
  • Wholesale pricing of tools


This is a one day classroom-based workshop offered two times per year in New York City (Spring and Autumn). This program can also be customized for groups or on-site in your organization. Includes:

  • Review of 4 self-study modules
  • Participation in 1 day classroom program
  • Own NBI Administration Account
  • Access to a NBI™ Consultants Resource Center
  • Wholesale pricing of tools

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About the NBI™

The NBI™ (Neethling Brain Instruments) suite of assessments developed by Dr. Kobus Neethling—a pioneering figure in the field of creativity—has been taken by almost one million people worldwide. Dr. Neethling collaborated with Dr. Paul Torrance at the University of Georgia to develop this suite of psychology and neuroscience-based psychometric assessments. The NBI™ is a measure of your thinking preferences—the degree to which you prefer some tasks more than others. Your unique combination of thinking preferences has important implications for how you lead, communicate, relate to others, and work in teams as well as for the choices you make in your career. The NBI™ tools can enhance social and emotional intelligence.

A number of NBI™ based assessments are available including: the General Adult Assessment, the Skills Assessment, the Leadership Assessment, the Creativity Assessment, the Learning Assessment, the Teacher/Trainer as well as others. NBI™ results are also available at the team and group levels.

Click on the following PDF for more information about the NBI.

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About NBICERTIFICATION.COM

WWW.NBICERTIFICATION.COM is a registered website of Global Insights Consulting (GIC). GIC was founded in the State of New York in 2007. The company is currently managed by Tony Hacking and Krister Lowe and consists of a community of practitioners interested in applying psychometric assessments in order to improve the social and emotional intelligence and effectiveness of their clients.

Krister Lowe, Ph.D
Krister Lowe, Ph.D. is an Organizational Psychologist and Managing Partner for Global Insights Consulting.  Krister brings over 15 years of global experience working with corporate, educational, non-profit and international organizations.  Krister specializes in conducting coaching, training and consulting interventions around the themes of leadership, conflict management, teambuilding and organization development.  He has provided interventions to leading organizations throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.Some of Krister’s most recent clients include the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, Columbia University, Deloitte, Pfizer, FilmAid International, Bellevue Hospital Center, Rockefeller Brother’s Fund, Rockefeller  Foundation, and the Washington International School.  Krister is the co-author of a number of scholarly articles on conflict resolution and organizational development and holds M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Social-Organizational Psychology.  Krister is certified trainer in the suite of Neethling Brain Instruments™ and is also a certified Mediator in New York State.  Krister can be reached by email at krister.lowe@globalinsightsconsulting.com

Tony Hacking
Tony Hacking is an Organizational Consultant and Founder of Global Insights Consulting.  Tony is a trained instructor of negotiation, conflict resolution and diversity and has taught several graduate courses at the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I) and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.  He has designed and conducted workshops and consulting interventions for thousands of business managers, diplomats, clerical staff, technicians, doctors, allied health care workers, police officers and teachers in the areas of conflict resolution, diversity and teamwork.  Some of Tony’s most recent clients include the United Nations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, College Central Network, Columbia Busines School, Wharton Business School, The US-Syria Exchange Program, Bellevue Hospital, Consolidated Edison, and the New York City Police Department.  Tony has co-authored over 20 articles on conflict management, physiology of behavior, brain function and motor performance.  He is a licensed master trainer for the suite of Neethling Brain Instruments™.  Tony holds a Master of Arts degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University where he is also an advanced doctoral candidate. Tony can be reached by email at antony.hacking@globalinsightsconsulting.com

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