Project
Managers

Find the right online courses,
assessment tools, and books

DR. KILMANN’S RECOMMENDATIONS

To help you choose which particular courses, assessments, and books will be most relevant to your specialized needs and/or the needs of your clients, Dr. Ralph Kilmann has prepared his recommendations especially to suit your primary or preferred occupational identity—which he summarizes in the following way:

Successfully managing a complex project from start to finish requires that the lead manager must develop—and maintain—an adaptive infrastructure: a candid and trustworthy culture, enhanced skills for resolving conflicts and problems, and effective teamwork within and across all organizational boundaries. With this infrastructure, it will then be easier to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and adjust all activities for bringing the challenging project to a successful completion— which supports all agile and lean methodologies.

Recommended Online Courses

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0.
Quantum
Transformation

A grand overview of the eight tracks to long-term success, so members can transform an old Newtonian organization into a new quantum organization.

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1.
BASIC Training in
Conflict Management

Learn how to interpret your own TKI Profile (as well as other individual profiles) and then learn to improve your conflict-handling behavior.

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2.
GROUP Training in
Conflict Management

Learn how to interpret the more intricate Group TKI Profiles, so all groups can learn how to resolve their most challenging conflicts.

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3.
ADVANCED Training in
Conflict Management

Learn how to use the TKI assessment and other tools for resolving an organization’s most complex problems and conflicts in a fast-paced world.

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4.
Culture
Management

Learn how to identify the most dysfunctional cultural norms and then replace them with healthier behavioral norms, thereby closing culture-gaps.

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5.
Critical
Thinking

Learn how to surface and then revise your false assumptions, so your decisions and actions will be based on today’s reality, not yesterday’s fantasy.

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6.
Team
Management

Learn how to identify and then close team-gaps, so all groups will be able to resolve their most complex problems and conflicts in the workplace.

The Complete program for online courses by Ralph Kilmann

10.
The Complete Program

If you would like to take ALL our online courses, you can purchase them as one course collection at a significant discount. Then, for 1 entire year, you will have access to all 50 hours of course videos, 11 course manuals (1,410 pages), and 2 TKI assessments. To receive “Certification in Conflict Management and Change Management,” you must pass 7 exams: (1) EITHER Expanding Consciousness OR Quantum Transformation, (2) ADVANCED Training, (3) GROUP Training, (4) Critical Thinking, (5) EITHER Culture OR Team Management, (6) EITHER Strategy-Structure OR Reward Systems, and (7) Process Management.

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11.
The TKI Package

If you would like to take our 3 TKI-based courses, you can purchase The TKI Package at a discount. Then, for 6 months, you’ll have access to all 12 hours of course videos, 3 course manuals (222 pages), and 2 TKI assessments. This package is a great choice for trainers, consultants, coaches, mediators, therapists, and peacebuilders who wish to gain mastery of the TKI assessment for applications with individuals, couples, groups, organizations, and nations. To earn our esteemed “Certification for the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument,” you must pass 2 exams: (1) GROUP Training and (2) ADVANCED Training.

Recommended Assessment Tools

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One TKI Assessment
Per Person

The TKI allows you to discover whether you might be overusing or underusing one or more of five conflict-handling modes (collaborating, competing, compromising, accommodating, and avoiding), so you can improve how you manage conflict in the future.

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Two TKI Assessments
Per Person

By taking one TKI specifically for INSIDE your group and another TKI for OUTSIDE your group, you’ll discover how your leader, the culture, and the reward system might be having undue influence on how conflict is being managed in your group or team.

Kilmanns personality style instrument by Ralph Kilmann and associates

Personality Style
Instrument

This instrument assesses a person’s preferences for collecting information and making decisions, as based on the personality dimensions that were originally developed by C. G. Jung: ST, NT, SF, and NF types or styles for approaching problems and conflicts.

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Culture-Gap®
Survey

This assessment allows you to discover the differences between actual and desired cultural norms in four areas: task support, task innovation, social relationships, and personal freedom. Once identified, a group can take steps to close these culture-gaps.

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Time-Gap
Survey

This survey pinpoints five key areas in your work life in which you might not be making the best use of your time. The results then suggest how you can reallocate the time your spend on tasks and activities in order to achieve your group or organization’s goals.

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Team-Gap
Survey

This survey looks at the differences between actual and desired behavior in four key areas: cultural norms, people management, problem management, and time management. If any of these four team-gaps are significant, members can then close these gaps.

Recommended Books and Workbooks

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Quantum Organizations

This book provides the theory behind the eight tracks of quantum transformation: culture, skills, teams, strategy-structure, reward systems, and process management. Transformation requires a new worldview that expands self-aware consciousness.

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Workbook for Implementing the Tracks: Volume I

This volume (totaling 892 pages) provides the essential materials (assessment tools, slides, group discussions, and business cases) for conducting the culture track and skills track for achieving quantum transformation. Each track is organized into several eight-hour workshops.

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Workbook for Implementing the Tracks: Volume II

This volume (totaling 796 pages) provides the essential materials (assessment tools, slides, group discussions, and special work sheets) for conducting the team track, strategy-structure track, and reward systems track. Each track is organized into several eight-hour workshops.

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