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

Quantum Transformation for Organizations

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.

BASIC Training for the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI)

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.

GTCM for the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI)

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.

ATCM for the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

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.

Culture Management for Organizations

4.
Culture
Management

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

Critical Thinking Skills for Organizations

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.

Team Management Skills Training

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 Conflict Resolution and Change Management

10.
The Complete Program

If you would like to develop an in-depth understanding of how to dramatically improve all the systems and processes that guide organizational members, we have an integrated sequence of online courses that not only examines each of these systems (culture, skills, teams, strategy-structure, reward systems, etc.), but also includes our 3 TKI-based courses on conflict resolution. But it will be most cost effective for you to purchase and then take The Complete Program, which includes all our 11 online courses and 9 assessment tools at a significant discount. You will receive your “Certification in Conflict Management and Change Management” when you pass all 11 Final Exams.

The Thomas-Kilmann Instrument Package of Courses

11.
The TKI Package

If you would like to take our 3 TKI-based courses in conflict resolution, 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, institutions, and nations. To earn our esteemed “Certification for the Thomas-Kilmann Instrument,” you must pass three Final Exams: (1) BASIC Training, (2) GROUP Training, and (3) ADVANCED Training in Conflict Management.

Recommended Assessment Tools

Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI)

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.

Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (2)

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.

The Kilmann Organizational Conflict Instrument (KOCI)

Kilmann Organizational
Conflict Instrument

The KOCI reveals how often you are being negatively affected by the various systems conflicts in your organization (e.g., culture, strategy-structure, and rewards) and which conflict modes you tend to use too much or too little for resolving those systems conflicts.

Personality L

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.

Culture-Gap Survey

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.

Time-Gap L

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.

Team-Gap L

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

Kilmann's Quantum Organizations

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.

Workbook for Implementing the Tracks: Volume I

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.

Workbook for Implementing the Tracks: Volume II

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.

Still not sure which resource is right for you?

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