Perceptual Thinking Patterns™: The Mind at Work
The Perceptual Thinking Patterns™ model is a concrete tool that can help you learn, process and communicate more effectively in the world. The principles of the model are easy to understand and are immediately applicable in the workplace and in the home.
Perceptual Thinking Patterns™: The Mind at Work
Why learn Perceptual Thinking Patterns™?
Ever feel misunderstood when you think you’re being very clear? Or wonder how tensions or conflicts that can inhibit our effectiveness stem from misinterpretations? These uncomfortable situations may boil down to the differences in the way we think, learn, and communicate with each other—the differences in our Perceptual Thinking PatternsTM.
In this workshop, we’ll explore a practical and dynamic model for understanding these differences, build “flexibility of mind” to help us better understand ourselves, and develop immediately applicable strategies for working and living more effectively with colleagues, our families, and in our communities.
What are the benefits of PTP?
- bridge differences in communication.
- decrease conflict.
- conduct more productive and inclusive meetings.
- create dynamic presentations.
- improve relationships and increase rapport.
- facilitate collaboration amongst employees, family and community members.
- increase productivity and ability to provide services.
- increase parenting skills.
- increase self-knowledge and foster lifelong learning.
- create balance and satisfaction in your life.
- enhance creativity and reflective thinking.
- Learn the Perceptual Thinking Patterns™ Model
- Discover your thinking pattern in order to increase self-awareness and effectiveness
- Explore others’ thinking patterns to increase effective communication and support healthy relationships at home and work
Vida Groman has been a trainer, consultant, intuitive counselor, and life coach for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise include conflict transformation skills, communication, PTP™, diversity issues and life visioning.
Denise Jess has been a trainer, consultant, facilitator and writer for the past decade in the areas of communication, team building, conflict transformation, diversity issues, PTP™ and program and curriculum design.
Vida and Denise use a variety of approaches to design dynamic and practical learning experiences for a wide-range of audiences including businesses, government agencies, schools, college and university settings, non-profit agencies, healthcare and social service organizations. Denise and Vida enjoy working collaboratively with clients to support them in attaining their goals and living their lives more fully.
Schedule: Check-in begins at 8:15 am; 8:30 am-4:30 pm (workshop)
Location: The Pyle
Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison. Parking information will be sent with your
registration confirmation. The Pyle Center is accessible to people with disabilities.
Fees: $290 include instruction materials, CEUs, refreshment breaks, and a non-refundable administrative fee of $20. Lunch is on your own.
Registration deadlines: To ensure your place in the workshops, please register as early as possible.
Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend or arrange for a substitute, you may obtain a refund minus the $20 administrative fee by contacting our registration department at least 3 business days prior to the program. If you cancel 3 business days or less before the program, or do not attend, you are responsible for the entire fee. To cancel or arrange for a substitute, please call 800-725-9692.
Accommodations: Please make your own travel and lodging arrangements. Maps and information on lodging and parking are sent with your registration confirmation. Information about overnight accommodations can also be found on our general information page.
Parking: Information is sent with your confirmation. If you are unfamiliar with parking in downtown Madison, it is strongly advised that you purchase a parking permit in advance from the UW-Extension Registration Office, 608-262-1122.
Approved hours: 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 14 hours will be awarded for full participation in the two-day program. The program falls within the subject matter identified by the following organizations for continuing education credits.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professional Development and Applied Studies, (Provider #1042) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (800-225-6880) through the Approved Continuing Education program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, PDAS, maintains responsibility for the program.
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Illinois Department of Professional Regulation/Social Workers (#159-000243)
- Iowa Department of Public Health/Social Workers (provider #35)
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Professional Development Plan
- National Board of certified Counselors (NBCC)
By phone: Call 608-262-7942 or 800-725-9692.
By mail: Print, complete and mail the Continuing Studies registration form.
Online: Secure online registration is available for this program.