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KAI is widely hailed as one of the most robust and insightful measures available to management and team-building experts. KAI is a measure of cognitive style, using a continuum of Adaption and Innovation.

Developed over the past 40 years, Adaption-Innovation (A-I) Theory and KAI have an unrivaled pedigree in the field of cognitive style, supported by over 340 referenced articles and 100 post-graduate theses.

From its original academic background, KAI has been widely adopted by management consultants and HR professionals. KAI is used extensively in corporations and organizations around the world, including many universities and military training centers.

KAI provides you with insight into how people solve problems and interact while making decisions. This enables you to improve the dynamics and output of your teams, while reducing stress and improving productivity.

Understanding differences in cognitive style empowers you to offer effective leadership, by enabling personnel to work in their preferred style. This reduces stress, increases efficiency, and improves the working environment for all your people.

Understanding and acting on cognitive style will help you to retain the best staff, and get better performance from your teams.

For More Information

Visit our website at :www.cpe.vt.edu/kai/

Registration Fees

Registration includes all sessions and materials (including practice KAIs), certification from KAI center (pending passing of course exam), breaks, and lunches.

Fees: 
$3,000 - Standard Participant Registration Fee 
$2,600 - Institutional Registration Fee (Organization currently using KAI)

Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the date of the course.

*** KAI certification training is only offered through the Virginia Tech teaching team at this time.

Conditions of Sale: KAI Practitioners must actively maintain their KAI certification status. This will involve attending an Advanced Workshop every four years. Attendance at the Workshop is contingent upon practice having been maintained by using a minimum of 100 KAIs over each four-year period. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact our main office at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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Section Title
June KAI Certification Course 2021
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
M, T, W, Th
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Jun 07, 2021 to Jun 10, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Virtual
Fee(s)
567771 Standard Participant non-credit $3,000.00
567771 Standard Participant non-credit $2,600.00
567771 Standard Participant non-credit $2,790.00
567771 Standard Participant with start up kit non-credit $3,190.00
Section Notes

Location: The course will be fully online, primarily using Canvas as a course management system, which will be integrated with Zoom for live discussion.

Pre-course requirements: You now need to get directly in touch with Dr Curt Friedel by email at cfriedel@vt.edu to arrange a date and time for your telephone briefing – you will need to allow 50 minutes for the briefing, especially if you have a number of questions and any specific needs. 

It is also important to note that due to the packed nature of the course, the extended days and the evening assignments, it will be quite impossible to run any portion of your business during the course time or evenings.

Required Materials: You will need to purchase Dr. Kirton’s book, M. J. Kirton, Adaption-Innovations: In the Context of Diversity and Change, Routledge, 2013 (reprint edition), ISBN-13: 978-0415298513. Please read Chapters 1, 2 and 3 before starting the course. Since reference will regularly be made to the book, please have it available to you during the course

Pre-course work: Two weeks before the course begins, Canvas will be available to you to access additional pre-course readings, make introductions to course instructors and participants, and getting familiar with the Canvas functions. Note the certification course will rely heavily on Canvas and Zoom for all of instruction. It is vital that you complete each lesson, and that you login to Canvas on time.

You will receive a mailing from the Center for Cooperative Problem Solving at Virginia Tech, approximately two weeks prior to the course, which will include all materials for completing the course.

Course Timetable: Please note all sessions start promptly (Running on Eastern Daylight Time)
Pre-course: Two weeks prior until Sunday 6:00 PM
Days 2-4: 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM (including revision and Q&A sessions)
Days 5: 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM

In case of an emergency, requests for special accommodations or if you need to reach us before or during the course, please email Dr. Curt Friedel at cfriedel@vt.edu.

Conditions of Sale: KAI Practitioners must actively maintain their KAI certification status. This will involve attending an Advanced Workshop every four years. Attendance at the Workshop is contingent upon practice having been maintained by using a minimum of 100 KAIs over each four-year period. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact our main office at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Section Title
November KAI Certification Course 2021
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
M, T, W, Th
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Nov 15, 2021 to Nov 18, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
35.0
Location
  • Virtual
Fee(s)
567771 Standard Participant non-credit $3,000.00
567771 Standard Participant non-credit $2,600.00
567771 Standard Participant non-credit $2,790.00
567771 Standard Participant with start up kit non-credit $3,190.00
Section Notes

Location: This course will be fully online, primarily using Canvas as a course management system, which will be integrated with Zoom for live discussion. 

Pre-course requirements: Please contact Dr Curt Friedel by email at cfriedel@vt.edu to arrange a date and time for your telephone briefing – you will need to allow 50 minutes for the briefing, especially if you have a number of questions and any specific needs. 

It is also important to note that due to the packed nature of the course, the extended days and the evening assignments, it will be quite impossible to run any portion of your business during the course time or evenings.

Required Materials: Dr. Kirton’s book, M. J. Kirton, Adaption-Innovations: In the Context of Diversity and Change, Routledge, 2013 (reprint edition), ISBN-13: 978-0415298513. Please read Chapters 1, 2 and 3 before starting the course. Since reference will regularly be made to the book, please have it available to you during the course. 

Pre-course work: Two weeks before the course begins, Canvas will be available to you to access additional pre-course readings, make introductions to course instructors and participants, and getting familiar with the Canvas functions. Note the certification course will rely heavily on Canvas and Zoom for all of instruction. It is vital that you complete each lesson, and that you login to Canvas on time.

You will receive a mailing from the Center for Cooperative Problem Solving at Virginia Tech, approximately two weeks prior to the course, which will include all materials for completing the course.

Course Timetable: Please note all sessions start promptly (Running on Eastern Daylight Time)
Pre-course: Two weeks prior until Sunday 6:00 PM
Days 2-4: 8:15 AM - 5:15 PM (including revision and Q&A sessions)
Day 5: 8:15 PM - 5:00 PM

In case of an emergency, or if you need to reach us before or during the course, please email Dr. Curt Friedel at cfriedel@vt.edu

Please advise us if you have any special accommodations necessary for online learning. We trust that you will have a stimulating time on the course and if there is anything else that you need please do not hesitate to be in touch and I will do all I can to help. 

Conditions of Sale: KAI Practitioners must actively maintain their KAI certification status. This will involve attending an Advanced Workshop every four years. Attendance at the Workshop is contingent upon practice having been maintained by using a minimum of 100 KAIs over each four-year period. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact our main office at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Section Title
KAI Advanced Workshop
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
F, Sa
Time
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Nov 19, 2021 to Nov 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
  • Virtual
Fee(s)
567771A Participant non-credit $1,500.00
Section Notes

The workshop will start Friday morning at 8:15 am (promptly) and ends by 5:00 pm on Saturday.  You need to contact Dr Curt Friedel by email at cfriedel@vt.edu to arrange a date and time for your telephone briefing – allow a minimum of 30 minutes for the briefing, especially if you have a number of questions and any specific needs. The aim of the conversation will be to discuss your needs and expectations for the Advanced Workshop. You will want to complete the first page of the Pre-Attendance Pack, and email to Dr. Friedel prior to your briefing. You can find a copy of this form at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjvdr1rlfdzgkrk/Pre%20AW%20Pack.docx?dl=0 

Dr. Friedel will also discuss with you, your presentation to fellow KAI practitioners. Everyone will be asked to lead a 20-minute presentation and discussion on a current special interest, a problem or challenge, a project or plan you are in the process of developing, past or current success (or even, failure!), or it could also be a thesis topic. This will be an opportunity for you to share experiences that worked well for you or get insight from fellow KAI practitioners on how to resolve an issue you may be facing. 

In developing your presentation, please note the following:

  • Dr. Friedel will email you a Qualtrics survey link to gather the following on your presentation:
    • Presentation Title
    • 300-word abstract
    • Any special needs you might have in presenting online (special technologies, protected files, confidentiality, etc.)
    • Materials you may want shared with fellow participants in advance (in which Dr. Friedel can email to the group)
  • Abstracts will be shared with the group in advance, unless you indicate not to do so.
  • Contact Dr. Friedel at cfriedel@vt.edu for any logistical questions regarding the delivery of your presentation.

Two weeks prior to attendance Dr. Friedel will work with you to ensure that your information is updated with the KAI Distribution Centre.

Necessary Materials: A copy of your KAI Feedback Booklet, KAI Manual, KAI Theory Workbook, KAI Certification Course Workbook, Kirton’s latest textbook, and any notes you have written. Let Dr. Friedel know If you need assistance in procuring these items. There will be three recent research publications to read in advance, you will receive an email from Dr. Friedel in the near future.

If you have any special accommodations necessary for online learning. We trust that you will have a stimulating time on the course and if there is anything else that you need please do not hesitate to be in touch and we will do all we can to help. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact our main office at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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