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What's My Learning Style

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Part of HRDQ's best-selling Style Suite, What's My Learning Style helps trainers and individuals maximize learning results through developing an understanding of behavioral style. The instrument identifies adult learning preferences and helps individuals apply this knowledge to build on strengths, minimize weaknesses and become more flexible at using different learning styles.

Before you roll out your next training initiative, it is important to first consider how the individuals in your audience learn. Every person uses a preferred personal learning style during the learning process, whether or not they are conscious of it. Some people learn best in a group, while others prefer to learn independently. Some approach learning with enthusiasm; some require time for reflection. There isn't one "correct" style, but building awareness of behavioral style for your learners is the key to maximizing results for both your audience and your training efforts.

The online version of this assessment requires a subscription to the HRDQ Online Assessment Center.

How It Works

The purpose of What’s My Learning Style is to help individuals recognize their preferences for the way in which they learn. It is a quick and effective tool that accurately identifies a preference for one of four learning styles: direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic. In addition to becoming familiar with their preferences, individuals will learn how to maximize the strengths of that style, overcome any potential trouble spots, and develop the ability to function using a variety of different styles.

What's My Learning Style starts with a 20-item self assessment that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals rate how characteristic the statements are of their learning preferences. Scoring the assessment reveals a dominant preference for one or more four personal styles:

  • Direct
  • Spirited
  • Considerate
  • Systematic

Uses and Applications

What's My Learning Style is ideal for training anyone who needs to influence others towards achieving a goal, and it is appropriate for both new and experienced leaders. You can use the learning style assessment as a standalone training instrument, or it can be incorporated into a more comprehensive program. It makes an effective component in training programs for a variety of topics, including:

  • Learning style
  • Human resources
  • Assigning tasks
  • Management
  • Supervisory skills

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this assessment, participants will:

  • Identify preference for one of four learning styles
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each learning style
  • Discover how to approach all types of learning in a way that is comfortable
  • Create a plan to branch out of the "style comfort zone"

Product Details

Product Type: Self-assessment and workshop. The Deluxe Facilitator Guide is an in-depth binder, designed to help trainers swiftly administer the assessment.

Target Audience: What’s My Learning Style is appropriate for individuals at any organizational level who want to know more about their preferences for learning.

Measures: Preference for one of four learning styles.

Dimensions: Assertiveness & effectiveness.

Time Required: Scoring: 10 minutes. Interpretation: 1 hour.

What to Order

Deluxe Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer.

The comprehensive Facilitator Guide includes everything trainers need to deliver What's My Learning Style, including background information, administrative guidelines, a step-by-step workshop outline, the HRDQ Style Model, alternative workshop designs, optional activities, Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, sample assessment materials, and Personality Style for Dummies book. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack For Up to Five Participants.

The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins, or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.

Online Assessment: Order One Per Participant.

The online assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center and includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.

About the Authors

The HRDQ Development Team creates soft-skills learning solutions that help to improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. At HRDQ, we believe an experiential approach is the best catalyst for adult learning. Our unique Experiential Learning Model has been the core of what we do for more than 40 years. We combine the best of organizational learning theory and proven facilitation methods with an appreciation for adult learning styles, our philosophy initiates and inspires lasting change.

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