TrueWiringTM Learning Paths
Our TrueWiring for Churches suite includes 5 instruments that measure 59 scales across 15 themes. Understanding the details and interactions between instruments, themes, and scales is essential for effectively making valid assessments using these instruments. The following provides a list of resources to help you on this journey.
Introduction to the TrueWiring Instruments
The bulk of the content for this course is recorded in six videos with Dr. Greg Wiens and Jeannette Flynn followed by some review notes and quizzes for each module to help reinforce key concepts. This course is designed for those who have taken the suite of instruments and want to learn more about what they mean, how to interpret the results, and perhaps more importantly, how not to label people!
Greg and Jeannette have years of experience assessing people. They could give you hours of video on stories from the trenches, ways that assessments have been misused, lives impacted, etc. Instead, this course focuses on how to read your results better. Before you get started, let me introduce your hosts.
- Introduction to Assessments with TrueWiring
- Using DISC in Assessments
- Using the Motivators Instrument in Assessments
- Using the EQ Instrument in Assessments
- Using the Conflict Profile Instrument in Assessments
- Using the Spiritual Gifts Inventory in Assessments
Link to Purchase Course: $59
Introduction to the Art of Assessing People
We’ve created this more advanced course for those who have completed the Introduction to TrueWiring Instruments that want to learn about the assessment process. Like the Introduction to TrueWiring Instruments course, this course also contains 7 modules with a video, details for discussion, and a short quiz to help you solidify your learning experience. The content for this course is more challenging.
Much like the Introduction to TrueWiring Instruments course, the bulk of the content for this course is recorded in six videos with Dr. Greg Wiens and Jeannette Flynn. We’ll also provide notes and quizzes for each module to help reinforce key concepts. However, this is a much deeper dive into the art of assessing people. This course is not designed for the casual observer. Instead, you’re going to learn how to use the tools of seasoned assessors to strengthen your role as an assessor in your church context.
Nothing can replace experience, but experience without training can be dangerous. Seriously. If you’ve been serving in ministry for any length of time, you feel the weight of responsibility from those you serve. The same is true of reading and interpreting reports from these assessment instruments.
- Fundamentals of Assessments
- Fundamentals of Assessors
- Using Multiples Scales and Instruments
- Importance of Having a Target
- Matters to be Managed and Issues to be Resolved
- Handling Confusing Scores
Link to Purchase Course: $199
Overview of Spiritual Gifts, © 2018
by Greg Wiens
In the Overview of Spiritual Gifts book, we provide a unified look into the Spirit-given gifts endowed upon every Christ-follower at the time of their conversion and perhaps during their growth and maturing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. This book is not biased toward any particular theological background. If you are a Christ-follower, or if you’re just seeking to understand what is meant by Spiritual Gifts, we believe there is something for you in this book!
TrueWiring for Churches: A Field Guide to Understanding Your Results © 2020
by Greg Wiens, Stephen Lewis, and Dave Phillips [Spring 2020]
This book provides some background for each of the 5 assessment instruments included in TrueWiring for Churches suite, their intended use, and detailed discussion about the themes and scales shown in your results. To help unpack the 15 themes and 59 scales, the field guide presents a detailed look at the reports with a focus on understanding what the scores indicate, some key takeaways, and typical scale comparisons across instruments. This book will help you understand how these instruments indicate your hard-wiring, things that are not likely to change, and software, areas where you can grow, along with recommendations to help maximize your Kingdom impact.
The Art of Assessing People © 2020
by Greg Wiens [Spring 2020]
Have you ever thought of yourself as an assessor? The truth is that we are all assessors. We assess ourselves, people, and situations then make judgments based upon those assessments. The question isn’t whether or not you make assessments; the question is whether you make v assessments or not! This book is intended to help you make better assessments of people, starting with yourself. Whether you are interested in assessment instruments to better understand yourself, help your children discover their strengths, assist the people in your small group in finding their calling in ministry, or teach staff members to fulfill their A-game in vocational work, this book offers something for you.
Assessor Class (Orlando, FL) – 12 hours
Prerequisites: Online Training Courses for the TrueWiring Suite (see above)
Our TrueWiring Assessor Classes provide an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the entire assessment suite. The Assessor class begins with a full-day discussion of each instrument, why we developed the instrument, how it’s used appropriately (or not), the actual items used to compute the scores and some of the psychometrics behind the instruments. We’ll challenge you to try and coerce the instrument to give you a desired result and discuss the pitfalls of self-reporting instruments. After a full day of working hard, some call this drinking from a firehose, we break for the evening and let some of the details sink in overnight. The second half-day includes exercises with more interaction geared toward giving you the tools you need to effectively assess people using these tools.
Master Assessor Class (Orlando, FL) – 16 hours
Prerequisites: Assessor Class and 12-months experience assessing individuals with the TrueWiring Suite
For those who want to work in the field of assessing individuals with our instruments, the Master Assessor class is essential. Building on the Assessor class, we add another two days of intensive study and actual individual assessments with coaching to give you the background you need to begin assessing people. We will cover the additional instruments require for Level 1 and Level 2 Assessments, to include 16PF, the Career Competency Report, the Couples Counseling Report, Behavioral History Analysis, and others as deemed appropriate. Certified Master Assessors are granted a special account status that allows them to sell instrument packages to support their ministry efforts.