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Introducing IPSAT: The Identity Profile Self-Awareness Tool

WGM International Ministries is pleased to introduce IPSAT:  The Identity Profile Self-Awareness Tool. This online tool, produced by NexLeader helps individuals and teams quantify the awareness and understanding of their “identity profiles,” and then, through a coach-supported process, discover more of who they are how they can reach their highest potential.

Here's a great, short introduction to IPSAT.   Want a longer, more indepth explanation.  Try this link.

What is an "Identify Profile?"

Your identity profile is the combination of your personality, strengths, skills, spiritual gifts, and passions.

The IPSAT is a tool to help you quantify your understanding of your identity profile.

OK.  What are the main components of IPSAT?

For the IPSAT, we use 5 online assessment tools to help you gain a better understanding of yourself in the 5 main areas:

Personality

ipsat PersonalityTo help you identify your behavioral type, we are using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator®, which many staff are familar with.

The Myers Briggs assessment is available free from www.16personalities.com.  They supply you with the basic assessment reports (about 15 pages) which are very informative and useful.

They also off an extended "prremium" report for $ 32, but WGM has purchased the complete set of these and they are available to you once you complete your MBTI assessment online.

If you already know your MBTI profile, you can use that and do not need to retake the assessment.

But if you don't remember, or just want to take it again to see if things may have changed a bit since you took it previously, go ahead and redo the assessment.

You will want to create an account (free), and they will not spam you, but will send some helpful, insightful emails for a few weeks after your assessment with additional information and tips (and the opportunity to buy the premium assessment ... which we are suppling to you at no cost to you.

Strengths

ipsat StrengthsTo help you identify your strengths, we use the Gifton StrengthsFinder® Assessment.

This assessment costs $ 15 (for WGM staff, this is a reimbursable expense) and can be found online here: www.gallupstrengthscenter.com.

There are two version of the assessment.  The basic report is included in the $ 15 fee, and they have a complete report which is an addtitional $74.  For the IPSAT, we use the basic report only.  They also have an app available for Android and iOS that let's you keep your StrengthsFinder results on your portable device.

Skills

ipsat SkillsFor the skills assessment, we use the Leadership Skills Inventory provided by NexLeader (the architects of the ISPAT).

This assessments lets you self-quantify your skills in the following areas:

  • Bible study
  • Analytical
  • Sales
  • Financial
  • Coaching
  • Conceptutal
  • Marketing
  • Learning
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Decision Making
  • Creativity
  • Networking
  • Organizational skills
  • Stress management
  • Team building
  • Meeting management
  • Vision casting

The Leadership Skills Inventory can be found here:  http://legacy.myipsat.com/#

Spiritual Gifts

ipsat Spiritual GiftsNo online assessment or "test" can tell you what your spiritual gifts are. But they can be a great help in determining what your spiritual gifts might be. 

And that is the approach we use here.  Insight into the ways that God has uniquely gifted you can be of great help in developing your identify profile.

You can find the online Spiritual Gifts survey here: https://spiritualgiftstest.com/

Passions

ipsat PassionsMyPassionProfile.com is an online assessment designed to give you a model and framework for understanding your passions.

If you leverage your greatest strengths in the areas of your greatest passion you will have the greatest chance of living a fruitful and fulfilling life.

Completing the MyPassionProfile.com assessment will enable you to...

Explore possible areas of issue-based passion

Passion is not hard-wired like your personality or your strengths. Only you can determine if you are passionate about a hobby (interest-based passion) or cause (issue-based passion), and your passions will almost certainly change over time. The My Passion Profile tool will expose you to a wide variety of possible issue-based passions; you will select which ones help you come alive.

Reality-test the level of passion you have for up to three issue-based passions

While only you can confirm what you are passionate about, this assessment steps in to give you a report on the depth of your passions. My Passion Profile ranks your passions in the order of their importance to you and gives you feedback on how to engage those issue-based passions more fully.

Provide common language about passion that enables you to connect with an online community of like-minded people

Passionate people are naturally drawn to others who share their self-directed commitment to a specific cause.

No matter how gifted, resourced or networked you are, having the support and encouragement of more people could help you go to the next level in your pursuit of one unwavering aim.

The Passions Profile can be found here: http://mypassionprofile.com/    WGM IPSAT participants will be provided with a code to enable you to take this assessment at no cost to you.

Interesting.  What is the process in WGM?

If you would like to participate in the IPSAT project, contact your country director or regional director and we'll get back to you with more information.

The process is fairly simple, but potentially life changing for you, your ministry, and those you minister to. After you are signed up, we will create an WGM account for you on the IPSAT website to help manage the process and your progress.   

Then you will take the following steps:

Step 1:  Take the 5 assessments and upload the results to your IPSAT account

Step 2:  Complete the IPSAT survey to help you quantify your awareness and understanding of your identity profile

Step 3:  Participate in a coaching session (by phone or Skype) with a WGM coach who has been trained by NexLeader.  This call lasts about 75 minutes.

Step 4:  Learn and Grow.  Your coach will then refer you back to your country or team leader or regional director or other assigned person who will help you plan for the next steps in your development plan, informed by the insights gained from the IPSAT process.

 

 

About WGM's IMPACT 2017 Conference

The WGM IMPACT conference is a bi-annual event hosted by WGM, generally in Marion Indiana.

Our goal?  To advance the mission of Christ by hearing from God, connecting with each other, and learning new and better ways to minister with greater effectiveness.

We begin with registration on the afternoon of Sunday, June 4 at Huntingdon University, then move to Indiana Wesleyan University on Wednesday, June 7.

The conference closes at 2 pm on Friday, June 16.      

Click here for more information

IMPACT 2017 Planning Team

The IMPACT 2017 Planning Team includes:

  • Joy Phillips (lead)
  • Don Moon
  • Nathan Metz
  • John Muehleisen