NEW! Unlock the Power of Cognitive Diversity: Discover Your Thinking Preferences with the FourSight® Thinking Profile with Teresa Lawrence

Prework: Yes

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Leverage the thinking preferences of teammates to better solve problems.
  • Organize teams with intent to help respond to challenges and opportunities.
  • Strengthen teams’ synergy and productivity.


What if you could capture—and capitalize on—the thinking preferences of everyone on your team? Just as people have preferences for foods and colors, they also have measurably different preferences when it comes to solving problems or tackling challenges. Some people seek to clarify the issue/problem (What’s the history, context, data?), and some tend to ideate (I have an idea!). Some people prefer to develop (Let’s work out the kinks first), while others are inclined to implement (Let’s do this!). Many of us have more than one thinking preference that energizes us.

The FourSight® Thinking Profile helps individuals and teams:

  • Recognize and leverage the power of cognitive diversity.
  • Focus on wrestling with challenges versus wrestling with one another.
  • Strengthen team synergy and boost productivity.
  • Cultivate a climate that unlocks the full potential of every team member.

The FourSight® Thinking Profile, often referred to simply as FourSight, consists of 39 questions and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Participants complete the online assessment prior to the training. In this highly interactive training, individual and team profiles are revealed, fostering an engaging and enlightening experience.

Each participant receives an individual profile, an interpretive guide, and a team profile. As a bonus, thinking tools from the Creative Problem Solving process will shared to highlight how teams can bridge the gaps and bolster team preferences to ensure no stage of problem-solving is overlooked.

Unlock the full potential of your team by embracing cognitive diversity and leveraging the transformative power of the FourSight® Thinking Profile. Together, let's embark on a journey that will revolutionize the way you approach problem-solving and maximize your team's collaborative prowess.


Take the FourSight® assessment. Link will be provided. It takes 10 minutes to complete.



    • Introductions
    • A conversation about problem solving preferences
    • An overview of cognitive diversity (what it is, impact on creating heterogeneous vs homogeneous teams, preference versus ability)
    • An overview of creative problem-solving (stages and the thinking skills used in each stage) and the connection to cognitive diversity
    • A team challenge and presentations
    • Team/whole group debrief on process to accomplish the challenge
    • Distribute individual profiles
    • An overview of the 15 profiles with applications
    • Distribution of team and sample team profiles with application
    • Connections between individual and team thinking preferences and the creative problem-solving process
    • Thinking tools to bridge the gaps between team composition and the stages of problem solving
    • Debrief and next steps

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 2 2 4.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 2 2 4.00
PMI-SP® 0 2 2 4.00
PMI-RMP® 0 2 2 4.00
PfMP® 0 2 2 4.00
PMI-PBA® 0 2 2 4.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Teresa Lawrence PMP

Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM, provides keynoting, training and facilitation in the application of Creative Problem Solving to project management. Additionally, she consults as a project manager and provides professional services in project management, Agile mindset development, and PMP certification training. Since September 2017, over 85K project managers have participated in Teresa’s trainings, workshops, presentations, and webinars and earned PDUs. Teresa is an alum of the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) at Buffalo State College. She is the past recipient of Buffalo Business First “Women of Influence” and the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education “Distinguished Alumni” award. Teresa is a previous superintendent of schools and the current president of International Deliverables, LLC, a certified WBE.

Training Information

16 September 2024
Start Time
8:00 AM
4 Hours


Member Price
(US$415.00 before 5 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$505.00 before 5 August)
Government Price
Student Price

Please note that this training's cost will have a built-in $50 Course Assessment Fee on the registration platform.


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