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Leadership and team-building for the 21st century

Join Dr. Curt Friedel, Director of the Center for Cooperative Problem Solving at Virginia Tech, to learn how KAI can help you improve team performance by examining the science of teams.

Individuals from around the world complete the course to improve their work as:

  •  HR Managers
  • Company Directors
  • Operational Managers
  • Internal and External Business Consultants
  • Academics in the fields of business, psychology, sociology, education and technology
  • Engineers and Product Developers
  • Trainers
  • Counselors in education, medicine and other caring professions
  • Mediators or Negotiators
  • Project Managers

About KAI

The KAI inventory is a measure of how one prefers to solve problems, either more adaptively or more innovatively. Because one's KAI score has no relationship with one's intelligence, learned skills, motivation, culture, ethnicity, and many other measures of capacity, it is a useful tool for uncovering why teams may not function well.

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 problem-solving style, using a continuum, ranging from more adaptive to more innovative.

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 universities and military training centers.

KAI and Teams

KAI provides insight into how people solve problems and interact with others while making decisions. This enables you to improve the dynamics and output of your teams, while reducing stress and improving productivity. Understanding differences in problem-solving style empowers you to offer effective leadership, by enabling personnel to work in their preferred style.

KAI and its use

KAI measures preferred style of problem solving and creativity. It is used for:

• leadership development

• team building

• problem resolution

• management training

• individual development relationship advice

• leading organizational change