The Heart of Personality Type – Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners

October 25 @ 9:00 am October 26 @ 4:30 pm Australia/Sydney

The 2024 AusAPT Sydney Conference is in person at the Rydges Sydney Central Hotel in October.

The theme is: The Heart of Personality Type: Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners.

A Type Practitioners’ Conference getting to what is core in psychological type, we’ll be exploring:

  • What theory and ideas are core?
  • What tools are essential?
  • What understandings are pivotal?
  • What makes the difference in explaining and sharing about type?
  • What is forgotten or neglected that is core to type and its origins?
  • What can we do differently to share type insights?
  • What is essential for new type practitioners?
  • What’s new and integral to type understanding?
  • What is the value of type in today’s world and what problems can it help solve?

Presenter Proposals are open now.

We welcome your proposals on the theme of the conference using the below form. You can save as you go and submit the final version later. You will receive a copy once you submit.

Presenter Proposals will close on 21 April. We will then review submissions received, confirm with presenters and shape up the conference program.

Sessions are 75 or 90 minutes and we will liaise further with presenters on the specific timeframe for their session as part of the confirmation process.

Presenters enjoy a reduced conference rate of $225 ($300 for early bird members and $375 for early bird non-members).

If you need help or have questions, contact us at conference@ausapt.org.au.

Next steps

Conference Bookings will open by mid May.

Conference Pricing: We have kept the conference as affordable as possible. The early bird conference registration price is $300AU for AusAPT, ILP and other APT members. The price is $225 for presenters and $375 for non-members. This includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch for both days. The conference dinner is on Friday 25 October at $70AU for a two course private event.

Accommodation: Rydges Sydney Central Hotel is offering a conference discount on accommodation. If you wish to book your accommodation now, please contact us at conference@ausapt.org.au and we will assist with this. But there are also plenty of other options for accommodation in central Sydney.

$300 Early bird price for AusAPT, APT & ILP members.

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Rydges Sydney Central Hotel

28 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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Conference Round-up: ‘From Shadows to Showtime’, 1-2 September, 2023, Brisbane

It was fabulous to gather in person at Rydges Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, for the 2023 AusAPT Conference. After a few years of online conferences, it was refreshing and energising to connect in person again. It was especially exciting to have type friends join us from overseas (US, UK, Japan, New Zealand) and across Australia. In particular, meeting AusAPT Committee Member, Harumi Gondo from Tokyo in person for the first time was a special highlight. AusAPT Management Committee members, Meredith Fuller and Harumi Gondo Pre-conference workshop We kicked off on Thursday evening with a joint pre-conference networking and workshop on Type (more…)

Type and Music Preferences with Ian Ball

November 25, 2023 @ 1:45 pm 4:30 pm AEDT

An AusAPT in person event in Melbourne, Victoria

There are many reasons why particular pieces of music attract us and why we go back to those preferences. There are also reasons why particular styles of music are ones we avoid or find unbearable.

In 2006 Elwin Hall and I conducted a workshop at the AusAPT conference exploring these ideas and looked for linkages between one’s preferred type and one’s preferences for music.

This new session reviews the research conducted since then and serves as an update on this theme. The new evidence gives much more confidence about the relationships. There has been a reconceptualisation about music preferences and this will be explained in the session.

It is hoped that participants will have a greater appreciation of the linkages between type and preferences for music with particular attributes. You may be delighted with some live singing!

Ian Ball

Ian Ball

Ian is a retired Associate Professor from Deakin University. His specialisations were Psychology and Education. He is a Life Member of AusAPT and also a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

This was a session at the online Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference in 2022.

Free Free for AusAPT members and guests

RSVP by contacting Meredith Fuller – meredith@ausapt.org.au

Entry:  bring a plate or drink to share. Join us at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

AusAPT Victoria

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Elvis Presley: Exploring the 8 Jungian functions & type development with Mary McGuiness

September 2, 2023 @ 1:30 pm 2:45 pm Australia/Brisbane

Explore the life and music of Elvis Presley, his use of the 8 Jungian functions and type development. We will use the work of Gary & Margaret Hartzler to look at differences between poorly developed and well-developed functions.

This session is a keynote at the From Shadows to Showtime Conference, 1-2 September in Brisbane. Further details below.

Enjoy glimpses of the life and music of Elvis Presley as we explore the 8 Jungian functions and the process of personality development. Type theory tells us that we can use all the 8 Jungian functions (cognitive processes), but each type prefers certain functions and struggles to use and develop the others. Gary and Margaret Hartzler in Functions of Type list several skills associated with each of the 8 functions. These skills illustrate why a poorly developed function will be expressed differently to a function that is well developed. By looking at evidence from Elvis’s life, his music and his own words we will try to identify how he used each function, how his use of the functions changed over time, and how the changes were reflected in his music. And we will use the opportunity to reflect briefly on our own use of each function. This session will include theory, storytelling, some brief interaction and reflection, film and, of course music!

About Mary McGuiness

Mary McGuiness ENFP has 30 years’ experience teaching personality theory and training professionals to use the MBTI and MajorsPTI. She is founding Director of the Institute for Type Development, est.1986, providing advanced training for type professionals and consulting to organisations. Mary served for 10 years on the National Committee of AusAPT, with two years as President. She has published several books and resources on personality, including the best seller You’ve Got Personality. In 2006 Mary received a Life Membership Award from AusAPT.

Mary McGuiness

Conference Details

$400 – $560 Book early, become an AusAPT member and save.

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Work-Life Balance, Stress and the Process of Individuation—Mary McGuiness

October 8, 2022 @ 11:45 am 12:45 pm Australia/Sydney

The individuation process is a term used by Carl Gustav Jung to describe the process of becoming inwardly whole, discovering one’s true self, beyond the mask of the persona and ego-centered life. Individuation generally has a profound healing effect on the person. It is a process that allows us to be our most creative and to fulfil the soul’s deepest desire.

Our busy lives sometimes hinder our growth towards wholeness as the stress reduces our cognitive functioning and emotional intelligence. Work-Life Balance is essential in reducing stress and allowing the process of growth and individuation to occur. We will explore how research has suggested some ‘best practices’ that can help us to prevent stress and improve resilience so that we can function at our best. We will look at these practices and some suggestions Jung gave us on how to facilitate our own growth and individuation.

Mary McGuiness
Mary McGuiness

Mary McGuiness

Mary McGuiness ENFP has 30 years experience teaching personality theory and training professionals to use the MBTI instrument and MajorsPTI. Mary offers certification in the MajorsPTI and Step II and applications of type theory. She is Director of the Institute for Type Development, a national training organisation established in 1986. Mary served on the National Committee of AusAPT for 10 years, with two years as National President. She is author of several books and resources including the best-seller You’ve Got Personality.

This is a session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members. $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference

Download a 2 page pdf of the program here:

AusAPT-Online-2022-Conference-Program

$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

Online Event

AusAPT

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Type in Tandem: The Magical Alchemy of Connecting Opposing Functions – Sue Blair

October 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am Australia/Sydney

Pivoting is a skill we have all had to master over the past two years. Flexibility is the key, in our outlooks, our expectations and aspirations. Many of us have had plenty of time for introspection.

This gift of time has lead many of us to ask questions. Lots of them! This session explores how we can integrate the perceiving functions to find the wisdom we need to keep on track.

We will explore:

  • Cognitive function combinations
  • Helpful graphics to simplify our explanations
  • Questions which can be posed relating to each of the perceiving functions
  • The importance of intentional application of the functions

Sue Blair

Sue Blair has been working with psychological type for 20 years. She is an international presenter and keynote speaker, as well as a qualified MBTI practitioner and adult educator. She is the author of The Personality Puzzle coaching cards, now used worldwide by coaches and counsellors. She has taught thousands of teachers, parents, students and businesses about the importance of self-awareness and communication. Sue is the recipient of the APTi 2015 Gordon Lawrence Award. This award recognises an outstanding achievement to the field of education.

This session is a keynote session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference

Download a 2 page pdf of the program here:

AusAPT-Online-2022-Conference-Program

$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

AusAPT Conference Team

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Session Proposal for THRIVE: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 Conference

AusAPT 2020

April 30, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

AusAPT 2020

It’s time to Thrive! Will you be one of our Conference Presenters in 2020?

The Australian and New Zealand Type communities are coming together for Thrive: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 on 5-8 November and we are inviting you to submit your Session Proposal to be a presenter at the conference.

The Australian Association of Psychological Type (AusAPT) expands the knowledge of psychological type and supports the ethical use of psychological type and type instruments.

Bringing our community and conference presenters together every year is at the heart of what we do, and our conference curation continues to improve year on year. To help us help you, and our conference delegates, we have streamlined our guidelines, submission and selection processes. You can submit your proposal online in 2020.

Organising a conference in these challenging times of COVID-19 impacts means we need to be ready to shift to different ways of connecting and offering community. This is built into our contingency planning including the option of going to a virtual conference if required. Whichever way we eventually go, our presenters are always critical and central to our conference and community and we invite your submissions to present.

Further details about the conference can be found here:

Further details on how to submit to present at the conference can be found here:

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Session Proposal for THRIVE: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 Conference

AusAPT 2020
AusAPT 2020

It’s time to Thrive! Will you be one of our Conference Presenters in 2020?

The Australian and New Zealand Type communities are coming together for Thrive: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 on 5-8 November and we are inviting you to submit your Session Proposal to be a presenter at the conference.

The Australian Association of Psychological Type (AusAPT) expands the knowledge of psychological type and supports the ethical use of psychological type and type instruments.

Bringing our community and conference presenters together every year is at the heart of what we do, and our conference curation continues to improve year on year. To help us help you, and our conference delegates, we have streamlined our guidelines, submission and selection processes. You can submit your proposal online in 2020.

Some background information to help you:

  • Session proposal submissions are due by midnight 30 April AEDT (extended from 20 March given Coronavirus impacts)
  • All concurrent sessions will be 75 minutes.
  • The majority of the conference sessions will be in a conventional conference function room setting with audio-visual facilities. We also have the option for more informal, conversation-based sessions in a lounge setting.
  • We are planning three concurrent streams – professional and personal development as well as a third stream of mixed informal sessions in the more casual space. We have provided an option for whether you would like your session in a more typical conference presentation format or in a more informal, conversational setting, or if either is fine.
  • Presenters are expected to attend and engage with the AusAPT and New Zealand type community. Presenter conference registration will be affordable, and not a barrier to participation.
  • No payment is provided for presenters, but a special presenter’s conference registration rate is available for presenters whose proposal is successful. (Likely to be NZ/AUD 400, approx USD250 for all presenters inclusive of main conference from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon including lunches and the conference dinner on Friday.)
  • We anticipate we will get a response back to you about your submission in the first week of May.

Further details about the conference can be found here:


Session Proposal Guidelines

Here are the session proposal guidelines we will use to review proposals submitted:

Presenter

  • Type relevant qualifications
  • Credible, prior experience presenting at Type or other conferences

Session

  • Strong and relevant link to the conference theme, Thrive.
  • Clear application of Type, Temperament, C G Jung’s work or recognised associated interpretative models.

Participants

  • Engaged through interactive, facilitated and/or Sensate activity and experiences
  • Can access session slides, activities and materials to use and apply knowledge.

Session Proposal Submission

The session proposal form is below for online submission.

Please note that the information provided for the Presenter Bio (max 50 words) and the Session Description (max 100 words) will be used to promote the Conference and for the Conference Program. Please check your word count for these fields in Word or a similar application before submitting.

You are able to save your form and go back to complete it later. We will send you an email with the completed details following your submission for your records.

We look forward to receiving your Thrive: AusAPT in Auckland 2020 Session Proposal and thank you for your interest.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at conference@ausapt.org.au.

Your total number of submissions has been reached. Please contact AusAPT for further assistance.