Before You Apply
Assessments & Pre-Module Courses
Once the student candidate has registered and granted provisional enrollment, he or she may begin taking the Assessments. Provisional enrollment is based upon the completion of a variety of assessments intended to inform the student, the mentor and the instructor of the student’s strengths, weaknesses, learning and relational styles. The student candidate will also have to complete the two Pre-entry module classes that are designed to help the student to develop skills to advance their learning success - these include critical thinking, academic reading and academic writing skills. These two courses may be waived if a student has taken the equivalent at another school of higher education and has provided The Trivium Institute with a sample of academic writing; this will be determined on a case by case basis.
Student candidates will take the following assessments and forward the results to the Registrar’s Office. Once all of the assessment results have been received, they will given to a Profiler who will create an overall profile of the student that will give the student and the mentor greater insight into the student’s learning and relational styles. This profile will become part of the student’s permanent record.
The six required assessments are described as follows:
The DiSC Personality Profile System - The DiSC Profile utilizes a method for understanding a person’s behavior, temperament and personality. A DiSC Profile affords a wide-ranging overview of the way that people think, act, and interact with others. It is often used to increase workplace productivity, teamwork and communication. It is perhaps the most widely used profiling instrument of its kind, and is supported by many decades of validation and reliability studies.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment - Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment is used in helping people identify their personal talents. Clifton StrengthsFinder results give people a way to discuss and develop their unique combination of skills, talents, and knowledge - also known as strengths. People who complete the Clifton StrengthsFinder will receive resources, tools, and personalized reports.
Harrison Assessment - The Harrison Assessment is a reliable career assessment tool that can be used to identify possible career directions as well as being a personality test that aligns qualifications and passions.
Kolb’s Learning Styles Questionnaire - This inventory is designed to help individuals identify the way they learn from experience, and identify their personal preference in regards to learning styles. The Kolb Learning Style Inventory differs from other tests of learning style and personality used in education by being based on a comprehensive theory of learning and development, known as Experiential Learning Theory (ELT). ELT draws on the work of prominent twentieth century scholars who gave experience a central role in their theories of human learning.
The 3 Colors of Ministry Spiritual Gift Assessment - The 3 Colors of Ministry presents a holistic approach to identifying and developing your spiritual gifts. It is based on the three dimensions of God’s nature, for which the author has chosen the colors green, red, and blue. In addition to emphasizing the critical importance of using your gifts in an authentically Trinitarian way, this tool shows you where you should focus your energies in order to bring increased effectiveness.
If you have difficulties using these assessments or any other assessments or any other questions that pertain to these assessments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Entry Module Courses
Completion of these courses are pre-requisite to full acceptance in The Trivium Institute of Leader Development and are to be taken sequentially. Students may challenge the need to take these courses, and determination will be made on a case-to-case basis and based upon transcript evaluation.
CO 101 - INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH, WRITING & ACADEMIC READING METHODS
This course had been designed to give the student a solid foundation in research skills, the writing process and academic reading methods that will strengthen their ability to study, research and communicate his or her learning. Research skills include collecting, evaluating and organizing data. Academic reading skills include note-taking skills and PSR reading method. The writing process includes clear thesis development, genre-specific logical order and final paper presentation. Students will write a variety of papers to demonstrate the integration of these skill sets.
PH 101 - INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC & CRITICAL THINKING
The Great Commandment instructs us to love the Lord with all of our mind. This course explores the capacity of men and women made in the Imago Dei to think clearly and critically about God, themselves and the world they inhabit. Students will gain the ability to identify and understand classic and modern rules of logic in order to evaluate and produce consistent and clear arguments.
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