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TAIS® Specific Competency Focused (Online)

Tuition: $450


The TAIS® Specific Competency Focused Program

Specific Competency-Focused Advanced e-Learning Program

If you are already qualified or eligible to purchase the TAIS® tool, you will find this e-learning program useful in enhancing your understanding and application of the tool. As an e-learning event, you work at your own pace. You only complete the competency exam if you want CEUs for this work.


  • Our blended learning design for certification provides you with an opportunity to complete web modules online (8-12 hrs) for the construction, theory, interpretation, and psychometrics study of the TAIS®
  • Blended learning saves time and travel-related costs, and our design allows for focus on practical application techniques for the most effective development outcomes—a running head-start toward effective use of the tool in your work.
  • Added bonus: has mapped the scales of the TAIS® to Lominger International’s leadership competency library. Learn which competencies to develop to improve emotional intelligence.

What You Will Cover:

  • Web modules guide you through pre-workshop study of the theory, construction, administration, interpretation, reliability and validity.
  • E-Learning Workshop modules on applications, presentation, and interpretation strategies. You will receive your own results, explore ways to apply the tool in development, and best ethical care practices
  • Post workshop: web modules available for six additional months, bulletin board to post questions, free community learning forums.


$450* Specific Competency-Focused e-learning program for those already qualified to purchase but seeking to enhance competence and gain CEUs.

*Please note that the above price includes standard shipping costs of the supporting materials in the United States. If your order requires shipment of the materials internationally, you will be charged the tuition cost above plus the international shipping costs.

Cancellation Policy:

There is no cancellation policy for these programs. Due to the immediate payment to Wake Forest University for the Tests and Measurements tuition and to the publisher for materials, there are no refunds after you register for this course.

Special client-site arrangements:

Organizations with a number of individuals seeking to complete a qualifying program may find it more cost effective to arrange a two-day, client-site program. Client-site programs are often customized to your desired development outcomes and/or linkages to others tools, strategies, and goals. Contact us for details: 336.774.0330 or

Coaching Tools: TAIS ® (The Attentional and Interpersonal Style inventory) Certification Program

Psychologist Bob Nideffer observed that the quality of attention mattered most in the performance of athletes. The more he studied attention, it became apparent that attention has several channels and the capacity to appropriately use the right channel at the right time makes the difference.

Nideffer explored attention in terms of external/internal and broad/narrow. He found that external scanning is quite different from external focus. As his work continued, he found the role of various interpersonal qualities such as expressiveness of ideas or anger influenced attentional qualities. Further he discovered the role of distractions in limiting performance. His model is as follows:


Dr. Nideffer developed the TAIS ® instrument , a 144 item self-report inventory that measures twenty different concentration skills, personal and interpersonal attributes.

The TAIS ® is a rich report that is complete with attention, distraction, and interpersonal related results.

Without going into the details of the names of each of the scales, note the results show how an individual compares to a "standard" population in terms of percentiles and a specific norm group (the gray bar).

An example of a profile of the instrument is as follows:


Comprehensive in data presentation, the recipient of the TAIS ® report and profile will know what specific areas to address to aid development and enhance performance.

For a copy of the report, please contact us at

TAIS ® is an excellent instrument to use in coaching and leadership development.

For individuals to become qualified to purchase the TAIS ®, you are asked to complete our web modules on instrument construction, theory, and interpretation. You will then work one-on-one with a trainer to complete the qualifying program.

Be sure to visit our blog - Performance Under Pressure .

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