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Linda Ernst

Certified Master Facilitator

Linda Ernst is president of Training Resource, an independently owned consulting and training company. Since 1983, she has facilitated hundreds of custom designed in-house workshops for a wide range of industrial and organizational clients, including:

  • OC Transportation Authority
  • Experian Americas
  • Chevron
  • University of Toyota
  • Bank of America
  • Yakima Valley Mem. Hospital
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Toshiba
  • American Honda Motor Co.
  • Center on Child Welfare
  • Pacific Clinics
  • Unilever East Asia
  • LA Housing Authority
  • Fireman's Fund Insurance
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Disney University
  • Nestle Food Company
  • Utah National Guard
  • Mitsubishi
  • LA County DWP
  • USC School of Social Work
  • Riverside County DPSS
  • IRS

Linda has extensive preparation in adult learning theory, workshop presentation methods, facilitation techniques and instructional design. As an instructional design consultant, she has helped organizations develop courses in topics that include quality improvement, communication skills for managers, consulting skills for trainers, and using type dynamics to facilitate teams. She is equally comfortable presenting training to technical, supervisory and management audiences.

Linda facilitates group sessions for a variety of team experiences such as, staff and Board retreats, leadership team group activities, annual meetings and organization events.

As vice president and a senior faculty member at Interstrength Associates, Linda consults and trains with client teams, develops and teaches workshops and co-facilitated MBTI® Qualifying Programs for 12 years. She is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® in both individual and group settings. She has experience designing and facilitating workshops using a variety of type and temperament frameworks for personal development, leadership development, team building, and for trainers.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant and trainer Linda's professional experience included 16 years in hospital nursing management and education. Linda is a dynamic presenter and course designer who stimulates participation and active group involvement. Linda has been a Training Clinic instructor for over 20 years.

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  • Background Information:
  • Education:
  • RN, AOMC Elmira NY
  • MS in Health Care Management, Cal State University, Los Angeles
  • Books Authored:
  • The Guide for Facilitating the Self-discovery Process
  • Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types and Teams
  • Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in Organizations
  • Team Dynamics: Defining the Essential Issues for Team Success - an article for the Association of Psychological Type Bulletin - Early Spring 2005
  • Conference Presentations:
  • SHRM – Train the Trainer Certification
  • ASTDOC - Total Trainer Program
  • APTi - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
  • BAAPT - Using Interaction Styles to Create Effective Teams
  • CCC-APT Leadership and Interaction Styles
  • Affiliations – Past or Current:
  • ASTD, APTi
  • Years of Experience:
  • 26+ years
  • Training Clinic Master Instructor since:
  • 1985