OPP and Ernst & Young: MBTI® Training Partnership in CIS

OPP and Ernst & Young Academy of Business have further extended their strategic alliance to promote wider use of the MBTI instrument in the CIS market.

The partnership authorises E&Y Academy of Business to offer MBTI qualification training workshops in the CIS.

Ernst & Young logoThe workshops will be delivered in Russian and led by Ernst & Young Russian-speaking, OPP-certified instructors. The first MBTI qualification programme will launch in Moscow in September 2013.

Both Ernst & Young and OPP view this partnership as a significant achievement to support their long-term growth plans within the emerging and global markets.

“The CIS business market is rapidly redefining its approach to talent development beyond conventional business skills,” states Olga Bulatova, Ernst & Young Partner and the Head of the Academy of Business. “Our more sophisticated customers are highly motivated to improve employees’ ‘soft skills’ and communication styles across three tiers of business – individual, team and leadership – with the goal of improving organisational effectiveness. Ernst & Young Academy of Business is excited to partner with OPP to be the first CIS-based organisation to offer this complete MBTI package to the market.”

“Ernst & Young has an established global reputation”, says Clive Thomas, OPP’s Chief Commercial Officer. “It is a benchmark for excellence. Partnering with their Academy of Business to make MBTI more accessible in this dynamic CIS market was a natural move for OPP.”

MBTI-qualified Tatiana Timoshina, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Academy in Moscow, will be one of the training tutors. “It is standard practice at Ernst & Young to constantly create new products to respond to client needs”, she adds. “MBTI-based programmes in Russian seemed like the obvious solution. We have experienced MBTI’s success first-hand within our own Ernst & Young divisions. We know what works. The fact that MBTI is the number one personality tool used around the world made our decision even easier.”

Read the full press release here.