The second Transactional Analysis Personal Development Awards were
given to 12 participants by Soley Sezgin Akten on December 18, 2014 in
Based on teaching provided by Soley Sezgin
Akten, after four days of TA workshops in July 2014 the participants,
who were all Tofaş Academy trainers, had each produced a portfolio of
evidence of their personal application of TA concepts. After these had
been assessed by Hülya Üstel, all participants were presented with their
TA Personal Development Award certificates at a ceremony in December
2014. Julie Hay, the TAPDA Director, participated in the ceremony
Soley and Hülya
are completing their training in TA, with the intention of attaining
Practitioner status via the professional certification provided by
ICDTA, as well as CTA in due course. Both are experienced organisational trainers/consultants who manage their own companies.
tells us that the Turkish automotive company Tofaş, which has equal
shareholders as Koç Holding and FCA- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is one
of the three world-wide strategic manufacturing centers of Fiat Auto.
Tofaş represents the greatest value and power in the Turkish automotive
All of the
training and development activities within Tofaş is conducted by Tofaş
Academy which is founded with the purpose of managing different learning
and development instruments as integrated by gathering them under one
umbrella in a way that will support company’s vision and include all of
the value chain.
very special for me to work developmental transactional analysis with
Tofaş Academy trainers. All together we added a chain of TA in company
values. We covered basic TA concepts in 4 days of workshops and after
it, they have well prepared their learning portfolios.
the TA workshops, Fiat Academy trainers, they discussed their teaching
and working styles with TA concepts and they got deep understanding of
their impact in the learning environment that they create within their
technical and nontechnical classrooms.
want to thank Julie Hay for her support, to Hülya Üstel, who assessed
the portfolios, and to Tofaş Academy management for initiating and
funding the programme.
am glad to work on TA with Tofaş Academy trainers and I am proud that,
they are the first group of trainers in automotive sector in Turkey with
of all, TA training has increased my personal awareness. I understand
my many behaviours reasons I did unconsciously. This is especially
helped me to manage my relations and conflicted relationships. Now I can
understand people better and manage my relations with my colleagues
better and do empathy more easily.
the TA Analysis Training, I had opportunities to understand and to
analyse, not only the technicians who are trained by us but also my
family and the people in my social life.
First of all, I have you to thank for this great
training. I learned well, when two or more students or people meet,
their ego states also interact. As a third party I could see now what is
happening between them and participate in their dialogue and became
intrigued with my newfound ability to see how I was interacting with the
people around me. I can pay attention anymore to tone of voice, body
posture, gestures, choice of words and emotional state. As I view the
recent months of my life, I perceive repetitive behavioural patterns
developing which concern me. And I learned to maximize my chances of
making new connections and solving problems by well using my knowledge
of ego states in a lesson or meeting situation.
analysis that I got, in all of its aspects, will certainly continue to
serve a useful purpose in shaping my personal and working future as a
I believe that everything starts with myself. I
sometimes forget it in a life-time routine, but every time I take an
inner course, I listen to myself again, find a new “Ich”, and create a
new story about myself.
TA was a little bit different from the
other trainings. It has a deeper and easier philosophy in it, and made
me think about myself more. When I took the course, I went to my
childhood, watched my family videos that are on my mind, and realized my
injunctions which are “Don’t be close” and “Don’t be a child”.
know that these injunctions are limiting me to have my best, and with
this awareness I have the power to change my life script. Besides, I
realized my little professor, talking and working for me. Actually she
is very nice and intelligent, but too little to take decisions for me.
Now, it is time to write my new stories, and find my natural child in
her cosy place.
When I have learned Transactional analysis I began to observe my
personality, my feelings and decisions with different way. I think. I
took an important step at my self-awareness and my development journey
First of all I began to recognize the source of my
feelings and behaviours with TA points of view. I began to observe and
understand myself more clearly. So, I have been growing up and changing
with TA approach. At the same time I began to observe my partners,
trainee’s behaviour and try to understand them.
I feel myself
more comfortable at my communication. Because I feel I’m ok and you are
OK. I can see ago states, drama triangles and games at my working area
and I began to control communication conflicts. So my communication
quality getting better and better.
Transactional analysis help me
to establish clear communication at my courses and working area. I can
give more effective consultancy. I can manage myself and my
communication more successfully. I feel myself more happy and
successful. Also I am trying to improve the communication quality of my
trainee’s and teammates.
Thank you very much Dear Soley, Elif, Mücahit and my team mates.
I found an
opportunity to assess relationships in the workplace. I myself helped me
recognize the better. Increased communication with participants in the
training and support for building stronger relationships.
After the TA study, my standpoint for relations
has been changed dramatically for social and also professional work
life. In my relations, i started observing child, adult, parental roles
After all, during communication with the other people i
can perform adult role in an easier way regarding my behaviours and
manners. I am trying to adopt TA processes for all my life.
The following is the text of Julie’s speech online at the Award ceremony:
I’m Julie Hay, president of the International Centre for Developmental
Transactional Analysis and of the Institute of Developmental
Transactional Analysis. Both are based in the UK but operate various
proficiency awards and qualifications worldwide, so you are now part of a
process that already includes several countries in Eastern and Western
Europe, South Africa and China.
The ICDTA, which is formed of a
number of internationally accredited TA trainers and supervisors,
operates a range of qualifications that are particularly appropriate for
those within organisations, for managers and employees and particularly
for trainers and consultants. The IDTA concentrates more on
proficiency awards within the context of schools, such as for children
and their parents and caregivers.
So today your awards are being
made under the auspices of the ICDTA and you are joining a large
international community of people who hold TA qualifications of one form
or another, and I am delighted to be able to use technology to share
this moment with you.
I am also particularly pleased to be
joining you because I started my own training career in an engineering
company and have very fond memories of it. I got the chance to mix
power press and fork lift safety training with management training, and
for 6 months I also ran the apprentice training school. I later became a
trainer in British Airways, where I added train the trainer – for
trainers across the airline departments, including management and
interpersonal skills trainers, engineering and flight operations, and
cabin crew and pilot instructors. It was in British Airways that I
discovered transactional analysis – and realised how useful it was – for
interpersonal skills, leadership, teamwork – and of course for trainer
It was also British Airways that made it feasible for
me to learn TA properly and get my first TA qualification, because there
were few organisational TA trainers in those days so I needed regular
flights to go to where the trainers were. Eventually I went freelance
and continued my TA training, which is how I came to be teaching Soley
and she came to be teaching you. In the meantime. It has taken me
around the world, including several trips to Turkey, with the most
recent being only a few weeks ago.
I hope that you too will
spread the word, both to other trainers and to your participants. I
want to emphasise to you that there are no limits to these – for
example, I have taught TA to managers and shop stewards – together – in
Rolls Royce Motors, to chief executives in India, to filing clerks in
Bosch, to warders and inmates in high security prisons – and through a
team of presenters to 60000 employees of a major bank. So I urge you to
go ahead and use it wherever people need to understand the psychology
of human behaviour – and where the organisation gets the benefits when
participants realise how it helps them with their relationships outside
work as well.
Finally, in addition to thanking all of you for
doing the work needed to take part in the scheme, I want to thank Soley
for making it all happen, Hülya Üstel, who you have not met but who
assessed the portfolios on my behalf, to your training manager Mücahit
Korkut for initiating the programme, and of course the management of
FIAT for supporting, and funding, the initiative.
you on your achievement, and applaud the impact you will have made, and
will continue to make, in the lives of your participants – and hope that
I will have further contact with those of you who get as addicted to TA
as I and Soley have done – and therefore want to learn even more.