General Writing Board

Trainings

The General Writing Board, as part of the established ACADEMY OF GRAPHOLOGIST, runs a professional series of training courses in handwriting research and thematic courses on selected topics.

The classes are aimed at people who want to:

  1. learn to study handwriting and documents from scratch in order to practise as a writing expert, graphologist
  2. supplement their qualifications by completing selected thematic courses
  3. become familiar with the practical requirements of the function of an expert witness

Form of classes:

  • Stationary (individual or in groups of 2-4 persons)
  • Online (individual)
  • Course cycle: Training from No. 1 to No. 5 (from the basics to obtaining a certificate of professional qualification)
  • Thematic (complementary qualification)

Background information on the training cycle:

  • The training cycle is organised in stages 1 – 5 described below.
  • The trainings take place sequentially according to the list below (this means that you cannot sign up immediately for a training in e.g. stage 3).
  • Enrolment in each subsequent stage requires passing the previous stage.
  • Each stage lasts 6 months.
  • Each stage comprises an initial theoretical part (depending on the syllabus, 1 or 2 workshop days) and a practical part lasting 6 months, in which the Trainee carries out exercises and finally a test to verify his/her knowledge.
  • The theoretical part of the course is conducted in a stationary location and the practical part is conducted remotely.
  • After passing a stage, a certificate is obtained confirming the completion of a given level/scope of training. Failure to pass (incorrectly performed exercises, missing exercises, exceeding the deadline for sending exercises, negative result of the knowledge verification at the end of the stage) does not entitle to receive a certificate or any certificate of participation in a part of the classes.
  • Training is delivered by practising handwriting and document examination experts. The participant in the series of courses is under the constant supervision of a designated mentor, who ensures that the exercises are carried out correctly and that the correct habits of a handwriting examiner are acquired.
  • Payment for each stage is made in full, on the basis of an invoice, before the start of the class according to the payment date indicated on the invoice.
  • The price of each stage includes: classes, study and exercise materials, coffee refreshments.

Note:

Due to numerous inquiries, we kindly inform you that IN ORDER TO OBTAIN AN ENTRY IN THE LIST OF FORENSIC HANDWRITING EXAMINERS, YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE WHOLE CYCLE (FULL HANDWRITING EXAMINATION), AND PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF EXPERIENCE (work experience as a handwriting examiner).

The term EXPERT implies an expert level of qualification (knowledge + experience). Individual courses do not provide a basis for applying to be an expert witness.

Ladies and Gentlemen, until the end of 2021 trainings are held only in individual mode. You can therefore adjust the date of the selected classes to your own availability by arranging it directly with the office.

Classes are taught by high-class specialists in their fields, according to syllabuses that are as much as possible focused on practical aspects of work in order to prepare fully and reliably for professional work. The course of study is conducted in accordance with the class regulations and concludes with a test, the passing of which is followed by the issue of a nationally recognised certificate attesting to the qualification in the given stage.

Classes are organised periodically according to published schedules (below). Due to the unlawful duplication of GWB training syllabuses, syllabus details are made available after enrolment.      

A LIST AND TRAININGS  SCHEDULE
Training aimed at providing basic information: what is graphology? What are the directions of development? Where and how is the knowledge of a graphologist used?
How to earn as a graphologist? How to become a forensic graphologist? What certificates are reliable and recognized in this profession?

A training course designed to provide background information on the science of handwriting examination, discuss the substantive scopes of handwriting analysis, and provide a workshop to practice handwriting features measuring.    

Training aimed at learning the relationship between graphic features and personality traits. The course syllabus includes such issues as: explaining the science of psychographics, psycho-spatial symbolism and more…

The aim of the course is to learn how to measure graphical handwriting features and analyse the results, taking into account naturally changing handwriting features.
The course syllabus includes such issues as: graphometry (measurement of handwriting features), presentation of leading methods of classical handwriting examination, discussion of fluctuating handwriting features, analysis of a catalogue of graphic handwriting features, measurement exercises.
The training is designed to focus on the practical aspects of the position of an expert witness, from the preparation of applications for registration as an expert witness, through the discussion of legal regulations applicable to expert witnesses, legal and expert criteria for written examination opinions, to the financial and accounting aspects and liability for expert witnesses.

Training aimed at presenting modern handwriting examination possibilities, types of examinations, types of documents necessary for examinations, methods of collecting and gathering comparative material, correctness of formulating theses of the order, familiarisation with the scope of examinations and their time-consumption in relation to the assessment of expert’s work time. 

Training designed to teach handwriting analysis as a tool in recruitment and selection processes and employee evaluation. Handwriting and drawing analysis training dedicated to HR, HRM, head-hunters, managers, trainers, psychologists, and more…

THEMATIC COURSES TO SUPPLEMENT THE QUALIFICATIONS

Upon completion of training courses 1-5 or for current expert witnesses
(on presentation of diplomas attesting to a basic professional qualification)

The course includes topics on the analysis of children’s and adult drawings. The training will discuss typical motifs of conference scribblings and tips for interpreting children’s drawings. The training also includes the analysis of as many as 5 types of drawing psychographic tests.

The course includes an in-depth discussion of the psychographic drawing test called “Freud’s Window”. This test cross-sections the different zones of life, and learning how to conduct and analyse it allows you to correctly interpret the drawings.

A course in the form of a workshop ONLY for those who have completed training cycles 1-5 and are comfortable with the knowledge acquired during this training. The most advanced level of the syllabus. The course includes highly advanced topics in handwriting pathology.

The course includes topics on warning signs in handwriting and a set of character traits to guard against. The basics of handwriting analysis will be complemented by learning how to interpret warning signs in writing and how to recognise the handwriting of, for example, an impostor, aggressive person, addict, materialist. An extremely interesting syllabus which is immediately applicable to everyday life.

A course in the form of workshops as an alternative method of getting to know oneself and one’s own development. In the syllabus, personality traits are identified on the basis of a writing sample. The personality portrait is the starting point of graphotherapy: it allows to create the desired profile, which the participant will aim at, and the set of traits he wants to eliminate from his characteristics.
A course in the form of a workshop for candidates for court expert witnesses/for court experts aimed at court appearances in which one has to present a position resulting from one’s research and skilfully argue it. Classes for people who, despite flawless preparation, have resistance, blockage in presenting their knowledge, articulating, reacting to circumstances of sudden changes. 
The course in the form of a workshop for candidates for court expert witnesses/for court expert witnesses focused on practice in preparing written main and supplementary opinions, as well as preparing written responses to objections to opinions. Classes for those who want to build/improve their research reports so that they meet the criteria for expert opinion and the criteria for evaluating expert opinions in accordance with
the Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Criminal Procedure
.
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