Introduction

Sometimes differences in communication style and behavior are accepted by others and may even complement each other. But teams often find that these differences also lead to confusion, separation, frustration, decreased effectiveness and productivity; and may even lead to incidents and other Human Resources issues.

The @Work Professional Development Workshops help people and organizations establish a common language to improve communication, awareness and reduce conflict. It’s an empowering and impactful learning experience, utilizing research-validated DiSC Profiles, engaging facilitation with a Certified DiSC Trainer and experiential activities. The result is a more cohesive, dynamic and productive work environment.

Program Overview

Pre-Work

  • Workshop participants complete the DiSC Assessment online by responding to a 79-item survey (15-20 minutes to complete), resulting in a 20-page personalized DiSC Profile.

Module 1: Discovering DiSC and Your DiSC Style

  • Participants learn about the DiSC model, discover their DiSC styles, the similarities and differences among the DiSC styles, and how DiSC styles affect their relationships.

Module 2: Understanding Other DiSC Styles

  • Participants discover what works for them and what challenges them when working with each DiSC style
  • Participants begin to understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with.

Module 3: Building More Effective Relationships – Your Action Plan

  • Participants learn strategies for using DiSC to increase their effectiveness with each DiSC style
  • Participants write a Personal Action Plan for communicating successfully with others and building more effective relationships.

Module 4: People Reading

  • Learn a skill called People Reading in a fun, game-show format
  • Practice using DiSC awareness for effective interactions.

What is DiSC?

The DiSC profile system is a research-validated personal and organizational assessment and development tool that has been used more than 40 years by organizations and educational institutions world-wide for:

Helping people understand themselves and others; strengthening communication skills; building leadership abilities; maximizing team collaboration; diffusing interpersonal conflicts; identifying learning styles, empowering students and increasing participants’ effectiveness with people and tasks.

Based on the work of Dr. William Moulton Marston, who studied the behavior of normal people and contributed greatly to the field of psychology in the 1920’s, the four DiSC (Dominance, Influencing, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness) dimensions of behavior make up the DiSC model to describe the communication and behavioral styles of individuals with research-validated precision.

“It was very interactive, positive and motivational, which helped create a great culture and climate during the PD.”

“All workshops should be this active and interesting.”

“Given the opportunity to understand my co-workers’ styles has empowered me to make more informed decisions, to help explain things to further educate and differentiate children in our building.”

“This information will increase my effectiveness A LOT with working with others and understanding my students’ behavior.”

“The presenter was very knowledgeable. She let people know how to improve or change our behaviors.”