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Do I need certification to use DiSC?

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While there is no requirement for certification to work with any of the DiSC® Profiles, or Everything DiSC® tools, our clients find that our certification process helps them take DiSC from an event that is introduced and forgotten to a language that can be installed in their organizations and applied in multiple applications: team development, management development, sales development, customer service, conflict resolution, coaching, counseling and more.

Participants are also more sophisticated today. They often ask probing questions about the DiSC model and want to know how to apply this knowledge back on the job. Certification takes you deeper into your understanding of DiSC as a theory and how the assessment is designed. You will also have an opportunity to work with other facilitators as you critique each other’s plan for implementation, and, you will be connected to hundreds of online resources and a network of peers to support your continued development as a DISC Genius. Let us help you Unleash the Power of DiSC and strengthen your DiSC IQ.

What is required for certification?

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As a licensed partner of Wiley Workforce Solutions, the publisher of Everything DiSC®, our process now offers a two part certification: the Wiley Everything DiSC Workplace Certification and an optional DISC Genius badge signifying completion of an Everything DiSC Workplace practicum.

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The DISC Genius badge indicates successful application of the knowledge acquired in the Wiley training center and the two day classroom experience. After leaving the class, you will demonstrate knowledge of the profile delivery system (Epic), record application of a DiSC Comparison Report to enhance a workplace relationship and, more importantly, get feedback from participants of a DiSC workshop demonstrating the facilitation skills and knowledge you have learned.

The TEAM Approach® offers a truly comprehensive DiSC Certification Process facilitated by recognized leaders in the delivery of Everything DiSC® applications. The Everything DiSC Workplace Report as well as the complete library of Wiley reports are featured in this program. Class size is limited to eight students for maximum learning and participation.


Pricing: With a participant fee of only $2795, this is truly the best value DISC Certification Process available. We fully prepare you to take DISC into your organization through our certification process.
Additional participants from the same organization are only $1995 each. DiSC Geniuses are encouraged to return to future classes for a refresher for only $995 (when seats are available and assuming completion of the Wiley Everything DiSC Workplace portion of our program).


What is involved in the training?

Our process begins with a number of pre-class assignments followed by two days of classroom instruction, a few self-study activities, and finally, an optional practicum which includes a 360 feedback evaluation. Perhaps most importantly – ongoing reinforcement and support.
A key theme throughout the process is the implementation of a proper philosophy on the use of the DISC Model of Behavior – or any other behavioral instrument for that matter.

How do I prepare for class?

In order to maximize our time together in the classroom, we require you do the following before coming to class:

  1. Profile someone using the DiSC® Classic Profile, interview this person, and record the results on an interview sheet sent in your pre-work packet
  2. Read the book, The Great Connection
  3. Complete the Everything DiSC Workplace online training program
  4. Complete an online DiSC leadership assessment to be discussed in class
  5. Complete the Everything DiSC Workplace report and set up your personal DiSC portal, MyEverythingDiSC
  6. Complete a demo assessment of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
All required materials will be sent via U.S. Postal Service mail and email approximately two to four weeks prior to the class.

Classroom Day 1

The focus of Day One is to enhance your understanding of the DiSC Model of Behavior and get you set for your application of DiSC back in your workplace.Careful attention to detail and clean, well structured code ensures a smooth user experience for all your visitors.

  • Facilitating DiSC
  • Facilitated Activities
  • Understanding the Assessment and Adaptive Testing
  • Supplement for Facilitators Report & Activity
  • DiSC Theory & Research: Myths & Truths
  • Answering Tough Client Questions
  • Everything DiSC Support Reports
  • Exploring Your DiSC Style as a Facilitator
  • Facilitating Conversations with DiSC

Classroom Day 2

The focus of Day Two is your application and creating a team approach culture with DiSC.

  • Coaching with the Profile
  • Comparison Reports
  • MyEverythingDiSC®
  • Customization of Your Facilitation Kit
  • Creating a Needs Assessment
  • Creating a Culture of DiSC® & Activities
  • Keeping DiSC Alive Action Plan
  • Creating a Workshop Evaluation

How do I complete certification?

  • Online Certification Exam
  • Course Evaluation
  • Ongoing Access to the Online Training Center
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What can I expect?

During your two days in the classroom you will:

  • Explore DiSC® Profile, history and theory
  • Experience a number of activities based on your Everything DiSC Workplace Report
  • Learn how to apply a variety of exercises to your DiSC training programs
  • Review the concepts of role-based behavior
  • Review the variety of tools available to apply the DiSC model in your organization
  • Discuss and plan your personal application of the DISC model in your organization
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Do I get support materials?

You will receive a variety of tools you can use as you plan your approach to introducing DiSC in your organization:

  • A small library of books to enhance your understanding of DiSC applications
  • The Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitation Kit
  • Your personal Epic account for delivering online access codes to your participants
  • Dozens of activities, enhancements and exercises created by The TEAM Approach
  • The DiSC Genius Flash Drive containing PowerPoint files, videos, podcasts, DiSC author interviews, research, and more.
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Self Study

To further ground you in the DiSC Model there are two required reading assignments, completion of the DiSC online training, and some optional recommendations:

Required

  • DISC Theory: This article presents an overview of the evolution of the DISC Model of Behavior beginning with the work of William Moulton Marston.
  • How My Graph Became a Dot: This article describes the newer circumplex approach to DISC as published by John Wiley & Sons as well as the introduction of adaptive testing.
  • An online training center where you will complete pre-work preparing you for the classroom instruction and activities.

Recommended
Helpful Books – There are many good books to help you understand the DiSC model and behavioral differences. We will post some of our favorites here. Please suggest others you may know of so we can add them to this list (those with an asterisk will be provided during your training).

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Practicum

Add the DiSC Genius badge to your Wiley Certification. When you leave the two-day classroom event you will be ready to apply your knowledge. This final two-part practicum and training on the Epic system will complete your certification process.

  1. Profile one additional person using the Everything DiSC Workplace report from your EPIC system and discuss your relationship with them using the EPIC Comparison Report and your MyEverythingDiSC personal portal.
  2. The real test of our program is to actually present a DiSC seminar of your choosing to a group of participants and get your hands-on experience. Please feel free to give us a call as you prepare. We will be happy to help you get ready for this first event. And, don’t forget to take advantage of your certification specials as you plan your program.
  3. Attend our Epic 101 webinar to ground you in the basics of the Electronic Profile Information System (EPIC) in order to administer your assessments in the most efficient manner possible.

Evaluation

The Everything DiSC Workplace certification will be earned by completing an exam in the online training center. To add the DiSC Genius badge, execute the application plan designed during the classroom experience. During your DiSC seminar practicum, get a list of names and email addresses from your participants and ask them for their cooperation in evaluating your presentation.

Enter participant information on a special web site (or an Excel Template we provide) and we will send the link to them for an online assessment of your program. When the results are received from your participants we will send you a report and discuss the findings with you.

What about follow-up support once I get back home?

After you leave the classroom the learning and support continues:

  • You will be invited to our Epic 101 webinar to enhance your understanding of your new EPIC system
  • Special discounts on DiSC® products following your completion of the process.
  • You will be invited back to future certification sessions at a reduced price to keep up with product advancements
  • Telephone coaching and support will be available whenever you need advice on using the DiSC model in training or coaching applications.
  • You will have ongoing access to the online training center where you completed your pre-work and final exam.
  • You will receive a login to a private area on this web site to access more support tools as well as a Discussion Board where you can interact with your facilitators and other certification participants.

Note: If you wish to receive DiSC training directly from Wiley, please contact us for details. The same basic program is offered by Wiley staff in Minneapolis and also as an online program (without the DiSC Genius option).

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Email:support@teamapproach.com

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