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June, 2016
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The calendar pages keep flipping over, and here we are in June already. 

Soon the kids will be out of school for the summer, and many folks will be taking time to enjoy the season.  But first, we're putting the finishing touches on some events we have planned for this summer and fall, as well as a number of other Practitioner Education pieces we'll be delivering. 

In this newsletter, we've also got links to a couple great articles on teams and resilience, so we invite you to take five, and catch up on the latest news from Insights Learning and Development Canada West.
Live and in Colour Customer Conference
Exercising Agency - Demonstrating ROI of People Development
Join us for an exclusive learning and networking event for Insights Discovery Practitioners. 
Thursday, September 22nd
Calgary Winter Club 

Wednesday, October 5th
Location Pending
This one-day professional development day has been designed to give you tools you can use and new insight into developing individuals, teams and leaders within your organization. 
Highlights include: 
  • A Keynote on Exercising Agency, by Mark Mullaly. Learn what it takes to navigate your organization in order to take the actions necessary to succeed. Explore just how much power and freedom you have to act, and how to exercise this license in a way that is responsible, effective and allowed. You've got nothing to lose - and a surprising amount of flexibility to gain
  • NEW - Learning Buddies
  •  Bite-sized learning in fast-paced Cracker Barrel sessions 
  • An afternoon session on Demonstrating the Return On Investment of learning and development initiatives 
  • NEW for 2016 - an afternoon Open Learning Session
  • Great food - plenty of networking opportunities 
  • Wine and cheese and so much more......
Register today for the conference near you.  $169 early bird rates apply until July 31.

You can learn more about our Keynote speaker here.
Upcoming Events 

Discovery Full Circle Experience for Client Practitioners
You know your perception of how you use the colour preferences; have you ever wondered what colour energies people see in you? Come experience your own Discovery Full Circle profile and find out! 

In this one-day session, we will offer our Insights Discovery practitioners a brief experience and debrief of their own DFC profile and then spend a little time discussing how and when to deliver DFC experiences within your organization. You'll also walk away with the opportunity to use the DFC profile right away as you'll receive one complimentary profile to practice a DFC debrief.  You may not realize that the Insights Discovery Full Circle (DFC) Profile is the perfect complement to the Insights Discovery Personal Profile, and represents the next step on the journey to self-awareness.  

The Full Circle experience provides a practical and positive way of helping individuals become more effective by exploring their self-perception and the perception others have of them.  It gives leaders and individuals a deeper insight into their style and how this impacts those around them. Isn't it time you experienced your own DFC profile?

Calgary - Thursday, July 21st with Helen Morley
Vancouver - Thursday, July 21st with Connie Phenix
Cost - $99.00

For more details or to register follow this link

Discoverylogowithglobe Insights Discovery Accreditation
Montreal - July 5-8 (Tue-Fri) In French
Calgary - September 27-30 (Tue-Fri)
Vancouver - November 1-4 (Tue-Fri)

There are now over 30 public and internal Accreditations every year across North America, which demonstrates how many organizations are choosing to bring Insights Discovery 'in house'.  In Western Canada, we always end up with a waiting list for IDA sessions, so if you're considering attending an IDA in a city near you, don't hesitate.  Register today.

Please Note:  The IDA that was scheduled for May in Montreal has been re-scheduled to July 5 through 8.  This session will be conducted in French.
Full details and registration information is located here.

CP Renewals 
A one-day interactive session for Insights Discovery Client Practitioners committed to keeping their learning alive. Renewals extend your Insights Discovery certification for another two years. While each program is adjusted to meet the needs of the registered participants, a typical day addresses questions such as:
  • What exercises can I use to reinforce key messages in a personal effectiveness workshop?
  • What do I need to remember when debriefing an individual's Insights Discovery Profile?
  • How can I apply other chapters in the Insights Discovery Profile?
  • What is common, and different, as you transition from an introductory workshop to Discovering Team Effectiveness or Discovering Leadership Effectiveness?
  • What's the difference between an integrated Insights learning strategy and single event workshops?
  • What new resources might fit with the needs in my organization?
Regina - June 14th
Vancouver - Tuesday, October 4th

More details and registration links are located here.
Practitioner Education - webinar series
Wednesday, June 22nd 

Topic: Ask the Experts Anything
11:45 - 12:30 PM Pacific
12:45-1:30 PM Mountain

Helen Morley, Senior Director Learning Solutions, and Cathy Anderson, Senior Consultant, Learning Solutions will lead this session with a focus on sharing best practices and answering any nagging questions you might have about:
  • the Insights Discovery framework ("What level of detail is best when describing the 72-type wheel in a workshop?"),
  • application ("what's a quick exercise on helping people improve their decision making?") 
  • or even the wider portfolio ("what exactly am I allowed to deliver as an Insights Discovery Practitioner?").

You have questions...we have answers...or we'll find them!   We will be recording this webinar if you are unable to attend the time-slot selected, so watch for further details on what questions were asked and how best to access the recorded session.

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If you have comments or suggestions for articles in upcoming newsletters, please  contact me directly. 

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development