July 2017
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"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky,
is by no means a waste of time.  
~John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894 

The first long weekend of the summer is now officially behind us - kids are out of school, and things have slowed down. NOT!  It may officially be summer, but there's plenty of things happening here at Insights and with our clients. 

Just like your place of work, we've got folks taking well earned vacations which means remaining staffers are doing their own work, plus keeping an eye out for colleagues'.  And when we're vacationing they'll be covering for us. That's what team work is all about.

We're gearing up for a very busy fall, with trade shows in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, CP renewals in Calgary and Vancouver, Insights Discovery Accreditation sessions, and much more.  We're also putting the finishing touches on a Face-to-Face portfolio event on Vancouver Island in September.

So, why not top up that iced-tea, take five, and catch up on the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development?
The Gift of Discovery is our exciting new corporate social responsibility program.  This is a collaborative offering for leadership teams of small charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises.

Working together with our CPs and LPs, we provide a personal, team, or leadership effectiveness session free of charge to these organizations to help them improve the efficiency of their people.

You can access a Fact Sheet about the Gift of Discovery here.

To learn how you can participate, follow this link.

If you'd like more information about The Gift of Discovery, please contact our office. 
Case Studies
The Insights website has an amazing collection of Case Studies and testimonials from organizations around the world who are using Insights to engage teams, improve performance, and grow their business.

If you'd like to hear how others are using Insights to energize their people and their organization, or discover how organizations like yours are using Insights to create breakthroughs for their business, check out some of the great case studies here.
Upcoming Events

September DLE Event in Victoria
We're happy to announce we'll be delivering a Discovering Leadership Effectiveness Face-to-Face Portfolio event on September 29 in Victoria.  The location is being hosted by our CPs at the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. The Atrium, Suite 500, 1321 Blanshard St., Victoria. 

DLE is designed with mid - senior level managers in mind AND you are already equipped to facilitate it with your Insights Discovery accreditation!  
Using DLE, you'll work with leaders to explore their personal leadership style and unique value. This enables leaders to examine their effectiveness in each of these areas:
  • Results Leadership
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Relationship Leadership
  • Centered Leadership
To register for this Vancouver Island F-2-F Portfolio experience with Deborah Lang, follow this link. 
Insights Discovery Accreditations
Fredericton - Sept. 12-15 (Tue-Fri)
Toronto - Sept. 26-29 (Tue-Fri)
Calgary - Oct. 23-26 (Mon-Thur)
Vancouver - Nov. 28-Dec. 1 (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.
Full details and registration information is located here.

CP Renewals 
Looking to add some new tools to your workshop kit?  Has it been a few years since your IDA?  CP Renewals are one-day interactive session for Insights Discovery Client Practitioners committed to keeping their learning alive. Renewals are full-day 're-accreditation sessions' designed to extend your Insights Discovery certification for another three 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?
Calgary - Thursday, September 14th.
Vancouver - Wednesday, October 18th.
Toronto - Thursday, October 19th

More details and registration links are located here.
Bulk Pricing  

Did you know Insights offers bulk pricing of materials?  If you haven't had the opportunity to explore bulk pricing discounts, contact your Client Relationship Manager or email our office

We'd love to have a conversation about how you're planning on using Insights Discovery and how we can support you in your organizational development and save you some money at the same time.   
Live and in Color -
Our North American Client Practitioner Conference
October 5-6 - Chicago 

Please join fellow Insights practitioners on October 5th and 6th at the W Chicago Lakeshore for our annual Live and in Color conference - just steps from the beach and Michigan Avenue, the W Chicago Lakeshore is a fantastic property where urban energy collides with unparalleled Lake Michigan views.
Join us in Chicago and...
  • expand your learning as a practitioner
  • get an update on what's new from Insights for 2017
  • discover new ways to deliver the Insights Discovery portfolio
  • have fun and go home with exciting giveaways!
REGISTER NOW- bookmark the microsite so you have all the details.

There will also be a Renewal on  October 4th at the W Chicago Lakeshore. If you're due to renew your accreditation, this is the perfect opportunity to get a refresher on your Insights knowledge and then attend the Live and in Color conference after that.  You can view the conference agenda here.

As an added bonus, we invite all of our Client Practitioners to a welcome reception on the evening of October 4th and an exciting Chicago-themed evening event on October 5th. Full details of the timings for the renewal, reception and evening event will be available soon.
We look forward to seeing you there!

  You can check out more details about this year's conference and register here.

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

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development