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November, 2016
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"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."                              Carl Jung

Whoosh!  Was that the sound of October racing by?  Here's November already.  We've just wrapped up another IDA session this past week in Vancouver, we've got a Webinar this week for those looking to use Insights Discovery as a coaching tool, and we're making plans and working with venues for Networking events in Calgary and Vancouver for December 15th and 16th.  All this means that November is looking to be rather busy as well, but we're looking forward to the busy-ness.

There are a number of exciting developments on the Insights horizon, so watch for announcements coming soon.  In the meantime, we've got news about upcoming Client Practitioner events as well as a couple very interesting reads.  So take five, and catch up on the November news from Insights Learning and Development.
Coaching with Insights Discovery Webinar

Wednesday: November 9th

Coaching Conversations Using Insights Discovery

With Deborah Lang & Anne Bishop

10:30 Pacific/ 11:30 Mountain.

The Insights Discovery Personal Profile has rich content that can be easily used as a coaching tool to support the personal development of individuals.  As Insights Practitioners we are provided with many opportunities to use a coaching approach to support individuals to deepen their self-awareness around personal style to positively impact their effectiveness in the workplace. 

In this 45-minute webinar, Deborah will help you to explore what coaching is and support you to build your innate abilities to coach others.  You will be introduced to some Do's and Don'ts of Coaching, a Basic Coaching Conversations Outline, and the Insights ICES Coaching model which outlines a variety of questions you can use to plan your coaching conversations.
The Learning Outcomes of this webinar are as follows:
  • Explore what Coaching is and build your innate abilities to coach others.
  • How to use the Insights Discovery Profile as a coaching tool.
  • How to use the ICES Coaching Model to provide effective coaching support.
December Networking Social

Calgary: Thursday December 15th
Vancouver: Friday, December 16th 

4:30 to 6:30 local times.

The Cellar, Calgary

The Wine Cellar (below Murrieta's)
137 8 Ave SW #100, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

Face to face social and networking event with three topics for discussion:
  • Digital Learning Platform - beta test and roll out update
  • Employee Engagement
  • Practitioner Development - what do you require?

Rogue Convention Centre. Vancouver

Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar Convention Centre 
200 Burrard Street, Vancouver,  V63 3L6

Face to face social and networking event with three topics for discussion:
  • Digital Learning Platform - beta test and roll out update
  • Employee Engagement -
  • Practitioner Development - what do you require?

Time 4:30 - 6:30 local time. 

Click here to register for this event.
Upcoming Events 
Discoverylogowithglobe Insights Discovery Accreditation
Toronto - Feb. 28-March 3, 2017 (Tue-Fri)
Calgary - April 25-28, 2017 (Tue-Fri)
Vancouver - May 2-5, 2017 (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 
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?
Calgary - Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Vancouver - Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Regina - Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

More details and registration links are located here.
LinkedInLinkedIn Certificate

Insights Global has created a certificate for Accredited Practitioners to update to their LinkedIn Profile.  If you're an existing CP or LP you can now add this certificate to your LinkedIn profile and tell the folks in your network about your certification. 

As an Insights practitioner, we invite you to visit your Connections site, and on the right side of the page you'll see the following when you've logged in:   
Congratulations, you're an Insights Discovery Practitioner! 
Click the button to instantly add to your LinkedIn profile.

Want to take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level?  Five graphics designers share how to create the ultimate presentation.

Quartz presents a (very detailed) article on how our perceptions are formed, and why we end up seeing things in just a certain way.

Multi-tasking is a myth - and it's also enjoyable.   There's a mental tax to be paid when we shift focus.  Catch the HBR article here.
Let's Be Social 
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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