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

Depending on where you live, you've probably had a taste of winter by now ( or maybe even a full helping).  While it's part of the price we pay to live in this country there are certainly enough ways to still enjoy the weather wherever you are.  We hope you are able to get out and take part in some of the seasonal festivities that happen this month. 

We've got our own December socials planned for Calgary and Vancouver so if you have the chance, plan on joining us for a couple hours of holiday cheer.  We'd love to hear from you and learn how we can support you through 2017 and beyond. Please register below so we'll have enough appies on hand.

In this month's newsletter we've got dates for upcoming accreditations across Canada and Client Practitioner Renewal sessions.  If you're planning to attend, please register as soon as possible so we'll know you're coming.  We've also got some links to interesting reads.

So even though we're busy in this holiday season, we invite you to take five and catch up on the latest news from Insights Learning and Development.
December Networking Social - Last Chance to Register!

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

4:30 to 6:30 local times.

The Cellar, Calgary
Calgary:December 15th

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 (if you want...We can just visit too)
  • Digital Learning Platform - beta test and roll out update
  • Employee Engagement
  • Practitioner Development - what do you require?

Rogue Convention Centre. Vancouver
Vancouver: December 16th

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 and how can we support you?

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.
Holiday office hours  

The Insights Canada West offices in Calgary and Vancouver will be closing for the Christmas break at noon on Friday December 23rd and re-opening Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  If you have orders or requests that need to be processed prior to the end of 2016, please contact our offices before the 23rd. 

On behalf of everyone at Insights Learning and Development Canada West, we take this opportunity to wish you and yours the very happiest of holiday seasons.  May it be filled with fun and family, and may 2017 bring you health and happiness. 
Was there a misunderstanding?   

Is it possible you misunderstood her, or she misunderstood you?  Some of you might already read the blog by Seth Godin, marketer, entrepreneur, and author.  Seth usually has some gems about marketing, dealing with people and staying true to your vision.  Last month, he shared a short post that really highlights the way our perceptions can influence our relationships and business dealings.  Working with Insights Discovery, we know how powerful perception can be in the way it can shape our view of a situation, or another person.  Perception lies at the core of what we do.  If you want to read Seth's article, it's located here. 

The value of reading (just about anything) and some great suggestions as an added bonus. Here's my secret weapon:  I read.

What happens if, instead of just saying 'Yes', you start saying "Yes, if..."?
Strategy + Business has an interesting read on using your distinctive contribution to manage priorities. 
Let's Be Social 
Join us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.  We'll be using these links to provide updates in-between our monthly newsletters and we'll also be re-posting or re-tweeting stories and articles we find interesting. 

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

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development