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January, 2017
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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Harold Thurman Whitman

Happy New Year! 

The month of January is only a few days old and it already looks like 2017 is going to be a busy year here at Insights.  We've got a number of Practitioner Education events both live and on-line lined up, with the first happening later this month. If you'd like to gain some tips and expertise in using Discovering Team Effectiveness, be sure to sign up now for this full-day live session. Space is limited to don't wait too long!

The folks at Insight Global are putting the finishing touches on our new Digital Learning platform, as well as streamlining and improving the supply chain management system.  Watch for updates on these projects coming soon. 

Here, we've got our own exciting developments that will soon be announced, and we're already signing up folks for Insights Discovery Accreditation sessions and Renewals.  All-in-all it's shaping up to be another exciting year.

For now, we invite you to pour a glass of that left-over egg nog, and take five to catch up on the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development.
DTEDiscovering Team Effectiveness Practitioner Event

A face-to-face Portfolio Experience for Insights Discovery Client Practitioners.

Insights Discovery Team Wheel
Develop the confidence and competence to deliver Discovering Team Effectiveness sessions within your own organization.  Each participant will receive a Discovering Team Effectiveness Workshop Journal as well as Facilitator and Coach Notes and PowerPoint slide deck. 

Part experience and part instruction, this full day live event will expand and strengthen your ability to deliver powerful Team Effectiveness learning events within your organization.

Thursday, January 19th   8:30 - 4:30 local time
Calgary - Valley Ridge Golf Club
11618 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB

Vancouver:  Insights Learning and Development Learning Centre
339 - 17 Fawcett Road, Coquitlam
$99.00 includes all materials

Space is limited, so if you plan to attend, register today!

Save the dates!
2017 Practitioner Events Calendar 

We want to give you lots of time to plan your learning and development opportunities for 2017 so we've created an 'at-a-glance' calendar of upcoming 2017 practitioner events.  You can download a copy of our calendar here and see what we have planned in the way of Face-to-Face (F2F) events, webinars, virtual cracker barrel sessions, networking events, Insights Discovery Accreditations and Client Practitioner renewals. 

Watch this space for more details as we get closer to specific dates. 
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 - Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

More details and registration links are located here.
 December connecting events    

Thank-you to those who braved the winter weather to join us at our December networking events in Calgary and Vancouver. 

While the temperature outside wasn't ideal, there was a lot of warmth inside as we had a chance to visit, catch-up on happenings around your offices, and share in the spirit of the season. We have a number of inquiries we'll be following up on over the next couple weeks, and if you've thought of something since them, feel free to contact us and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

We've got another Practitioner social planned for June, so watch this space for details as the date approaches.

Looking for something to read during the long winter nights?  Although it's a few months old, here's a great list of 10 books every HR professional should read.  Take a peek and hit your local library or book store. And just because they're focused on HR-folks doesn't mean there isn't great information in there for all of us.

Can respect make a difference?  This recent INSEAD article is based on a study of inmates - but the message is pretty clear and very powerful. 

How do you ensure your writing is a clear and concise as possible?  HBR recently posted a great on-line article on how to improve your business writing.
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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