May 2017
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" The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are"
Carl Jung

Wow - based on the amount of April precipitation most of us have had to tolerate, we should be knee-deep in May flowers any day now!  For many of us, it's been a very wet - but busy spring so far.  We've just wrapped up an Accreditation session in Calgary and there's one underway in Vancouver right now.  The next IDA in Canada will be in Toronto in September, with Calgary (October) and Vancouver (November) to follow.  If you're thinking about bring Insights Discovery into your organization, you can learn more about the process here.  Be sure to register early though - our sessions fill up fast. 

This month, we've got a Practitioner webinar scheduled for the 18th, and seats are filling fast for our June 15th Discovering Leadership Effectiveness Face-to-face events in Calgary and Vancouver. And we're all kind of excited about our Connecting Practitioners Socials due to follow the F-2-F session in both cities.  See details below.

We've got some updates, some interesting articles, and links to upcoming events, so take five, and catch up on the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development.
Exploring Values Based Leadership Webinar
May 18th 12:30 Mountain/11:30 Pacific 

Come explore what values are, why it is so important to be aware of your values, and ways Insights Discovery can help leaders better align their values and behaviors.

To register for this 45 minute on-line presentation, follow this link.

April 28 Virtual Cracker Barrel now available on-line  
Working with the Wheel and Graphs

Last month, Louise Lothian-Clark, a senior member of our Global Faculty team was in Calgary to co-facilitate our Insights Discovery Accreditation session.  While there, Louise demonstrated the best practices behind walking your workshop participants through the Graphs and Wheel pages of their Insights Discovery Personal Profile. We've captured her explanation of the graphs, the wheel, and even a great metaphor you can use to help anchor the learning for your workshop participants. 

The virtual cracker barrel is located on the Client Practitioner Resources page on our website. 
If you can't remember your password or haven't set up access yet, contact your Client Relationship Director or email our office.    
Upcoming Events

June 15th Discovering Leadership Effectiveness Face-to-Face Event  
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
Don't miss this opportunity. Our full-day Face-to-Face Portfolio experience will be held in Calgary and Vancouver, and seats are filling fast. Further details and registration links are located here. 

Connecting Practitioners Events  
If you haven't, be sure to circle June 15th on your calendar.  Following our day-long DLE Face-to-Face Portfolio experience, we'll be hosting Practitioner Connection Events in Calgary and Vancouver. If you have to miss the DLE sessions, you still get an opportunity to meet and connect with fellow practitioners from across our community.  For more information about our Calgary event, follow this link.  For details about Vancouver click here.     
Insights Discovery Accreditation
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 
A 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.

More details and registration links are located here.
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.
New website  

Last month Insights Global launched their redesigned website.  Along with our new Customer Proposition - Insights for your people, breakthroughs for your business - you'll find links to Practitioner resources such as Connections, One Insights and My Insights (the new Digital Platform).  There are also links to great case studies, videos, white papers and product overviews.   

You can check it out at .

A somewhat long article from The Walrus explores the benefits of seeking some solitude.

Is there one secret to leading a fulfilling life? There is, according to this 75-year Harvard Study.

Know thyself - and know your leadership style. Strategy + Business features this interesting strategy and leadership article.
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If you have comments or suggestions for articles in upcoming newsletters, please   contact me.

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development