April 2018
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"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
Stephen Hawking

For many, April marks the start of spring, and for many businesses (including ours) April means the start of a new fiscal year.  As we step into 'Q1', we're also gearing up for a very busy spring and summer season. 

In this month's newsletter, we'll update you on some virtual learning opportunities for Insights Discovery practitioners, upcoming Accreditation sessions and Renewals, and we've got the usual mixed-bag of interesting articles

We're also celebrating the success of one of our own this month, so we invite you to top up the mug, take five, and catch up on the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development.
Virtual Learning Opportunities for Practitioners    

Delivering Insights Virtually with Impact - April 19th
1:00 PM Pacific / 200 PM Mountain / 4:00 PM Eastern

While virtual delivery is often more convenient, not being able to see the learners and gauge their level of understanding and engagement can be difficult as a facilitator!   In this webinar you'll learn best practices for delivering Insights Discovery virtually.  We will highlight common mistakes and how to overcome them to ensure your learners are highly engaged. 

Demystifying the Creative Type - April 30th
8:00 AM Pacific / 9:00 AM Mountain / 11:00 AM Eastern

Earth Green energy followed by Fiery Red? Cool Blue energy followed by Sunshine Yellow? In this webinar, we'll focus on better understanding and getting closer to the Creative Type when facilitating sessions and debriefing profiles.

Accredited Insights Discovery Practitioners  can register for these one-hour sessions here 

Nataliya Chopty - Legendary Customer Service Winner

Congratulations to our own Nataliya Chopty, Program Support Specialist in Vancouver, who was chosen to receive the Q3 Legendary Customer Service award by our Global leadership team.

In making the announcement, presenters stated "When it comes to living our values, Nataliya delivers every single day. It's clear from speaking to colleagues and clients  she is making a difference, enabling our CPs and facilitators to deliver on our promise to customers. She's a big believer in working together as a team, in order to enable the success of our community members and individual colleagues. The outcome is delivering results, for our clients, our team members, and our company."

A Legendary Customer Service recipient is selected each quarter from nominees from Insights offices around the world.  Nataliya becomes the first Canadian - and the first woman - to earn this distinction.

Congratulations Nataliya - we are proud to have you on our team! 
EventsUpcoming Events  
Insights Discovery Accreditations
  Regina - June 05-08  
Calgary - September 24-27
Toronto - October 2-5
Vancouver - November 27-30  
Become an Insights Practitioner

Nobody knows the challenges your organization is facing better than those on the inside.
That's why we've accredited thousands of people around the world, putting the power of Insights Discovery where it belongs - in the hands of your learning and development professionals.

If you're a learning and development consultant looking to use Insights Discovery with your own customers, get in touch for more information.

Here's what happens at the 4-day IDA
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.
Find full details and registration information   here.

RenewalsPractitioner Renewals
Renewal is required for all Insights Discovery Practitioners two years from your date of Accreditation to ensure you have the most current information available to you to continue using the Insights Discovery suite as effectively as possible.  It is a great opportunity for you to refresh your knowledge, share best practices with other Practitioners, and get exposure to new materials and ideas for enhancing programs inside your organization.

Upcoming Renewal dates  
Ottawa - Tuesday, May 1
Vancouver - Wednesday May 2 
Calgary - Wednesday, October 17 
Vancouver - November 7
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 ArticlesItems of Interest

As with every issue, here are links to some articles you may find interesting.

Learning that lasts is a game-changer. 

Learning improves the architecture of your brain and your business.

A post-workshop exercise.  What's your next move?
Share this exercise with internal stakeholders to help them keep the learning alive after an Insights Discovery session.

Bonus: Our White Paper: Managing Change.
Most change initiatives fail.  In this white paper we address:
  • Why Change fails
  • Challenges of change
  • Different approaches to change
  • Drivers of change
  • Successful change
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If you have comments or suggestions for articles in upcoming newsletters, please   contact me.

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development