January 2018
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"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything"
~ George Bernard Shaw

As we start another calendar year, we reflect on the journey we've been on over the past twelve months. There's been a lot happening within the world of Insights, and 2018 is shaping up to be a year of growth, change, and challenges.  We were excited to share the development progress of our new Beginning the Journey program assisted by technology with folks at our recent December socials, and there is more exciting news on the horizon, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, we're still packing away the tinsel and tree ornaments for another year and gearing up for a number of client events happening over the next few months.  So we invite you to top up the coffee cup, take five, and catch up on some of the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development. 
2017 Recap

We thought 2017 felt busy, and reviewing some of the numbers, we now know why.  Over the span of those twelve calendar months, we saw:
  • 107 individuals attend an Insights Discovery four-day Accreditation,
  • 76 Client Practitioners attend a one-day Insights Renewal session,
  • 47 CPs attend our Face-to-Face Discovering Leadership Effectiveness session,
  • 33 CPs attend the Face-to-Face Discovering Team Effectiveness session,
  • 8 CPs undertake the Insights Discovery Transformational Leadership Qualification,
  • 9 CPs attend the Navigating Team Effectiveness Qualification session,
  • and 62 folks register to attend our December CP Socials in Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. 



2018 is already shaping up to be another busy year, and we're already taking registrations for upcoming IDA sessions, Renewals and more, and we're looking forward to it!    

December Networking Socials
Thanks for attending!! 

Last month we hosted three great networking socials for Client Practitioners and Licensed Practitioners.

In Vancouver we met at the Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar - in Victoria we met with hosts from the Office of the Auditor General of BC, and in Calgary we stopped by the cellar.
Attendees had a chance to share ideas, learn from peers, and got to 'test drive' the new Beginning the Journey program enhanced by technology.  If you'd like more information about our new connected profile, contact your Client Relationship Manager.

Feedback from participants was great - it was a real pleasure meeting and connecting with so many of you during the busy holiday season. 
Upcoming Events  

Insights Discovery Accreditations
Calgary - Feb. 26-Mar 01, 2018
Toronto - Feb. 27-March 02, 2018
Regina - March 13-16, 2018 
Vancouver - April 09-12, 2018

Become an Insights Practitioner

Insights Discovery gets right to the heart of any business challenge - and we can help you harness its power in your own organization.

Nobody knows the challenges your organization is facing better than those on the inside.
That's why we've accredited thousands of people across 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.

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.

Practitioner 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. 

Renewals are 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?
Montreal - Thursday, February 22, 2018 (French Renewal)
Calgary - March 07, 2018
Ottawa - Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Charlottetown - April 2018 (Date to be confirmed)
Vancouver - Wednesday May 2, 2018
Calgary - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Vancouver - November 2018 - (Date to be confirmed)

More details and registration links are located here.
The Gift of Discovery is our exciting new corporate social responsibility program.  This is a collaborative offering for leadership teams of small charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises.

Working together with our CPs and LPs, we provide a personal, team, or leadership effectiveness session free of charge to these organizations to help them improve the efficiency of their people.

You can access a Fact Sheet about the Gift of Discovery here.

To learn how you can participate, follow this link.

If you'd like more information about The Gift of Discovery, please contact our office. 
Items of Interest

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

The two-hour rule.  The leverage of reflective thinking.

Anti-leadership leading.  How to cultivate leadership honed to solve problems.

Why we should be disagreeing more at work.

Talking faster to deliver your presentation in time is a bad idea.  Here are a few better ones.
Keep up with Insights    

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

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development