March 2018
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""If you can't change it, change the way you think about it"
Mary Engelbreit

 This month, we're focusing on resilience.  For some of us, that means finding something to smile about even as we dig ourselves out of another dump of snow.  For others, it's about getting up again after life has knocked us down.  In our Items of Interest section we've got a number of links to some great reads that help define what resilience is, and how we can build our own resilience at work and in our personal lives.   There's also a Bonus Article by Insight's own Doug Upchurch with Tips for Learner Engagement. 

We've got the regular updates on upcoming Insights Discovery Accreditations and Renewal sessions, as well as another report on the Gift of Discovery and how Insights is helping transform organizations and the individuals who work with them. 

So as we get ready to greet Spring, we invite you to take five, top up your favorite mug, and catch up on the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development.
Thriving through Change eBook  

If you want to thrive - not just survive - in a changing world, you need to up your self-awareness. Because you can't truly understand why you react to change the way you do and what your needs are when you're in the grip of change, unless you first understand yourself.
To find out how you can thrive through the speed of change, download our free eBook and discover:
  • The internal journey you take when faced with change
  • How to rise above change by embracing a growth mindset
  • What it takes to remain resilient through change

Insights Discovery Transformational Leadership Qualification - Level 1

8 Dimensions of Transformational Leadership Model
March 14
8:00 AM-10:00 Pacific
Delivered virtually via Adobe Connect (ask your Insights contact about in-person/internal availability)

Built around our unique eight-type leadership model, IDTL takes a multidimensional approach to developing leaders, helping them make dramatic and sustainable improvements to their effectiveness at the individual, team and organizational level.

This is a second-level Qualification for Insights Discovery accredited practitioners and provides access to the Insights Discovery Transformational Leadership (IDTL) profile for use in their Discovery-based solutions.
  • It could serve as a companion to the Insights Discovery Personal Profile Management Chapter for use in a Discovering Leadership Effectiveness session
  • Augment leaders' self-awareness during a team development session for a leadership team
  • Utilize in content-specific leadership sessions such as "Staying Productive in Stressful Times"

Who should attend?

  • IDA client practitioners who want to further their knowledge of the Insights models and move into the direction of Insights Discovery Transformational Leadership
  • IDA client practitioners who what to expand their toolkit

Outcomes of the IDTL Qualification - Level 1  

  • Participants review Insights Discovery colour energies as applied to leadership
  • Participants review and consider the application possibilities of the ID Management Chapter
  • Participants examine the 4 manifestations and 8 Dimensions of the Insights Transformational Leadership model and are introduced to the concept of how preferences may shape one's capability as a leader
  • Participants receive and review their IDTL profile
  • Participants are given best practices as to how to use the IDTL profile
  • Participants are provided examples and consider applications for using the IDTL profile in their Discovery-based solutions


Provided digitally before the webinar

  • Insights Discovery Personal Profile  (PDF)
  • Insights Discovery Transformational Leadership Profile (PDF)
  • Companion Guide  (PDF)

Available after the webinar

  • Access to the Insights Connections IDTL Faculty folder where you will find slides and activity sheets to support you with your IDTL workshops
  • Your dedicated Insights support team will provide the appropriate instructions on how to obtain IDTL profiles through our Insights Online System

Investment: $795 per person  


For more information or to register connect with your Client Relationship Director or contact our office. 

GiftGiving the Gift of Discovery 

Giving back is often the essence of an insightful and fulfilling experience. 

Stella Cooper, a Client Practitioner with LGM Financial partnered with Insights Learning and Development to deliver the Gift of Discovery for members of an organization that is near and dear to her heart.  Here is her story. 
On February 1st, I delivered a full-day Beginning the Journey workshop to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation staff and long term volunteers. This workshop was without a doubt the most meaningful session of my career.
I have 2 sisters with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. At present, there is no cure for CF. We lost one of our sisters to the CF condition when she was just 36.  This special day happened with the lot of help: the company Insights, as part of their Gift of Discovery program, covered the entire cost of the profiles for the participants and through our LGM Giving Back program I was able to offer this session to a group of highly engaged staff/volunteers.

Read more....
If you'd like to learn more about Gift of Discovery, please contact your Client Relationship Director or email our office.  

Upcoming Events  

Insights Discovery Accreditations
Vancouver - April 09-12
Regina - June 05-08
Calgary - September 24-27
Toronto - October 2-5  
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.

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.

Upcoming Renewal dates  
Charlottetown - April 5
Ottawa - Tuesday, May 1
Vancouver - Wednesday May 2 
Calgary - Wednesday, October 17 
Vancouver - November 7
ItemsItems of Interest

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

To handle increased stress, build your resilience.

How to become more emotionally resilient.

How people learn to become resilient.

Bouncing back and going on: Resilience in Positive Psychology.

Bonus Article
Keeping Learning Alive: Tips for Learner Engagement.

Keep up with Insights    

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

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development