November 2017
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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
~William Butler Yeats

Goodness!  The calendar pages seem to be flipping over at a faster-and-faster pace. 

We've just wrapped up an Insights Discovery Accreditation session in Calgary and we're gearing up for one in Vancouver later this month.  We're also finalizing plans for our Practitioner Networking events in Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.  Check below for more details on these CP Socials and follow the link to our website to register.

In this months newsletter, we've got the usual events update, a story from one of our Client Practitioners, notes from CPHR events in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, links to interesting reads and more.

So top up that cup, take five, and catch up on the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development.
December Networking Socials

Pick your city and mark your calendar!!

Come on Insights Practitioners! Join us for an evening of networking, socializing, holiday cheer and more. There's no charge to attend but pre-registration is required.

Vancouver: Thursday December 7th
Victoria: Tuesday, December 12th
Calgary: Thursday, December 14th 

4:30 to 6:30 local times.

The Agenda
- Hands-on with the Insights Digital Platform
- Idea sharing, best practices, peer-to-peer learning
- Open mic.  Tell us what's on your mind

The details:

Rogue Eastside Lounge,
601 Cordova, Vancouver

An Insights 'Island Networking' event - Tuesday, December 12th - 4:30 - 6:30. 
Hosted by our friends at the Office of the Auditor General of BC - 623 Fort Street, Victoria BC.

 the cellar
#100 - 137 8 Avenue SW 

To register for the networking event near you, please click here. 
 CPHR Conference Highlights

Our CPHRSK booth

Barry Christiansen spent a couple days connecting with customers and delegates at the 11th annual CHPR Conference in Saskatoon October 3-4.

Barry reports the event was very well attended and participants were keen to learn more about Insights - particularly the new digital platform.  Delegates had great comments about our colourful booth and appreciated the reference materials and hand outs we made available.

The conference and trade show provides invaluable opportunities to connect with HR professionals from across the province in an environment dedicated to networking, innovation, and collaboration.

Thank you organizers!  We look forward to being a part of your conference in 2018!

Our (probably) 2nd Prize entry
David Korchinski reports from the CPHR Conference in Winnipeg October 30-31. He writes;

"With well-received Keynote speakers, a dozen sponsor booths (of which Insights was one), 250 delegates, and a complimentary espresso cart, the 2017 Manitoba CPHR Conference was buzzing with activity.
While saying Hi to current friends of Insights, we had a chance to make new acquaintances in the public and private sectors, attend two keynote presentations, and experience one breakout session.

The opening day festivities culminated in a Sponsor pumpkin-carving contest. I'm pretty sure we placed second as we didn't win....

Suffice to say, good times were had by all."

Thank you organizers.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2018!
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 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?
Halifax - Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Montreal - Thursday, February 22, 2018 (French Renewal)
Calgary - March 2018 - (Date to be confirmed)
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.
An Insightful Halloween

Imagine coming into work and finding your entire team celebrating Insights!

Stella Cooper, a former Insights Vancouver core-team member, and current Client Practitioner at LGM Financial showed up for work on Halloween to find her entire marketing team attired in their Insights Discovery colours.

Not only did they succeed in surprising her (she's the two of clubs - the only one not in Insights colours) they actually brought her to tears with their excitement and enthusiasm for Insights as a tool within their organization. Check out their signs and the 'blocks necklaces' they're all wearing!

Stella says she's going to make use of all their clever signs in future Insights learning sessions.

Congratulations Stella - we know you're a champion for Insights - and it looks like folks there are equally excited about how Insights is supporting their business. . 
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

Keep up with Insights    

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

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development