September 2017
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"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible"

Goodness Gracious!  Who's been messing with the calendar?  How can it possibly be September already? 

Although summer hasn't officially ended, it seems September marks the start of the fall season.  The kids are back in school, the leaves are changing colour, and things start to get a lot busier around the office. 

This month we've got a Client Practitioner Renewal session in Calgary, a DLE session in Victoria, and we're still taking registrations for the Vancouver Renewal session in October.  We're registered for a couple of HR trade shows this fall and we're gearing up for those. 

For now, in preparation for what we're sure will be a very busy fall season, we invite you to take a big breath, top up that mug, and take five to catch up on the latest news and information from Insights Learning and Development.
Client Practitioner Webinar Recording -
Preparing to use the digital platform 
Last week Client Practitioners tuned into a webinar update hosted by Helen Morley of Insights Canada West and Natasha Underhill-Day of Insights Global.  We explored the new Insights digital platform, and some of the ways it can transform your learning space and help keep the learning alive long after an event.   
We recorded the session, so if you were unable to attend the live event, you can catch up on the details by visiting our website and checking out the link under the If you've forgotten the password to access this resource, contact your Client Relationship Director.

If you have questions about My Insights, or how you can incorporate it into your learning solutions, talk to your Client Relationship Director or drop us an email.
Upcoming Events

September DLE Event in Victoria
We're happy to announce we'll be delivering a Discovering Leadership Effectiveness Face-to-Face Portfolio event on September 29 in Victoria.  The location is being hosted by our CPs at the British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. The Atrium, Suite 500, 1321 Blanshard St., Victoria. 

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
To register for this Vancouver Island F-2-F Portfolio experience with Deborah Lang, follow this link. 

Insights Discovery Accreditations
Toronto - Sept. 26-29 (Tue-Fri)
Calgary - Oct. 23-26 (Mon-Thur)
Vancouver - Nov. 28-Dec. 1 (Tue-Fri) 

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?
Calgary - Thursday, September 14th
Vancouver - Wednesday, October 18th
Toronto - Thursday, October 19th

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. 
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.
Three counterproductive myths about Corporate Culture.  And why you need to counter the idea that you can simply 'overhaul' culture.

The very important role of asking good questions when managing change.  Asking the right questions can frame a successful transformation.

Effective leaders don't have to be charismatic, but a certain mind set is required.  This is the link between employee motivation and their manager's mental state.

Keep up with Insights    

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

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development