DISC Assessment of Communication Styles: Learning the Basics and Understandinging Your Personal Style

 

Behavioral research suggests that the most effective people are those who understand themselves, both their strengths and weaknesses, so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their environment.

A person's behavior is a necessary and integral part of who they are. In other words, much of our behavior comes from "nature" (inherent), and much comes from "nurture" (our upbringing). It is the universal language of "how we act," or our observable human behavior.

                                Click on image to see sample report

                               Click on image to see sample report

The DISC Assessment of Communications Styles measures four dimensions of normal behavior. They are:

  • How you respond to problems and challenges (Dominance)
  • How you influence others to your point of view (Influence)
  • How you respond to the pace of the environment (Steadiness)
  • How you respond to rules and procedures set by others (Compliance)

This 4-hour experiential workshop includes an internet-delivered DISC Assessment for each participant and the resulting a 23-page personalized report. A sample of this report can be seen here.

Audience:  Perfect for anyone who needs to collaborate with and influence others --in the workplace, at school, or in club, volunteer or religious organization. 

Length: 4 hours

Objectives: 

  • Learn to identify individuals’ communication styles in order to improve persuasive communications
  • Become comfortable with the fact that there is no “right” or “wrong” personal communication style, only better and worse ways ways to express it
  • Learn more about yourself and how others may perceive you by becoming aware of, and understanding, your own communications style

Outcomes:  

  • Know the characteristics of each of the DISC styles (Dominant, Influencing, Supportive, and Conscientious)
  • Know how to identify someone’s basic DISC style in 30 seconds without having to administer the DISC assessment
  • Receive a 23-page report on your personal communication style using an internet-delivered version of the DISC assessment (see sample by clicking here)
  • Know how to relate from your own style to individuals with each of the four DISC styles
  • Gain a new understanding of yourself based on learning to interpret your DISC report, reviewing it page by page in the workshop
  • Create a practical personal action plan to bring back to the job focused on strengthening your relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Gain experience adapting your own communication style to the communications styles of others
  • Know the basics of a system for using the DISC report to build strong relationships with colleagues and customers