DISCTIE’s experiential approach to the DISC personality style assessment uses the personal insights gained to engage in activities to yield powerful new insights at the individual and team levels.  To collaborate effectively, people do best when they understand and appreciate personal differences.  Converting these differences from a course of team conflict to a source of team strength dramatically increases the productivity of the team.  

The workshop uses the information that individuals unveil about themselves to come together as a whole and work through challenges that can be translated into real world scenarios.   We take a unique, engaging approach to understanding each person’s fear and motivators as they face opportunities for growth and working together.  Participants experience personalities in action through a series of interactive challenges and discussions, learn their own style and begin to design strategies for leveraging areas of strength and compensating for areas of development.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ―Carl R. Rogers

Education

To collaborate effectively- especially under  pressure- people do best when they understand each other better and appreciate that we are all different.  When those talents are highlighted in a positive light, and put to the test in engaging activities, teams learn to rely on one another for strength in various situations. Through the use of the DISC profile, people can understand and respond to one another quickly and respectfully.

Business

Recognizing that the different skills and abilities that people bring to efficiently run a business is the foundation for increased productivity and happiness in the workplace.  By capturing the results of the DISC assessment and putting them to work in several team building activities, groups will build on their abilities and recognize the strengths of others.  This program brings a commitment to build self awareness and foster improved interaction among the team.

Introduction

In order to establish comfort within the group and to begin to become accustomed to the experiential process, we will lead a fun activity that gets people interacting.  Then, we briefly cover the purpose of the workshops,  the background of the DISC and answer any questions about the flow of the day.  (approx. 25 mins)

Group Activity: Kaleidoscope

This activity will tap into the strengths from each personality style for best results.  There will be laughing, interacting and times of discomfort for each person as they push through the various challenges that are more comfortable for some styles over others.  This is an active activity that will have the group working together.  (approx. 1 hour)

Reflection

After the activity, the group will have several insights to share as they experienced varying levels of comfort through each activity.    (approx. 20 mins)

DISC Discussion

During this time we will look deeply into the various behavioral styles and understand how those preferences impact our daily lives personally.  (approx. 20 mins)

Mix and Match Activity

Once we understand and value the strengths in one another, a new challenge will engage the need for working together for the best results.  (approx. 45 mins)

Team Dynamics Discussion

Through the use of an interactive process, the group will learn about the fears and strengths of other styles to understand how to work together in a more meaningful way.  (approx. 20 mins)

Final Debrief

Participants will have the chance to share their findings of the day by use of metaphors in a debrief circle.  There will be a chance to ask clarifying questions, share insights and how they plan to apply some of the findings in their future.  (approx. 20 mins.)  

Introduction

In order to establish comfort within the group and to begin to become accustomed to the experiential process, we will lead a fun activity that gets people interacting.  Then, we briefly cover the purpose of the workshops,  the background of the DISC and answer any questions about the flow of the day.  (approx. 30 mins)

Group Activity: Kaleidoscope

This activity will tap into the strengths from each personality style for best results.  There will be laughing, interacting and times of discomfort for each person as they push through the various challenges that are more comfortable for some styles over others.  This is an active activity that will have the group working together.  (approx. 70 mins)

Reflection

After the activity, the group will have several insights to share as they experienced varying levels of comfort through each activity.    (approx. 30 mins)

DISC Discussion

During this time we will look deeply into the various behavioral styles and understand how those preferences impact our daily lives personally.  (approx. 40 mins)

Challenger Series

Participants will engage in four experiential activities that are framed to highlight each behavioral style.  (approx. 45 mins)

Mix and Match Activity

Once we understand and value the strengths in one another, a new challenge will engage the need for working together for the best results.  (approx. 45 mins)

Team Dynamics Discussion

Through the use of an interactive process, the group will learn about the fears and strengths of other styles to understand how to work together in a more meaningful way.  (approx. 40 mins)

Behavior Cues

Being able to “guess” another person’s type is a valuable skill.  It can change the way you choose to communicated with them, how much detail to include in your conversations, and whether you do it in person or via email.  (approx. 25 mins)

Pete and Repeat

In this final activity, all behavior styles will be needed to complete the task of recreating an structure through a “telephone game” type of experience.  (approx. 45 mins.)

Final Debrief

Participants will have the chance to share their findings of the day by use of metaphors in a debrief circle.  There will be a chance to ask clarifying questions, share insights and how they plan to apply some of the findings in their future.  (approx. 30 mins.)