Running an Extended DISC® group workshop
Are you ready to let Extended DISC® enhance your product offering? Would you like to run (facilitate) team workshops based on Extended DISC®, but don’t know where to start?
We can provide all the tools you need. Our Extended DISC® Facilitator Guides and Facilitation Support Materials will save you time and give you everything you need to conduct powerful and engaging Extended DISC® workshops and training sessions.
Who can facilitate a DISC workshop?
Anyone who has Level 1 Extended DISC® accreditation can facilitate a workshop. However, to be fully prepared, we recommended that you also attend one of our Facilitator Training Days (see below).
What Support does HR Profiling Solutions provide?
We are here to support you to make the best use of Extended DISC® and enable you to add value both to your own business and that of your clients. In addition to being available to offer you support by phone and email every weekday, we also have numerous materials available for purchase. Our Facilitator Guides offer a complete package containing everything you need to run a successful group session, with minimal preparation.
1. Facilitator Guides:
- Leadership Development
- Building Effective Teams
- 4-Steps to Effective Communication
- How to Identify and Sell to your Customers
- Real Estate – How to Identify and Sell to your Customers
- Coach’s Playbook* (The Coach’s Playbook is designed to be used with individuals)
Extended DISC® Facilitator Guides are designed to help facilitators conduct successful workshops and coaching sessions using Extended DISC® reports and DISC theory. They provide you with a flexible template comprising:
- A comprehensive Facilitator Guide (hard copy): The guide provides you with a session agenda, a suggested script, instructions, participant activities, discussion points, tips and ideas.
- A corresponding PowerPoint, including suggested script.
- A corresponding DISC Report.
- A Participant Workbook.
- A Marketing Presentation.
2. Facilitator Training:
Our comprehensive and interactive full-day facilitator training course provides a thorough introduction to the group workshop itself and how to run it. It will ensure you feel prepared to conduct Extended DISC® workshops with your clients.
Facilitator Training will introduce you to both the Leadership Development and the Building Effective Teams workshops. However, attending this training session is considered excellent preparation for running any or all of the group workshops. There is considerable crossover between each of the Facilitator Guides, in terms of Extended DISC® theory, similar types of activities, similar agendas and layout.
Facilitator Training is suitable for anyone with Extended DISC® Level 1 accreditation. Some previous experience with DISC profiling (interpreting Extended DISC® profiles and diamonds, debriefing client reports, etc.) is recommended.
If you would like to conduct DISC workshops with your clients to enhance team communication, foster leadership development, grow teams or increase sales, we recommend you sign up today.
Check out our Facilitation training dates for 2023.
3. Support Material:
We have the following additional support material available for purchase. You will find all of the items very useful for consolidating participant learning and encouraging deeper engagement.
DISC Card Games are a practical, and fun, way to build an understanding of the DISC Styles.
DISC Card Games are specifically designed for coaches, consultants and managers to use in team building situations. Optional activities, using one or other of the DISC Card Games, occur throughout each of the Facilitator Guides. The boxed set of cards includes four interactive games to reinforce and enhance learning:
- DISC Trivia
- DISC Role Play
- Match the Adjectives
- Identify the Styles
Identify and Communicate Flip Cards are ideal for helping your clients and employees implement their knowledge of DISC.
One side provides information and tips for identifying the four DISC Styles. The other side tells you how to communicate more effectively with each of the DISC Styles. These cards are referred to from time to time in the Facilitator Guides (as an option to use with the group participants).
Discovering the Styles Booklets put summarised information about each of the DISC styles at your fingertips – includes identification, communication, motivators, decision making, sources and signs of stress, leadership styles, sales and customer service styles, attitudes towards teamwork.
How to Identify and Sell to Different Customer Styles Wallet Cards obviously team up well with the two Sales Facilitator Guides. These folding cards inform you, in brief, how to identify customer styles and how to sell to different styles.
How do I integrate DISC into an organisation's culture?
Extended DISC® is a great tool for helping a group of colleagues to work effectively and productively together. It's much more than just a training event. Some organisations choose to roll out DISC team by team, starting at the management level.
The following steps provide an example of how DISC can be integrated into a company’s culture:
STEP ONE: Distribute invitations to complete the Extended DISC® Online Questionnaire to the selected staff members.
STEP TWO: When the assessments have been completed, conduct individual or team debriefs of the results in order to identify each individual’s strengths and challenges.
STEP THREE: We recommend conducting an additional workshop (one of the facilitation sessions outlined above) with the group to integrate their knowledge of Extended DISC® into real-world situations. Participants will have an increased knowledge of themselves and their colleagues by the end of the session, resulting in improved communication, more empathy, an awareness of people’s particular strengths and how they can work effectively together as a team, amongst numerous other things.