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Building Better Relationships at Work using DiSC®

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April 14, 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dates April 14 2016
City Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location Insurance Institute of British Columbia
Contact Name Karen Bergin
Summary Have you ever wondered why connecting and working with some people is easier for you than working with others? Have you noticed that you relate better to colleagues who focus more on creating momentum and inspiring others than those who are very direct, or strive for accuracy and perfection? Perhaps you are more comfortable working with people who take a spontaneous, energetic approach than with people who work at a steadier, more cautious pace?

If you recognize that there are some people you find harder to work with than others, come and learn how to bridge the gaps and differences when working with them. By learning the priorities, preferences and unique attributes of the DiSC® styles (dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance), you will be better able to connect with colleagues whose style differs from yours.
Topics What You Will Learn

• The characteristics of your DiSC® style and the strengths and challenges your style brings into the workplace
• How your style tends to react to other styles and how your style is perceived by others
• Strategies to increase your effectiveness when trying to connect, solve problems and deal with tense situations.
• A method to identify an individual’s style based on their behavioural cues
• Strategies and approaches to better relate and work with the various styles

Perceptions influence and shape our interaction with others and so, too, how they perceive and respond to us. See yourself as others see you. Understanding yourself better is the first step to becoming more effective when working with others.


By learning the priorities, preferences and unique attributes of the other DiSC® styles, you will be better able to connect with colleagues whose style differs from yours. Discover similarities and differences amongst the styles and your reaction to each.


• Identify what works for you and what challenges you when working with each style.
• Develop strategies and new approaches to bridge, flex and adapt your style to better work with other DiSC® styles.
• Recognize others’ styles by “People-Reading”
• Identify the behavioural cues that help you recognize another person’s style.
Schedule 8:30 – 4:30
Fees Member: $250 (plus tax)
Non-Member: $295 (plus tax)
Additional Info How You Will Benefit

1. Gain a deeper understanding of your personal style and your impact on others
2. Minimize potential conflict resulting from differing approaches, styles, priorities and stressors
3. Develop strategies to better communicate and work with individuals whose style is different from yours
4. Build more effective relationships and help create a positive work environment

Organizer Karen Bergin
Address 18 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5C 1C4

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