Rotary was ready to offer something different with their annual leadership training. Extended DISC® Assessments was the tool they were looking for.
We learn about success from you the clients!If you’ve attended any of my training or webinars, you’ve heard me talk about all the things I love about Extended DISC®. For example:
- I love the 4 Steps to Effective Interactions. It takes the awareness piece of DISC and extends it to how you apply DISC.
- I love that you can customize any of the Extended DISC® reports.
- I love that Extended DISC® doesn’t charge you extra to run the data in a different report.
- I love the variety of reports.
- I love the customer service and resources available. Our team is dedicated to making your job as easy as possible when it comes to DISC.
- I love our clients and hearing about the impact YOU make in your organizations and communities by using the Extended DISC® assessments.
Interview with Drew Kessler, Director of the Rotary Club of North Rockland
Rotary is a global network with 1.4 million members. There are over 46,000 clubs that volunteer time and services each year, making lasting changes in the communities they serve and around the world.
Well, today I’m going to discuss one client in particular: Rotary. You’ve probably heard of Rotary and today, I had the honor of speaking to one of the Board of Directors, Drew Kessler. Drew is the Director of the Rotary Club of North Rockland (Haverstraw). His area covers 8 time zones and includes 70,000 Rotarians. Drew has been volunteering with Rotary for over 22 years.
Annual Leadership training
Many individuals experienced that “a-ha” moment in training where they were opened up to something they were not previously aware of. Extended DISC® assessments are specifically designed to help uncover blind spots.
Each year, the organization hosts mandatory training for the various clubs’ district leaders and future leaders. Only 17 of these events happen around the world. It is a prescribed training that provides the tools and resources needed for leadership within Rotary. Drew wanted something different than what is normally done at Rotary. He wanted to bring practical life skills to participants that they could apply at home and in their vocations.
He had been exposed to DISC in the past and wanted to bring it to his group of leaders to help them thrive both professionally and personally. Drew brought the idea forward to his team and discovered one of his team members is a certified Extended DISC® Facilitator. She recommended using the Extended DISC® assessments for the event and it was a hit!
The event was held in Toronto, Canada and there were over 300 in attendance. Extended DISC® was used to close the event. Some participants had previously completed a DISC training, some were apprehensive about the training and what they would learn, and some were simply excited about the training.
At the end of the three hours, there was nothing but positive feedback in the room. Many individuals experienced that “a-ha” moment in training where they were opened up to something they were not previously aware of. Extended DISC® assessments are specifically designed to help uncover blind spots and it’s exciting to hear about it happening in a room of 300 attendees.
The group also completed the Tallest Tower Wins Activity. The teams worked through the various communication styles on their teams and came together to achieve a common goal. It was a great exercise for the transfer of knowledge. Participants could connect DISC theory to a real-world application through the debrief of the exercise. Participants really could start seeing how the tool could be used both in their personal and professional lives. Extended DISC® offers various activities to help transfer theory into application and this is definitely a favorite.
Building DISC into the organization
Extended DISC® assessments are specifically designed to help uncover blind spots and it’s exciting to hear about it happening in a room of 300 Rotary attendees.
Drew explained that the measure of success will be if one of the attendees decides to bring Extended DISC® into their own Rotary Club. There will be more to come on this because the measurement isn’t overnight.
Did you know, Rotary is a global network with 1.4 million members? There are over 46,000 clubs that volunteer time and services each year, making lasting changes in the communities they serve and around the world. Imagine the value add to this outreach by having confident self-awareness and the ability to make temporary, brief adjustments for the situation and person.
It makes me proud to know that I work for a company that is part of a global initiative such as Rotary. Our assessments help create confident self-awareness and teach how to make temporary, brief adjustments for the situation and person.
Do YOU consider YOUR employees to be your most important assets? Well, almost all of our clients worldwide feel this way and they use Extended DISC® assessments to help:
- Make better hiring decisions • Develop employees to become more productive
- Motivate and engage remote employees • Increase sales by improving salespeople
- Identify high-potential employees • Develop managers into leaders
- Improve customer service
- Enhance communication, morale, engagement, and employee satisfaction
- Strategically lead their workforce to make it their competitive advantage
Contact us today to learn more!
And don’t forget to check out a Rotary club in your area. https://www.rotary.org