Understanding the needs and priorities of self and others, participants of the DiSC training program are better able to tailor their communication with their team and achieve more productive results.
DiSC training provides real-world solutions for understanding and addressing personality styles in the workplace, leading to more productive communication. This training includes a self-assessment of your personality style that is completed either in class or before the class.
Details & Benefits of DiSC Personality Assessment Training
This training is geared towards employees who wish to learn more about their personality styles and the impact those styles have on others in the workplace. This offering is especially effective when attended by intact teams as a way to increase understanding of team member tendencies, possible strengths that each member brings to the team, and possible roadblocks that get in the way of achieving results.
What will participants learn from this training?
- Understand high-level differences in human behavior
- Identify your DiSC style and your key priorities
- Develop an appreciation for the styles of other employees
- Explore how to build trust and effective communication with other employees
- Learn how the DiSC helps to categorize differences into a simple model
What are the options for delivering this training?
ERC delivers DiSC® training in a variety of methods, including in webinar format, at our training center through our Supervisory Series, or at your organization. Check out the full details of our delivery methods below.
- Webinar — ERC offers virtual classroom sessions to facilitate DiSC assessment interpretation and training.
- At ERC — For those looking for in-person coaching sessions or training sessions, ERC can provide a venue for a hands-on learning experience.
- At Your Organization — Our DiSC trainers and consultant can facilitate one or multiple training sessions at your organization.
Frequently Asked Questions
A DiSC assessment is a personality test that measures an employee’s behavior and attitudes. The DiSC assessment measures four different areas:
- Dominance — Measures the extent to which an employee is assertive, forceful, and task-oriented. Employees who score high in this category are seen as strong leaders, results-driven, and quick decision-makers.
- Influence — Measures the extent to which an individual is sociable, outgoing, and relationship-oriented. Employees who score high in this category are seen as good communicators, motivators, and persuaders.
- Steadiness — Measures the extent to which an individual is stable, reliable, and steady. Employees who score high in this category are seen as team players with a calm and steady demeanor under pressure.
- Conscientiousness — Measures the extent to which an individual is detail-oriented, precise, and analytical. Employees who score high in this category are seen as problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and decision-makers.
Not only can a DiSC assessment help employees understand each others’ work styles, but it has a wealth of benefits for organizations:
- Team building — A DiSC assessment can help employers and managers build teams that are cohesive and effective, particularly by grouping people with complementary styles together.
- Leadership development — By understanding their own DiSC profile and the profile of the individuals that they manage, leaders can more effectively communicate with and manage employees.
- Conflict resolution — DiSC assessments can uncover the root causes of conflict, help employees and managers understand how differing work styles can cause conflict, and help organizations work toward resolving conflict.
- Career development — A DiSC profile can uncover individual strengths and interests, providing insight into potential growth opportunities and paths for employees.
The accuracy of a DiSC assessment will vary depending on a number of factors, including the skill of the administrator or trainer and the accuracy of the individual taking the assessment.
A well-administered DiSC assessment can provide an accurate assessment of an employee’s behavior and attitudes, but a DiSC assessment is both an art and a science. While the assessment is measuring an individual’s work style, it also takes an experienced administrator and/or trainer to interpret the results with the individual or team.
Also, note that a DiSC assessment is not a quantitative measure of intelligence, ability, or potential.
Yes, ERC’s DiSC administrators and trainers have received DiSC certification from Wiley, the publisher of Everything DiSC©.
ERC’s team administers Wiley’s official DiSC assessment and can provide additional activities and training material to customize DiSC training to meet your ideal business outcomes.
It’s true that there are “free” online DiSC personality profile tests that you can find. Here are a few considerations when evaluating a solution that works for your organization:
- Free DiSC personality tests are often very abridged versions of the assessment (often 10-15 questions), severely limiting the legitimacy and accuracy of the results.
- Free DiSC personality tests typically only provide a short report with results; without access to a trainer that can help you interpret the results, it can be challenging to make useful observations and takeaways.
- A DiSC personality assessment alone will give you data, but the interpretation and training on how to use the data are what give your team deeper insights into behavioral styles, communication styles, leadership styles, and team dynamics.