Updated: Feb 22
Trainers and facilitators looking to use any of the range of Everything DiSC® profiles can access a range of different training and accreditation programmes. Because there are a few different options available I thought it would help to give you an overview of them all and simplify your choices.
Firstly, it is worth mentioning that you do not need to be formally accredited to use the profiles. The reports are clearly written and easy to understand and interpret. However, as a trainer, you are going to want to have an understanding of the background and key principles. Official certification gives you a much deeper knowledge of DiSC and appeals to those who are looking to continue their own development and achieve a recognised accreditation. However, if you are an experienced trainer - maybe you have used DiSC or similar profiles before - a broader overview may be all that you need.
So the first question to ask yourself is do I want to be formally accredited?
If the answer is yes then there are two options available to you.
The first is enrolling on the Workplace Certification programme. This is a blended learning programme combining online self-study and three 90 minute virtual instructor-led sessions spread over four weeks.
This programme was designed with your busy schedule in mind - it’s accessible anytime, from the convenience of your home or office computer, and is the best resource to build foundational knowledge and facilitation skills when using Everything DiSC in your organisation, or with your own clients. The content is interactive and memorable, so you’ll have fun while you’re learning! At the end of either programme, you will have achieved the status of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator - subject to passing a short exam!
Depending on the dates you choose, the programme is either delivered by our own Certified Facilitators or by the team at Wiley (the publishers of Everything DiSC). Whichever set of dates you choose it is exactly the same programme, officially licensed and leading to the same accreditation. Joining a programme led by DISCGB comes with two other benefits - firstly it is available at a more competitive price point and secondly, you will also have all of the benefits associated with our own Approved Trainer programme.
If you are specifically looking to work with the Everything DiSC Management assessments, then the second option to achieve official accreditation has been designed just for you! A brand new programme is now available that leads to the credential of Everything DiSC Management Facilitator.
The format of the programme is the same as described above with the content tailored specifically to help you facilitate the programme with a management audience. At this time, the programme is delivered by our partners at Wiley.
If you don't need formal accreditation, or would prefer to take this on at a later date, then there are also two ways of gaining foundational knowledge about DiSC and the suite of products available.
Our Approved Trainer programme gives you a complete working overview of Everything DiSC. It includes your own Everything DiSC Workplace Profile and an EPIC account, which means you can immediately manage the whole process of administering DiSC reports for your own clients or in your own organisation. The programme consists of two 2.5 hour virtual, instructor-led, workshops conducted on two consecutive days. On the first day, you will experience an interactive DiSC workshop which you can adapt for your own use in the future. We will even supply you with the course notes and slides. During the afternoon we will get you up and running with EPIC and talk through the full range of Everything DiSC and Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team® assessments available to you. At the end of the course, you may use DiSC as you wish as part of your own learning and development solutions and refer to yourself as a DISCGB Approved Trainer knowing that you have our ongoing support.
The second, non-accredited, option is the Everything DiSC Essentials programme. This is a 2-3 hour self-paced, online learning programme. It provides you with foundational knowledge about DiSC and the range of products. It also covers the most frequently asked questions that you may encounter as a trainer.
The choices above are intended to meet a range of needs from those who want to achieve formal accreditation, to those that just need an introduction at this stage. Whichever option you choose, you will receive ongoing support from us to help you get the best from your use of DiSC and your relationship with us.
Further information about all of the programmes including available dates and pricing is available here.
If you do have any questions about the options or need help in choosing, please contact us.