Working with Humans: Using the DiSC® Approach for Stronger Relationship
Every day, many of us wake up in the morning and interact with other humans in our homes and in our work. Humans are imperfect! We’re unpredictable! Yet – we interact with each other every single day.
Often there are people on your team or in your organization that you just don’t “get”. Maybe it’s someone who approaches everything so differently from you that you struggle to have even a simple conversation.
Have you ever wished you had your own survival guide just to communicate with the various types of individuals we see and talk with each day? A “Tips” manual might be helpful – something that could offer clues to the unique personalities and behaviors exhibited by our colleagues, prospects, and clients.
Having a framework or model through which to view the interaction is certainly a start.
The DiSC® model is a simple, yet powerful model, that describes four basic behavioral styles that help us better understand the dynamics of certain relationships and develop strategies for improving our interactions with our colleagues and teams.
Our objectives for this session include:
- Learning the key characteristics of the behavioral styles that make up the DiSC® model
- Identifying your own style and exploring how your style influences your priorities at work
- Discovering similarities and differences among the DiSC® styles
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
President of Howard Consulting, LLC
Linda Howard, PMP, CMC, is the principal consultant and President of Howard Consulting, LLC. Linda helps nonprofit leaders build stronger businesses so they can grow and be more sustainable. She specializes in helping organizations that want to see better performance from their projects and teams.
Ms. Howard has helped nonprofit executive and Board teams develop goals and strategies to improve organizational sustainability, establish and improve project and program management processes, strengthen team cohesion, develop new business models, create business capture and proposal development strategies, and define strategic and functional requirements. As a presenter, she conducts seminars, workshops and webinars on applying the principles of project management to operational challenges. Her clients have shared that they have learned how to get projects started faster and are better able to keep projects from getting off track.
Ms. Howard has facilitated workshops and retreats focused on process and performance improvement, project planning, team-building, requirements gathering, strategic planning, and communication planning.
Ms. Howard has over 20 years of experience in project management, facilitation, training, strategic planning, organization management, workflow analysis, outreach and communication. She has developed and mentored new employees, supported new manager development programs, and developed new employee on-boarding materials. She has led full software development lifecycle project management activities in commercial, state, and federal government sectors. A sample list of her clients includes Maryland Department of the Environment, National WIC Association, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Energy Innovation and Reform Project, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, PNC Bank, CGI Technologies and Solutions, American Bird Conservancy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NatureServe, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, John Snow, Inc, and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Ms. Howard serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Consultants National Capital Region chapter (IMC NCR). She recently received IMC’s Chapter Presidents Council Leadership Award. She is also a member of Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Ms. Howard is one of only a few people in the country who has been awarded both the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) certifications. She is a Certified DISC Workplace facilitator.
CONTACT THE SPEAKER:
Mobile: 703-307-4497 | Office: 703-307-6048
Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free. Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.Attire is business casual and we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.
Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:
1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.