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DiSC, a model of human behavior, helps individuals understand how our normal emotional responses adapt to the demands of people, situation, and societal expectations. When people broaden their understanding of their behavioral styles and preferences, they gain new and valuable insights and awareness of self, others, and the situations (S.O.S.) they encounter. Harnessed with new S.O.S. insights, people are better equipped to more purposefully and intentionally respond and adapt to specific people and situations in order to work more effectively with individuals and teams. DiSC was developed by Dr. William Marston, PhD., and seeks to identify the degree to which we each utilize four “primary emotions” and associated behavior responses. Today, we know these “primary emotions” as Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. The DiSC concepts created by Marston and later researched and updated by Dr. John Geier, PhD., have helped over 45 million people in 24 languages over the last 30+ years. DiSC provides a unique invitation to individuals to evolve into better integrated people who were more independent and able to realize true happiness in their work and personal lives.

Why You Should Take This Course

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify your individual DiSC style and personal behavioral preferences.
  • Deepen your understanding of your natural behavioral tendencies
  • Explore ways to harness your behavioral strengths and learn how to manage your tendencies so they do not become weaknesses
  • Describe how differing behavioral preferences can positively or negatively affect relationships
  • Identify ways to leverage your DiSC style in communications, leadership and team environments
  • Assess the best approach for enhancing interpersonal relationships between various behavioral preferences
  • Identify the critical elements of communication and common barriers between people of differing behavioral preferences
Is there a discount available for current students?

UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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