Initial Publication Date: November 13, 2020

DiSC Profiles: How to Modify Your Behavior to Achieve Maximum Communication


Meeting ID: 812 5044 7109
Passcode: Qk6G9a

When: Friday December 4, 2020 9:00 - 10:30 am ET

Who: All faculty

Workshop Goals

  • Understand and identify the four key human behavior styles
  • Modify personal behavior style to improve communication with others
  • Leave with a plan to improve at least one relationship with a student, co-worker, boss, friend, etc.

Workshop Description

DiSC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness) has more than 30 years of proven reliability with over 40 million users worldwide. DiSC helps build productive teams and helps managers and leaders be more effective by improving communication and softening frustration and conflict. DiSC is not a personality test (as in the Myers-Briggs typology) – it is a behavior tool. Our personalities cannot change but our behavior toward others can and should be.  The Golden Rule of "I will treat others the way I wish to be treated" no longer applies.  Instead, the Platinum Rule of "I will treat people the way they wish to be treated" has been shown to yield better relationships. Master DiSC and you are on your way to successful engagement with others.

Most of the time in this workshop will be active discussions. You will NOT be lectured to!

Workshop Agenda

DiSC Overview

Activity #1

Shows members a simple way to determine their DiSC style and also shows them that they are likely "not alone" in their style.

Group discussion

Activity #2

"Ten Questions" survey to quickly identify each participants top two behavior styles

Group discussion

Activity #3

  • How can those not of your style best relate to you?
  • How are you often misunderstood by others?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What is your greatest limitation?
  • What slogan (motto) best describes your style?

Group discussion

Activity #4

Watch two short "interviews" to see real-life examples of behavior styles

Activity #5

Participants will consider one work relationship that they would like to improve.  Have them consider what primary DiSC behavior style the other person typically displays.  Then ask participant to consider his/her own primary style and how he/she can modify their behavior to make the relationship better, in essence, the Platinum Rule - how the other person wishes to be treated. Names of persons picked will NOT be revealed to others.


Group discussion