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About Us

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Darke & Associates

Darke & Associates is the experienced leadership development consulting firm MN businesses rely on to improve their talent strategies and reach their full potential. We are proud to maintain strategic business partnerships with PXT Select® Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®. Leveraging these partnerships, we work with clients across the employee life cycle to enhance the productivity and performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. We offer a customized targeted solution approach to respond your talent needs.

As a trusted organizational development consulting firm, Darke & Associates helps companies achieve tangible, high impact results. We have proven experience and expertise in our offering areas. We also have experience at applying analytics to complex issues like turnover and retention while helping organizations to achieve measurable successful outcomes.

Our solutions give executives the tools and training they need to help them perform in their business. This ability to effectively address our clients’ most compelling talent strategy needs has paid off, more than 95% of our engagements are from clients or a referral source. We thank you for that! When you work with Darke & Associates, you’re working with the HR consulting firm MN business owners and executives trust.

Specific Industry and Market Experience:

 Professional Service Firms
 Credit Union, Banking
 Sales
 Construction
 Technology
 Healthcare
 Engineering and Environmental
 Education
 Retail and Distribution
 Manufacturing
 Government and Non-Profit

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, our team consists of dedicated local and national consultants as well as a virtual network of nationwide web based assessments, webinars and in person facilitated sessions. We offer integrated training and development for all levels of employees from frontline to C level.

Testimonials for Darke & Associates

  • "Our company just completed the Workplace DISC training . I was amazed by the effective way Patty presented the material. I saw a reserved, cautious group become comfortable in their skin and proactively reach out to effectively communicate with those whom they normally would avoid. I would strongly recommend this program!"

    Judy Coker Brandspring Solutions
  • "It was great to have a deeper self realization of my strengths and challenge areas. I especially like that I now have a better understanding of how to better communicate and work with the people around me because I understand the other personality styles."

    Jina Duchnowski Burnsville Chamber of Commerce

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile helps build better relationships — one relationship at a time.

    Everything DiSC Workplace can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. The research-validated online assessment is in-depth and helps people identify and explore the priorities that drive them.

    This workshop can be customized to your team's specific needs!

    Led by experienced Certified Trainer, Patricia Darke, participants will understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

    Everything DiSC Workplace Workshop focuses on:

    Discovering Your DiSC® Style
    Understanding Other Styles
    Building More Effective Relationships
    Includes People-Reading Module

    Contact Darke & Associates at 612-866-0692 or pdarke@darkeassociates.com for more information.

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    Everything DiSC Workplace®
  • Everything DiSC Productive Conflict®

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict is the newest DiSC®-based assessment. Conflict occurs in every workplace environment. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps people improve their awareness in conflict situations. Increased awareness decreases the destructive behaviors in the workplace environment while promoting the productive behaviors that turn conflict into something positive.

    Learn how to:

    Better understand how to respond in conflict situations.
    Learn communication strategies for efficiently dealing with conflict.
    Discover the destructive and the productive behaviors that are typical with different DiSC personality styles.

    The Everything DiSC Productive Conflict assessment can be used as a stand-alone workshop or as part of a larger training program. Contact us to learn more about Everything DiSC Productive Conflict.

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    Everything DiSC Productive Conflict®
  • Everything DiSC Management®

    Everything DiSC® Management Profile teaches managers how to bring out the best in each employee. It’s the most in-depth, easily customizable DiSC®-based management training solution available.

    The Everything DiSC Management Profile is designed to be used in our Everything DiSC Management Workshop led by experienced Certified Trainer Patricia Darke. Everything DiSC Management increases effectiveness using personalized learning to help managers

    Develop their management styles
    Improve communication
    Increase employee engagement

    In-depth: Research-validated online assessment with 26-page management-specific stand-alone report helps managers to understand themselves, their employees, and their boss.

    We excel at customization!

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    Everything DiSC Management® Introduction
  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®

    Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action.Using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership behaviors and how they impact their effectiveness.

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders approaches leadership as a one-to-many relationship, as opposed to the one-to-one relationship of management. It focuses on tangible steps directed at leading a group or organization toward desired outcomes.

    Work of Leaders stimulates fresh conversations and perspectives regardless of the leader’s knowledge or experience. It’s an opportunity for leaders at all levels of learning to reflect on how they approach each step of their work.

    Contact Darke & Associates at 612-866-0692 to learn more about Work of Leaders today!

    Videos

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® Intro
    Work of Leaders Effective Alignment
    Work of Leaders Ineffective Alignment
  • Everything DiSC 363 For Leaders®

    Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders combines the best of 360° feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC® , plus three strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360° experience that’s more productive and satisfying.

    Using CommentSmart, our exclusive selectable comments feature, raters choose from pre-written, highly-tested comments, giving feedback that’s focused, balanced and constructive. Clear visuals and a conversational narrative style make the profile easier to use and understand. Plus, leaders get their next steps with the three things they can focus on now for improving leadership effectiveness.

    In addition, with every profile you’ll have the option of generating the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Coaching Supplement at no additional charge.

    Contact us at 612-866-0692 or email us at info@darkeassociates.com. Our experienced certified team is happy to help!

  • Everything DiSC Sales®

    Everything DiSC® Sales teaches salespeople how to connect better with their customers. It’s the most in-depth easily customizable DiSC®-based sales training solution available. Everything DiSC Sales increases sales effectiveness using the power of DiSC!

    Salespeople learn to communicate better and improve their sales relationships by:

    Understanding their DiSC sales style
    Identifying and understanding their customer’s DiSC buying styles
    Adapting their DiSC sales style to meet their customer’s needs

    The in-depth Profile is a research-validated online assessment and a sales-specific 23-page report that helps salespeople understand:

    Themselves
    Their customers
    Their relationships

    Transfer the learning beyond the session with Everything DiSC Customer Interaction Maps. Salespeople can generate a personalized report that compares their sales style with their real-life customers’ buying styles.

    We customize! Contact us at 612-866-0692 or info@darkeassociates.com

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    Everything DiSC Sales® Introduction
    Everything DiSC Sales® Customer Meeting

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10 – 11:30am CET
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 18, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 18, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

With a primary purpose to increase confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace®, this course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and supporting research. Learners will gain the expertise and credentials needed to deliver Everything DiSC Workplace within their organization by completing online pre-work and two days of practical application led by Wiley's expert trainers.

In this course, learners will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC model and supporting research
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the Everything DiSC Workplace reports
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC®, a mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to the Everything DiSC product suite

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace facilitator.  

Upcoming Classes

  • October 09 – October 10, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • November 13 – November 14, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 12 – December 13, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Copenhagen
  • January 08 – January 09, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 12 – February 13, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 05 – March 06, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • April 02 – April 03, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • May 21 – May 22, 2019

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Showcases

Be my guest at an Everything DiSC showcase. Take an in-depth look into Everything DiSC Productive Conflict and experience exercises from the program. You’ll also receive a complimentary assessment code to generate your individual profile. Select a city below to learn more.

Featured Skills

  • Training and Development
  • Selection and Retention of the Workforce
  • Leadership Assessment and Development
  • Succession Planning
  • High Performing Teams
  • Developing Managers
  • Sales Consulting
  • Talent Strategy
  • Coaching
  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

  • i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

    S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

  • S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

Credentials

  • PXT Select® Authorized Partner and Certified Trainer
  • Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner and Certified Trainer
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Authorized Partner and Certified Trainer