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Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Alan Feirer, Group Dynamic
Alan Feirer, Group Dynamic

Alan Feirer founded Group Dynamic to help people get more work done and have less stress due to stronger leaders and tighter teams. He is known for high energy illustrations and presentations, customized and actionable content, and ongoing accountability support. He provides these services to work groups of all sizes — from individual team members to the whole crew.

He is an Authorized Partner with Everything Disc® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, which provide the basis for some of his content, in combination with rich personal experience and a background in servant leadership. Your organization’s unique challenges, time constraints, and setting will help determine what he can do for you.

Alan is the author of "The Group Dynamic Field Guide: 51 Ideas Leaders Can Use Today," and a youth leadership follow-up edition. Both are available through Amazon.

Testimonials for Group Dynamic

  • Alan did a remarkable job doing his ‘homework’ on our industry and organization prior to our workshop. The leadership and personality assessment he uses in his facilitation are the most accurate I’ve seen. I would recommend Alan for all types of organizations.

    Melissa MillerDirector of Employee Engagement, Story County Medical Center
  • Alan’s animated, dashing pace kept all participants actively engaged and anxious to learn all that our time together could provide. A day doesn’t pass without someone discussing a profile! A very rewarding experience!

    Tamara BaneInstructional Coach, State Finalist, Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching
  • Alan is a dynamic and enthusiastic facilitator. Thoughtful in every aspect of facilitation he ensures participants get the most from the DiSC content and understand their styles and how to flex. I continually get requests to have training "more like the way Alan" facilitates which indicates to me as HR that he is engaging, memorable, and fun!

    Amanda FormaroHR Director, Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health – North America
  • Alan is a dynamic and effective presenter who really hit the mark for our group with DiSC training. He really helped our team better understand work styles of themselves and others to enhance working relationships. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, and molded his approach to training to the group in real time – a rare but effective blend.

    M. B.Sr Research Mgr
  • Of the countless training sessions I’ve been to in my civilian life and the training I’ve received in my 13 year Coast Guard career I’ve never experienced someone with your charisma and talent.

    Brian B. Cross BM1, Executive Petty Officer, USCGC SCIOTO (WLR-65504), Keokuk, IA

Solutions

  • Team Development with the DiSC Assessment

    In this five-hour session, build your team with Everything DiSC Workplace®. Everything DiSC Workplace focuses on discovering your DiSC style, understanding other styles, and building more effective relationships. Alan will email participants an access code to complete the DiSC Profile prior to the training session. The reports provide an extensive, personalized interpretation of your DiSC Profile, including motivating factors, preferred environment, behavioral tendencies in conflict, and strategies for increasing effectiveness. Through interactive exercises, participants will learn how and when to adapt their behavior, which will improve communication, reduce conflict, and enhance individual and team performance. As follow-up performance support, participants will receive an email series supporting the content. Also, they will get free accounts for MyEverythingDiSC.com, where they can learn more and/or request comparison reports with co-workers.

  • Improve One-on-One Management Effectiveness with DiSC for Managers

    In this seven-hour session, equip your managers with Everything DiSC Management®. Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively. The Everything DiSC Management Outline includes: Your DiSC Management Style; Directing and Delegating; Improving Employee Motivation; Employee Development; and Working with Your Manager. As follow-up performance support, participants will receive an email series supporting the content. They will also get free accounts for MyEverythingDiSC.com, where they can learn more and/or request comparison reports with co-workers.

  • Communication for Connection

    Three major obstacles to connection in communication will be explored: 1) Maturity in the moment/ self-focus rather than team focus; 2) Personality styles; 3) Lack of being specific, both in terms of assuming motives, and in choosing words. Participants will learn words to use, words to avoid, and methods for providing feedback that get more immediate connection. This session will be interactive, fun, and practical, and the methods learned can be used right away. Implement plans to improve practice by capitalizing on strengths and addressing weaknesses. As follow-up performance support for this session, your team will receive a series of emails on the subject of communication. These follow-up e-mails will serve as a reminder to help keep the concepts you learned during the workshop at the front of your mind. They will contain different depictions of the topics we discussed, links to blog posts and videos, as well as ways to evaluate yourself on each practice.

  • Leadership Development with DiSC for Leaders

    In this seven-hour session, develop your leaders with Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®. This classroom training uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects unique leadership styles to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action. Using the simple framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership styles and how they impact their effectiveness. As follow-up performance support, participants will receive an email series supporting the content. Also, they will get free accounts for MyEverythingDiSC.com, where they can learn more and/or request comparison reports with co-workers.

  • Effective Time and Task Management

    Maximize efficiency and "do more with less" by using easy-to-implement time and task management techniques. In this session, you will learn several task-management techniques and prioritization schemes that can protect you from: The paralysis of "Where do I start? There's too much to do!", Procrastination, Interruptions of other people's priorities, and the Distraction of Email - both sending and receiving. This session will be personalized and actionable . Please bring current to-do lists and stories about your own time and task management and personal organizational frustrations. You will leave more organized and more at ease.

  • Strategic Thinking Shortcuts

    We can all think of situations when we spent too much time for too few results on strategic analysis, goal-setting, and action-planning. What if we could spend a fraction of that time on processes that generate measurable short-term results? We can. In the process, we can see change sooner, experience the satisfaction that our time was well-spent, and know we’re on the right track. At the end of this session, participants will be able to effectively implement the WWW/TALA tool for after-action event or project analysis; describe, use and prescribe the MT goal format – the shorter version of the SMART goal format which yields 80% the same results; and use quick techniques for addressing stuck or neglected action plans quickly and effectively. Following a strategic workshop, participants will (upon request) receive a series of emails on the subject of after-action analysis and goal-setting. There will also be two reminder emails regarding your specific goals.

  • The Psychology of Change

    As leaders, you’ve likely developed skills at being proactive and reactive, but times of change call for leadership to be interactive. Changes in the workplace must be handled delicately, with added emphasis on intentional words and actions. Stages of the change curve include Denial, Frustration, Depression, Experiment, Decision, and Integration. This workshop will help people learn what is precisely needed at each stage and how to offer it. When people are in Denial, they need to understand alignment. When they are in Frustration, they need more information. When they are in Depression, they need motivation. This will be an interactive and upbeat workshop designed to empower and equip you with tools to successfully navigate in a changing environment. Delivery will be fast-paced, high-energy, and combine story, discussion, and activity to answer the question: “How do I put this into action?”

  • Servant Leadership

    No one can lead unless they are acting at a higher level of maturity and selflessness than those they are leading. If the fundamental role of the leader is to “meet needs”, then the question becomes, “how do I put this into action?” In this session, you will learn the principles of Alan’s Eight Component Leadership Model to help you move leadership theory into actionable content, and start leading - not by control, but by meeting needs. With content that is research-based and proven in the real world, delivery will be fast-paced and high-energy, combining storytelling, discussion, and activity. Participants will (optionally) receive performance support following this session, including high-quality, color job aids – these depict the key concepts discussed in the workshop for easy review and ongoing development – personalized weekly emails to help keep the concepts learned during the workshop at the front of your mind, and the Group Dynamic Simple 360.

  • Easy Ways to Improve Your Presentation and Networking Skills

    Leaders are often called upon to speak up in meetings, facilitate, or even present to groups on a larger scale. Would you like more confidence when called upon to present information, formally or informally? Maybe you would like to be above-average when it comes to personal interaction, or have a competitive edge and be more memorable? In this session, learn 6 simple pointers to help you have more confidence when presenting to others. Additionally, we’ll review simple, and effective techniques for networking. Even skilled presenters have trouble networking, because of misconceptions about the process, or inexperience in building a network. If networking is about connecting with others for our own needs, it doesn’t work. When networking is about making sure that we know about all the resources we can discover, whether they benefit us right now or not, it works for everyone. With just a couple of good habits in mind, you can navigate networking situations smoothly.

  • Instead of Conflict Resolution, Resolve to Make Conflict Productive

    This program will focus on: How personality style can dictate whether a person engages or restrains during tense discussions. An overview of why people will engage in specific behaviors, and how to push past them. These include: arguing, belittling, caving-in, defensiveness, dismissing opinions, drama, exaggerating, exclusion, finger-pointing, gossiping, hyper-criticism, overpowering, passive-aggressiveness, revenge, sabotage, sarcasm, stonewalling, and withdrawing. Productive versus destructive tendencies during conflict.

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

  • July 10 – August 07, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • September 11 – October 09, 2017

    Live session each Monday from 8:00 – 9:30am CT
  • October 12 – November 09, 2017

    Live session each Thursday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
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Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

This intensive in-person course provides group learning and collaborative activities to guide you in exploring all the Everything DiSC Profiles including Workplace, Management, Sales, Work of Leaders, and the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders.

  • Experience the Everything DiSC assessment process and receive personalized profiles.
  • Deepen your expertise about the theory and research behind Everything DiSC, including how to use the research to address common questions from your participants.
  • Get a high-level overview of the tools available in the Everything DiSC facilitation materials and apply them to real-world scenarios.

Upcoming Classes

  • August 01 – August 02, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 12 – September 13, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
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Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Engaging Speaker & Facilitator
  • Published Author: The Group Dynamic Field Guide (Vol. 1 & 2)
  • Corporate Experience in Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Finance, Tech and More
  • Passion for Youth and Emerging Leaders
  • Follow-Up Support for Accountability
  • 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

  • SHRM Recertification Provider
  • Authorized Partner Everything DiSC logo
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team logo