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Build a Better Workplace with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

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Everything DiSC® expert Irene K. Harrington, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Need to improve employee and workplace communication? Want to help your employees understand their coworkers, reduce conflict, and avoid misunderstandings? Confused about the many human resource options available that could help? You have come to the right place!

Harrington Strategies is dedicated to helping small and large businesses successfully select, develop, and connect their workforce, from hire to retire, through proven business solutions.

Harrington Strategies was founded in January 2000 with the mission of adding value to organizations by helping them overcome their human resource challenges.

Our clients gain insight into their current and prospective employees. They avoid major pitfalls that plague organizations, such as high turnover, low productivity, team dysfunction, and poor communication.

Our clients save time and money by utilizing a streamlined selection process, increasing employee engagement and productivity, and capitalizing on their employees' strengths.

We are committed to providing our clients the best experience, service, and value.

Testimonials for Harrington Strategies, LLC

  • I’ve known and worked with Irene for nearly 15 years. Her unique combination of broad and specific knowledge of human capital issues, combined with her practical mindset and experience with a wide variety of businesses (size, sector, stage of development), makes her an unusually powerful ally in tackling people problems in business.

    John HowardPresident, Performance Resources, Inc.
  • With Harrington Strategies, I have been able to develop team members to their fullest potential, which has decreased stress and tripled the revenue of my business! Irene has helped me find the right fit, the right development, and the right leadership to make my business a success.

    Angela HendrixFounder & President, The Onsi Group
  • Our nonprofit clients have benefited from the expertise of Harrington Strategies for almost a dozen years. We have found Irene Harrington to be one of the most efficient and knowledgeable professionals in the field.

    Jim YunkerPresident & CEO, The Yunker Group
  • The excellence of skill and talent, with hands on service is why we chose Harrington Strategies to handle our company’s high turnover and low quality hires. Through assessments, they were able to identify the barriers we were experiencing and help us select tools to achieve our goals for pre-employment, hiring and employee development.

    Vikki LikeDirector of Human Resources, Muro Health Solutions & Pocket Communications
  • I have worked with Irene Harrington and Harrington Strategies since 2008 and have found Irene to be highly knowledgeable, personable and dedicated to achieving success for every client. There are few people who take the actionable steps to ensure the voice of the client is heard and understood, and who follow through as thoroughly as Irene does.

    Steve DeightonPresident, RiverField Talent Solutions

Our Solutions

  • Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict

    Workplace conflict is inevitable. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships.

    Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners increase self-awareness around conflict behaviors and discover how to effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.

    With Everything DiSC Productive Conflict, learners will:
    Explore the destructive and productive conflict behaviors of each DiSC® style
    Understand how to manage their response to conflict situations
    Discover communication strategies when engaging in productive conflict with colleagues
    Includes Optional People-Reading Module

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict offers in-depth, highly personalized content. Online tailoring options make it easy to design a customized program.

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace.

    Everything DiSC Workplace is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

    Everything DiSC Workplace focuses on:
    Discovering Your DiSC Style
    Understanding Other Styles
    Building More Effective Relationships
    Includes Optional People-Reading Module

    Everything DiSC Workplace is the most in-depth, easily customizable DiSC-based workplace-development solution available. Workplace-specific, personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience. Modular design and online tailoring features allow you to design a customized program.

  • Everything DiSC® Management

    Everything DiSC® Management is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience.

    Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively.

    Everything DiSC Management focuses on:
    Your DiSC Management Style
    Directing and Delegating
    Improving Employee Motivation
    Employee Development
    Working with Your Manager

    Everything DiSC Management is the most in-depth and easily customizable DiSC-based management-training solution available. Management-specific personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience. Modular design and online tailoring features allow you to design a customized program that’s right for your organization.

  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is classroom training that 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.

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

    Using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership styles and how they impact their effectiveness. Rich, compelling narrative adds depth to the data and strong visuals support the learning process by illustrating key messages.

  • Everything DiSC 363® for Leaders

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

    For many leaders, 360s can be a frustrating experience. Open-ended comments can be unfocused and unhelpful and can even derail the learning process. With our exclusive selectable comments feature, CommentSmart, raters can give focused, balanced, constructive feedback—that the leader can actually use. Clear visuals and a conversational narrative style interpret and explain the data, making the report easy to understand and use.

    With a lot of 360s, the leader's response can be, “Now what?” Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders answers that question by giving leaders their next steps with three things they can focus on now.

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

  • January 05 – February 02, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • February 01 – March 01, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • March 09 – March 30, 2018

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

  • December 05 – December 06, 2017

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • January 23 – January 24, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • February 27 – February 28, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • March 27 – March 28, 2018

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

Featured Skills

  • Talent Management
  • Team Building
  • Employee Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Employee Engagement
  • Change Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Hiring and Onboarding
  • 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

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) Certification
  • SHRM-SCP Senior Certified Professional
  • Everything DiSC Workplace Certified Facilitator
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner
  • PXT Select Certified Professional