The Learning Connection

Are you too close to the challenge to see the solution?

About Us

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Knowledge Navigator, Kristine Ranger

We have WMI's: Weapons of Mass Instruction!

Since 1994 Kristine has applied the leadership skills of being adventuresome and bold; of testing assumptions; and of being receptive to new ideas in her consulting practice. Her unique ability to serve as a self-contained innovation team, paired with her exceptional group facilitation skills, is a rare and powerful combination.

She addresses the soft skills with hard core strategies to increase employee engagement, build team cohesion, and improve organizational health using a mix of coaching, consulting, facilitation, and Wiley workplace solutions.

Her approach includes all aspects of people processes which can deliver organizational effectiveness: the right culture, the right leadership, the right organizational design, the right change management processes and the right people, policies and procedures.

Clients appreciate her down-home delivery style, keen eye for review, and unbiased analysis. Her methodology of “deliberate practice” impacts the entire workforce and improves your employees performance at all levels. In other words, shift happens!

Solutions

  • Organizational Development

    All of my customized solutions are derived from a client's culture. Learning and development needs arise from either a clearly defined culture and the desire to grow and improve, or from a poorly executed culture that has caused confusion, fear and other job performance issues. Clarifying your culture will address performance and engagement issues simply because your HR system is anchored by your culture and your succession planning flows from your HR system. Could your solution begin with a well-defined and articulated culture?

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
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

  • 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
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Skill Development
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    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.

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    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

  • ED AP
  • ED Workplace Certified Facilitator
  • Five Behaviors Accredited Facilitator