Sharper Development Solutions, Inc.

Transform your organization today with Everything DiSC®.

About Us

Betty Parker
Betty Parker, CPTD, President

Betty Parker is a business owner, professional speaker, author, and trainer. She is a communications expert with more than 30 years’ experience presenting to audiences including work in radio after earning a degree in broadcast journalism from Louisiana State University (LSU). Betty began her career as a sales professional and trainer in 1998 in the biotech industry. She started Sharper Development Solutions, Inc., a training and development company, in 2006.

Betty has educated thousands of leaders and staff across the country in a variety of performance areas. She is a highly sought-after speaker for conferences on leadership, conflict management, teamwork, and diversity, equity, and inclusion among others. Betty is the author of Crushing Goliath: Winning Practices for Slaying GIANT People Problems (2021). She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and a Certified Professional Coach.

Testimonials For Sharper Development Solutions, Inc.

  • Betty Parker has presented several training sessions for Department of Justice attorneys in the Office of Legal Education. She is especially effective in engaging participant involvement. She holds the attention of the audience, using excellent presentation and facilitation skills. The student evaluations have praised her content and delivery.

    Nikki Calvano Assistant Director, Office of Legal Education, U. S. Department of Justice
  • You did it again! Thanks for presenting fantastic leadership development training sessions for Riverbanks' management team last month. Every time you're here, I hear great feedback from the managers (great activities, good opportunities to interact with co-workers, and genuinely thought-provoking discussions.) You are a pleasure to have on-site.

    Kim Benson Director of Human Resources, Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC
  • I do not recall of any training that we have implemented for this level of management to be so well received. In our fast paced environment, it is quite an accomplishment to not only retain the attention of our VPs and senior management team for four hours, but that they look forward to attending. Your delivery is relaxed and focused

    Bruce A. Brumfield Founders Federal Credit Union

Solutions

  • High Performance Leadership Program

    THE PROGRAM.
    THE PLAN.
    THE POSSIBILITIES.
    For Managers Who Want to Grow…
    The opportunity for managers to develop their skills in leadership is here. Through this comprehensive program that blends learning methods--classroom training, on-demand webinars, group coaching--managers will be challenged to examine themselves and how they lead. Over the course of a year or in a customized program, managers can find success through programs designed specifically for them. Improve skills in communications, strategic thinking and planning, teamwork, conflict management, diversity management, coaching & mentoring, customer service, and more. We have the program. You create the plan. The results are endless possibilities for progress. Enroll today!

  • Why Everything DiSC is what your team needs

    It's possible to have a stronger, more efficient work team. What's the secret? Everything DiSC. This video demonstrates the power of Everything DiSC and the impact it can bring to your company. Being a more self-aware leader and coworker improves how everyone interacts. This insight reduces conflict, enhances communications, and brings more cohesion to any team willing to do the work.

    Videos

    Getting to Know Everything DiSC
  • Carhartt: A Case Study in Everything DiSC Success

    Find out how Carhartt established a standard language of leadership at all levels of the organization.

    Videos

    A Legacy of Leadership with Carhartt

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Management® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Management Certification is an online-blended learning course that empowers learning and development facilitators to inspire cultures of great managers and get the most out of the Everything DiSC Management solution. This four-week course is accessible anytime from a home or office computer and offers the flexibility of self-paced learning paired with live, virtual classroom sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

With Everything DiSC Management Certification, participants will:

  • Become an expert in Everything DiSC® and Management key concepts
  • Gain confidence and competence in facilitating the Everything DiSC Management program, going beyond the Facilitation Kit to spark behavioral change among manager participants
  • Learn how to customize and apply the Management program to meet the needs of the modern-day manager, team, or organization
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Consider strategies to promote a DiSC-based management culture

Upon successful completion, participants will receive the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Management Facilitator.

Program Components

  • Four weeks of self-directed online work (approximately 2-3 hours of online coursework to be completed per week)
  • Active participation in three live 90-minute virtual sessions (instructor-led)
  • Active knowledge checks to help understanding and improve learning and retention
  • Project team presentation and final certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Inspire a culture of great management with an Everything DiSC Management Certification today!

Upcoming Classes

  • March 30 – April 27, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on April 13, 20 and 27 from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
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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

  • May 04 – May 25, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on May 11th, 18th and 25th from 10-11:30 AM Chicago (4 - 5:30 PM London)
  • May 04 – May 25, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on May 11th, 18th and 25th from 2 - 3:30 PM Chicago (8 - 9:30 PM London)
  • June 03 – June 24, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on June 10th, 17th and 24th from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
  • June 03 – June 24, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on June 10th, 17th and 24th from 1 - 2:30 PM Chicago (7 - 8:30 PM London)
  • July 02 – July 23, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on July 9th, 16th and 23rd from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
  • July 21 – August 11, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on July 28th, August 4th and 11th from 10 - 11:30 AM Chicago (4 - 5:30 PM London)
  • July 21 – August 11, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on July 28th, August 4th and 11th from 2 - 3:30 PM Chicago (6 - 7:30 PM London)
  • August 19 – September 09, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on August 26th September 2nd and 9th from 2 - 3:30 PM Chicago (6 - 7:30 PM London)
  • September 14 – October 05, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on September 21, 28 and October 5 from 9 - 10:30 AM Chicago (3 - 4:30 PM London)
  • September 14 – October 05, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on September 21, 28 and October 5 from 1 - 2:30 PM Chicago (7 - 8:30 PM London)
  • October 13 – November 03, 2021

    Live, virtual sessions on October 20, 27 and November 3 from 10 - 11:30 AM Chicago (4 - 5:30 PM London)
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Everything DiSC®
Workplace Certification

In Person

The in-person, Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification begins with online, self-directed learning and culminates in two days of practical application facilitated by Wiley's expert trainers. With Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification, participants will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC® model and supporting research
  • Discover how to apply the Everything DiSC Workplace reports to daily interactions
  • 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® and discover how to utilize it as an ongoing development tool
This course is held at the Education Center in Minneapolis, MN or in London, England.
 

Upcoming Classes

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Showcases

Be my guest at a Everything DiSC® showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program and discover how you can use Everything DiSC® in your organization. Select an event below to receive more information about that event from this Partner.

Featured Skills

  • Training & Development Facilitator
  • Professional Speaker
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Strategic Planner
  • Team Development Specialist
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist
  • Focus Group Facilitator
  • Leadership Consultant
  • Small Group Coach
  • Trainers' Trainer

Credentials

  • DiSC Partner
  • Certified Coaching Professional
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance