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!


  • 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


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

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

  • 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

  • Public Speaking
  • Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • Skill Development


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