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Continuing Studies

Management Assessment for Personal Planning and Development

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Managers have the privilege (and challenge!) of interacting with a variety of people with a variety of perspectives in today's workforce. These viewpoints are shaped by different backgrounds, experiences, and personalities. As individuals and groups communicate and work together, these differences in ideas, styles and priorities can cause frustration and judgment; hurting our ability to connect and collaborate. This class will use the DiSC® assessment instrument to build self-awareness and explore the many facets that shape the way we see our world and function at work. By incorporating neuroscience and the DiSC® framework, we will learn to better understand our perspectives, identify and adapt to the perspectives of others and to capture insightful synergies. We will discuss how to use tools and strategies to make this process easier so we can discover more options and solutions in our teams and projects.

Prior to the live session, you will be required to complete a personal assessment instrument. The cost of the assessment is included in the class fee.


Desired learning outcomes

By participating in this class you should be able to:

  • Understand what shapes our individual perspectives and why we can have strong reactions to others with different points of view.
  • Describe your own personal style, including your motivators, stressors, and management approach.
  • Explore the traits of your own style and those of others, especially ones that may be difficult for you, plus identify ways to manage your reactions.
  • Strategize specifically how you can adapt and respond to others for more effective interactions.
  • Evaluate situations and determine which management styles would be the most effective.

Overview: Extra Information

SHRM Recertification Provider 2022 seal

Division of Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Meghan Wilhelmi at meghan.wilhelmi@wisc.edu or 608-263-2829

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Tina Hallis

(Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is the founder of The Positive Edge, a company dedicated to teaching Positive Psychology and training people and organizations how to improve the quality of peoples' work lives and the quality of company cultures. She worked for over 20 years in biotechnology and is a speaker and author.

What Attendees Are Saying

The class allows you to see yourself as a manager and how employees see you.
Great class! Loved the engagement. Learned more about myself and how I can work with my team.
The group collaboration was great — it was awesome to hear advice/opinions from people actually in the styles. It was more useful than just presenting info and facts.
The assessment tools are immediately applicable to me and my team and will help create better communications.