Welcome to the PeopleSmart DISC Interpretation Method

Congratulations! You have finished your PeopleSmart DISC Foundations training, and now have chosen to continue developing your people-literacy skills by completing this Certification Training.

Our team has created this training to provide you with the keys to helping you understand best practices in interpreting and debriefing any version of a DISC Report. Your mastery through practice will bring a level of self-confidence in the language of DISC. This will make it easy to quickly recall and identify the unique needs, emotions, and fears that are natural in each style and to “read” the specific style combination of others. 

This ability and skill will show that you see, understand and appreciate who they are as a unique individual and will serve you for the rest of your life. Serving you in every interpersonal interaction you engage in, and in every role, you ever may be in as a consultant, coach, manager, parent, teacher, family member or friend.

Benefits of using the DISC Behavioral model over other choices in assessments:

  • DISC is observable – not psychological, making it easier to recognize traits in another which deepens the quality of your interactions.
  • DISC is non-threatening because it is not “analytical” or judgmental.
  • Knowing how to People-Read makes it easier to recognize and acknowledge the special “gifts” each unique patterns of behavior offers, thus making people feel special rather than judged for their differences. 
  • Stress is reduced and both physical and mental health is improved.

Setting the Context for Your Work

Our promise to you is that once you finish this Certification you will have an intuitive sense of what you have learn here and that you can confidently interpret any DISC Report using the PeopleSmart DISC Interpretation Method designed by Carol Dysart and Sandra Davis, Founding Partners of PeopleSmart Enterprises. 

We start with the importance to “Know Thyself,” an ancient reminder inscribed on the Temple of Delphi in Greece of the type of introspection also called by Plato his “reminiscence” theory. He said that true knowledge comes from within. It is the natural wisdom given at birth and inherent naturally in everyone (although in some families, not focused on personal growth and development) it may have become more about who we really are, rather than what we can learn and take on in the course of our lives. 

Once you help a person fully comprehend and understand their DISC report, they are more likely to find success in knowing themselves. Their observable as well as natural, intuitive strengths are highlighted and spelled out as recognizable behaviors within our reports. 

When you bring a coaching relationship to another, helped by this report, you open them to new ways of thinking about themselves. You encourage them to see ways to leverage their strengths – and minimize weaker traits – by working and collaborating together. You open a door to a world of new possibilities – one where 1+1=3, thus making this type of synergy “business as usual.”  You give them a new, “universal language” they can now use and enjoy with others who also have taken a DISC assessment.

The benefit to everyone who lives or works with others of each having a DISC Assessment is that once they share their styles and insights with each other, another level of growth can occur. Relationships are enhanced, conflicts disappear, and the former stress caused by reacting to the tensions between opposite styles instead of embracing them is a very high cost on a person’s well-being. So, encourage people to share from their DISC reports openly and you can promise more effective communications, job and life-style satisfaction, superior team/family results, not to mention the spirit of harmony, love and collaboration. 

Everyone wants these advantages which are simply side benefits of a new focus on self and other awareness:

  • Enhanced personal relationships.
  • Automatic or Stress-Less Rapport-Building.
  • Increased numbers of positive Interactions at work, home and at play.
  • Better physical and mental health 

Your job is to help each person you debrief to understand and learn how to find ways to leverage their inherent strengths by recognizing, noting, and sharing from the understanding you have just given them about what their report scientifically tells you and them about themselves!

Your goal is to help the person you are debriefing recognize, understand and leverage their inherent strengths in their personal and professional life by understanding what their report scientifically says about them! On completion of this training, you will not only have developed your people-literacy skills but will also know how to get into relationships with others through the debrief of their DISC report.

Training Outcomes

Upon completion of all the Certification training modules, you will be able to:

  • Administer and interpret a DISC report.
  • Interpret a DISC graph through completing an exercise.
  • Put words to and be able to explain the Natural and Adaptive DISC graphs.
  • Explain the Word Sketch Chart, making it come alive for each person you debrief.
  • Explain the high and low DISC graph points. 
  • Read and understand the DISC Diamond Wheel.
  • Describe what the needs, emotions and fears are as well as the strong points and focus is of each style.

Certification Approach

Week One: 

Read Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 and complete the exercise in Module 3 and all the Knowledge Assessment questionnaires. Prior to beginning each Module download, its Resource Study Guide. 

For those that like to take notes, print out each Study Guide as they can be used for studying the Knowledge assessment questions. At the end of Week one, if you have any questions, you can organize to have an online call with your PeopleSmart Academy instructor via your dashboard. 

Week Two: 

Read Modules 5, 6, 7 and 8 and complete the Knowledge Assessment Questionnaires. Also complete your debrief sessions with either the one or two people you have chosen to practice on. 

At the end of Week two, after you have submitted your two assignments for assessment, you will need to have your online call with your PeopleSmart Academy Instructor. If you have held a debrief session, please bring any questions you might have to this session, along with what you have worked on.