Lunch & Learn Webinar: What If Everything You Know About Personality Styles Training Is Wrong?

  • February 01, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • GoToWebinar


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ATD Lunch & Learn Webinar Series:

What if Everything You Know About Personality Styles Training is Wrong?  

Program Description:    

Even though the DISC profile is one the most commonly used assessment tools in companies around the world, it regularly fails to produce a lasting impact. And while people are endlessly fascinated by their results, awareness does not often translate into sustained behavioral change.

Merrick Rosenberg, author of The Chameleon and CEO of Take Flight Learning, will reveal how to utilize the DISC styles to get results. Based on more than 25 years of experience with personality assessments, he shares his reimagined approach to this age-old model.

In this highly interactive and engaging session, attendees will discover how DISC training can be reinvented to make it more engaging and sticky. By reframing the styles to shift from meaningless letters to visual symbols, you will learn how to place the styles into long-term memory rather than having them be just a fleeting fascination. Merrick will demonstrate that DISC is not about graphs and reports, but rather about application. You will learn how to use DISC to adapt to the people around you to build stronger relationships and get results.

Merrick has combined his team building background of creating and leading experiential training programs for Team Builders Plus since 1991 with his experience in teaching the DISC model to more than 25,000 people over the past 25 years. The result is a revolutionary new way to approach teaching people about the personality styles.


In this session, you will:

  • Learn why this is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce DISC training in your organization
  • Gain insight about how to turn classroom-based DISC training into a fun and engaging experience
  • Discover why most DISC training is designed for short-term memory, not long-term retention and application 
  • Find out how to turn DISC training into a process not an event by reinforcing the learning throughout the year  

Attendees will learn how to reimagine DISC training by:

  • Refocusing DISC training from awareness to results
  • Repackaging the styles to shift from empty letters to metaphoric symbols
  • Revitalizing training to involve the participants
  • Reallocating time from profiles and graphs to skills and application
  •  Rebranding the message to shift from learning about letters to learning skills and applying principles 

Overall, participants will learn what to look for when offering or designing DISC training to be delivered in their organization. This will allow the power of the DISC styles to be infused into their organizational culture

This session is designed for anyone who has a personality or knows someone who does!



Merrick Rosenberg

Merrick Rosenberg is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader on personality styles. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. Merrick is the author The Chameleon and co-author of Taking Flight!.

Merrick has led DISC training programs for more than 25,000 people and spoken to tens of thousands more on how to incorporate the personality styles in their work and lives. The DISC training program that Merrick designed, Taking Flight with DISC was recognized as the Best Personality Styles Training Program in the United States by Corporate Vision Magazine.

Merrick specializes in team building and helping people utilize the DISC personality styles to build better relationships and create engaging work environments. As CEO of Take Flight Learning, he led his organization to be selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia area. Under his leadership, his company was selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year by NJ Biz magazine. He received his MBA specializing in Organizational Development from Drexel University who selected him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. 

In addition to speaking at conferences and events for companies, Merrick has spoken to groups, such as: TEDx, Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Management, Project Management Institute, International Society for Performance Improvement, Employer's Council, American Society for Quality, Vistage International, President's Club, Pharma Forum, and Young Associates.

Publications regularly seek Merrick’s input, as he has been interviewed by: New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Huffington Post, Forbes, Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, InformationWeek, Inc., Parents and Glamour. Merrick is also a sought-after guest on radio and television shows. His articles have been featured in PopSugar,, Training magazine, T&D, Business News Daily, Young Upstarts, JollyBoss,, Sales & Marketing Management, MyCustomer and American Management Association Playbook

He has worked with people at all levels, from line staff to senior managers at more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world. He has worked with small and large organizations in a variety of industries: AAA, Adidas, Alstom Power, Aramark, Bank of America, Blue, Cross Blue Shield, Campbell Soup Company, Colgate Palmolive Comcast, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, InterContinental Hotels Group, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa, Nabisco, National Institute of Health, NBCUniversal, Nestle Purina, Novartis, PECO Energy, Pepsi, Philadelphia Eagles, Reliance Standard Life, Roche, Samaritan Hospice, Temple University, UnitedHealthcare, and Verizon.  Merrick has also worked with government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Interpol, Social Security Administration, US Forest Service, as well as the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Sponsored and Hosted by: Take Flight Learning

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