What is Everything DiSC®?
DiSC Publishing - Early History
In February 2012, Inscape Holdings, Inc. was acquired by John Wiley & Sons. This acquisition created a powerful synergy between Inscape Holdings, a leading global provider of workplace learning solutions, and Wiley’s Professional/Trade business. Wiley’s global workplace learning brand, Pfeiffer, has over 40‐years history of offerings for professional development.
Pfeiffer’s best‐selling authors include James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Patrick Lencioni, Edgar Schein, Peter Block, Ruth Clark, and Elaine Biech. Pfeiffer’s publishing partners include the Great Place to Work® Institute, the Center for Creative Leadership, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the International Society for Performance Improvement.
Inscape Holdings, Inc. was formerly owned by the Carlson Learning Company, a division of the Minneapolis-based Carlson Companies. Carlson Learning was created in 1984 after the purchase of Performax Systems International. It was at that time Carlson made the decision to develop a user-friendly, self-scoring, and self-interpreting DiSC® assessment for the commercial marketplace. In 1994, Carlson Learning made an important revision of the DiSC updating it with new language, research, and validation. This resulted in a 28-question DiSC survey rather than the 24-question model that is still used by many other publishers.
Everything DiSC is now the leader in DISC-based learning tools. The assessments and learning tools are now translated into over 21 languages, which are offered in more than 50 countries. Over 41 million people have used Everything DiSC products to meet their personal and professional development needs throughout the world.
Everything DiSC - Continued Improvements
Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions has refined the art of administering online assessments using adaptive testing in many of its profiles. They have integrated assessments and training materials using the most current technologies for just-in-time delivery along with the blending of constantly monitored and improved products based on “best practices” models from some of the today’s most respected companies.
In 2003, Inscape released EPIC (Electronic Profile Information Center), an online assessment-delivery system. EPIC allows trainers to send assessments as pre-work and print participant assessments prior to training sessions, thus freeing up costly training time for trainers to focus on training. In addition, EPIC increased Inscape’s ability to create highly personalized products. Today almost all of our assessments are completed online via EPIC. Everything DiSC has remained a company that continues to invest in research and brings new, cutting edge training assessments and materials to market on a regular basis.
For years Everything DiSC is the forefront of self-directed assessments and profiles, evolving the D.I.S.C. model through their full line of DiSC profiles, surveys, action planners and training materials. In 2005 they released to the public the DiSC Classic Facilitation System, offering the most comprehensive, user-friendly, solution-based DiSC training and facilitation system in the industry complete with video vignettes and scenarios and an over 250 PowerPoint library integrated into 15 training modules and training outlines.
In 2013, they brought out the new Everything DiSC Application Library for Management, Sales, and the Workplace. This new, circumplex model of the DiSC uses a 79 question five point scale, which provides higher validity, reliability and greater personalization and customization of results.
In the summer of 2010, a 360 degree survey was introduced that incorporated the new Everything DiSC model with the best elements of a 360 degree assessment. It is called the Everything DiSC 363 Leader Profile. October 2011 brought the release of the Everything DiSC Work Of Leaders Profile the newest Leadership assessment based on Everything DiSC; the best practices of leaders; and the 8 Dimensions of Leadership. A facilitator kit was released on December 2011. October 2012 brings the introduction of adaptive testing to the Everything DiSC Workplace profile, providing even higher validity and more personalized results.
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