Inline with the KMS philosophy of working with our customers throughout the entire employment process, we bring the full line of Inscape products to the table enabling us to help clients ensure the ideal people with the best suited capabilities are selected for the specific tasks at hand. These core products are also used in KMS developed professional development courses and training sessions both in the formal University setting to the informal training seminars. The core products are shown below, but all are available; please call Sales for additional information: 1.334.285.1623.
The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding yourself, understanding others, and realizing the impact of personal behavior on others. For nearly thirty years, the DiSC® Classic has unlocked the door to productive communication and relationships for nearly 40 million people through its DiSC® Dimensions of Behavior learning approach. Setting the Standard for DiSC® Learning
DiSC® Dimensions of Behavior provides a nonjudgmental language for exploring behavioral issues. It helps people explore behavior across four primary dimensions:
DiSC® Classic is a multi-level learning instrument that helps individuals assess to what degree they utilize each Dimension of Behavior in a situation. The instrument then provides feedback designed to help people in your organization:
- build productive teams
- develop effective managers
- train a powerful sales force
- improve customer service
- ease frustration and conflict
Discovering Diversity Profile®
The Discovering Diversity Profile® Facilitator's Kit includes: One Facilitator's Manual, a fully scripted seminar, overhead masters and reproducible handouts, research and technical background, and two profiles.
Our increasingly diverse society is reflected in growing workforce diversity. Leading organizations acknowledge that working successfully with others who don't share the same background, beliefs, or traditions is a top priority in today's workplace. Employees need help in assessing their behavior toward people who are different from themselves. And they must understand the benefits of changing negative attitudes and resistance into appreciation and cooperation.
Designed to help individuals look honestly at themselves to identify attitudes and behavior that stand in the way of teamwork, the Discovering Diversity Profile® provides a safe way to explore the complex, powerful issues surrounding diversity.
Build a Bridge to Understanding
The Discovering Diversity Profile® is completely confidential and provides an effective tool to help employees explore diversity in the following key areas:
Knowledge: Discover what they actually know about differences by looking at stereotypes and at the source of their knowledge or information
Understanding: Decipher their level of awareness and explore their willingness to put themselves in a position to feel what others may be feeling
Acceptance: Examine their patience and regard for respecting different beliefs and behaviors
Behavior: Assess how they act out their attitudes toward others, their flexibility and openness in dealing with others, and their self-awareness of patterns of interaction
Gain Insight, Take Action, Value Diversity
The Discovering Diversity Profile® helps people in your organization:
- discover their personal comfort level with people different from themselves
- understand the impact of their behavior on others
- assess the accuracy of their knowledge about differences
- limit the influence of stereotypes
- reduce conflict
- transform knowledge into acceptance and empathy
- embrace diversity as a source of organizational strength
Work Expectations Profile
The Work Expectations Facilitator Sourcebook Includes: One 120-page Sourcebook, presentation disk, and two profiles.
Work expectations are those things people consider likely to happen in their job situation, either now or in the future. Whether spoken or unspoken, met or unmet, expectations have a powerful impact on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and play a key role in driving our attitudes. Research shows that people who have clearly defined, well-communicated expectations find more satisfaction and success in their work than people whose expectations go unspoken or unrealized. And companies that employ satisfied, successful people reap the rewards of increased productivity and reduced turnover.
Explore 10 Key Expectations
In a typical employment situation, certain expectations — such as salary, hours, and job duties — are clearly understood by both employer and employee. Other expectations, however, are so intimately linked to an individual’s concept of work that they oftentimes go unspoken or unacknowledged. Work Expectations Profile® helps people explore 10 work expectations that impact today’s employment relationships:
- Career Growth
Multi-Dimensional Tool Suits Today's Business Climate
Work Expectations Profile® helps to uncover and explore employees' expectations in a variety of employment situations, including:
- working on a team
- transitioning to a new position
- experiencing organizational restructuring
- creating meaningful performance reviews
- making the most of the office routine
Open The Door to Mutual Understanding
Work Expectations Profile® helps people in your organization:
- identify their expectations
- discover which expectations they consider most important
- learn how to communicate, initiate action, and adjust expectations
- get feedback on managing their expectations
- improve their outlook and enhance their attitude toward work
- enjoy the benefits of increased job satisfaction and improved performance
Personal Listening Profile®
The Personal Listening Profile® Facilitator Kit includes: One Facilitator's Manual, a fully scripted seminar, overhead masters and reproducible handouts, research and technical background, and two profiles.
Good communication is one of the most valued skills in the workplace. And effective listening is crucial to communicating productively inside the organization and meeting the competitive challenges outside the organization. The Personal Listening Profile® helps people become active, purposeful listeners in a wide variety of situations for more productive communication.
Discover the Impact of Five Listening Approaches
It’s estimated that people screen out or change the intended purpose of what they hear in over 70 percent of all communications. The biggest factor contributing to such miscommunications is our listening approach. Behavioral research shows that people listen with a preferred listening approach. The Personal Listening Profile® describes five listening approaches:
Appreciative: Listens in a relaxed manner, seeking enjoyment, entertainment, or inspiration
Empathic: Listens without judging, is supportive of the speaker, and learns from the experiences of others
Comprehensive: Listens to organize and make sense of information by understanding relationships among ideas
Discerning: Listens to get complete information, understand the main message, and determine important details
Evaluative: Listens in order to make a decision based on information provided and may accept or reject message based on personal beliefs
Match Listening Approaches to Communication Needs
The Personal Listening Profile® helps people in your organization:
- discover their natural approach to listening
- capitalize on their listening strengths
- learn how different listening approaches impact listening effectiveness
- improve their ability to understand the purpose of different communications
- use listening approaches appropriate to the situation
- overcome listening barriers and reduce conflict
- enhance individual and team performance
Team Dimensions Profile®
The Team Dimensions Profile® Facilitator's Kit Includes: One Facilitator's Manual, a fully scripted seminar, transparency masters and reproducible handouts (bound and unbound), research and technical background, one complete set of Hit the Mark learning game supplies, and two profiles.
Successful team members don't do the same thing at the same time. They do the right thing at the right time. And while team members work together toward a common goal, individuals still must play their individual roles in the process. As organizations rely more and more on teams to innovate, problem-solve, produce, and compete at the speed of change, clearly understanding and capitalizing on individual approaches to group processes is the bottom line on creating high performance teams.
Discover the Right Roles for the Right People
The Team Dimensions Profile® identifies four key roles in innovative team performance:
Creator: Generates original concepts, goes beyond the obvious, and sees the big picture. Hands off tasks to an Advancer.
Advancer: Recognizes new opportunities, develops ways to promote ideas, and moves toward implementation. Hands off tasks to a Refiner.
Refiner: Challenges and analyzes ideas to detect potential problems and may hand plans back to an Advancer or Creator before handing off tasks to an Executor.
Executor: Lays the groundwork for implementation, manages the details, and moves the process to completion.
The profile uses the “Z Process” to map the flow of assigning roles, completing tasks, and handing off tasks to other team members. Using the four Team Dimensions Profile’s roles in the “Z Process” gets new teams moving forward quickly and gets current teams unstuck.
Capitalize on Individual Strengths for Total Team Performance
The Team Dimensions Profile® helps teams in your organization:
- identify individual strengths and approaches to teamwork
- clarify team members' roles
- reinforce the contributions of every team member
- reduce project cycle time and increase productivity
Time Mastery Profile®
The Time Mastery Profile® Facilitator's Kit includes: One Facilitator's Manual, a fully scripted seminar, overhead masters and reproducible handouts, research and technical background, and two profiles.
Setting priorities and managing time effectively is basic to managing individual and organizational performance. The pressure to find innovative ways to achieve goals, pay attention to the competition, respond quickly to customer needs, and enjoy life outside of work is even more intense in today's less structured, information-driven workplace. Meeting the daily challenge of managing professional and personal responsibilities requires a learning strategy designed to meet individual needs.
Personal Assessment and Action Planning in One Time Management Resource
The Time Mastery Profile® is a unique tool that provides people with a complete, self-directed assessment of their current time management effectiveness. Learners then use the built-in workbook as a framework to develop customized strategies for skills improvement in twelve key areas:
- Time Teamwork
The Time Mastery Profile® also helps people to more effectively use planners, calendars, and other time-management tools to accomplish more and find greater balance in their daily lives.
Put Time on Your Side
The Time Mastery Profile® helps people in your organization:
- discover their time-management strengths
- develop new skills for improved performance
- focus on priorities
- increase productivity
- meet customer needs
- respond to opportunities
- reduce stress
Today's workplace demands productive communication, positive relationships and extraordinary performance. To bolster employees' skills, organizations have relied on tools that teach individuals about their own style and how to apply it in various settings. Until now, there was no way to directly apply this learning to relationships. Now these critical skills can be developed as never before with DiSC® Indra™.
Create New Levels of Understanding
DiSC Indra offers a model of human relational behavior unavailable in any other DiSC-based assessment. This innovative model brings DiSC learning and understanding to the next level - to that of the relationship itself. It maps and measures the relationships of people, providing individuals and groups with feedback concerning the interrelatedness of different DiSC styles. DiSC Indra is designed to highlight the areas of compatibility and incompatibility, pinpointing individuals' differences and providing insight about how to work effectively together. It provides actionable insight into the dynamics of teams and other groups of people.
Take DiSC Learning Further
For nearly 30 years, people and organizations have used DiSC to learn more about themselves and the impact their behavior has on others. The DiSC model explores four primary behavioral styles:
DiSC Indra represents the integration of DiSC with the concepts and methods of Interpersonal Psychology. The result is a mathematically precise model that helps people measure and explore the interpersonal dynamics of their relationships. Using a highly developed psychometric model called a circumplex, DiSC Indra explains the interconnectedness of the styles and provides concrete, accurate feedback about how individuals with different patterns interact.
Detailed Reports Provide Three Levels of Interpretation
DiSC Indra's feedback reports provide insight on individuals, dyads (pairs), and groups. Explore the compatibility of specific people, teams, committees, departments - even the entire organization. Understanding which styles work best together, which can be effective, and which can hinder the group will maximize effectiveness and create synergistic environments. DiSC Indra is the first DiSC-based assessment to offer this kind of in-depth, targeted feedback.
Deeper Learning, Enhanced Applications
DiSC Indra is designed to be used in any setting where interpersonal effectiveness is key to the success of individuals and teams. Through its detailed feedback reports, it provides concrete, accurate information regarding potential obstacles to building effective relationships. DiSC Indra can be used in a variety of applications, including:
- conflict resolution