Over 19,000 executives, managers and employees have benefited from Data Dome seminars in human behavior, communications and team building.
Both Hewlett-Packard and the BellSouth National Training Centers rated our founder, Art Schoeck's, presentations as "the most popular seminars." Direct responses from seminar attendees are consistently and overwhelmingly positive.
[back to top]Corporate Training, Webinars, Advanced DISC Certification
Thanks again for an incredible experience! I loved the work and the interaction in the Advanced DISC Certification class. I see the world (and the people in it) differently and am so excited to begin using this skill at work.
I really enjoyed my DISC Training experience with Data Dome. The training was thorough, detailed and presented in a way that allowed each of us to ask questions, clarify topics and really grasp the information. The training materials are excellent! I also enjoyed the opportunity to speak with Mr. Schoeck about my exam....this added to my knowledge of the nuances of the DISC profile and its application to the real world.
The DISC training through Data Dome was exceptional for three reasons: 1) Data Dome has professional, knowledgeable, committed and caring trainers 2) The delivery process is well-organized and thought-out to drive comprehension and retention of material and 3) The follow-up support is strikingly generous and helpful. I highly recommend Data Dome for DISC training.
Thank you. You're amazing. April and I agree that we both got so much out of the training and that the knowledge that we will share with the staff at Talbot County Social Services will be so beneficial in advancing the communication within this agency. We are so excited!
The training and exam process offered by Data Dome is comprehensive and thorough, teaching participants to dive more deeply into intricacies of behavior instead of lingering on the obvious with regard to behavioral preferences. After becoming certified as a CPBA through Data Dome, trained by Lisa Bouchard and further trained and tested by Art Schoeck, I feel much more capable of using the Advanced DISC in my work with businesses and individuals to help them increase their understanding of their behavior and how it impacts their work and lives, as well as others.
I became interested in Behavioral Assessments as a pivotal building block of my new business and began researching the options. I wanted to learn from the very best instructor and become certified on the very best tool available. There is a broad range of assessment tools available on the market with varying degrees of accuracy. Further there are a broad range of reports and feedback mechanisms to educate my clients on their assessments and they too range in efficacy.
I had an excellent experience with the Data Dome team when I took a two-day Advanced DISC Assessment Training class in the spring. The instructor, Lisa, made good use of practical examples to help us grasp the DISC concepts and language. The exam process fortified what was taught in class. Art was masterful at sharing analogies that helped with the interpretation of the graphs. He has a genuine interest in enhancing personal and organizational success. Today, thanks to Art, I have incorporated DISC Assessment into my executive search practice and my clients see it as a welcomed value added benefit.
Your training on the DISC was great! I've used it for years but you certainly took it to the next level.
I just wanted to say “thank you” Art for another excellent presentation to my doctoral class in Consultation. The model you provide and the versatility of the possible analyses and applications is a perfect tool for beginning or seasoned consultants. Last semester you provided one of four presentations to my students; this semester, you were the only outside consultant I invited, because sometimes “the best” is more than enough on its own.
"We have been affiliated with Data Dome close to two years and we have been extremely pleased with their products, their level of service and the consultative relationship. We have instituted the DISC tool into one of our leadership programs and it has met with great success. In order to do so, we have DISC-certified over 20 people through Data Dome. While the certification process was quite rigorous, Data Dome worked with us to ensure that each of our trainers had a full understanding of the tool and how to best deliver it in the classroom, including one-on-one review and coaching with the attendees. Subsequently, we have conducted a webinar on advanced topics as a follow up to the certification to continue the ongoing learning of the assessment with our team of trainers. This webinar was invaluable to all that participated."
"'To help you understand yourself and others in the workplace.' With that statement in mind, I began using the DISC or Personal Profile as it was called back in April of 1986. As a participant I was amazed not only at the accuracy of the instrument, but also the insight that was provided to help me do exactly what it was designed for... better understand myself and those I work with.
[back to top]Team Building
Open communication is the life-line of any work group. Not surprisingly, Team Building is one of Data Dome's most requested seminars. See what our clients had to say about the improvement in team atmosphere after attending a Team Building seminar.
"The Seminar was a tremendous help in increasing sensitivity - as a result, they are now solving issues instead of raising them."
"I see the profiles as a way to make personal improvements in areas where others see my behavior and I don't. Letting others see my traits helps them work with me better. The profiles are a perfect tool for personal and professional growth, especially since we are merging two distinct cultures."
"We have found Data Dome's software to be a valuable tool in helping our managers work more effectively with each other and with their own teams. In addition, the Team Building seminar you conducted was superb. It was well-focused, clear and helped us tremendously. Now my managers not only realize their own strengths and weaknesses, but they also understand how to best communicate with the other members of their teams."
"We all thought you did an excellent job with our group. The total package is valuable - opening up a new and better way to understand how other people think/feel/act. It gave us insight into the causes of conflict between team members, and a starting point to understand and prevent conflict."
"I was amazed at the degree of accuracy of the behavioral profiles... Everyone thought the profile evaluation was fun. The reports were frank and honest, something that managers have difficulty doing without causing negative feelings from subordinates."
"The profiles have provided us insight into communication keys for each individual. We've implemented the program in a low-key manner so people feel comfortable sharing various aspects of their reports. We've found the information to be especially useful in the evaluation process following each assignment. The profiles will also be one of the tools we use in semi-annual reviews and in goal setting."
"The seminar you presented was not only a lot of fun, but incredibly informative as well. We certainly gained an understanding of how others react to activities in the work environment and what motivates them. We look forward to using our new knowledge to strengthen our team and to promote stronger relationships with our clients."
[back to top]Human Resources
How have the people responsible for the hiring and development of the staff benefited?
"RTM Restaurant Group has been using the Data Dome Managing For Success instrument for about ten years. This tool has helped us to learn how to work better together and how to put together teams of people whose styles will complement each other. We have also used it as a tool in leadership development.
"We have been using the Data Dome Behavioral Analysis since 1994 after using a more basic DISC instrument for two years. We have found the Data Dome product to be the most detailed, accurate and easy to understand behavior indicator available. Using this information has helped us improve communication, teamwork and management placement. Art Schoeck amazes me with his knowledge and understanding of DISC based behavioral analysis."
"As a Human Resources Vice President, it has been my charge to manage recruiting programs which add "value" to the organization. The Data Dome applicant profiling process provided me with a valuable tool with which to help judge an applicant's personal credentials. Our recruiting "hits" versus our "misses" improved dramatically. Finally, a simple, cost effective methodology was available through Data Dome and...(we) used the tool to our competitive advantage."
"Not only was it one of the most attended events, it was also one of the highest rated ones as well. One member wrote "best program of the year" on the evaluation form. It was very informative and I think the behavioral assessment is something that will give us a little insight into ourselves and how we manage others."
"Thank you for the exceptional job presenting the "Customer Service - Understanding Yourself and Others" workshop. As usual, the feedback was very positive and optimistic."
"Art is a dynamic and informative speaker/facilitator. He has an incredible knowledge of DISC and how individual behaviors aftect organizational productivity. No one walks away bored from one of Art's workshops! Art also has an extensive selection of assessments to help with recruitment, development, team-building, and employee engagement. Art has the highest integrity and consistently provides great consulting and products. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who needs a vendor partner for assessments, recruiting, teambuilding, or employee engagement." March 11, 2008
[back to top]Sales Development
What results have Sales Managers seen in their groups and in their sales as a result of Data Dome's seminars?
"We truly appreciate your faithful participation in the Sales manager class. The classes were considered an excellent success and your sessions were instrumental in that success."
"Loved it! I gave it more value than any other Sales Seminar!"
"The information Data Dome, Inc. provided us was amazing. We have used this information to analyze our strengths but more importantly our weaknesses. I am confident that because of Art's seminar we have a more professional and productive group of account executives. I would not hesitate to recommend the Data Dome seminar to any business. It was concise, informative and extremely entertaining."
"Our sales training classes were packed twice a week. Now, we have a single, much smaller class every other week - we're keeping our salespeople! And now we devote so much more of our training time on things we could never get to before."
"Using Data Dome's behavioral style profiles has uncovered highly valuable information about identifying and adjusting for different styles, both with our buyers and with each other. The Sales Seminar in particular gave us the insights to take the step from simply identifying different styles to adapting our individual styles to the behavioral style of each client. ... The seminars succeed in being both nonthreatening and frank, a combination that proved to be extremely beneficial and constructive for our sales team. I highly recommend Data Dome, Inc. for their behavioral style software products, their attentiveness to their clients, and their excellent seminars."
[back to top]The Executive Perspective
What the decision makers have to say about how Data Dome has helped their companies.
"Great job. I've already noticed a more "cohesive and cooperative" attitude among the group. ... I will continue to recommend you wnenever possible."
"We have been blessed with excellent growth over the last five years in no small part due to your help in evaluating our job applicants. The DISC profile is always helpful. The "Assess" test you offer and the way you tailor it to a specific industry and position is incredibly accurate. We use it for each of our hires and often go back and review it a year or so later and without fail it has properly described the person we hired. Keep up the good work."
"We have found it to be a refreshing experience. As an introduction to self-appraisal, it has produced an amazing honesty level. As a vehicle for a healthy, candid, and caring exchange of views between managers and subordinates, it has enabled subject matter which hitherto has been felt to be too sensitive for discussion to be dealt with in a very positive and motivating way. We have benefited greatly from our senior managers having come to terms with the do's and don'ts of managing the individuals; and the exchanges in this area have breathed new life into old relationships. In short we believe we have benefited greatly and yet we are sure there is so much more we have to gain. We are looking forward to you helping us in our goal of increasing management productivity."
"Of the programs we've had in at PBG in the last six years, your training was the most effective, lasting and fun. My team still discusses the behavioral styles on a regular basis."
"Art has provided several DISC workshops for Hob Nob, and his presentations consistently receive high reviews. He arrives uber-prepared and consistently delivers an engaging, personalized presentation. Art always impresses me with his ability to intimately relate his deep knowledge of the subject matter to each participant's assessment results. Having seen Art in action multiple times, I now understand why BellSouth and Hewlett-Packard's National Training Centers have praised his workshops as among the best they've offered. I highly recommend Art!" May 14, 2009
"Art's experience and insight into individual and organizational behaviors is truly excellent. I have had the opportunity to participate in a handful of his various workshops that we have hosted at Hob Nob, and each time I walk away with a tremendous amount of knowledge and information from these sessions. His capacity to engage the audience, whether they are college students or experienced professionals, is only possible because of the depth of his understanding in the subject areas he speaks to. I endorse Art without hesitation; he is not only an expert in this field, but truly enjoyable to work with." May 14, 2009[back to top]