Attending the SDI certification with Alina was a fabulous experience for me individually but also being certified to deploy it across the organization and helping teams to build stronger communication and collaboration was very much appreciated for the business. Once the first internal team had the first SDI workshop the phones started to ring and everyone was asking what it is about and how can they attend.
We are doing this team effectiveness workshops with the objective to improve our communication and collaboration within the teams and yes, this has just raised the awareness but I see people during their day to day work how they think in red, blue, green and adapt their communication style to their colleagues.
There is so much more to SDI® than just finding out the profiles. There are lots of practical exercises that we've learned and insights that I've gained in the three days. After the accreditation, I had a great desire to apply the concepts learned to develop the teams in my organisation, and I've facilitated 5+ SDI® workshops already!
I must compliment you on the excellent training you have organised for the UKTI Bucharest team! You have been an awesome instructor--the perfect combination of expertise, humour, patience and experience. The training helped us realise how acknowledging and understanding the different motivational values of employees can create harmony within a workforce rather than discord, be more reflexive rather than impulsive. We covered so much more than I would ever have expected, and so thoroughly, in spite of the limited time available!! It was so far superior to my previous training experiences and quite frankly anyone who works in a team or interacts with people needs to attend this course. It provides invaluable insight into what makes different types of people tick, how to get the best out of them and how to avoid the worst. Who could afford not to have this kind of tool at their fingertips? Thank you for being such an excellent and unique trainer--it made the whole experience worth so much more than the expectation.
I found out about SDI® through the Project Management Institute, during a training programme about team dynamics and I immediately recognised how useful this tool can be for project teams. It allows team members to get to know each other better, to understand their attitudes and not least to "see" themselves through the eyes of their colleagues. SDI wins you over quickly as it is so easy to use and gets you immediate results. Applying it creates an excellent opportunity to consolidate any project team.
The qualification run in Romania is extremely valuable through the offered examples, as well as the training materials provided. Participants leave with a substantial knowledge that allows them to apply the SDI® with great confidence, in a relaxed environment built with the interactive SDI® games and group work exercises.
My first meeting with SDI® was generated by the interest in leadership and communication in projects.
I have met Alina and spent three memorable days for the certification. Everything was appealing: the topic, the place, the facilitator. And then later, the experience got even better as we got to know the group and the instrument itself.
I consider I was lucky as the group applying for the certification proved to be very diverse: we had at least one exponent of the four main MVS's and we've experienced on the spot communication and feedback color-related.
Alina was a very warm and open facilitator and transferred knowledge with such ease that I did not even realize when the game became serious. I like the SDI® instrument as it is not invasive, is logical and impactful and application of it could be very diverse in organisations, but also in our personal, out of the business world relationships.
SDI is an extraordinary aid for accelerating the development of people. I have found the SDI tool a rich and valuable complement to my work. That single picture prompts a world of reflection, and naturally leads to a well-chosen "improvement goal", the first step in many a focused learning approach. When I found SDI, I knew I had discovered something wonderful.
SDI® is a great tool that can help people discover what makes them and others tick, particularly when communicating. Moreover, it can give you tips and tricks not only about how to appease a conflict but also about how to identify when the conflict is on the point of bursting so that you can avoid it.
The Personal Strengths Inventory is a self-evaluating tool that makes you look in your own mirror of great qualities and shows you how these qualities can make you weaker if overused.
I have attended the SDI® qualification in Bucharest and I found it very engaging. I enjoyed the interaction and coaching throughout the programme. SDI® is a fun tool to work with, but powerful nevertheless. It gets you thinking and gets you doing things differently. I see great benefit in using it for building teams, for leadership and customer engagement.
SDI® is a great educational instrument. It is really Fast Fun for Everyone! The certification training facilitated in Bucharest was impressive and gave me the opportunity to discover a new world of effective communication. I am fascinated by one key learning - "motivation drives behaviour". I highly recommend the SDI® instruments to all the people who are interested to change their perspective, to learn about the connection between motivation and behaviour and to commit to the right changes in order to achieve their desired results
For me, SDI is very useful in various areas: team cohesion, a better understanding of people you work with - peers or managers - which offers you a tremendous help in identifying, avoiding and resolving conflicts whether existing or potential. Also, it will be very useful to a manager to help him motivate his team members depending on their unique Motivational Value System or to help him build a more customized and efficient feedback. Last, but not least, it helps you to get to know yourself better and to improve your relationships with others.
La urma urmei, abilitatile de cautare pe Google sunt suficiente pentru a gasi 8342 de modele de comunicare/ feedback/ conflict management/ coaching etc., toate similare intre ele. Daca tot alegi sa te certifici pe unul dintre ele, important e sa intelegi meta-modelul, daca pot sa spun asa. Adica, ce e in spatele unui comportament, "DE CE"-ul, daca vrei. Am simtit ca in cadrul cursului am avut suficiente oportunitati sa invat exact asta si, la final, am iesit din sala gandind ca stiu mai multe despre natura umana si, foarte important, am mai multe instrumente pentru a-i invata si pe altii.
The expectations from the workshop and with what I will leave back home, meaning at the company where I work, were high. People there were waiting for me to come with a new instrument, applicable and easy to implement. From the first hours of the workshop I understood that my expectations will be fulfilled, and at the end of the workshop I understood it was beyond. I realized how useful are the SDI® tools in different domains. Regardless the organization's specific, the instrument offers solutions that help overcome difficult situations or improve either the relationships with the customers or with peers and subordinates. I gained new perspectives that will bring for sure new opportunities.Thanks Alina for a captivating, structured workshop, with lots of examples, useful materials, practical activities and for the moments spiced with humor.
SDI® immediately became a revelation and a powerful instrument that I use in my daily life. For me it was a wonderful experience because it brought the Communication Tool I needed to assess the situation and to use the appropriate communication style. I was amazed to realize that it has a 100% applicability in Romania and in all environments where people are communicating. SDI® is a Powerful Guide that should be used as the "ABC" of Communication.
I was very impressed with the entire SDI® course.
Alina's presentation skills were excellent. She had a great pace, well-adjusted to the group, her speech and her body language were appropriate and I particularly liked the enthusiastic and energetic rhythm she gave to the 2 days.
I also like the structure of the training. Once the objectives were discussed, each idea was developed fully and all the questions were answered. It made a very powerful impression.
For me personally it was a very informative training with a lot of „aha” moments. I loved the fact that the information required was applicable in my daily life and personally it helped me a lot on my journey towards self-discovery.
SDI® is a very practical and worthwhile tool for anyone who wants to build and establish productive relationships in the sales process. The qualification workshop I attended was well run and enjoyable.