By Rene LaFrance
TrainND Northeast has partnered with Development Dimensions International (DDI) to make its world-class leadership, workforce, and customer service training programs available to local companies. Since 1970, DDI has helped thousands of organizations achieve superior business performance through selecting, developing, and retaining extraordinary people.
In 2013, for the fourth consecutive year, DDI was named a Top 20 Leadership Training Company by TrainingIndustry.com. Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, the world’s leading source of consulting market analysis also named DDI one of the two top leadership development providers in the Kennedy VanguardTM report. In the report, Kennedy describes DDI as a “true heavyweight in the field of leadership development.”
The alliance with DDI, widely recognized for its effective methods of improving employee performance, gives the northeast North Dakota business community local access to DDIs expertise. DDI’s arrangement with trainND Northeast means that clients who may not typically invest in DDI’s start-up costs—such as training trainers—now have access to the same training used by Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Recently, four trainND Northeast trainers successfully completed the DDI trainer training and were awarded their DDI facilitator certifications. They are: Grace Kurtz and Kyle Ternes of Devils Lake and Missy Ohe and Terry Beich from Grand Forks. These certified DDI facilitators can deliver any courses from either series: Interaction Management®: Exceptional Leadership…Extraordinary Results® for first level leaders or Interaction Management®: Exceptional Performers for individual contributors. Sample topics from these series include: Communicating for Leadership Success, Coaching for Peak Performance, Resolving Workplace Conflict, Addressing Poor Performance, and Driving Change.
“This partnership allows trainND Northeast to contribute to the business growth and success of northeast North Dakota by providing the best training and development resources to area companies,” said Edith Armey, Executive Director of trainND Northeast.
ABOUT trainND Northeast
A division of the North Dakota University System, trainND Northeast offers training to businesses in Rolette, Towner, Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Nelson, Ramsey, Eddy, and Benson counties.
Workforce training provides content that can be customized for a business to improve productivity, lower costs, and unleash the potential of employees. trainND comprises the largest network of professional, technical, and industrial specialists for workforce training in the areas of health careers, computer applications, leadership and management, employee development, precision agriculture, manufacturing, welding, climb safety, and truck driving.
For more information on how your company can receive DDI training contact trainND Northeast at 701-662-1638.