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"Relationships are all that there is." Margaret Wheatley

About Us

Owners of Center for Internal Change, Rick and Susan Stamm
Owners of Center for Internal Change, Rick and Susan Stamm

Center for Internal Change is a small team of experienced learning professionals and facilitators who believe that relationships are central to the success of any organization. For over 30 years, we have worked to support teams and help them move to higher levels of results and connectedness.

We have developed an extensive toolbox over the years. This includes tools such as the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, the Everything DiSC Suite of tools, the Leadership Essential Series from Vital Learning and much more!

Because of this extensive tool box we are not quick to point to a given solution but we work to create a customized approach to the needs of a given team. Contact us to learn more.

Testimonials for Center for Internal Change

  • This process was very beneficial to understanding how to resolve problems and work better together and make our programs successful. Thank you for hanging in there with us. I believe we will continue to grow in a positive direction.

    Brian B
  • Thanks so much for your facilitation today, Susan - You have such a gift of sensing a group's needs and being able to adjust to them. It is very much appreciated!

    Jena F
  • I just wanted you to know that I have had an opportunity to put into practice what we learned at class. I was all in a tizzy on how to handle a complaint and I looked in the manual and thought " Hey -- I have done this -- and I can do this." The Managing Complaints skill steps WORKED perfectly! Thank you!

    Judith T

Solutions

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    In this powerful team development process team's examine their performance in 5 key areas:

    1. Trust
    2. Conflict
    3. Commitment
    4. Accountability
    5. Results

    Each person receives a report containing personal DiSC feedback and team data. The initial process can take between 1-3 days. Follow up materials are available to work on this on an ongoing basis!

    Teams learn to:

    ✓ Develop trust
    ✓ Engage productively in conflict
    ✓ Increase commitment to decisions
    ✓ Hold each other accountable
    ✓ Focus on achieving collective results

    DiSC information provides practical, personalized, information for each team member at each step in the process. To learn more about this team development process we offer three options:

    1. Attend a Walk Through
    2. Attend a virtual tour
    3. Register for the Accreditation program

    Visit our website to register or for more information.

  • Everything DiSC Tools and EPIC

    We can support your implementation of any of the Everything DiSC tools / training:

    ✓ Everything DiSC Workplace
    ✓ Everything DiSC Management
    ✓ Everything DiSC Sales
    ✓ Everything DiSC Product Conflict (coming soon!)
    ✓ Work of Leaders
    ✓ DiSC 363

    When you purchase a facilitator kit, we'll not only share our enhancements but also provide you access to a "walk through" for no additional cost. Our walk through is a mini-train-the-trainer and is provided to you with our compliments.

    Attend our monthly (free) EPIC 101 classes to support your mastery of EPIC, or ask for on-demand access. Our Everything DiSC tours, highlight this powerful suite of tools and training. Visit our website to register for a tour.

  • Leadership Essentials Series

    It is rare for teams to thrive in spite of poor leadership. Yet, everyday across the globe, competent individual contributors are promoted to supervisory roles without any preparation for the new skills that will be needed to lead their teams.

    The Leadership Essential Series are 12 core supervisory modules that support supervisors in the critical business of engaging team members and managing the team's performance:

    ▪ Essential Skills of Leadership
    ▪ Essential Skills of Communicating
    ▪ Coaching Job Skills
    ▪ Communicating Up
    ▪ Delegating
    ▪ Developing Performance Standards and Goals
    ▪ Effective Discipline
    ▪ Improving Work Habits
    ▪ Managing Complaints
    ▪ Providing Performance Feedback
    ▪ Resolving Conflict
    ▪ Supporting Change

    Contact us for virtual tour or for access to a demo online course.

  • Search for the Lost Dutchman's Goldmine

    Need a memorable team event? Look no further!

    This simulation is high energy and high impact. In a fast paced simulation engaging teams in a journey to mine gold in the American Southwest. Participants put on cowboy hats and colorful bandanas which adds visual impact and energy to their journey.

    Teams have 20 days of 2 minutes each to manage their journey to the mine and back. They can choose 3 paths with unknown risks, planning for weather and resource use. The goal of the team is simple: Have fun, return to Apache Junction and mine is much gold as they can to maximize their return on investment.

    Key Topics:

    ✓ Leadership
    ✓ Teamwork
    ✓ Process improvement

    Actual play will find teams competing more than collaborating and sharing information and resources.

    The simulation, at a minimum can be played and quickly debriefed in a half-day, but a full day provides an opportunity for deeper analysis of the team’s issues and extensive planning.

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 11 – August 18, 2017

    Tuesday live sessions from 1:00-2:30 pm CT
  • October 12 – November 20, 2017

    Thursday live sessions from 1:00-2:30pm CT.
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Coaching
  • Team Work Optimization
  • Training/ Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • PXT Select Authorized Partner
  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner
  • Vital Learning Partner
  • A T D Central Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Authorized Reseller ProStar Coach
  • Authorized Reseller 20/20 Insight
  • Everything DiSC Workplace Certification