What is EPIC?

One of the most exciting things to come from Inscape Publishing (now part of Wiley) is a platform called EPIC (Electronic Profile Information Center). EPIC provides a simple way to deliver a variety of profiles via the Internet. Here's how it works: from a PC, you'll have access to all of the online profiles. Someone can administer access codes that allow people to complete the assessments online. Once a respondent finishes answering the questions, the resulting report goes to the respondent, you or whoever is designated - you decide!

What can EPIC do for you?

Increase Productivity

With less time and more to do, the commitment to organizational development is more important than ever. Helping employees develop interpersonal skills allows them to work more effectively as individuals and team members, and increased effectiveness improves productivity and grows the bottom line. EPIC can help deliver learning throughout an organization in less time for greater impact. Through EPIC, organizations can use their training time more effectively by capitalizing on the advantages of technology. Employees can complete their online assessments before training sessions, ensuring that every minute of training time is used to its full advantage. Plus, the EPIC system takes care of scoring the profiles, saving time and increasing accuracy.

Gain Administrative Control

  • Deliver reports where and when you want
  • Improved accuracy and ease of scoring
  • Manage just-in-time inventory
  • Added training time
  • Address the needs of multi-location businesses
  • Determine when and where respondents view their profile results
  • Run reports on response information
  • Provides larger clients with sub-accounts, giving administrative control
  • Personalize the response process by including company/department information and logo on the splash page and report covers

The EPIC system also offers advanced functionality that permits system administrators to track various activities, including their system use and the number of profiles completed. Through EPIC, administrators can also view, print, or email completed reports, as the system maintains an archive of completed profiles.

Offer Enhanced Report Options

Introduce deeper levels of interpretation through the EPIC platform. The EPIC system offers reports and features not available on Inscape Publishing's paper profiles ranging from composite group reports from data stored in the system, providing an analysis of team dynamics even as teams change.

Everything DiSC® Programs

Over the past a few years, Inscape launched Everything DiSC®, its third-generation applications that combine online assessment, classroom facilitation, and post-training follow-up reports to create powerful, personalized workplace development experiences. Group and facilitator reports that are available are 25 EPIC credits each. Here are the assessments available:

  • Everything DiSC® 363 For Leaders™: Combines the best of 360 feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC®, plus three strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. Clear visuals and a conversational narrative style make the profile easier to use and understand. Plus, leaders get their next steps with the three things they can focus on now for improving leadership effectiveness. (50 EPIC credits)
  • Everything DISC® Management: Everything DiSC® Management is the most in-depth and easily customizable DiSC®-based management training solution available. This program teaches managers how to bring out the best in each employee. The Everything DiSC® Management program focuses on five vital areas: your DiSC management style, directing and delegating, motivation, developing others and working with your manager. (25 EPIC credits)
  • Everything DiSC® Sales: Everything DiSC® Sales is the most in-depth, easily customizable DiSC®-based sales training solution available! Everything DiSC Sales® increases sales effectiveness using the power of DiSC®. Sales people learn to communicate better and improve their sales relationships by: understanding their DiSC® sales style, identifying and understanding their customer's DiSC® buying styles, and adapting their DiSC® sales style to meet their customer's needs. (25 EPIC credits)
  • Everything DiSC® Workplace™: Everything DiSC® Workplace™ is classroom training that uses online pre-work and engaging facilitation with contemporary video to create a personalized learning experience. Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with, and the result is more effective and productive working relationships. Everything DiSC® Workplace™ focuses on: discovering your DiSC® style, understanding other styles, building more effective relationships, and includes optional People-Reading Module. (15 EPIC credits)
  • Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders™  is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action. (25 EPIC credits)

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Based on the work and the book by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ assessment and accompanying material is designed for an intact team. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is an assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by the online Everything DiSC® the profile helps each participant understand their own DiSC style, their team members' styles and how their style contributes to the team's overall success. The program helps teams understand how, as a team, they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors model.

Use EPIC Credits For All Profiles

The EPIC platform uses "credits" to purchase the profiles/reports. A great benefit of EPIC is that the credits are interchangeable among all the online EPIC products! Skill development products available on EPIC (Sample reports are available on pages of the specific profiles): Each of these assessments are 10 EPIC credits each, and group and facilitator reports that are available are 15 EPIC credits each

Products available on EPIC (Sample reports are available on pages of the specific profiles):

  • DiSC® Classic: With 30 years of proven reliability and over 40 million users, DiSC® Classic remains the most trusted learning instrument in the industry.
  • Personal Listening Profile®: Designed to help people understand their preferred listening styles, develop an appreciation for other styles, and adapt their behavior to enhance communication and improve relationships.
  • Team Dimensions Profile®: Helps individuals work from their strengths by identifying their most natural team role, while giving them added appreciation for the contributions of others.
  • Time Mastery Profile®: A complete assessment tool that helps individuals set priorities and manage time by evaluating their effectiveness in 12 critical areas.
  • Work Expectations Profile®: Helps people identify their high expectations and then learn how to communicate those expectations, take initiative to get them met, and adjust them when necessary.