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1970

DDI Founded

Developent Dimensions, Inc. founded by Douglas W. Bray, Ph.D. and Willam C. Byham, Ph.D.

1970

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 Douglas Bray & William Byham

DDI Assessment Center Methodology

introduced to marketplace. The first use of assessment center in retail was at J.C. Penney. Bill Byham with founder, James Cash Penney.

1971

DDI goes international, partnering with MSC—the first Japanese company to offer assessment programs in Asia. A partnership that continues to this day!

1971: The Law and Personnel Testing, by William C. Byham and Morton Spitzer, is the first book explaining EEOC regulations on personnel selection.

1971

Interaction Management®: the first leadership program based on behavior modeling, debuts. IM soon becomes the most widely used leadership development program in the world, with over 1 million leaders trained every year.

Target Selection® introduced. Dr. William C. Byham developed the first behavior-based interviewing system with EEO compliance. More than 5 million hiring managers have been trained to conduct TS® interviews. It became the most widely used interviewing skills training program in the world.

1974: DDI develops the S.T.A.R. format to gather accurate candidate data.

1978

DDI conducts assessment centers to staff the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

1978:2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI continues to expand and launches its first office in Canada.

1983

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI flagship Europe office opens. Today, DDI partners with clients across 93 countries.

1983

DDI programs available in Spanish, French, Japanese, and Portuguese. Today, they are available in 21 languages, including Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese and Bahasa Indonesian.

1986

Milestone: Over 10,000 client facilitators certified worldwide!

1987

Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment by William Byham published. This “business novel” has sold more than 3.5 million to date.

1988:2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI associates prove that ZAPP! can help navigate rough waters at Three Rivers Regatta, Pittsburgh!

1988

Managerial Lives in Transition by Ann Howard (left) and Doug Bray (right) of DDI, is published, the result of 30 years of research on the effects of advancing age and changing times on executives.

1988

19882020年欧洲杯决赛时间 Service Plus® introduced, the first program to train employees and leaders to strengthen customer service slills and culutre.

1990

Milestone: DDI celebrates 20th Anniversary

1990: DDI commences China and Asia / Pacific operations.

1991

Launched Techniques for an Empowered Workforce®, the first and most comprehensive training program for front-line employees and teams. Forerunner to today's IM: ExP.

1991: Empowered Teams, by Richard Wellins, William Byham, and Jeanne Wilson is published.

1992

DDI's Health Care practice formed.

1993

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间DDI starts up in Latin America.

1993

1994: We continue to lead the charge for empowered teams. Inside Teams, Team Leader's Survival Guide, and Leadership Trapeze, are published.

1997

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI launches OPAL, its first online learning platform for competency development.

1999

The Leadership Forecast2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 launched for the first time. Included data from over 2,000 leaders, associates, and HR executives from 50+ organizations.

2000

DDI opens Executive Assessment Centers in Singapore and Melbourne, Australia. Today DDI operates 27 centers around the world, including Hong Kong, France, Montreal, South Africa, Australia, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, and across the United States.

2000

2000: DDI creates suite of Web-enabled hiring tools. Today, DDI screens job applicants daily for clients.

2000: 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 Strategic Leadership Experience®, an intense immersion program to prepare operational leaders for their unique challenges, debuts.

2001

Grow Your Own Leaders® by William Byham, Audrey Smith, Matt Paese, published.

2001: Second Leadership Forecast research is completed.

2004

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI in Asia selected to assess leaders for CNBC’s “Asia Business Leaders Awards.”

2004

2004: DDI Australia assesses leaders for "Young Executive of the Year Award" in conjunction with The Australian Financial Review BOSS.

Realizing the Promise of Performance Management: by Robert W. Rogers published.

2005

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI is named one of the "Top Ten UK HR Consultancies" by Human Resource magazine.

2005: Fourth Leadership Forecast 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 research completed.

2006

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI named "Best Human Resources Provider in China" by HRoot.com.

2007

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., conducts its 10,000,000th DDI-created pre-hire and promotional assessment test.

2007

Speaking of assessment: In 1972, Bill Byham founded the International Congress on the Assessment Center Method.

2007: 70 The New 50 by William Byham is published

2007: DDI opens office in India

2008

Leadership Success in China: An Expatriate's Guide 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 , by William Byham, Erik Duerring and Yue-er Luo is published.

2008: 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 New Targeted Selection unveiled, includes a one-day training option. Increases quality of hires 200%, reduces turnover by

2009

Interaction Management®: Exceptional Performers Series debuts. A competency-based learning solution designed for individual contributors.

2009: DDI launches Business Impact Leadership®, a development system for mid-level and senior-level leaders.

2010

The CEO’s Guide to: Talent Management completed.

2010: Time for a Leadership Revolution , the sixth Global Leadership Forecast 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 is completed.

2011

DDI named one of the “Best medium-size workplaces” in the United States by The Great Place to Work Institute (2009, 2010, and 2011).

2011

2011:2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI creates Manager Ready® to assess frontline leaders in real-world situations.

2011:2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 DDI receives Chief Learning Officer’s Excellence in E-Learning Silver Award for work with Nissan.

2012

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 Interaction Management: Exceptional Leaders (IM: ExL): DDI launches next- generation leadership development series, ensuring that managers have the skills to be effective. (Pictured) 1974 Interaction Management.

2012

2012

2012: DDI coins the term, “Frontline Leaders,” dedicating a major effort to addressing the unique needs of this leadership level.

2012: Third Global Selection Forecast research completed.

2012: DDI launches its Adaptive Reasoning TestSM, an online figural assessment of cognitive ability that ensures global testing consistency as well as improved test security.

2013

SPARK launched! A grant for clients and DDI associates to use DDI training materials free of charge, with a non-profit of their choice. (Pictured) U-SPARK Partner the YMCA.

2013

2014

Seventh Global Selection Forecast 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 research completed.

2014: Leader3 Ready®, a breakthrough virtual assessment for mid-level and emerging executives used globally.

2014: 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 Shenzhen office opens. DDI now has 5 offices with full-service teams in Greater China.

2015

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 William C. Byham, Ph.D., named DDI Executive Chairman; Tacy M. Byham, Ph.D., named CEO.

2015

Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring out the Best in Others by Tacy M. Byham and Richard Wellins published. Over 30,000 in print, 1,000 eBooks, 6 different languages.

2015: DDI India named Training Provider of the Year by World HRD Congress.

2016

Leaders Ready Now®2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 by Matt Paese, Audrey Smith, and William Byham published.

2016: Third High-Resolution Leadership Study Powerful 2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 data that establishes how leaders impact financial growth and execute economic turnaround.

2016: DDI Malaysia named the Best Succession Planning Consultant by Human Resource Magazine Malaysia.

2017

PROOF That DDI's Leadership Development Pays Off is published. 40+ years of research on Interaction Management®. (Pictured) 1974, DDI’s Key Principles are at the heart of IM. “Maintain or Enhance Self-esteem” is just one of our KP’s that have impacting leaders since since televisions were square.

2017

2017: DDI Pinpoint digital assets delivers an engaging, mobile-ready, and personalized learning experience.

2017: Launched DDI LEAF, a joint venture with our DDI China associates focusing on innovative digital solutions in the China marke

2017: Eighth Global Leadership Forecast research surveyed

2018

Awarded the Top 20 Leadership Training Company Award for over 10 years, and the Top 20 Assessment and Evaluation Companies award for the second year.

2018: DDI wins CSTD’s Awards for the Innovation of Talent Development Products. This includes Transtalent, Cool Leader, and Digital Leadership Quotient Test.

2019

DDI launches virtual reality solutions for leadership. Its Virtual Reality Inclusion Experience is named a Top HR Productof the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine.

2019

2019

2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 Launched Leadership 480 framework to help hire, promore, and develop exceptional leaders.

2019:2020年欧洲杯决赛时间 Third year running: DDI named to Top 20 List for Assessment.

2019: DDI Malaysia wins HR Vendor of the Year Award for Best Management Training Provider Award, and bronze for Best Leadership Development Consultancy Award.

2020

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