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1970

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

1970

douglas bray & william byham

ddi assessment center methodology

网上开户 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®网上开户 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

网上开户 ddi conducts assessment centers to staff the us equal employment opportunity commission.

1978:网上开户 DDI continues to expand and launches its first office in Canada.

1983

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:网上开户 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: 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

1988网上开户 Service Plus® introduced, the first program to train employees and leaders to strengthen customer service slills and culutre.

1990

Milestone:网上开户 DDI celebrates 20th Anniversary

1990:网上开户 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网上开户, by Richard Wellins, William Byham, and Jeanne Wilson is published.

1992

ddi's health care practice formed.

1993

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网上开户, are published.

1997

网上开户 ddi launches opal, its first online learning platform for competency development.

1999

The Leadership Forecast 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: Strategic Leadership Experience®, an intense immersion program to prepare operational leaders for their unique challenges, debuts.

2001

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

2001: Second Leadership Forecast research is completed.

2004

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: 网上开户 by Robert W. Rogers published.

2005

网上开户 ddi is named one of the "top ten uk hr consultancies" by human resource magazine.

2005: Fourth Leadership Forecast research completed.

2006

ddi named "best human resources provider in china" by hroot.com.

2007

网上开户 wal-mart stores, inc., conducts its 10,000,000th ddi-created pre-hire and promotional assessment test.

2007

网上开户 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: 网上开户 DDI opens office in India

2008

Leadership Success in China: An Expatriate's Guide 网上开户 , by William Byham, Erik Duerring and Yue-er Luo is published.

2008: New Targeted Selection unveiled, includes a one-day training option. Increases quality of hires 200%, reduces turnover by 18%

2009

网上开户 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 is completed.

2011

网上开户 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: DDI creates Manager Ready® to assess frontline leaders in real-world situations.

2011: DDI receives Chief Learning Officer’s Excellence in E-Learning Silver Award for work with Nissan.

2012

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: 网上开户 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网上开户, an online figural assessment of cognitive ability that ensures global testing consistency as well as improved test security.

2013

网上开户 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

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2014

Seventh Global Selection Forecast research completed.

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

2014: 网上开户 Shenzhen office opens. DDI now has 5 offices with full-service teams in Greater China.

2015

网上开户 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:网上开户 DDI India named Training Provider of the Year by World HRD Congress.

2016

Leaders Ready Now®网上开户 by Matt Paese, Audrey Smith, and William Byham published.

2016: Third High-Resolution Leadership Study Powerful 网上开户 data that establishes how leaders impact financial growth and execute economic turnaround.

2016: Top analyst firm Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory rates DDI number 1 as a Top Leadership Development Consultant. DDI’s innovation engine is just one reason we remain the world’s largest provider of leadership development services with an unparalleled capacity to deliver integrated, customized, and globally consistent programs.

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: 网上开户 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 网上开户 research surveyed

2018

网上开户 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

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网上开户 launched leadership 480 framework to help hire, promore, and develop exceptional leaders.

2019: Third year running: DDI named to Top 20 List for Assessment.

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

2020

2020