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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Objectifying Trust: Seven Key Considerations"

  • 01 Mar 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD


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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Topic: Objectifying Trust: Seven Key Considerations

Trust is considered by many to be an essential element for developing and maintaining relationships, but describing what trust is can be hard. One reason for the challenge is that trust can mean many different things to different people, making it difficult to align expectations around behaviors commonly used to assess, or measure the presence of trust.

Join us for an interactive introduction to the Tree of Trust® diagnostic tool used to reveal and objectify factors critical to building trust, and the impact of those factors on the existence, or development of distrust. Based on three years of R&D by Paris think tank Institut Confiances, The Tree of Trust® is being used by industry and in government to uncover reasons for distrust that impact organizational performance, while revealing opportunities to develop trust and improve professional relationships.

During this session, participants will be engaged in an examination of the seven key factors that can have an impact on generating trust or distrust at individual, corporate, institutional, regional and global levels. At the core of the conversation will be here key questions:

  1. When relationships are impacted by issues involving trust, is the existence of distrust a consequence, or a cause of the issue?
  2. As OD practitioners, how can we quickly and accurately objectify and measure trust/distrust behaviors and practices at individual, team, or organizational levels?
  3. How can we raise clients’ consciousness about what to change in order to reinforce trust relations?

We hope you will join us to participate in the discussion.   

Presenter:  Brenda Harrington

Brenda Harrington is the founder of Adaptive Leadership Strategies, LLC. She works with private, public and nonprofit organizations to improve operational results by helping leaders and key individual contributors expand leadership capacity and improve team performance. Her operational career includes management positions with Mobil Oil and AT&T, and an executive leadership position with a Washington, DC management and consulting firm.

An area of specialization for Brenda is global mobility, addressing challenges associated with international assignments and projects that can interfere with the achievement of business objectives. As a Moderator in the Corporate Learning Division of Harvard Business School Publishing (HBP), Brenda facilitates virtual leadership development courses for HBP corporate clients worldwide. Closer to home, she directs the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Forum, a national thought leadership organization providing peer-to-peer professional development for second-in-command executives. 

Brenda received her Certification for Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She is also a Strategic Partner of TrustInside®, the Paris-based developer of the Tree of Trust® barometer used to diagnose and evaluate organizational challenges related to the erosion of trust, and development of distrust in companies, institutions, government and society. 

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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