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Getting Naked with Each Other: The Role of Trust and Vulnerability in Creating a Cohesive Team


Presented by Chariti Gent 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Presentation Description

According to Patrick Lencioni, author of the best-selling book The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, the most important behavior a team can build is TRUST. But as a leader, a manager, or an HR professional, the big question is: how do you do that in practice?

An atmosphere of trust requires that we “get naked” in front of one another, that we admit when “we’re wrong” or “I made a mistake” or “I need help.” For a team to establish real trust, its members, must be willing to take risks and BE VULNERABLE. While this can be uncomfortable to be sure, there are ways to do it with minimal pain and/or “sweat-over-the-brow.”

In this experiential presentation, I take participants through several exercises aimed at teaching how to build trust (i.e. how to be vulnerable) with others at work—relatively quickly and with minimal effort. Knowing how to do this is absolutely critical for creating vibrant, cohesive, creative teams and appealing, innovative and culture-rich workplaces.

Participants will learn . . .

  • The role of trust on a team, relative to the rest of Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions Model
  • The difference between predictive trust and vulnerability-based trust, as well as their impact.
  • How to cultivate a workplace environment that encourages people to be more vulnerable, to trust one another more, so all can create greater success as a team.

Our Presenter

Chariti Gent is a long-time Madison, WI resident and Midwesterner. After spending 15 years coaching and training adults within academia, government, and corporate America, Chariti ventured out on her own and formed Chariti Gent Coaching + Consulting, where she regularly coaches, trains and guides individuals, groups and organizations in leadership development, purposeful living and dynamic team building. Her company exists to inspire happiness, confidence and freedom in the lives of her clients and the people of this world.


For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.