Establishing Trust

2019thu07nov8:30 amthu12:00 pmEstablishing Trust8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details

Trust is the Foundation


Together we will understand why members of great teams trust one another on a fundamental level. We will examine the importance of vulnerability and the need for honesty with each other regarding our weaknesses, mistakes and fears. We will explore the difference between trusting competency and trusting character, and how to create an environment that fosters both.


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Learning Objectives


Join us for this workshop where participants will:

• Understand why trust is a foundational asset of a cohesive team
• Discuss the reasons why it is challenging to establish trust
• Learn how the Fundamental Attribute Error can destroy teamwork
• Under the difference between trusting character vs trust competence
• Explore strategies for trusting teammates’ character
• Explore strategies for trusting team members


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About Our Facilitator

Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer  Leadership Academy’s participants and partners.

Tisha holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the healthcare field for fourteen years, where she developed her skills in leadership, project management and facilitation. Tisha served as an internal coach for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she worked to enhance the patient experience by cultivating a culture of service.

Tisha is an alumnus of Shafer Leadership Academy’s Emergence program and has completed Advanced Facilitator Training. She is certified in The Leadership Challenge and has over 40 hours of certified coach training. Tisha is an active member in her community where she serves as a board member for the Jay County Cancer Society and is the Co-Chair of the Jay County Cancer Walk. She enjoys volunteering and is a member of the Portland Evening Optimist and Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections.



November 7, 2019 8:30 am - 12:00 pm