When Style Meets Trust

Why People Are the Way They Are and What To Do About It

August 17 and 24       9:00-11:00am

Chota Rec Center

Why is it that some people trust immediately while others take longer? How come some give their trust unconditionally while others give it more cautiously? It has to do with behavioral style.  This is a two session class. This highly interactive, two-session course is given by our very own Cynthia Rogers, a resident of Tellico Village!

Session 1 – It’s All About Style   Theorists contend that our behavioral style is determined by our brain function – how we are wired. It determines how we perceive our world, how we think, feel, act, and who we choose as friends. Since we are all wired differently, our behavioral style differences can get in the way of developing positive and productive relationships. By learning about behavioral styles represented by five geometric shapes (Box, Circle, Rectangle, Squiggle or Triangle), you will recognize your behavioral style, the styles of others and learn how to ‘flex’ your style to complement and supplement that of others – be they bosses, colleagues, customers or friends. Psycho-Geometrics® is the catalyst for learning that participants remember and apply.

At the end of this highly interactive session, you will:

  • Describe the five Psycho-Geometrics® shapes and the behavioral styles associated with each shape
  • Identify your own behavioral style and understand why you respond to others the way you do
  • Identify the behavioral style of others
  • Apply the Psycho-Geometrics® method to deal with others more effectively, improve the way you communicate thus enhancing business and personal relationships

There will be an opportunity for participants to complete an on-line style assessment for more personal insights and understanding about themselves.  You can decide after the first session.

Session 2 – What’s Trust Got to Do With It? 

Experts agree that trust is a critical ingredient in effective relationships, be they personal or professional. Many people are not aware of how their actions influence trust. This program provides a model that defines the four elements of trust that leads to the development of individual, team, leader and organizational trust. Participants will leave with a frame of reference to analyze future behaviors and develop the kind of trusting relationships that will be sustainable over time.

At the end of this highly-interactive session, you will be able to:

  • Define trust
  • Identify behaviors that influence trust
  • Identify the four elements (ABCDs) of Trust
  • Link each behavioral style to the elements of Trust


Cynthia Rogers has over 30 years of management, consulting, and training and development experience with Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations, and consulting firms as well in public and private school settings.  Her corporate experience includes the start-up and management of full-service Learning and Development Departments as well as systems analysis and programming work.  In her consulting practice, Cynthia has successfully rolled out corporate-wide programs and conducted workshops and seminars in the areas of Change Management, Diversity Awareness, Customer Service, Management / Leadership Development, Sexual Harassment Awareness, Total Quality Management, and PC Application Software.  You can learn about her area of expertise at http://www.crogersassoc.com/

The tuition for this course is $10 payable to TVPOA the first day of class.