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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have
those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

-- Aristotle

teamwork training

Relationship Awareness Training

The Relationship Awareness program is one of the most potent & effective tools available for increasing team communication & effectiveness while diminishing unwarranted conflict.

Relationship Awareness Training is all about building more effective personal and professional relationships.

It helps teams to sustain those relationships through understanding the underlying motivational value systems of themselves and others - not just when things are going well, but also when they are managing conflict.

It is a dynamic and powerful way of looking at human relationships that aids in building communication, trust, empathy, and effective, productive relationships.

Chess Edwards is a certified facilitator of the Strength Deployment Inventory, the cornerstone of Relationship Awareness.

The SDI is based upon four key concepts:

  • We all do what we do because we want to feel good about ourselves.
  • We tend to take two different approaches to life:
    • When we feel that things are going well, and
    • When we feel that we are faced with opposition or conflict.
  • A "personal weakness" is no more or no less than the overdoing or misapplying of a personal strength.
  • We naturally tend to perceive the behaviors of others through our own filter, our Motivational Value System.

Typical Outcomes:

  • Deepen the understanding and practice of effectively communicating with other team members in a manner that increases collaborative communication and understanding.
  • Learn to speak clearly through the filters of different personality types and value systems.
  • Communicate so that others can effectively hear, truly understand and eagerly participate.
  • Understand your own motivational values and those of the other team members.
  • Learn and integrate effective conflict management and resolution tools.
  • Deepen the understanding of warranted and unwarranted conflict.
  • Come away with a team that understands each other, has greater respect for each other, knows how to communicate with each other and is adept at avoiding unwarranted conflict and more effectively managing conflict that does arise.



teamwork training

Synergy is the highest activity of life; it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.

Stephen Covey



By believing passionately in that which does not exist, we create it.
That which is nonexistent has not been sufficiently desired.”

Nikos Kazantzakis




The key elements in the art of working together are how to deal with change, how to deal with conflict, and how to reach our potential...the needs of the team are best met when we meet the needs of individuals persons.

Max DePree

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