Queen's University IRC

Building Trust in the Workplace

Elevating Trust for Organizational Health and Wellness




Our workplaces are increasingly more diverse and more impacted by social change. In this evolving environment, how do we ensure that we truly understand employee values and expectations, and communicate in a way that builds trust and engagement?

Many organizations struggle with low levels of employee engagement and trust – with each other, with the company’s processes, and with leadership. Our Building Trust in the Workplace program will show you how to identify the reasons behind low trust levels, understand different types of behaviour in the workplace, and transform organizational culture to foster a more transparent and positive environment.


Sep 26 - Sep 29, 2022 Virtual Zoom Link will be provided after registration Sep 19 $2,195
Feb 15 - Feb 16, 2023 Ottawa Details will be provided after registration. Feb 07 $2,495
May 31 - Jun 01, 2023 Kingston Queen's IRC - Executive House May 24 $2,495


This program is ideal for organizational leaders, HR professionals and influencers who want to improve their trust-building skills and positively impact organizational health and success. Send a team and amplify your results!



*(Participants are required to complete an online EQ assessment 7 days prior to program date.)

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This highly interactive program features small and large group interactions, with opportunities to share knowledge and experiences. You’ll participate in important conversations about trust myths, facts and research, and have the opportunity to leverage feedback from experts and fellow participants as you develop a trust fitness plan for your organization.

a) Defining Trust

Trust is a delicate, personal value that requires keen attention and a high degree of awareness. It can easily be lost and not so easily gained – yet it can be rebuilt intentionally. We will explore how our core values are linked to how we experience trust.

b) Leveraging Your Individual Emotional Intelligence to Strengthen Trust

By identifying your current level of emotional intelligence, you can better understand how it influences trust and what to do next. You can identify strategies in your EI self-assessment report to raise your use of emotional intelligence

c) Strengthening Team Trust

Today’s workforce is made up of diverse perspectives on teams. We’ll use real-world evidence and current research about what high-trust teams do to create better relationships and a supportive work culture that respects diversity and promotes inclusivity.

d) Shifting Expectations of Trust and What that Means for Your Organization

In a world of instability and change, employees are increasingly looking to their employer to do the right thing. We’ll review global findings that identify how social and political events are influencing expectations around employer accountability and job performance, and what that means for your organization and its stakeholders.

e) The Trust Fitness Plan

Make it real with a plan that includes tools that you can immediately apply to your work environment. You’ll work with experts and colleagues to develop strategies that you can implement and measure and learn how to build trust champions within your organization to maintain trust levels and boost productivity.


Linda Allen-Hardisty

Lead Facilitator
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Linda Allen-Hardisty


Linda Allen-Hardisty is an organizational development professional (Queens IRC OD Certificate), an executive coach (ICF PCC professional designation), a team coach (EMCC Global Accreditation), and a Forbes Coaches Council contributing member. She’s built a reputation as a vibrant, contemporary voice in the business world by blending her grounding in OD with a practical approach to addressing organizational challenges and opportunities.


Over her 20-year OD career, she has helped many leaders – from corporate executives to entrepreneurs – improve their personal and professional success. She is a sought-after facilitator and advisor for executive development, strategy and change, team effectiveness, and emotional intelligence.

With a Masters of Education from the University of Regina, Linda’s uniqueness is that, prior to private practice, she fulfilled corporate leadership roles including the Director of Organizational Development in a company listed on the Hewitt Top 50 Employers in Canada and became the first Manager of Strategy and Performance for a municipal government undertaking cultural transformation. Her diverse industry experience includes oil and gas, healthcare, utilities, universities, tourism, municipal government, professional associations, crown corporations, arts and creative industries, architecture, Indigenous business, Agri-value, IT, and small medium business. Linda and her husband are proud to call the Canadian prairies their home, and she is a Member of the Board of Trustees at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, which is the public art gallery in Regina, SK.