University of Wisconsin–Madison

Building Trusting Work Relationships

Course Description

Explore how to build and maintain trusting relationships through intentional words and actions. In this course, you will define what trust is. You will explore how to set appropriate boundaries, and confront distrust with a five step conversation.

Why should you attend?

  • Define trust and distrust
  • Recognize behaviors that build trust
  • Set appropriate boundaries
  • Confront distrust with a five step conversation


UW–Madison Faculty and Staff




Tamie Klumpyan, Learning and Talent Development, Office of Human Resources


Engagement, Inclusion, Diversity
Team Development


This course is part of the Thrive@UW program.

What participants are saying

“The Thrive: Trusting Relationships class was absolutely hands down the best, most well-organized and engaging thing I have done in all of quarantine. It was such a new experience to enter a virtual space and have everything run smoothly and on track for the duration. The Blackboard session ran without any production hiccups, the information was presented so that I could stay engaged (regardless of screen burnout) and the software we used to engage in our small groups was perfect for this setting. Highly recommend!”
Danielle, Outreach Specialist, UW Carbone Cancer Center