The Five Behaviors Training Program

Based on Pat Lencioni's The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Transform Teamwork with the Five Behaviors Training

If you loved the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team story, you will love the  Five Behaviors training program based Patrick Lencioni’s book.

The Five Behaviors training program provides the same framework from the book. Teams start their journey by learning how to instill vulnerability-based trust. They then proceed to build on that experience by learning how to engage in conflict, accountability. They conclude their journey by learning how to achieve team-based results.

This program is designed to either help teams that are truly dysfunctional to functional teams that want to gain an edge on their competition.

This training program is unique because  combines behavioral insights from either DiSC or a new Myers-Briggs assessment called Alltypes to influence the discussions that take place within each step in the model. As an example, when there is a discussion taking place about conflict, each individual’s personalized report tells them how their DiSC or Alltypes style is impacted by Conflict. This helps make conversations more open and rich.

Get started with the Five Behaviors

The Five Behaviors training program offers two unique solutions:

  • Personal Development
    • Use this program with new teams or project teams who only work with each other occasionally. This program also works well as an onboarding program for new hires across an organization. The goal of this program is to make every person a better team member regardless of which team they are on.
  • Team Development
    • Use this program with established teams who work with each other every day (i.e. accounting groups, work shifts in hospitals, manufacturing, or other trades, marketing or small business teams). The goal of this program is to improve the team dynamics.

Both programs use Patrick Lencioni’s model and DiSC to create a standardized training that offer unique, personalized experiences for those that participate in the training

Which program is best for you?

Increasingly, the workplace is becoming less structured. What constituted a team even 10-years ago is less defined today because of advances in digital technology and an increasingly globally connected workforce. Today, teams are becoming organized around projects. Individuals might be pulled from various departments for short periods of time.

We find it’s best to start with training centered on how an individual can contribute towards their team first. The Five Behaviors Personal Development profile offers learning professionals, coaches, and trainers a unique way to use Pat Lencioni’s model to help an individual recognize how they can contribute towards whatever team or project your organization requires them to join. This training is designed to help develop anyone in the organization.

However, for in-tack teams the Five Behaviors Team Development program would be the best option to improve teamwork on an individual team. This program can be used with truly dysfunctional teams or with teams who want to take how they work together to the next level.

We have 30-years experience in helping implement these types of programs and we will support you every step of the way.

Still have questions? Ask us!

How Does the Five Behaviors Training Work?

The Five Behaviors takes participants through each of the five stages in steps. In both the Team and Personal Development, participants start with understanding Trust. 

Before teams and individuals can move to the next stage, they will encounter activities and discussions on how the achieve vulnerability-based trust.

What is vulnerability-based trust? We’ll let Pat explain how vulnerability-based trust can transform teams.

Accreditation Course is available

The Five Behaviors training programs don’t require accreditation to conduct the training. The Facilitation Materials are designed so an experience L&D professional, coach, or trainer can run the program right from the box. However, we do offer a Five Behaviors of a Team online accreditation program that will prepare you to run the Team Training program.

In this course, training professionals will complete self-paced pre-work and join a live weekly session. The course is designed to help facilitators feel comfortable running the program and learning how to keep the training alive after their workshop is completed. The registration fee for this course includes the full facilitation program of the Five Behaviors of a Team.

What's needed to run a Five Behaviors Workshop?

Five Behaviors Individual Report – For both the Team and Personal Development programs, all participants will take an assessment and they will receive their unique, individual report. This report combines the insights of DiSC with the Five Behaviors model. As an example, when the program covers the module on Conflict, each individual will have a section in their report that will explain their own individual preferences for engaging in conflict. This added insight will ensure discussions will be focused on development. These reports can be purchased through our website or issued through an EPIC Account.

Five Behaviors Facilitation Materials – The Five Behaviors Team and Personal Development training materials will standardize how your organization conducts these trainings. These materials provide a strong foundation to ensure you run a high quality and impactful training every time. Furthermore, you have access to activities, powerpoint, videos, and a fully scripted leaders guide. These materials are invaluable for organizations that want to run these programs with multiple teams and for trainers who want to add this program to their tool kit.

Are any follow-up tools available?

Comparison Reports – Comparison Reports are a great tool to use to help team members learn more about one another and improve their individual relationships and, by extension, their ability to work together. Based on data from the personality items in The Five Behaviors assessment, the reports are organized around The Five Behaviors model and illustrate two continua per behavior. Whether introducing new teammates, helping to build rapport, or working to resolve an interpersonal conflict, Comparison Reports can be a great addition to a Five Behaviors program. The best part is that these reports are free to use if you have an EPIC account.

Progress Reports (Team Version Only) – The goal of any Five Behaviors Team Development program is to help teams become more effective. Progress reports will now help teams measure their improvements. Changing behaviors and habits take time, and we encourage trainers to use these reports as a follow-up for the initial training that was conducted. This way, teams can revisit the content while also being able to talk about what improvements they have seen and what areas still need work.

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Need a recap of the book?

Read our summary of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In this summary, you will find out who all of the main characters are, and what happened. Most importantly, the summary covers what the 5 Dysfunctions model is in relationship to the book. 

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