The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Powered by Everything DiSC®

Learn how to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors™: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.


Highly effective teams are a catalyst for organizational results. Using The Five Behaviors method, we help you create a culture where employees communicate effectively, feel engaged, trust one another and are devoted to achieving business goals.

Based on the work of Patrick Lencioni’s international best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Powered by Everything DiSC® helps teams apply The Five Behaviors model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results to drive team effectiveness and productivity. The program uses Everything DiSC, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships, to help participants understand their individual DiSC® style and discover how each style brings value to the team.

Explore The Five Behaviors pyramidal model of developing team effectiveness and cohesiveness, which can be incorporated with either DISC or Myers Briggs.

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Trust lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team and can only happen when team members are willing to be completely vulnerable with one another. This includes saying things like “I’m sorry” or “Your idea was better than mine.” A personality assessment can help people gain insight on their peers and develop empathy, two important qualities that allow a team to build trust.


Conflict is naturally uncomfortable, but productive conflict focused on concepts and ideas is essential for any great team to grow. When teams have a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, conflict simply becomes an attempt to find the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.


Commitment is clarity around decisions, not consensus. With commitment, teams move forward with complete buy-in from every team member – including those who may initially disagree.


It's easy to avoid difficult conversations, but calling out peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team is essential to productivity. By “entering the danger zone” with one another, team members feel trusted, respected, and responsible for getting things done right.


One of the greatest challenges to team success is the inattention to results. Great teams ensure all members, regardless of their individual responsibilities and areas of expertise, are doing their best to help accomplish team goals.

Watch the video below to see a preview of what’s covered in The Five Behaviors orientation.


The Five Behaviors Sample Reports

The reports your team receives during The Five Behaviors training are invaluable to the team’s future progress. Use the links below to explore what participants get when they take a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® assessment.

Sample profiles

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Ready to bring the 5 behaviors into your organization? Here’s how.



Hire Aspen Edge Consulting

Bringing in an expert facilitator is the easiest route for you to take. Aspen Edge Consulting is an Authorized Partner and Certified Facilitator of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and Everything DiSC®.  Hiring us is quick, easy and cost efficient. This is best for smaller organizations who don’t have their own internal Learning and Development professionals on staff. Aspen Edge can come into your organization or business and hold workshops for the members of your team. These workshops are designed to how your specific team will learn best, with modules centered on:

  • Self-reflection

  • One-on-one dialogs

  • Tabletop discussions

  • Interactive group activities

  • Personal action planning

If you’re ready to work with Aspen Edge and begin to improve your team’s effectiveness, then simply click below to schedule a time to chat. During this phone call we’ll discuss more about the program, the cost, and learn what it takes to drive top team performance.

Facilitation Kits: 

Train on your own


The kit is delivered in a box with a User’s Guide, Take-Away cards and a USB drive filled with facilitation and support materials: handouts, slides, images, templates, posters and videos.

Profiles are purchased separately. Each profile is 35 credits per person in an administrator account.

Modular format

You receive support materials for facilitating seven sessions lasting between 1 to 3.5 hours each. Each module builds on the previous one, helping participants see how each behavior serves as a foundation for the next.

Sample scripts are provided to give you confidence in presenting this model and facilitating team activities. The team exercises, videos, and handouts for each module mean you don’t have to create everything on your own. But if you do want to add something, there are templates that will help you make it all look seamlessly integrated.

Modules include:

  • Introduction of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model

  • Building Trust - Teaching the concept of vulnerability-based trust and practicing it.

  • Mastering Conflict - Helping participants understand the benefits of healthy conflict

  • Achieving Commitment - Shows how clarity and buy-in are key to achieving commitment

  • Embracing Accountability - Stressing the importance of peer-to-peer accountability

  • Focusing on Results - Emphasizing that collective results are more important than individual goals

  • Review and Action Plan

Five Behaviors Certification:

Become an expert

Maximizing the benefits of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team requires that the facilitator be confident and competent since the program asks participants to do challenging work and confront difficult issues on their team. This accreditation course will prepare you for working with various types of teams, and for turning uncomfortable moments into opportunities for learning.


Several training dates are offered each year. View the course syllabus here. Online training includes five weeks of self-directed and instructor led work. Active participation in all five 90-minute live sessions is required. Final exam must be completed within 48 hours of the final, live session.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Accreditation comes with the online training course, the Facilitation Kit, and an EPIC administrator account (platform from which profiles are distributed and stored.)

Accreditation training dates are only offered a few times each year and they fill up fast!

This program includes:

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Facilitation Kit (sent upon registration)

  • eLearning course with weekly live sessions

  • Accreditation granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam.

2019 Online Workshops - Platform access opens April 23, 2019

  • Group live sessions 
    Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Central Time

    • April 30

    • May 7

    • May 14

    • May 21

    • May 28

Online Certification Price


Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course with self-directed activities and live virtual sessions. We have two types of accreditation, one Powered by Everything DiSC® and one Powered by All TypesTM. 

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for at least two years at which point you have the option to renew.

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