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.

Five Behaviors Certification:

Become an expert

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Become Certified

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.

Learner Take-Aways

  • Increased confidence and expertise in delivering The Five Behaviors in their organization

  • Experience facilitating small groups

  • Insight for navigating unexpected and challenging conversations that can occur during a session

  • Ability to adapt facilitation for any team

  • Credential of a Five Behaviors Accredited Facilitator (upon successful completion of the course and passing of the exam.)


Accreditation is valid for two years, at which point clients have the option to become permanently re-accredited.

Program Components:

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitation Kit

  • Five-week course plus pre-work

  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led, virtual classroom sessions

  • Access to learning resources online

  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

  • Final Accreditation exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Course Dates

  • Five, 90-minute live virtual-classroom sessions scheduled Tuesdays at 2:00-3:30 PM Chicago on these dates:

    April 30
    May 7
    May 14
    May 21
    May 28

Unify your team & maximize your effectiveness