Trust Building for Teams with Erica Marx and Fred Brown

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leave the workshop with key insights and personalized next steps to build positive, productive, and resilient teams with the capacity to innovate and thrive.

Fee $70, includes light refreshments


Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

When trust is present in a group, it is obvious. People collaborate well, present creative solutions, and do their best work. Productivity increases and work satisfaction soars. Trust is the connective tissue that holds a team together and enables them to emerge stronger and healthier.

Trust is essential, yet so many teams struggle to build trust in the face of long-standing, negative cycles of behavior and self-reinforcing patterns. Without a roadmap or tools, changing the culture of an organization can seem overwhelming.

In this highly interactive workshop, you will gain practical tools to:

  • Quickly build trust in the moment
  • Repair trust when it has been broken
  • Create solutions together, even when people disagree
  • Access and be inclusive of diverse viewpoints
  • Reconnect with creativity and joy

You will leave the workshop with key insights and personalized next steps to build positive, productive, and resilient teams with the capacity to innovate and thrive.

“…One of the best workshops I’ve ever been to.”
“…very practical with valuable takeaways and tips.”
-from previous workshop attendees

About the Presenter

Erica Marx (M.S.) is an Executive and Leadership coach in private practice in Ithaca, NY. She is a certified professional coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a certified applied improvisation practitioner and Board Member of the International Applied Improvisation Network.

Erica has over 15 years’ experience as a mediator, workshop leader and instructor with businesses, organizations, and university students. In her volunteer work she is a NYS conflict mediator with the Community Dispute Resolution Center and President of the Advisory Board for Kindness Inside Out, a project of the Center for Transformative Action.

Fred Brown (MFA) is a team facilitator and improvisational theater teacher, artist, and performer. As a teacher and trainer for Philly Improv Theater and Pig Iron Theater Company, he led workshops in leadership presence and team development for organizations including Comcast and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In his creative work, he focuses on original collaborative theater-making and improvisation and has performed in improv festivals around the US and Canada. Prior to earning his MFA, Fred was a Latin and Greek teacher with an undergraduate degree in Classical Philology from Harvard University.

Registration and Payment

Register online at If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email

Cancellation Policy

All registration sales are final – we are unable to refund or transfer fees onto a different workshop for missed sessions.  At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the cancellation on our website:, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.


Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email: in advance of the workshop.

The Coalition is a United Way agency.

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