The Trust Dance

Human Resources strives to be a strategic partner to business leaders, but being strategic doesn’t automatically make HR effective. Having a trusting relationship between HR and business partners is critical for the success of HR’s influence on key leaders. During this session, we will look at the role of Trust in the interactions between HR and their business partners, and what factors influence whether HR professionals are considered Trusted Advisors. These factors include not only behaviors, but also such things as organizational structure, culture, and role definitions. We will explore ways in which attendees can cultivate effective relationships both up and done the ladder to influence organizational actions. Finally, we will look at what actions HR can take to begin or continue the process of becoming a Trusted Advisor.


Lorraine McCamley, Owner, Team Development Concepts, LLC