Exploring Trust: The Trust Interviews
To build some trust among strangers who are meeting each other, and to explore some of the characteristics of people who are "trustable"
Ideal Group Size
Exercise is done in 3's and 4's so it scales well for any sized group
Time For Exercise
Trust, Communication, Diversity
Detailed Instructions If Needed
Divide the whole group into sub-groups of three's or four's.
1. Have each person introduce him/herself to the others in under 1 minute each including at least name, why came to this workshop, what wondering about trust. If time to add more, fine.
2. Each person has four minutes to tell others about someone they trust a lot. How did
that trust begin? DId trust start building from the start? Did it grow rapidly? Slowly? What did the other person do that led you to trust him/her? Are you generally a trusting person? (again, if time, say more that comes to mind about trust in your life.)
3. Share what you heard. Anything stand out? Any common elements/themes? Did you gain any insights? If so, what.
If time allows, have a call out into whole group (and record in front of group) aspects of #3.