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Building trust in times of crisis

Thursday, 28. May 2020 - 13:00


As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the globe, we have retreated into isolation as a means reduce the devastating effects the virus has on our communities. These unprecedented circumstances have caused a ripple of disruptions to our daily lives and people are generally more stressed, and afraid as trust is at a critical low point.

With the need for trustbuilding growing more urgent every day we’re evolving our outreach activities to include online gatherings and events.

We’re offering a series of virtual presentations by changemakers and trustbuilders from across the world, who will share their stories of inspiration and provide guidance how we can all build trust in times of crisis.


Shakiyla SmithThe role of spiritual community

Shakiyla Smith is the Director of Organizational Culture for Fetzer Institute, whose mission is to help build the spiritual foundation for a loving world. Shakiyla will be giving her perspective on the role and practices of spiritual community, and community care, in building and sustaining trust. Join us for a conversation with Shakiyla about the community of freedom at Fetzer. 

28 May 13:00 GMT

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Previous Conversations

Suresh VaziraniLeading through example

Suresh Vazirani, founder and Managing Director of TransAsia, India’s largest multinational medical diagnostics company, and the current President of IofC International, spoke on 16 May about the importance of trustbuilding as it relates to business leadership, as well how to maintain this trust through crisis situations.


Jessie SutherlandTrust through belonging

Jessie Sutherland, Director and Founder of Intercultural Strategies, spoke on 30 April about building trust through a ‘belonging’ lens. Her presentation focused on cross-cultural communication and fostering unity.


Keeping our humanity

Rajmohan Gandhi, reconciliation and democratic rights advocate, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, spoke on 16 April about the importance of maintaining our humanity during difficult situations.