Being a Kind Leader
Developing Trust

According to a global Gallup survey, trust is the number one thing employees want from leaders.

Meaningful relationships, relationships with risks, interdependent relationships, and relationships between leaders and followers all require trust. With Dr. Robin Denise Johnson’s guidance you will learn about trust in a new way – you can choose who to trust, how much to trust them, the kind of trust, even to re-trust if someone betrays your trust (i.e. to forgive them). Dr. Robin’s course operationalizes trust in ways that give you a lot more control over how it manifests in your relationships.

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Behavioral hacks for leading a multicultural team inclusively with compassion and competence

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Dr. Robin Denise Johnson has operationalized trust by teaching how to have more control over how it manifests in your life:

  • Communication based trust
  • Character based trust
  • Competence based trust

This award-winning course represents Dr. Robin’s expertly synthesized research and includes specific skills that will change your relationship with your role, your colleagues and your life. Developing Trust meets high standards of accessibility and includes an engaging combination of video scenarios, activities and exercises to ground learners’ understanding. The course will support your diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to promote allyship, bystander intervention, team building and inclusive leadership.

Dr. Robin Denise Johnson teaches skills that can change your relationship with your role, your colleagues and your life.

The course objectives:

•  Learn about the three kinds of trust: Communication-based, Competence-based and Character-based.

• Assess your own values around trust and develop an action plan to develop trust.
•  Gain and practice new skills to be an inclusive leader.
•  Enact kindness by being a kind leader, by choosing to trust.
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Choose the format that meets your training needs

Give your employees access to our award-winning asynchronous Being a Kind Leader eLearning course

Access the Being a Kind Leader videos, slide decks and handouts to conduct your own instructor-led training

Online eLearning

  • Scalable and trackable
  • 24/7 on-demand
  • Consistent content
  • Install on your LMS
  • Completion certificate
  • Customizable
  • English and Spanish versions




When you purchase access to this Online Learning course and complete checkout you’ll receive an email from with more information about how to access the course and instructions you can share with your learners.

Trainer’s Toolbox

  • Never lose a DVD or USB again
  • 24/7 on-demand
  • Train in-person or virtual
  • Zoom / Teams-friendly
  • Create custom sessions
  • Use any browser and OS
  • Unlimited usage in term




When you click “Subscribe” you’ll go through the checkout process and make payment. Then, you’ll receive an email from with the link and login credentials.

If you have any questions, please contact

FAQ: Training formats, technical details and licensing

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In what formats is your training offered?
We offer our training programs in three formats:
• Self-Paced Online Learning – asynchronous e-Learning course
• Trainer’s Toolbox – provides access to our videos, Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and handouts
• Interactive Live Webinars – SunShower experts deliver training in customized workshops on Zoom
What is Self-Paced Online Learning?
The streaming video course includes the video and offers a bit more information and experience for learners. It’s still short – just 15 minutes! The course has a 10-question quiz at the end and offers a downloadable completion certificate.

With a 1-year license, you can add this SCORM 1.2 course to your Learning Management System and offer it to your employees inside your own training ecosystem. You can train a handful of people or thousands. Select the level of usage you anticipate and purchase here, or book 20 minutes with Joel Lesko, SunShower’s Producer/President, to craft a custom license.

What is the Trainer’s Toolbox and how does it work?
The Trainer’s Toolbox is designed to replace DVDs and USBs. No more, “Who’s got the USB?” or “Uh-oh, we lost it”. All the materials that used to reside on a DVD or USB are now easily accessible from the SunShower Learning website, ready for you whenever you conduct a training. The Trainer’s Toolbox can be used for in-person or virtual training sessions, regardless of your computer’s operating system. You can play the videos full-screen and and present on Teams, Zoom and other virtual platforms.

Your subscription includes full access to the videos as well as a downloadable Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and PDF handouts. And, pricing is flexible, based on team size: small (1-5 facilitators), medium (6-14 facilitators) or large (15-29 facilitators). Upon subscribing, you’ll receive an email from our website with the link and login credentials.

How is the Self-Paced Online Learning course different from the Trainer’s Toolbox?
The online course is designed for individual, self-paced use by logging into your own learning management system (LMS) or accessing SunShower’s online LMS. In contrast, the Trainer’s Toolbox is a set of resources (videos, a Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and handouts) for you and/or your team of trainers to use to conduct your own instructor-led training – in-person or on virtual platforms like Zoom.
Are your online courses accessible?
Accessibility is not just about captions. We are committed to the highest values of accessibility. To achieve that, our roadmap includes not only the basics – transcripts, captions, alt text, and many more features – but also the Extended Audio Description (AD) and other critical corrections. Inclusion is built into every aspect of our work. Each course is at a different stage of development.