Helping Organizations Create, Develop and Build Cultures of Respect

"Dennis rebuilt the group into a
high performance team,
exceeding the expectation
of our University."

VP Employee Relations

"I'm a more positive, self-aware
and kind leader who achieves
higher-level results."

Senior Vice President

"a great help in overcoming some
of the communication barriers I had"


"Helped the individuals create actionable
strategies to improve performance
and interactions with peers"

Chief Human Resources

"Dennis has been a tremendous
help to me professionally while
transitioning to become president"


"Did an exceptional job
of delivering a highly personalized
training experience to our
sales staff in four states."

Senior Vice President
Learning & Development

Helping Organizations Create, Develop and Build Cultures of Respect. The Institute of Respect

Difficult Conversations

Pretend you received a voice message this morning on your way to work that went something like this: “Hey, I’m calling to give you a heads-up about a huge conflict in your department today. Everyone is angry and in an uproar about something. Better hurry and get here to try to diffuse the situation!”

Academic Leadership

We believe that universities need outstanding leadership at all levels in order to foster excellence in learning, scholarship, and public service. Our program is to help new and experienced academic leaders strengthen the skills that will help them build great institutions.

Executive Coaching

If you are looking for an edge that will help you develop and retain desirable executives, increase performance and productivity and achieve both qualitative and quantitative improvements, consider Executive Coaching.

Collaborating With Respect

How willing are you to collaborate with someone who is egocentric, judgmental, condescending and who refuses to listen? If you’re like most of us, the answer is “Not at all.” Yet collaboration has become increasingly important to achieve personal and professional success in today’s business climate.

Leading With Respect

Establishing genuine respect is the first step in every personal and professional relationship. This program helps you create respect-based relationships with colleagues and associates to inspire them to contribute ideas…

Respect-based Teams

Take your team to the next level with one of our dynamic teambuilding workshops, uniquely tailored for each group. Whether you want to roll up your sleeves and pick up a paintbrush, play fun-filled experiential games or perform a Broadway musical, we have an event that is perfect for your team’s needs.

Your Instructor

Dennis Morris – The Institute of Respect

Developing exceptional, innovative leaders and teams is Dennis Morris’ passion, and it’s what drives the work of his company, Institute Of Respect. Dennis is the creator of respect based learning programs that are tailored to help executives and managers understand the power of respect, and how it can be used to develop highly effective leaders and teams, resulting in more meaningful–and more prosperous–relationships with clients and colleagues. He was the first executive coach and consultant in the U.S. to offer respect based leadership programs such as Leading With Respect, Respect-Driven Communication and Coaching With Respect. Since 2010, respect has been the cornerstone and operating principle of his executive coaching and consulting practice.

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