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James Dykstra
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accredited

James Dykstra graduated from Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Like many other Liberal Arts graduates, he found an Associate position with a small tax firm in Garden City, Kansas. Finding enjoyment in the “art of business,” he went onto work for an oil and gas exploration company in Garden City. It was in this role that he found his passion for management and entrepreneurship, and most importantly, the ability to help people become more successful in their own careers. During his time in Garden City, James also completed his Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Phoenix.

In June of 2014, James bought Resources Unlimited a training and development company in Des Moines, IA.

Since February of 2015, he became certified in Everything DiSC and has earned facilitator accreditation in The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, a Wiley course. He is excited to assist his clients with the tools and resources they need to minimize the stress in their lives and provide them a better way of developing their people.

In his off-time, James prefers to be with his wife watching their daughter grow up and enjoying the small things in life; like his daughter dancing to the movie “Frozen.” In addition, James likes to be outside experiencing nature via hunting, fishing, and of course the beach when he’s near the ocean.


  • What Makes a Team Cohesive?

    1. Trust-Building the Foundation of a Cohesive Team

    Trust lies at the heart of a functioning, cohesive team and can only happen when team members are willing to be completely vulnerable with one another.

    2. Conflict-Engaging in Healthy Conflict

    Conflict is naturally uncomfortable, but productive conflict focused on concepts and ideas is essential for any great team to grow. When teams have a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, conflict simply becomes an attempt to find the best possible solution in the shortest period of time.

    3. Commitment-Buying in on Decisions

    Commitment is clarity around decisions, not consensus. With commitment, teams move forward with complete buy-in from every team member – including those who may initially disagree.

    4. Accountability-Holding Team Members Accountable

    It's easy to avoid difficult conversations, but calling out peers on performance or behaviors that might hurt the team is essential to productivity.

Facilitator Accreditation

Become an Accredited Facilitator for The Five Behaviors® Team Development to unlock organizations’ untapped potential with this breakthrough program. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to this team development solution, this course will increase your knowledge and strengthen your Five Behaviors facilitation skills.

With The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation, you will dive deep into the Five Behaviors model and facilitation best practices. This five-week course will help you build the confidence and expertise to navigate The Five Behaviors Team Development sessions, fine-tuning your skills to deliver an effective experience for any team.

Online Program Includes:

  • Five week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Three to four hours of self-directed online study per week
  • Final exam
  • Accreditation certificate
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew

The Five Behaviors offers SHRM credential-holders the opportunity to earn 19 professional development credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management when they complete The Five Behaviors Facilitator Accreditation.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!


Upcoming Classes

  • October 05 – November 09, 2022

    The Five Behaviors® Facilitator Accreditation-Clients: OCT 5 (2 PM Chicago/8 PM London)
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Featured Skills

  • Organizational Development
  • Team Work
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development


  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation