Instructions: Following the Learning Model

  • Prepare: Spend at least 15-20 minutes studying the information listed below.
  • Teach One Another: Spend 5-10 minutes teaching the associated principle to an individual or group.
  • Ponder and Prove: Reflect on each principle, make plans, and set goals to improve.


A strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that may range in duration from brief to enduring.


  • Why are interpersonal relations important?
  • How do I build relationships with others?


"Personal conversation flourishes to the degree that the participants stay close to each other, figuratively as well as literally."  -Boris Groysberg

"Where there is no trust, there can be no intimacy. For all practical purposes, the reverse is true as well."  -Michael Slind

"We have been given two ears and one mouth, which means we need to listen twice as much as we talk."  -William Ury