High Performing Cultures

The Human Factor to Profitability
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A Cohesive Team

This full-day course will help you to determine key attributes that can make or break the environment you foster for your employees. It will include discussion about factors that contribute to a cohesive team atmosphere and how to build a workplace that supports leadership and innovation.

  • Understand the relationships between people, profitability and culture.
  • Identify the seven elements of people centered cultures.
  • Determine the cultural factors that are most important in creating a people centered, high preforming company.
  • Identify which of the seven elements of people centered cultures need to be leveraged to improve performance.
  • Learn how to integrate culture and climate into the strategic planning process.
  • Define leadership competencies required for high performing, people centered cultures.
  • Apply people centered culture processes to drive competitive advantage.
A Cohesive Team

Course Schedule and Cost

This full-day workshop will be held 8 am - 4 pm on (date to be determined), at UW-Stout Memorial Student Center located in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Cost is $199.00 which includes lunch and the book, The Human Factor to Profitability, by Dr. Jeanette Black. Parking information and instructions will be sent via email to all registrants 7 - 10 days prior to the workshop.


High Performing Cultures: Workshop Content & Schedule

8:15 am-8:20 am Welcome and introductions

  • Overview of seminar
  • Expectations
  • Housekeeping

8:30 am-9:30 am- The importance of organizational culture

  • The impact of culture on productivity and profit
  • The impact of organizational climate on productivity and profit
  • The 7 elements of People Centered Cultures
  • High performing cultures (HPOs)- Scores Model
  • The Great Place to Work™

9:30 am- 10:30 am- What is your organizational culture type?

  • Assessing your organizational culture
  • Assessing your organizational climate
  • Onboarding, socialization, and adoption of organizational climate
    • Impact on competitive advantage
  • Impact on Creativity and Innovation
  • Case Study and Application

10:30 am-10:45 am- Break

10:45 am am-11:45 -am-Emotional Intelligence and 


  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Competencies
  • Emotional Intelligence and the impact on organizational culture and climate
  • Impact on organizational performance, creativity and innovation
  • Emotional Intelligence link to Organizational Culture
  • EQ 360 Leadership Assessments

11:45 am-12:30 pm- Lunch

12:30 pm-1:30 pm-Denison Organizational Culture Survey™

  • Why culture matters
  • Beliefs and assumptions
  • Traits and indexes
    • Mission: Do we know where we are going?
    • Adaptability: Are we listening to the marketplace?
    • Involvement: Are our people aligned, engaged, and capable?
    • Consistency: Do we have the values, systems and processes in place to execute?

1:30 pm-2:15 pm Denison Culture Instrument-Dynamic influencers and tensions

  • Stable and Flexible
  • Internal and external
  • Cross Patterns
    • Alignment
    • Adaptability and consistency

2:15 pm-2:30 pm Break

2:30 pm-3:00 pm Dennison Culture Instrument-Link to Performance

  • Operation performance, Quality, Employee satisfaction
  • Stable performance over time
  • Innovation & Customer satisfaction
  • Growth

3:00 pm- 3:45 pm Pulling it all together. Creating the business case for culture change

  • Designing a People Centered Culture
  • Designing the High-Performance Organization
  • Return on Investment
  • Drive for competitive advantage
  • Application Case study- Human Resources VP

3:45 pm-4:00 pm Closing Comments

  • How the Denison Model can help you drive culture change
  • Next steps

4:00 pm Adjourn



High Performing Cultures: The Human Factor to Profitability

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