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PD Event - Session on The Culture Journey Experience with Human Synergistics

April 29, 2020
6:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
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George Mason
118 Northern Neck, 4400 University Drive, MS 5D7, Fairfax, VA


Coaches deal with culture-related challenges as they try to help leaders and organizations but many don’t fully understand how culture is created, how it evolves, and how to influence it or navigate it effectively to deliver results. 

Organizational culture and its impact on individuals, organizations, and even society are constant topics of interest. Culture has finally become a part of leadership team discussions at most organizations. Unfortunately, few truly understand it despite most CEOs reporting culture as being critical to business success.

A new approach is needed to help leaders and change agents understand the complexities of culture, leadership, and their connection to performance improvement in an accelerated environment. The Culture Journey Experience was created to combine peer learning with targeted education based on facts and fundamentals about culture, climate, and change management that are not widely recognized. Human Synergistics leveraged the expertise of Root Inc., leaders in organizational change, to develop this interactive and engaging experience. The experience is facilitated in tables of 6 to 10 participants based on the Root Learning Map® methodology, which utilizes visuals, two-way dialogue, reflection questions, data, scenarios, and a workbook.

  • Share key learnings, experiences, and culture-related concepts to understand and appreciate its complexity and the unique culture perspectives of peers and experts.
  • Understand how cultures evolve in organizations in the first place and the impact of history on their present states; learn about important aspects of organizational climate that have shaped and continue to reinforce their current cultures.
  • Build a common language for understanding the layers of culture using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Discover how cultures change and identify paths that increase the likelihood of shared learning and positive results with any major change and development effort.
  • Identify causal factors (systems, structures, etc.) that are part of the work climate and understand how they reinforce the current culture and can serve as levers for change in improvement plans.
  • Apply learnings at each step of the workshop to your own organization (or to the organizations with which you work).
  • Receive a workbook with discussion and reflection questions so you can apply key workshop learnings after the event.

The event will be held in Merten Hall Room 1201 on GMU's Fairfax Campus (118 Northern Neck, 4400 University Drive, MS 5D7, Fairfax, VA)


$25.00 Member

$35.00 Guest