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Breakout Presentation

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Presentation Details

In this interactive breakout, you'll explore compelling research demonstrating how constructive cultures drive engagement, financial success, and positive societal impact. You’ll gain insights into the pivotal role of leadership in modeling values, with a unique opportunity to assess leaders' ideal impact versus their current influence on culture.


You will experience an actual culture transformation success story from Madison-based ERDMAN, a leader in healthcare and senior living strategy, design, and implementation of healthier communities nationwide. Recognized as a Great Place to Work® and consistently ranked in the top 5th percentile of employee engagement, ERDMAN will highlight how they and the clients they serve are realizing the power of quantifying values and culture using the gold standard Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI) survey.


In an interactive segment, participants will have the chance to sketch their own organization's culture profile, fostering engagement and deeper understanding. Lastly, we’ll review how we’re using the potential of artificial intelligence to help leaders and organizations identify their most effective levers for cultural change.


Don't miss this opportunity to learn about strategies for realizing your organization's values by aligning them with systems, structures, and leadership qualities. We will demonstrate that organizational cultural change is not only achievable, but we’ll also emphasize the need for leaders and teams to prioritize culture, and to actively manage and shape it.


Join us on a journey to revolutionize your approach to culture and drive positive change within your organization.

During this session, you'll explore :

  1. How to leverage the Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) to accurately quantify values and culture, gaps between them, and levers for culture change to help your organization realize its mission and goals.

  2. The five essentials for successful culture change.

  3. How to leverage AI for culture transformation.


Speaker Bio:

As Chief Client Officer at Human Synergistics, Cathleen brings 20 years of experience as a culture thought partner, sharing best practices and evidence-based approaches for quantifying and shaping culture. She has worked with CEOs, CHROs, and OD leaders and consultants at Fortune 500 companies, NPOs, private SMBs in various industries, government agencies, and universities on culture initiatives focused on a range of outcomes including employee engagement and retention, safety, growth, DEI, merger integration, and digital transformation. With a background in statistics and an unwavering commitment to using meaningful data, Cathleen leverages the world’s most widely used and researched culture survey – the Organizational Culture Inventory® (OCI) and other renowned tools such as the Subarctic Survival Situation™ and Leadership/Impact® 360 by Human Synergistics to measure the “unmeasurable” and provide insights for positive change.


In her presentations, she provides answers to the following FAQs:

What happens after an organization defines their values? How do you know if teams and departments are living the values? Does it matter? What’s helping vs. hindering your organization’s culture? How do you identify the most powerful levers for culture change specific to your organization’s goals? How do you accurately measure culture over time? How do you know if a survey is reliable and valid, and why does it really matter?

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