Human Resources Executives Special Interest Group Meeting 

Organizational Culture: Your Company’s Life Depends On It 
July 26, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Join us to learn, network, share best practices and understand how other companies are managing and nurturing their culture. 

Thousands of books, articles and studies have been written about the importance of organizational culture, yet creating a winning culture that provides a competitive advantage remains one of the biggest challenges business leaders face today. This session will help participants better understand their current culture and what they can do to support or enhance it through the discussion of case studies, models and best practice sharing.

In some cases, our culture enables success and in others it creates roadblocks and obstacles that make it harder to achieve the business results we are tasked to deliver. Does your culture enable you to recruit and retain key talent better than your competition? Can you clearly articulate what makes your culture great and what shifts need to occur in the future?

In this session, you will have an opportunity to hear from thought leaders and experts that help organizations with these issues every day. You will also learn more about how GE, and GE Healthcare have continued on the transformation journey (is culture ever done?) over the last few years.

"Framing Our Cultural Mission": The day will start with Bob Pothier, Senior Consulting Partner for Partners In Leadership who will lead a hands-on session to help identify key company results and the cultural shifts that may be necessary to achieve them. He will share simple to use models that can be used in your organization. Bob has a wealth of real-world experience from his time as an executive at Koch Industries in its Koch Capital Group as well as General Electric Company where he worked on mergers and acquisitions for GE Healthcare. Bob also is a co-author of the book The Happiness Journey and serves as Chairman of the Board of Hapacus, a wellness company.

GE Healthcare: Mary Rindo, Senior HRM Global Supply Chain, and Brian McGarvey, Senior HRM US/CAN, at GE Healthcare will be sharing some insights to GE’s journey in Culture, looking to transform the shared commitment of leaders across the company for continued evolution, through tools, behaviors and continuous learning.

"Culture East Strategy for Breakfast": In the afternoon, Zach Blumenfeld, Co-Founder/COO of ThirdSpace and Founder of CultureCon will share information about tools and technologies that can be used to “fix the broken workplace” as well research around culture including myths and stories about creating a culture of innovation. He will touch on generational differences and how mission driven work impacts your culture and company’s success.

We will end our session a little early so that attendees who wish to stay can take an optional tour of the GE Healthcare customer showcase on products, as well as a tour of their Advanced Manufacturing lab, focusing on changing the game of healthcare through additive and other technologies (approximately 45 min total).

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:15 AM Framing Our Cultural Mission (Key Results, Results Pyramid & Accountability)
  Bob Pothier, Senior Consulting Partner for Partners In Leadership
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Case Study: GE Healthcare
  Mary Rindo, Senior HRM Global Supply Chain at GE Healthcare
12:00 PM Lunch & Networking
12:30 PM How We're Doing It: Best Practice Sharing
1:30 PM Break
1:45 PM Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast
  Zach Blumenfeld, Founder of CultureCon/COO of ThirdSpace
2:30 PM Meeting Wrap-up
2:40 PM GE Healthcare Facility Tour
Updated Location: GE Healthcare Institute 
Jen Anderson, 608-890-1406, 

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