Free Webinar | Changing Culture Through Conversations
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About the Event
The Manufacturing Growth Alliance (MGA) is partnering with Shepherd Advisors, who will provide insights on the importance of culture and how to manage a seemingly amorphous differentiator. In our uncertain and volatile conditions, culture can be a force multiplier for driving higher rates of performance. A productive and innovative culture will increasingly require leaders who provide a sense of belonging, listen better, and are open to new ways of doing things.
As we enter this next phase, employees have anxiety and concerns, based on individual experiences. Leaders will benefit from learning how employees are feeling, so they can help them re-orient productively. We will help participants focus on new ways of listening, acknowledging, and learning about employees. Conducting better conversations will alleviate employee concerns and create the cohesion required to drive strategy pivots.
In this webinar you will have a better understanding of:
- Culture drivers and how to intentionally manage them
- The importance of belonging, listening and being open
- How to understand employee expectations and support them
- How leaders can build their capability to become culture drivers
Ed’s passion is helping leaders and organizations transform through conversations and culture change, in response to market shifts and disruptions. He was a key contributor to major transformations at Marsh and Mercer, where he led a global learning and development function. Subsequently, he led the talent function at the American Society of Employers, where he supported middle-market companies on transitions and transformations. Ed’s executive education at the University of Michigan focused on strategy and positive culture. He now leads a Vistage CEO Advisory Board and consults with leaders.
Jim’s primary interest is helping develop leaders and organizations create the capacity to capitalize on the opportunities presented by uncertainty. As Chief Learning Officer for both Marsh Inc and the Bank of Montreal, he played an instrumental role in both organizations through major strategic transformations. Prior to this work in Financial Services, Jim was Professor of Organizational Behavior and Chair of the MBA Program at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is currently helping a startup in the food safety industry go to market.
Sheila’s a thought leader with extensive experience in leadership, organizational development, talent management, change and culture building. Sheila consults with leaders across industries to implement strategy and create transformations. She has a passion for inspiring teams to envision and operationalize new strategies while fostering a happy, healthy, and human working environment. Sheila has a bachelors in sociology and masters in adult education, along with her human resource management certification.
Jenn is the Executive Director of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance (MGA). Jenn is an accomplished authentic and humble executive with over twenty years’ experience leading teams, establishing strategic direction and achieving operational excellence. Respected for helping organizations innovate, thrive and grow. Known for optimizing resources to achieve goals while satisfying stakeholders. Well-known throughout Michigan and nation as a forward-thinking leader who has a passion to serve.
The Manufacturing Growth Alliance (MGA) was founded to champion, serve, and advocate for Michigan’s small manufacturers. More importantly, it provides services that drive solutions that will make manufacturing in Michigan the most competitive and prosperous in the nation. For more information or to become a member, visit MGAlliance.org.
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