Why You Should Care About Organizational Culture

 

The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

The California Employment Development Department

Present 

Why You Should Care About Organizational Culture

Eric L. Doner

 AchieveCorp

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520

Members $35  Nonmembers $50

For membership information contact Lew.Gossage@edd.ca.gov

Why You Should Care About Organizational Culture

Peter Drucker is quoted as saying “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast”. This important and timely interactive presentation will examine the multiple factors that affect organizational culture. You will leave with greater insight into how to measure workplace elements that affect company culture and specific steps to create and sustain a thriving culture where people love to work and want to contribute. We will cover:

  1. The effect of culture on innovation and financial performance.
  2. The Competing Values Framework: Four values that drive organizational culture.
  3. Characteristics and consequences of competing values.
  4. Consequences of aligning values and strategy.
  5. How to measure organizational culture.
  6. Steps to build and sustainable a thriving culture.

Participants will receive valuable tip sheets and the opportunity to complete a free culture survey. 

About the Speaker

Eric L. Doner                        

His business career spans 30 years of success as a management consultant, sales and marketing executive, training & development manager, and university instructor. He has held executive positions with Dun & Bradstreet, BASF, and the American Management Association and Penske Logistics. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.  Eric ‘paid his dues’ as a principal in a bay area startup where he also served as President of the Silicon Valley American Marketing Association. He credits his combined corporate, entrepreneurial, non-profit and military experience as providing invaluable insight into how and why things work and don’t work in organizations.

Eric is recognized as a leader in the Organizational Development profession, and his strategic counsel has been utilized by companies including Coca-Cola, BP and Honda plus many diverse small and medium-sized businesses in the Bay area and throughout the U.S. and Canada.

He believes in ‘paying it forward’ by providing leadership in professional organizations including Toastmasters International, The International Society for Performance Improvement, Sales & Marketing Executives International, the Association for Talent Development and The Professional Society for Sales & Marketing Training.

Eric is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and completed postgraduate work in human performance development, adult learning, and instructional technology. A widely-sought speaker and author, Eric attained the coveted Distinguished Toastmaster Award recognizing his communication and leadership skills. Eric always delivers compelling content in articles, blogs, books, workshops and webinars. 

Eric is the founder and CEO of AchieveCorp, an advisory firm that enables organizations to increase business results and create greater value by improving their culture.

 

Midyear Legislative Update Seminar…

Please join us for an informative Midyear Legislative Update Seminar…

 

                                                                        

The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

 The California Employment Development Department

 Present

Midyear  Legislative Update   

Amy Durgan, Esq.

&

Steven Hirschfeld, Esq.

Hirschfeld  Kraemer LLP

Tuesday,  July 15, 2014

7:30  a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520 

Members $35  Nonmembers $50

For  membership information contact Lew.Gossage@edd.ca.gov

 

Speakers: Amy Durgan  and Stephen Hirschfeld 

amy durganAmy Durgan is an     associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. She provides employment     advice and counsel and litigation expertise to organizations ranging from     Fortune 500 companies to privately run businesses. She has worked with     clients in a variety of industries, including banking and financial     services, technology, media, food and wine, manufacturing, retail,     hospitality, waste and recycling, and non-profit.  Ms. Durgan     frequently counsels colleges and universities on employment matters.  She     advises management and human resources professionals regarding all aspects     of employment law, including compliance with state and federal wage and     hour laws, compliance with discrimination, harassment, disability laws,     disciplining and terminating employees, administering leaves of absence     under state and federal law, employee privacy rights, workplace violence,     trade secrets, bonus and commission plans, social compliance audit     policies, and covenants not to compete. She also routinely prepares     employee handbooks, severance agreements, and related employment policies     and contracts.  Ms. Durgan also conducts investigations into internal     complaints of discrimination and harassment.

 hirschfeldStephen Hirschfeld is a     founding partner and co-managing partner with the law firm of Hirschfeld     Kraemer LLP, in San Francisco, California. He is also the Chief Executive     Officer of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the world’s largest network     of labor and employment lawyers. His practice involves labor, employment     and higher education law on behalf of management in both the private and     public sector. Steve advises clients throughout the country on day-to-day     legal issues affecting the workplace, including employee discipline and     terminations, union organizing, workforce reductions, discrimination     claims, proprietary information and trade secrets disputes, substance     abuse, workplace privacy, disability accommodations, executive employment     contracts, overseeing and conducting internal investigations involving     employee, student, and faculty misconduct, faculty tenure issues, and other     human resources issues. He regularly defends employers in state and federal     courts on disputes involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful  termination, trade secrets/unfair competition and wage and hour law. He     successfully argued a seminal wage and hour issue before the California  Supreme Court. Steve has vast experience working with unionized businesses  on matters including collective bargaining, union contract disputes, and labor arbitrations.

 

 

 

Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination

 

Please join us for our Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination Seminar

 

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The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

 

The California Employment Development Department

 

Present

 

Steps to Prevent Wrongful Termination

 

Natalja Fulton, Esq.

 

 Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520 

Members $35  Nonmembers $50

In this program tools will be provided to assist you with several areas of employee relations to avoid wrongful termination claims. 

 

  • Hiring and Interviewing: Tools for best practices in hiring and interviewing and how the law has changed with respect to what information you can request from a candidate.
  • Performance Management: How to keep good employees on track, and how to consistently discipline within the law.  Trends in workplace policy-making will also be identified.
  • Identifying, Preventing and Responding to Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace: Tools to train your front-line supervisors and human resources team to protect your employees and your business. 
  • Terminations:  If you do need to terminate an employee, we’ll discuss the steps required before making that decision.  

Join us for real-life hypotheticals arising from recent case law.  Learn to read the warning signs to avoid discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims.

  

About the Speaker


Attorney Natalja Fulton is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and employment counseling, and she specifically has experience defending employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and labor related workers’ compensation matters.