Why You Should Care About Organizational Culture


The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with

The California Employment Development Department


Why You Should Care About Organizational Culture

Eric L. Doner


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.