Building Organizational Cultures: A Framework for Leaders (Online)

Why do some cultures thrive while others languish? And what role do leaders play in helping cultures thrive? Organizational cultures are living systems that can be intentionally influenced and developed through a system of interrelated elements. 

This online program will compel leaders to examine their beliefs and practices pertaining to organizational culture. Through case studies, inquiry, reflection, and discussion, we will engage in critically assessing culture and applying effective action to drive performance. You’ll walk away with the tools to build an extraordinary workplace culture that promotes advancement of both your organization and its people.

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Program Benefits

  • Learn the relationship between culture and performance
  • Increase awareness of extraordinary versus mediocre, even toxic, cultures
  • Understand the risks of not being intentional about culture
  • Inspire leaders to shift into informed action 
  • Gain actionable insight into elements that work to advance adaptive organizational culture
  • Earn a digital Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Activating the 10 elements of adaptive cultures
  • Understanding organizational culture and why it’s important
  • Exploring the continuum of corporate culture—the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • Advancing cultures through a proven framework
  • Translating understanding into action and impact

Who Should Enroll

This online program is designed for leaders and influencers who want to: 

  • Positively impact people and performance
  • Better understand the risk and opportunity related to culture
  • Make a difference in the culture of their organization

Program Information

Program Dates

January 25–28, 2021
Instructor Lorne Rubis
April 13–16, 2021
Instructor Lorne Rubis
July 26–29, 2021
Instructor Lorne Rubis
October 18–21, 2021
Instructor Lorne Rubis

Class Times

Dec. 2020: 10:30 am—6:30 pm ET
Jan. 2021: 3:00—6:30 pm ET
April 2021: 10:00 am—1:30 pm ET
July 2021: 3:00—6:30 pm ET
Oct. 2021: 3:00—6:30 pm ET

Program Fee

2020 Program Fee: $1,950
2021 Program Fee: $2,150


Online (Zoom)


Lorne is the Chief Culture and Transformation Officer at NorQuest College, helping the school thrive in the midst of the disruption impacting Alberta’s post-secondary education. Prior, Lorne was the Chief People Officer and Chief Evangelist at ATB Financial. Leveraging key focus areas, Lorne was an internal consultant, advisor, connector, coach, catalyst and occasional provocateur.

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