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Changing Cultures through Conversations
August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd Advisors 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 of the Covid-19 pandemic, 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.
You will come away from this session with 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. He then led the talent function at the American Society of Employers, developing leaders in member companies. Ed’s executive education at UM focused on strategy and positive culture. He now leads a Vistage CEO Advisory Board and consults with leaders.
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.
Founding Shepherd Advisors in 2000, Loch focuses on methodical research, sound growth strategy development, and building robust foundations for successful and sustainable growth. Loch has a knack for understanding stories, recognizing opportunities, and developing pathways that allow clients to move forward with clarity and confidence. He augments his instincts and enthusiasm with proven methodologies, analysis, due diligence, and process facilitation that fosters clearer thinking and action.