Center for Innovative Cultures

Helping organizations thrive by unleashing the talent, passion, and potential of people at work

Collaborative Culture Summit
September 27 - 29, 2017
Hotel Park City | Park City, Utah


             Patty McCord

             Patty McCord

The Collaborative Culture Summit is an action-planning two-and-a-half days where senior leaders (and their teams) meet to gain a deeper understanding of culture, and to develop a specific action plan for their organization on the next steps of their culture journey.

We begin with a deep dive into what is culture, what is a high-performing culture, and what are the benefits of a high-performing culture.   Following the deep dive into culture, we examine key elements of the culture journey for each organization, and develop a detailed plan for next steps.

The Summit is organized around seven questions:

1) What is “culture?”
2) What is a “good” culture?
3) What are the benefits of a good culture?
4) What is the role of leadership in the culture journey?
5) What does the journey to cultural excellence look like?
6) How do I get started?
7) What do I do on Monday morning?

We have some outstanding speakers lined up to provoke thinking on culture, and to provide very tangible and practical hints for how to make provocative ideas real.  Our speakers this year include:

  • Joseph Grenny, author of Crucial Conversations and Influencer, who will provide a conceptual overview of a data-based process of change
  • Dave Durocher and Alan Fahringer, directors of The Other Side Academy, tell the story of their Academy that is life-changing for many who’ve hit rock bottom: repeat felons, people who’ve struggled with alcohol and drugs and whose experiences never fails to provoke thinking about what might be the impact of their highly impactful practices in organizational settings
  • Patty McCord, known for reinventing HR at Netflix, now brings Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work.

The days are highly interactive.  Much learning comes from participants from different organizations sharing their experiences - what has and has not worked for them.  

The Collaborative Culture Summit has received rave reviews from participants every time we’ve held it.  This year is shaping up as another fantastic opportunity for leaders to create an Action Plan for their organization to take their next steps toward a culture that —as the Center’s mission puts it-- helps their “organization thrive, while unleashing the talent, passion, and potential of people at work.”


16 Credits - Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

***See the agenda HERE***

  • Corporate Individual: $2,795
  • Corporate Group 2-5: $2,545
  • Corporate Group 6+: $2,395
  • Alum/Non-profit*: $2,250
    (*Organization with less than 50 Employees*)

 * Members, please contact Michael Zavell for your member code at:

           Joseph Grenny

           Joseph Grenny