Center for Innovative Cultures

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The Center for Innovative Cultures' Tools and Practices Workshop

The following is an excerpt from "The Center for Innovative Cultures: Co-Creating the Organizations of the Future" by Doug Kirkpatrick, published in the Huffington Post on April 20, 2015. To read the whole article, please click here.

Nestled in the shadow of Utah's Wasatch Range, tiny Westminster College is quietly building a world-class center for developing and learning about the organization of the future.

The newly-formed Center for Innovative Cultures, led by former W.L. Gore associate and current Westminster business professor Michael Pacanowsky, is busy developing a robust agenda of symposia, events and workshops designed to catalyze the new ways of working demanded by the Information Age.

After an initial shakedown cruise last year, the Center recently held its second Tools & Practices Workshop, created to give organizational culture leaders practical techniques that offer immediate value in driving innovative performance cultures.

A diverse international faculty composed of academics, consultants, authors and CEOs with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences came together for an intense day of sharing usable theories and practices. The workshop attracted leaders from the greater Salt Lake City area, including entrepreneurs, non-profit directors, human resource practitioners and executives interested in learning new ways of working.