Center for Innovative Cultures

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

Events Calendar

See a summary of our upcoming events below.  You may also click the button to download a .pdf of our calendar. Be sure to save the dates! 

Culture Roundtable Discussions

The Culture Roundtables are monthly discussions on articles or short videos related to culture in organizations.  We meet early in the morning from 7:30-9:00 am.  The articles and videos are thought-provoking.  The discussions are lively.  The CRTs are good opportunities to network with like-minded and like-hearted individuals.


Next Discussions:

  • March 6, 2019

  • May 1, 2019

  • September 4, 2019

  • October 2, 2019

  • November 6, 2019

  • December 4, 2019

    For more information, or to RSVP, please contact:
    Brandi Workman

Thriving Organization Intensive - Session IV
Own the Gap: How to Build a Collaborative Improvement Culture for Your Organization

Salt Lake City, Utah
February 21, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

Learn the details of the Own the Gap Model from the Shingo Prize winning author Bryan Crowell. During the workshop you will learn the four key systems of the model to build a continuous improvement culture for your organization. The Own the Gap Model has been validated to drive results for multiple organizations and industries, including manufacturing, retail sales, healthcare, oil and gas, and finance. During the workshop you will not only learn the principles of the model, but you will learn practical methods and see many examples of how the model can be applied in your organization. The workshop will focus specifically on:

  1. The strategy deployment sequence to align and engage team members at each level of the organization to company goals and strategies.

  2. Visualization of organizational performance with visual indicators and escalation triggers.

  3. Daily improvement processes to collaborate, create and engage employees ideas for improvement.

  4. Closed loop management systems to continually evaluate performance to facilitate a learning environment.

  5. Learn engagement multipliers to leverage the creativity and capability of your team to support improvement.


Who is this for?

These intensive workshops take a deeper dive into some of the topics offered at our annual Tools & Practices Workshop and are now being offered throughout the year. Each workshop covers independent topics and you do not need to have attended any prior workshops in the series. 

Innovative Tools & Practices of
High-Performing Organizational Cultures


Menlo Innovations
Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 7, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

This one-day workshop is intended to help leaders who wish to better understand the tools and practices of high-performing organizational cultures to:

  • Better engage the people with whom they work

  • Share knowledge more broadly and more rapidly

  • Help create greater alignment on projects, change initiatives, and strategy implementation

  • Maximize the potential of the individuals with whom they work

See full brochure HERE
See agenda only HERE

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing and register before January 16th!