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:
September 5, 2018
October 3, 2018
November 7, 2018
December 5, 2018

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Hirst at:


Thriving Organization Intensive
Session I: The Deep Dynamics of High-Performing Organizational Cultures

Salt Lake City, Utah
May 4, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration is required.

These intensive workshops will take a deeper dive into some of the topics offered at our annual Tools & Practices Workshop and will be offered throughout the year.

Session I in this series of intensive workshops will cover the Center's Model of Thriving Organizational Cultures developed by Michael Pacanowsky, founder of the Center for Innovative Cultures.  We will explore thriving and wilting cultures in a creative, intuitive way and probe strategic intent, practices, and foundational beliefs of your own organizational culture.

As a result of this Intensive, you will be able to:

  • Explain why the concept of culture is so important in today’s environment
  • Communicate the key elements that drive high-performing organizational cultures
  • Analyze your own culture—at the work unit, or organizational level
  • Develop an action plan to initiate or support the development of a high-performing organizational culture in your circle of influence

The Intensive is being taught by Michael Pacanowsky. He was a long-time Associate at W. L. Gore & Associates, and is currently the Gore-Giovale Chair in Business Innovation in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business at Westminster College and the Founding Director of the Center for Innovative Cultures.