Next online video-conference workshop: February 1-3, 2021.
Next onsite in-person workshop: May 3-5, 2021.
The workshop to lead Change and develop Culture
If you need to change or develop your organization while the culture keeps doing "the way we do things around here", then here’s the business case: If you don’t work with culture, it might work against you.
Develop an effective organizational culture to make your (client) organization more engaged, innovative, competitive, agile, collaborative, efficient, and productive.
This 2.5-day open workshop shows how to diagnose culture with the validated Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI), developed by University of Michigan professors Kim Cameron & Robert Quinn. Next, we look at how to change culture with Change Circles or Interaction Interventions based on Positive Leadership.
Many organizational programs fail because they ignore current culture or because they try to change the culture in a top-down way. Let's try a better approach to organizational change and development. Join this workshop and learn to include and engage others with positive leadership, and work with culture to make it more positive and productive.
Organizational Culture Change
Marcella Bremer leads this workshop, assisted by one of our partner consultants. The workshop is based on her books “Organizational Culture Change: Unleash your Organization’s Potential in Circles of 10" and "Develop a Positive Culture where People and Performance thrive."
Who should attend?
This workshop is for leaders of all levels, consultants, and other professionals. This workshop is a prerequisite for consultants who'd like to become partners of OCAI Online. Seasoned consultants can help juniors during the interactive parts so that we all benefit from the expertise in the room.
Note: we also offer this workshop in-company! Read more here.
Theory and topics
The central lectures cover the basic theory to ensure a shared understanding of culture, change, and positive leadership. In addition, you'll receive checklists and handouts during the workshop. It's not necessary to read Marcella's books in advance.
What is culture?
What is a positive culture?
Culture Diagnosis with the OCAI
Culture types in the Competing Values Framework
Effective and ineffective sides of a culture
What is positive leadership?
Social safety and dialogue
Paradigms of organizational change
Guiding change with CVF and Change Circles
Meetings and Interventions
Culture, Leadership, and Change
In the lectures, we look at what culture is, and what exactly makes up a positive culture. We'll explore the Competing Values Framework, the OCAI, and its four culture types. We make culture operational by not only looking at values but also at beliefs and especially; behaviors. There are effective and ineffective expressions of the four culture types.
We'll take a quick look at Positive Leadership (based on Positive Organizational Scholarship). We explore two paradigms of organizational change, resulting in different change approaches. We could use organization-wide Change Circles or quick and personal Interaction Interventions (and influence other "positive energizers" in the organization).
Change Circles are small and foster dialogue and safety (as opposed to debate or disengagement). People work on personal change as well as organizational/team culture and change. They work on culture from values to daily behaviors, agree on what to change, and how to do so. In addition to behavioral change, adjustments in structure, processes, or strategy might be developed for each team.
Interaction Interventions can be a fast start to develop a (more) positive culture by actively asking, listening, sharing, and responding. Meetings are hot-spots of culture, so changing some meeting practices could help to enhance the four elements of a positive culture.
The interactive parts of the workshop help to reflect on and practice the tools and theory. Be prepared to answer reflection questions, to team up with others, to work on a case, and engage in "Triad Consulting". If you are a seasoned consultant who knows it all, you can contribute and engage with others during the practice parts.
The other participants might be able to support you after the workshop. For this reason, we'll also create a private Linkedin group to exchange questions and experiences online.
Participants are invited to submit a culture case in advance. Some cases can be discussed and developed during the workshop.
Every workshop is different because participants have varying levels of expertise, national cultures, and different (client) organizations. We adjust the order of the lectures and practices to what is needed while ensuring that everyone gets the central theoretical concepts as this is a certification workshop. For this reason, there's no exact program in advance.
The schedule for the online video-conference workshop is (February 2021):
Learn from the online Positive Culture Academy and the OCAI culture change leadership videos in advance.
Attend the live, real-time group video-calls via Zoom: We will have three days with 2-3 group sessions between 1 and 6 PM CET (Europe/Africa), between 7 AM and 12 EST (America’s east coast) and between 7 PM and Midnight SGT (Asia).
The schedule for the onsite residential workshop in the Netherlands is (May 2021):
Check-in on Sunday night (hotel night included)
Monday and Tuesday: Workshop from 9 AM to 5 PM with lunch included, dinner (included) at 6.30 PM.
Wednesday: Workshop from 9 AM to 12 with lunch afterward. We leave before 2 PM.
This international workshop is an excellent opportunity to:
- learn (more) about organizational culture, what positive cultures entail, and how interactions matter to the culture
- learn to work with the validated Competing Values Framework and the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument
- reflect on organizational change and how you could create a positive movement
- learn to guide Change Circles and engage people with Positive Leadership and interaction interventions
- connect with fellow consultants, Organization Development practitioners, leaders, and HR-professionals
- exchange insights, tips, and learn from different cultures and cases
- submit your case and develop it by learning what others would do
- practice Positive Leadership (for yourself and others)
Register today for the online workshop in February 2021!
Join this inspirational program and learn how to utilize the OCAI and guide Change circles!
Click the Add to Cart button on this page to enroll for February 1-3, 2021.
February 1-3, 2021
The fee includes all videos, live group sessions with case discussions and consulting with Marcella, and handouts (PDF documents).
The regular fee for the online workshop is 799 USD / 737 EUR (exclusive of VAT).
Email us if you want to enroll in the onsite workshop in the Netherlands on May 3-5, 2021.
The regular fee for the onsite workshop is 2599 USD including meals and hotel nights. We offer an Early Bird fee - email us for more information.
Cancellation is not possible for the online and the onsite workshop. The venue has to be paid in advance and participants book their flights in advance to benefit from reasonable airfares - and we have to prepare for a reasonable group size. If it is necessary to cancel, you can send or enroll someone else in your place.
To avoid disappointments please wait with booking your flight until you receive the confirmation that there are enough participants for the workshop.
Who is Marcella Bremer?
Marcella is an author, and culture & change consultant. She has an MScBA degree from the Rotterdam School of Management and is awarded as one of the Top 30 Global Gurus on Organizational Culture. She published two books about Culture, Change & Positive Leadership.
With Marcel Lamers, she founded the online Positive Culture Academy, and OCAI online that offers Cameron & Quinn’s validated Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) to organizations all over the world. Marcella's blog is Leadership & Change Magazine.
What do participants say about this workshop?
- Claude Emond, management consultant, Canada
“This is a transformative workshop equipping you to exert the leadership qualities that are now required. A gift to humanity.”
- Karen Miller, executive Middlebury University, USA.
“An organization survives through its people. So, understanding culture is essential for all leaders. This workshop gets you there.”
- Jordi Jubells, technical engineer, Spain
“Totally recommended. Great balance between practice and knowledge.”
- Colleen Leclercq, management consultant, South-Africa
“This workshop is a fabulous way to immerse yourself in culture, change, and positive leadership. I found collective wisdom by engaging with others and inspiration to take this work into the world.”
- Charlotte Goudreault, Coach in Agile Project Team Management, Canada
“An enlightening experience with a great group aligned through profound shared values.”
- Michael Noble, medical laboratory consultant, Canada.
“A valuable use of my time: a very powerful workshop.”
- Jelle Siaens, lead auditor, Belgium.
“High added value due to the presence of lots of practical experience and theoretical knowledge.”
- Robyn Calvert, executive coach, South-Africa
“Great think tank and pooling of the innovative ways to move forward.”
- Jenny Hoffman, management consultant, Australia
“A refreshing opportunity to learn about and experience positive change and leadership, reinforcing the power of each one of us to contribute to the greater good.”
- Cees van ’t Wout, interim manager, Netherlands
“Interactive, with the right pace and amount of theory.”
- Jo Fraser, OD consultant, Australia
“This workshop brings together a wealth of experienced professionals from all over the world, so we all learn from each other. The workshop provided valuable learnings, and it will help immensely in my consulting business.”
- Anjali Fox, executive consultant, USA.
“Fun, engaging, inspiring.”
Consultant certification and OCAI partnership
The Culture Change & Leadership Workshop is a certification course for aspiring partner consultants of OCAI Online. We might refer prospects to colleagues that we have trained in this workshop and partner consultants receive a discount when using the online assessments.
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