The Power of Culture sessions April 21 & 22, 2015

Please join us for the April 21st and 22nd sessions of the Learning Center for Nonprofits

Susan Newton of Development Strategies Plus will present:


How Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

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The greatest leverage point to enhance an organization’s performance is culture.  It provides the foundation for an organization, enabling the execution of strategy, achievement of goals, and fulfillment of mission. The conscious design of changing an organization’s culture should occur to foster employee commitment and participation, model the desired culture itself, and deliver intended business outcomes.

Since culture is a state of mind, it must be led, nurtured, constantly monitored, and adjusted.  Cultural norms, values, and rituals are increasingly recognized as key factors in the success and sustainability of many nonprofits. 

So, please join Susan and learn about what “it” really is, including a high level assessment of your culture, your pivotal role in impacting it, and the creation of an action plan to address “what’s next” for your individual organization.

An initial session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be on April 21st and repeated on April 22nd.  Both will be held at the Walla Walla Community College’s William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center.

The sessions are designed for both staff and board members.  Executive directors are encouraged to bring board members to learn together as a team!

See you at the Learning Center!!

NonProfit Learning Center

The Learning Center for NonProfits, sponsored by Walla Walla Community College and the Sherwood Trust, exists to provide on-going training, resources, and education to current and prospective board members and staff of nonprofits on current and challenging issues as well as to encourage peer networks that foster sharing and collaboration among local members of our nonprofit community.

Additional Information

For Additional Information please contact:

Jock Edwards, The Sherwood Trust


Sandi Madsen, Walla Walla Community College


Juli Boyington, Walla Walla Community College