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Transforming Organizational Culture

Your Organization needs this Workshop!

A return on investment for culture transformation efforts is estimated to range between $60,000 - $100,000+, due primarily to turnover savings based on conservative estimates (40% replacement costs/80% overall cost); includes unemployment, COBRA administration, lost productivity, hiring a replacement, orientation, and training.


It's been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. But why? And what can leaders do to transform culture in such a way that it yields a more engaged and productive workplace? This workshop takes participants on a journey deeper than the observable workplace, to explore the dwelling place of culture: the subconscious, habitual dimensions of organizational life. In fact, culture is defined as the "shared subconscious expectations that drive behavior. This workshop provides a survey to help your participants understand elements of their culture that have a direct impact on engagement and performance. These include tendency to forgive, organizational citizenship, ethical engagement, and meaningful work. Throughout the workshop, participants are compelled to think about how they stand in relationship with their organization's culture, including how they contribute, reinforce or serve as change agents to problematic aspects of their culture.

2.5 hour and 1/2 day options available
in-person or Zoom


  • Take a survey that helps identify problematic aspects of their organization's culture.

  • Learn individual and team based tools for exploring and challenging the underlying assumptions that support pernicious expectations.

  • Apply a framework for understanding their unique cultural context.

  • Develop direction and customized next steps for improving their organization's culture.

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Dr. William Brendel (Bill) earned his doctorate at Columbia University and for over 20 years has facilitated the strategic transformation of leaders, teams, and organizations. As founder and principal consultant for the Transformative Learning institute, Bill enjoys helping a wide variety of organizations around the world in locations such as the U.S., Africa, China, Korea, and India. ​In addition to consulting, Bill is also an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he teaches graduate courses to aspiring consultants. He has also taught in programs at Columbia University, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Temple University, and the University of St Thomas.

In 2021, Bill received the Lisa Kimball Evolving the Field of Organization Development Award, one of the field’s highest honors, for his outstanding accomplishments in connecting diverse people and ideas to advance OD theory and applications worldwide. He is a trustee on the board of the Organization Development Network and leads the Organization Development Education Association.​​ Bill also shares his knowledge of organization development practices through his publications in books, articles, blogs, and popular press. He is frequently interviewed about current events that pertain to organizational strategy and culture. In 2017, Bill was interviewed by Variety Magazine, for his views on corporate culture and complicity surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal. He has written frequently for the Star Tribune, and blogs on cutting-edge approaches to strategic transformation on LinkedIn. Dr. Brendel has consulted and trained leaders in the organizations listed below:

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Dr. Bill Brendel

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