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Wednesday, October 16, 2024

Building Your Co-op's Culture: The Supervisor's Role (SMDP)

Start Date: 10/16/2024 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/16/2024 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Holiday Inn South

4751 Owen Ayers Ct
Eau Claire, WI  United States  54701

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Holiday Inn South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 830-9889

Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Cut-Off: September 14, 2024
Rate: $125.95
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Building Your Co-op's Culture: The Supervisor's Role (SMDP #715.1)
1-3/4 Skill Builder Credits

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast," is a famous quote by the late business management guru Peter Drucker. All great organizations have great cultures, and great cultures are designed intentionally, not left to chance. Organizational culture is defined as a system of shared assumptions, values and beliefs which governs how people behave in organizations. This course addresses the steps supervisors can take to help build a culture where employees trust each other, hold themselves (and others) accountable, focus their efforts on the co-op's goals and strive to continuously improve their processes.

Learning objectives:
  • Explain the tremendous impact culture has on organizational effectiveness.
  • Describe your co-op’s culture and the purpose and values that the culture supports.
  • Recognize the responsibility that supervisors have in supporting a positive culture.
  • Adjust your leadership techniques to better align your team members with your co-op’s purpose and values.
  • Anticipate changing member needs at your co-op and discuss how your co-op’s and your team’s cultures can help meet these needs.
Key topics:
  • What is organizational culture?
  • How to see culture
  • Benefits of a strong, positive culture
  • Impact of a negative culture on the four mission-critical areas (safety, member service, reliability and cost control)
  • What drives culture – purpose and values
  • Case studies of co-ops living their purpose
  • Cultural challenge faced by U.S. organizations
  • Supervisors’ responsibilities in supporting culture
  • Quinn model of organizational culture types
  • Changing member needs and your co-op’s culture

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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