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Thursday , Apr 22 ,2021 at 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Thursday , May 06 ,2021 at 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Thursday , May 27 ,2021 at 8:00 am to 10:00 am
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January 19, 2021
Member: $499 | Non-Member: $599
*Attending this event counts as 15 CPD hours - please save the confirmation of attendance email for your CPD log. Competency category - Leadership 

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About the Online PD Event 

Why do some cultures thrive while others languish or even worse, become toxic? And what role do leaders play in helping cultures thrive? What role does the HR community play in advancing a culture? Why is culture taking on even more importance through and post Covid? How could cultures progress even when so many people will be working remotely?

Organizational Cultures are living systems that can be intentionally influenced and developed through a defined system of connected elements. This course will compel HR leaders to examine their beliefs and practices pertaining to organizational culture. Through case study, inquiry, reflection and discussion, we will engage in critically assessing culture and applying effective action to drive culture performance.

Program Highlights:

  • Learn the relationship between culture creating value, minimizing risk and driving adaptive behavior 
  • Increase awareness of extraordinary versus mediocre, even toxic, cultures
  • Understand the risks of not being intentional about culture
  • Inspire leaders to shift into informed action 
  • Gain actionable insight into elements that work to advance adaptive organizational culture
  • Learn about the key ways HR can promote cultural transformation through more of a “done with“ versus “done to” approach. 

Program Structure:

April 22: Live Kick-off Meeting with Lorne Rubis and your classmates

Take two weeks to complete the first five on-line modules at your convenience

May 6: Attend a live two-hour culture check-in with Lorne Rubis and your classmates

Take three weeks to complete the final five on-line modules at your convenience

May 27: Learn how to apply your learnings in a live two-hour check-in with Lorne Rubis and your classmates

Topics Covered:

  • Activating the 10 elements of adaptive cultures
  • Understanding organizational culture and why it’s important
  • Exploring the continuum of corporate culture - from thriving to toxic 
  • Advancing cultures through a proven system and framework 
  • Translating understanding into action and sustainable impact

Who Should ​Attend:

  • HR Leaders who want to:
    • Positively impact people and performance in a deeper more systematic way 
    • Better understand the risk and opportunity related to culture 
    • Make a difference in the culture of their organization through applying strategic HR

Why You Should Attend/Program Benefits:

  • Gain practical, research-based insights in how to materially advance organizational culture
  • Personally advance as a positive impact HR culture leader
  • Develop and deepen your commitment to advancing people through adaptive organizational cultures
  • Expand your leadership framework for navigating disruption 
  • Develop a set of practical actions to apply in your own context

Note: Get the added benefit of meeting with Lorne Rubis before, at mid point and upon concluding the program. Ask all the questions and get the additional insights you want and need.

About the Speaker

Lorne Rubis

Lorne Rubis has more than 40 years of culture, leadership and transformation experience as a member of the C Suite in high-profile organizations, throughout North America and Europe. He recently co-founded Belongify (​​) to focus on the evolution from inclusion to belonging in organizations. He advises numerous organizations on culture, including NorQuest where he most recently served as the​ Chief Culture and Transformation Officer. Prior to working with NorQuest, Mr. Rubis held the positions of Chief Evangelist and Chief People Officer with ATB Financial​ and was instrumental in advancing ATB Financials’ culture, to where it became widely recognized as one of the top companies to work for in North America. Mr. Rubis held executive positions driving transformation for a number of companies in the United States, including as an officer of a Fortune 50 company and as Vice President, Operations with the Los Angeles Kings. He has been the CEO of two privately held international companies, is a sought after thought leader, speaker, and cultural strategist. Mr. Rubis is a published author and was awarded the 2018 Ivey School of Business / HRD Magazine Canadian Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Human Resource community and advancing the workplace. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and an invited mentor at The Unreasonable Group. In 2020 HRD Magazine included Lorne in their Global 100 list. Lorne was appointed to the FortisAlberta Board of Directors in February 2019.

Mr. Rubis holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science in Industrial and Labour Relations from the University of Oregon. He teaches courses on Culture and HR strategy at the U of Alberta EMBA program and at Harvard’s School of Extension. You can learn more about him at​ ​ and he is currently active on all social media.



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