This workshop will address the vital but often misunderstood and underappreciated subject of organizational culture in nonprofits. Presenters Denice R. Hinden and Paul Sturm will begin by defining three levels of organizational culture. Participants will learn what organizational culture is and is not.
Hinden and Sturm will then share a case study from their book, The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths that Impact Performance and a recent application to illustrate the importance of understanding organizational culture as part of any process to achieve desired change. They'll also draw from their own professional experiences to further highlight the correlation between understanding organizational culture and successfully facilitating change.
Participants will then identify a specific organizational challenge, followed by a modified mind map exercise where they think about creation, survival and leadership stories to shed light on the organization's assumptions and underlying beliefs. We'll conclude by briefly exploring strategies for participants to address this challenge in a way that's mindful of organizational culture.
Denice Hinden, PhD, ACC, ELI-MP is on a mission to ignite passion and a sense of opportunity and well-being into nonprofit, business and public workplaces through more conscious energetic leadership and attention to organizational culture. As founder and President of Managance Consulting & Coaching since 2000, she has invigorated the management and performance of more than 85 nonprofit organizations with transforming strategic planning, and powerful leadership coaching with all levels of leaders and teams. Denice is co-author of a groundbreaking book, The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths that Impact Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2011). She holds an M.S. in Human Services and a PhD in Public Administration. She is an Associate Certified Coaching an Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner through iPEC Coaching and conversational in Spanish.
Paul Sturm’s work has been on the cutting edge of nonprofit capacity building and leadership development for the past twenty-five years. He currently coordinates and facilitates the Baltimore Nonprofit Leaders Circles, a peer learning and coaching program for nonprofit executives and board leaders, for the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Paul also teaches in the Nonprofit Management Program at Notre Dame of Maryland University and the University of Baltimore’s MPA Program. Paul has served as consultant to numerous nonprofit and capacity building organizations throughout the United States. He also founded and led two nonprofit organizations acclaimed for their innovations and outcomes. Paul co-authored the groundbreaking Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths that Impact Performance, published by Jossey-Bass, and wrote The Seven Rules of Successful Collaboration, published in Nonprofit World and used as a resource throughout the United States and abroad. Paul earned an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, MS from the University of Wisconsin and BA from Syracuse University. His volunteer activities include serving as peer reviewer for the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Standards for Excellence Certification Program.