307 – The New Culture is Change
Jackie Iovinelli, Executive Director, Park District of Forest Park; Jeff Murphy, Business Manager, Park District of Forest Park
With the significant changes the park and recreation industry has gone through over the last 30 years, it is time for us to use the power of organizational culture to help manage change. This presentation will show you how to identify your culture, determine its benefits and blemishes, and find ways to manage change. As a leader you must be willing to influence the culture in ways that will maximize the positive and minimize the negative, leading to a more efficient and effective organization. During this presentation we want professionals to understand change can be good, and establishing the right culture is critical. We want you to open your mind as a leader, and be willing to accept change within yourself which will help set the example for staff. The overall impact of accepting change can build a great team!
Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Understand the impact of culture on their organization and harness the power of culture to make positive changes, get employees excited for things to come, and build corporate unity.
- Begin making changes to the organization’s culture with an understanding of the positive and negative impacts of those changes.