WKSP 0660 - Achieving Organizational Alignment

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This workshop demonstrates the impact of an organization’s culture on its strategy, its execution, and ultimately its performance. The workshop provides some common terminology and several frameworks to examine, discuss, and ultimately reinforce or change an organization’s culture and/or production systems to achieve organizational alignment. A complimentary topic emphasizing systematic leadership is also covered. Each subject begins with an academic treatment of the subject and follows with students analyzing several case studies in the form of popular movie clips that illustrate the concepts. Finally, each subject is closed with a facilitated group discussion asking students to apply the concepts to their own unit. Block 1, Organizational Culture: Topics include how Organizational Culture impacts Organizational Performance, Cultural Frames of Reference, Schein’s Levels of Culture, and Johnson’s Cultural Web. Block 2, Production Systems: Topics include how Organizational Structure impacts Organizational Performance, Leadership Behaviors, Integrated Operating Systems, and Key Unifying Processes. Block 3, Achieving Alignment: Topics include how Achieving Alignment impacts Organizational Performance, Strategic Drift, and Kotter's Change Process Model. Block 4, Leading Systematically: Topics include Benefits of an Effective Leadership System, the Organizational Health Model, Leadership Behaviors, and Leadership Team Meetings.

To Apply

Grade Restrictions: None

Special Requirements: None



Offering #

Start Date

End Date

Live Internet 22C 29 Nov 2021 03 Dec 2021
Live Internet 22D 03 Jan 2022 07 Jan 2022
Live Internet 22E 10 Jan 2022 14 Jan 2022
Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA 22F-O 24 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2022
Eglin AFB, FL 22G-O 21 Mar 2022 25 Mar 2022

Meet the Instructors

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Loren Maxwell
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Lt Col Barbara Shephard

Course Information

Delivery Method: In-Residence/ On-Site Course and VIRR

Course Length: 4 days

Event Type: Training (Functional, Technical)

Primary Audience: Target audience includes Squadron, Group, Wing Leadership Teams FGOs, SNCOs, Civilians with more experience. Junior CGOs and NCOs on a space available basis.

CL Points: 32


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