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WKS 0660 - Achieving Organizational Alignment

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
20A-O O Oct 08 2019 - Oct 11 2019 McGuire AFB, NJ
20B-O O Oct 22 2019 - Oct 25 2019 Elmendorf AFB, AK
20C-O O Nov 04 2019 - Nov 07 2019 Kadena AB, Japan
20D-O O Jan 13 2020 - Jan 16 2020 Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC
20E-O O Mar 03 2020 - Mar 06 2020 Kirtland AFB, NM
20F-O O Mar 30 2020 - Apr 02 2020 Hill AFB, UT

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.

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Commercial: (937)255-7777 ext.3254
DSN: 785-7777 ext.3254


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Special Requirements:
The workshop is specifically designed to facilitate discussion among members of the same unit or from several units that operate closely together.

Target Audience:
FGOs, CGOs, SNCOs, JNCOs, and civilians GS-9 to GS-15.

Course Length:
4 days



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