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Harnessing the Power of Cultural Transformation at Work
Virtual Thursday 09/09/2021 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM   Add to calendar
Track: Culture

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will discover how HR professionals who are competent in process and methodology can guide a top-down cultural transformation.  

Discover how a profound cultural transformation at one of the world’s largest steel companies has paid off in a big way. Gerdau’s huge corporate transformation began with board buy-in and involvement, as well as a comprehensive diagnostic that charted the course for what the company should start, stop and continue doing. Four cultural attributes were prioritized: openness, simplicity, empowerment with accountability and leaders developing leaders. Coaching sessions, workshops and more played a role in the resulting transformation. The company built a more diverse workforce, changed 35% of senior leadership and re-evaluated all HR processes from hire to retire. This session will equip you to engage in transformation when needed, using tools, methodology and best practices from your daily work.  

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn how a major organization transformed its culture. 
  • Obtain examples of tools, methodology and processes that can be used to build a successful cultural transformation. 
  • Engage in knowledge sharing, and learn what worked and what did not. 
  • Understand HR leaders’ role in a cultural transformation. 
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Caroline Carpenedo, Head of Corporate HR,