On the evening of February 13th, 2018, the attendees of MiniCultureCon learned that approximately 70 percent of employees are disengaged at work (Source: Gallup). That is an alarming statistic for organizational leaders and executives, and it is the exact reason CultureConUSA is hosting the inaugural CultureCon on June 6th to 7th, and also why FarWell is a Founding Sponsor.
CultureConUSA is a Madison-based non-profit with a mission to impact the workplace by spreading positive change within organizational culture. MiniCultureCon introduced thought leadership around evolving workplace culture, a topic that will be more thoroughly explored at the flagship CultureCon event in June.
“For our clients, aligning values between leadership and employees is critical during times of complex, transformational change,” says Nick Lombardino, a senior member of Farwell’s leadership team and member of the CultureConUSA Advisory Board. “The mission and values of an organization are words to live and work by. They deeply reflect what it takes to make the business and its employees successful.”
The inaugural MiniCultureCon took place at the Madison Concourse Hotel, and featured presentations from four notable business executives and community leaders. Each speaker provided a unique perspective on leadership alignment, developing a trusting culture, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility. Speakers included Todd Hoskins (Chief Culture Office at ThirdSpace), Alex Lindenmeyer (Co-Owner of Short Stack Eatery), Jeannie Cullen Shultz (Healthcare Construction Director at JP Cullen) and Alison Sparks Johnson (Principal at RightFit Strategies, LLC).
Anne Hunnex, a Change Advisor at Farwell, who joined other FarWell team members at MiniCultureCon, shares her observations of the opening event.
“MiniCultureCon was a good taste of what is to come in June [at CultureCon],” says Hunnex. “It was amazing to see so many people, like me, for whom culture is a concern. It was also gratifying to learn about local business leaders who are putting their cultural beliefs into action to benefit their employees, businesses, and the community they serve.”
“FarWell is proud to be a Founding Sponsor of CultureCon,” states Lombardino. “Our team is excited to witness and support CultureCon’s continued success.”
CultureCon is a non-profit organization with a mission to impact the workplace by connecting humans to spread positive change within organizational culture. The inaugural day and a half event will be hosted in beautiful Madison, WI in June 2018. CultureCon includes: keynote speakers, workshops, a philanthropy event, touring of The Innovation Hall, Disrupt MSN, and much, much more. Purchase your tickets by visiting www.cultureconusa.org.