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Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Senior Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures

Culture can make or break an organization’s success. It affects company productivity and performance, customer interactions, and employee engagement and retention. In strong cultures, employees share a common set of values and norms that unite them and inform their behavior.  In weak cultures, employees are on their own in determining what’s appropriate or expected behavior, often resulting in organizational disorder, dysfunction, and relatively poor performance. Dale Carnegie’s recent survey  of 600 leaders worldwide reveals how Senior Leaders impact corporate culture.  Who are the Culture Champions?

  1. What are the challenges to building a great culture?
  2. How do attitudes shape corporate culture?
  3. What actions do Culture Champions take to enhance the culture of their organizations?



Wendy Johnson


As President, CEO of Dale Carnegie of Georgia, Wendy Johnson, is responsible for the general management of the delivery, sales and administration for the full range of products and consulting services offered by the Company.  These services include customized professional development training programs offered to such firms as Genuine Parts, Noramco, NAAEI, Centers for Disease Control, Porsche, Mercedes, Federal Reserve and a host of companies ranging in size from 25 to more than 350,000 employees.  On an annual basis, Ms. Johnson is responsible for continued professional growth of more than 2,500 workers in Georgia.


Prior to her current position, Ms Johnson represented Carreker Corporation (now Fiserv), a consulting firm specializing in the financial industry. As the Global Sales Manager, Risk Management Group she facilitated sales of all Risk Management Consulting and Software Products worldwide.  In the her eight years with Carreker, Ms. Johnson  provided Risk Management solutions to a client base for Carreker that included 60 of the top 100 banks in the United States, such as Chase, Citibank and Bank of America.  Internationally she opened the International markets in England, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and Australia.


Prior to Carreker, Ms. Johnson has worked in the financial and medical industries for over fifteen years, assuming several management and consulting positions along the way.


Educated at the University of California, Ms Johnson is a golfer, tennis player and pianist. Ms. Johnson has one daughter, Alexandra, who works with her in the business.  Ms. Johnson serves on the Board of Trustees for the MS Society, the Advisory Board of AIESEC (a Georgia Tech International Student Organization) and served as Vice President of the Women’s Commerce Club. Ms. Johnson also was one of the inaugural participants in the Girl Scouts of Atlanta’s Camp CEO (serving three years) and Chairwoman of SHRM-Atlanta’s Link with a Leader Signature Event.


Price: $25.00

Date: February 21, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

5 Surprising Sources of Negativity in Change, and How to Turn Them Around

In over 25 years of work in the field of organizational change, Linda Hoopes has identified a strong and unconscious bias to frame much of what we do in negative terms: gaps, risks, failure rates, resistance, etc. While this perspective can be valuable, she believes that power, energy, and competitive advantage come from consciously incorporating a more positive point of view. In this workshop Linda will highlight five specific, practical ways to add positivity to your work. Three key takeaways from this event will be:


  1. Recognize hidden sources of negativity in how practitioners approach organizational change
  2. Identify specific ways to consciously incorporate a more positive frame
  3. Share and learn effective practices from other participants



Linda L. Hoopes, Ph.D.

Dr. Linda Hoopes is deeply committed to helping individuals, teams, and organizations learn to thrive in turbulence. She brings over 25 years of experience in psychology and organizational change to her work, and is the author of two books: Prosilience: Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World, which won the 2018 EPIC award for best nonfiction book, and Managing Change with Personal Resilience (with coauthor Mark Kelly).


Prior to founding Resilience Alliance in 2007, Linda spent seventeen years at ODR/Conner Partners, a consulting and training firm focused on the successful execution of organizational change. She led the development of methodology and assessments, including the Personal Resilience Profile which has been used by more than 100,000 people around the world. She continues to work with clients as a speaker, facilitator, consultant, and coach on resilience, organizational overload, human energy sustainability, and related topics.


Linda received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and an AB in Psychology from Davidson College. She has served on the faculties of several institutions, including Rutgers, Georgia Tech, and Colby College. She is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Georgia and is past president of the Atlanta Society of Applied Psychology and a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition to her work and academic history, she brings a number of other influences to her work including music, photography, sailboat racing, and massage therapy.


Price: $0.00

Date: March 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 48