Making the Journey from Culture Current to Culture Preferred: Learn about the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI)
Participants will be introduced to the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) as a means to assess “culture current” and “culture preferred” in organizations of all kinds. Participants will be provided with a framework, a sense-making tool, a set of systematic steps, and a methodology to help managers and their organizations prepare for proactive organizational culture change. The OCAI, developed by professors Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron of the University of Michigan, has been used by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide and remains the most widely employed instrument of its kind today due to its practicality, efficiency, involving nature, quantitative and qualitative methodology, manageability, and reliability. Participants will complete a survey-of-one assessment on their own organization and map the results to gain familiarity with the instrument. Additional materials, including a set of facilitative questions to support the culture change, will be provided. A case study in which the OCAI was recently used will be discussed.
About Bob Lazzarini
Bob Lazzarini, MBA, is a professional educator, advisor, consultant, and coach. He holds a permanent appointment to the faculty of the Department of Management Studies at Antioch University Los Angeles, where he served as Chair of the Master of Arts in Organizational Management program, and where he was a co-architect of the university’s Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management degree program, for which he serves as a member of the core instructional team. Prior to this, Bob held leadership and management positions in various organizations -- from start-ups to established firms – serving clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. He is a former officer of the board of the Center for Nonprofit Management, and is a current Partner with SVP Los Angeles. Bob earned his MBA, with a specialization in Organizational Behavior, from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, and his B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA.
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