March MMP - Culture Fit Ain't It
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March MMP - Culture Fit Ain't It

1 SHRM PDC & 1 HRCI General Credit

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Denver Aquarium
700 Water Street
Denver 80211
United States

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Culture Fit Ain't It

Session Description

With a great focus on culture and its importance to organizational performance, companies have increasingly turned to assessments or interviewing methods that emphasize cultural fit. In a thought provoking interactive session, we'll discuss how helping people fit in might be hurting things like innovation, diversity, and overall performance in the long run. Hiring people who fit in is easier but it might be avoiding the kind of constructive conflict your organization needs to move forward. Instead of hiring round pegs, Dave Needham suggests maybe we need to enable organizations and leaders to make square shaped holes.


Dave Needham, Co-founder | CEO | Corporate Problem Solver | People Ops Maverick

Dave prides himself on questioning the assumptions we make when it comes to culture, leadership, and managing the dynamics of people. He has made a career of pioneering new approaches to things like performance management, succession planning, diversity, and management practices. He's worked with some of Colorado's biggest names as either a consultant or internally revitalizing the tired human capital processes of last century (Vail Resorts, Cummins, 1stBank, Comcast, Crocs, and others.) He is a trusted speaker, consultant, and author on forefront of the Denver HR community. Dave holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Development with a focus on Organization Performance and Change and relies heavily on his Philosophy undergraduate degree to seek root cause and constantly ask "why" in search of better ways. He's been described as a maverick, renegade, and an HR iconoclast who talks in common terms, uncomplicated logic, and practical solutions.

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7:15 – Registration opens
7:30 - 8:00 – Networking & Membership 101
8:00 – Breakfast Buffet Opens
8:15 – Association Announcements
8:30 – Presentation
9:30 – Adjourn




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Recertification Credits

APPROVED: 1 SHRM PDC & 1 HRCI General Credit

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