Communication and Culture Institute

Cincinnati Container Inc. family business pictured, holding bucket that is their product. Daughter, father and mother pictured.
The Communication & Culture Institute gave our team the language and tools we needed to talk about the really tough issues.

Lauren Johnson (Pictured Left), Cincinnati Container

Inspire change

It is well documented that a company's culture can directly impact revenue and profits - for better, or for worse. But it takes self-awareness, skill development, and above all, practice, to positively impact your bottom line. 

At the heart of every healthy culture are leaders who can communicate effectively. Whether you are working to transform a toxic culture, or trying to go from good to great, the Communication & Culture Institute will equip you and your team to inspire meaningful change. 

Who should participate and why?

Designed for both family and private businesses by Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures, owners, successors and leadership teams will acquire and practice the skills needed to create a performance-enhancing culture, or change the behavior that is contributing to a dysfunctional culture. Together, you will learn how to use new tools such as charters, councils and communication plans, to design an action plan.

What should you expect? 

Six, half-day workshops are interactive, thought-provoking and fun. Exercises are designed to engage adult learners and a limited class size ensures high participation levels from everyone on your team.

Session 1: Inspiring respect

Understand what leads to most misunderstandings, then learn and practice new skills to avoid those misunderstandings and overcome barriers.  Learn why disrespect occurs and understand its real cost.

Session 2: Inspiring trust

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar We’ll share formulas for trust building and develop skills to help build trust in your organization.

Session 3: Inspiring truth: Stop stinkin' thinkin'

How is your thinking undermining your good intentions? We will identify the most common thought patterns that make us misbehave, learn how to handle these self-defeating beliefs and how this affects our ability to make good decisions.

Session 4: Inspiring courage: Dare to confront

Do you know how to give effective feedback? Do you have the courage to address discrepancies and destructive behaviors in your organization? Learn how to effectively confront people so you can prevent conflict before it occurs.

Session 5: Inspiring resolve: Manage conflict 

Learn and practice the skills you need to avoid or mediate conflict when it does occur. Then practice these skills some more.

Session 6: First steps to designing your action plan

Work with our team of experts to take the first steps toward developing a governance structure and the supporting tools you need to inspire change in your organization. Discuss the issues associated with developing a family council or charter, or a communication or culture plan, for your family or private business.

Session 7

This is a private session scheduled by P10 with the participating company at the conclusion of the Communication & Culture Institute.

Our presenter

Headshot of Jill Grear

Jill Grear

Coordinator & Training Director, Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures

Jill is a veteran educator, speaker and author, Jill helps adult learners develop interpersonal skills that foster good communication, creating cultures where employees want to work and where customers want to do business

Register for the Communication & Culture Institute

Where: The Goering Center, 225 Calhoun Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45219

When: Half-day sessions (7:30 a.m. - Noon) are held biweekly beginning in August and running through October. One private session is scheduled at the convenience of the parties.

For more information contact David Miller at 513-556-5648 or david.miller@uc.edu

Register for Overview Breakfast for Communication and Culture Institute

The Goering Center is hosting a complimentary Overview Breakfast for the Communication & Culture Institute, to provide an opportunity for families and leadership teams to explore this institute.

Join us for breakfast and discover if the Communication & Culture Institute is right for you and your team members!

Where: The Goering Center, 225 Calhoun Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45219

When: June 4, 2019, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.