Building positive and purposeful cultures
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About the course:

Upwards of 48 percent of the U.S. population is actively job searching. In one month of 2021 alone, nearly 4.5 million Americans resigned from their jobs. Upheaval events like the global pandemic amplify our search for purpose in life and work. More people than ever are asking questions like: Is this how I want to spend my time? What does my work mean — to me, others, and in my life? Is my work meaningful?

Building positive and purposeful cultures that facilitate meaningfulness, connectedness, and trust has never been more important. In this three-workshop series, learn the evidence-based power and practices of leading meaningful, positive, connected, and fear-free cultures.

All three workshops are included for the special price of $299.

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Workshop 1: Practicing Positive and Purposeful Leadership (Apr 6)

Positive and purposeful leaders create the kind of workplaces that help people experience sustained meaning, motivation, and fulfillment. They do that through the deliberate practices of adopting a purposeful mindset and implementing habits that create mattering and meaningfulness, connect people to purpose, and cultivate a positive culture. 

Research finds that people who work with or for a purposeful leader are more resilient and higher performing. Why? When people know that and how they matter, they are four times more likely to be engaged, are more motivated, learn faster and are more fulfilled.

Workshop 2: Make Everyone Matter (Apr 13)

This workshop will take a deep dive into the practice of creating meaningful and positive cultures through creating mattering. 

Mattering is the belief that we’re a significant part of the world around us; that we’re noticed, affirmed, and needed right now. Research finds that feeling significant is both a fundamental human need and a key predictor of meaningful work, belonging, well-being, motivation, performance, and reduced stress and burnout. Creating mattering in work is a community effort and a skill set that people in any position can learn and implement immediately. 

Workshop 3: Foster a Speak-Up Climate & Your Culture Blueprint (Apr 20)

In this workshop, you’ll learn the science of practices of creating a culture of connectedness and psychological safety.

Psychological safety is the belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. If present on a team, research finds psychological safety facilitates trust, organizational learning, and innovation via the willing contribution of ideas and actions to a shared purpose. Creating a fear-free climate is essential for bringing all other dimensions of a positive culture to life. 

Meet Your Instructor: Zach Mercurio, Ph.D.

Zach Mercurio, Ph.D.

Zach Mercurio, Ph.D. is an author, keynote speaker, consultant, and researcher specializing in purposeful leadership, meaningful work, and positive organizational psychology. He is the author of "The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose," praised by Arianna Huffington as "a compelling book filled with powerful stories, cutting-edge research, and practical tools that show us how to lead with purpose." 

In his work with over 100 global companies and conference audiences around the world, Zach helps forge purposeful leaders and provides practical tools to cultivate positive organizational and team cultures that enable more meaning, motivation, well-being, and performance. Some of his clients and partners include American Express, Michelin, Franklin Templeton, Hewlett-Packard, the National Park Service, the Food and Drug Administration, The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Crocs, The Alzheimer's Association, and Simon Sinek. 

Zach earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change from Colorado State University where he serves as an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Psychology's Center for Meaning and Purpose and as an Instructor in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change.  

His research on meaningful work in frontline work has been awarded by The Association for Talent Development, The Academy of Management, and The Academy of Human Resource Development. 


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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the core practices of positive and purposeful leadership and the four predictors of positive cultures
  • Begin to diagnose your own leadership approach and culture 
  • Discover the three ingredients for creating mattering and why they're vital for personal and organizational well-being
  • Understand how to make people feel noticed, affirmed, and needed every single day
  • Learn about your own mattering skills and create an action plan for creating more meaningfulness around you and the predictors of trustworthiness and psychological safety
  • Understand how to implement key practices for creating a space that encourages vulnerability, team learning, and innovation
  • Learn the high-impact leadership skills for maintaining a psychologically safe climate