All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated.
Date(s) - Feb 20
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We’ve all heard the hype about organizational culture and how crucial it is in today’s war for talent and drive for success. If your organization is like most non-profits, you’re probably somewhere between “we know culture is important, how do we start” and “we don’t have the resources or time to focus on culture.” The truth is, whether you acknowledge it or not, your organization already has a culture that drives your way of working, as well as how your team interacts and communicates. Culture has shown to impact not only the engagement of employees and how they work, but also the perception of an organization from the outside, and overall donor satisfaction. Workplace culture impacts an organizations capacity for success.
In this session, you will learn some quick and easy tips that you can implement to improve your workplace culture, boost employee engagement and enhance your overall organization.
Speaker: Dr. Lauren Gavshon Brand, COO at JFFS Orange County CA
Prior to this position, she held the title of Interim President & CEO, smoothly guiding JFFS through a period of leadership transition, while maintaining a corporate culture of growth and innovation, despite national attrition.
Dr. Brand has over twenty years of experience in the public sector. She has held relevant positions at for-profit and non-profit agencies, where she effectively developed and directed programs providing mental healthcare, social services and community outreach, as well as built partnerships with community organizations in and around Southern California.
With a passion for helping others, Dr. Brand enjoys mentoring, coaching and teaching, as well as guiding organizations through leadership transitions and culture change. Dr. Brand has authored a scholastic book and several academic articles and is a frequent lecturer at conferences and training seminars on topics of leadership, organizational culture, personal development, empowerment and mental health.
Dr. Brand graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She received her Masters degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International’s California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California. She currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two teenage boys.