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BUS 280 — Leading Company Culture to Build Trust and Align Your Organization

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 13—Jun 1
Time: 5:00—6:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 15
Unit: 1
Tuition: $545
Addtl. Fee: $44 (non-refundable)
Instructor(s): Karen Jaw-Madson
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Spring
Live Online(About Formats)
Tuesdays
5:00—6:50 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Apr 13—Jun 1
8 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 15
1 Unit
Fees
$545
Addtl. Fee: $44 (non-refundable)
Instructor(s):
Karen Jaw-Madson
Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Companies that succeed in designing, implementing, and sustaining a positive workplace culture can achieve a clear competitive advantage—whether in recruiting top talent, leveraging diversity, or driving performance and innovation. Most people recognize the importance of company culture, but few have mastered it. Knowing how to lead effectively is even more critical with the adoption of remote, distributed, virtual, or hybrid teams, where culture sets the conditions for maintaining trust, connection with others, and a sense of belonging. In this highly interactive course, we will focus on learning and applying the Design of Work Experience (DOWE) framework—the step-by-step “how to” for leading company culture. Students will receive templates, examples, and tips for implementing the DOWE framework, and will be encouraged to apply what they learn to their own organization’s challenges, in class and in the workplace. Through a blend of research-based teaching and discussion, we will also delve into common organizational issues and solutions to unlock a company’s full potential. Leaders will leave the course with new capabilities for inspiring trust, collaboration, and alignment in their workplace culture.

This course includes a non-refundable fee of $44 for access to a Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) and an Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI). This fee will be paid at the time of registration. Once enrolled, the instructor will provide more information on how to access these tools.

Karen Jaw-Madson, Principal, Co.-Design of Work Experience

Karen Jaw-Madson is principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience, author of Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work, founder of Future of Work platform A New HR, and an executive coach. She works across industries with startups, established companies, and nonprofits on leadership, company culture, talent optimization, and change management.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Karen Jaw-Madson, Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences at Work (ISBN 978-1787438996)