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Denison North America – Certification Workshop

Upcoming Workshops:
May 14-15, 2019
October 15-16, 2019

If you require additional information or would like to know more about future workshops, please contact Janet Gates at Denison Consulting.

Phone: 734-997-6917

The Denison Consulting Certification Workshop prepares attendees to create high-impact strategies to drive culture change, leadership development, and propel business success.

    • You will gain a deep understanding of the Denison Model, Denison Products, Consulting Solutions, and how they link to business performance
    • You will learn to interpret Denison culture and leadership assessment results in order to identify trends in results, recognize critical strengths and challenges, and create successful change strategies and action plans
    • You will meet and connect with Denison team members and fellow change makers

    2-day Interactive Live Sessions

    Facilitated by Denison Senior Consultants and team members, the live sessions offer two days of interactive learning in a welcoming environment. The workshop will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of organizational culture and leadership development.

    Facilitators and participants utilize actual business cases and sample reports to drive interactive discussions on topics and challenges such as:

    • Identifying trends in results
    • Recognizing common patterns and key habits
    • Leading honest conversations to initiate change
    • Creating and implementing successful change strategies and action plans

    Consultants & Senior and Mid-level business leaders who:

    • Want to learn how to use Denison tools to increase business performance, improve cultural dynamics, and develop leadership capabilities
    • Are responsible for leading change, building talent, and developing best practices and leadership capabilities
    • Are facing or managing a merger/acquisition, turnaround situation, or organizational restructuring
    • Would like a Certificate of Completion from Denison Consulting
    • Copy of workshop lectures and case studies in downloadable format
    • Signed copy of Dr. Daniel R. Denison’s most recent book, Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations
    • Catered breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day of the workshop
    • Group dinner and cocktail hour at The Earle

    Meet the Facilitators

    Here’s what attendees are saying about the Denison Certification Workshop

    “Dan Denison’s insight and his reminder that culture is an indicator of performance was a key insight. And so was highlighting the importance not just of organizational culture, but of the leadership skills that are necessary to drive culture change. Leaders need to understand the linkage between culture and strategy, and be able to effectively describe the culture of their organization.”Mark Kirkbride
    Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Workshop Venue and Accommodations

    Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown
    Huron Room
    120 W. Huron St.
    Ann Arbor, MI  48104
    +1 (734) 662-9999
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    The Denison Consulting Certification Workshop registration fee is $1,400 for one participant.  Groups of 3 or more from the same organization receive 10% off the individual registration price. This price covers access to pre-course materials, 2 days of live, interactive workshop sessions, Certificate of Completion, access to our member-only online tool kit and MORE!  Additional discount rates are available for larger groups. Any cancellations within one week of the workshop will be charged a $275 processing fee.


    Denison offers customized scheduling of a virtual Certification Workshop for a registration fee of $1900 for one participant. Groups of 3 or more from the same organization receive 20% off the individual registration price.  All subject areas are covered in these condensed, virtual sessions scheduled at your convenience by a Denison Consultant in two 4-hour sessions. Full certification of Denison culture and leadership service is earned in the virtual sessions as well.  Eliminate travel time and costs by having multiple people from your company attend a virtual workshop with a Denison Consultant.

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