The Importance of the Right Culture
Business, Organization, or Corporation
- What is organizational culture ?
- How can the right culture be a significant competitive advantage?
- How do you deliberately create the best culture for your organization or business ?
- As a consultant, how do you go about helping a client create the best culture for them?
If addressing these questions is of interest to you, you won’t want to miss the Nov. 16th Association for Consulting Expertise program, featuring Derek Volk, of Volk Packaging Corporation.
Derek believes that a strong and deliberately developed organizational culture is one of the keys to high performance, sustainability and to serving employees, customers and community well. During the November ACE program meeting Derek will share his experiences with the importance of business/organization culture and how it is just as important as traditional measures of business success. This is intended to be an interactive session/discussion engaging meeting attendees to share their experiences on this topic.
Derek Volk is president and co-owner of Volk Packaging Corporation, a third generation family owned and operated corrugated box manufacturer in Biddeford, Maine. Derek is a Maine businessman, author, radio personality, volunteer and philanthropist who, along with his family, was named the 2015 Spurwink “Humanitarian of the Year.”
Derek takes great pride in his corporate culture and is determined to show the world that the word corporate doesn’t have to be a negative. The company, and the Volk family, has amazing relationships with their employees and a significant social media presence, especially for a manufacturer. You can find them at www.volkboxes.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/volkpackagingfans.
Volk Packaging has been a "Family-Owned Maine Business of the Year" and recognized by Mainebiz as one of the "Best Places to Work in Maine" (#16 overall and #1 in manufacturing) and received numerous other awards.
The Roundtable runs from about 9:45 to 10:30 and is optional. This is usually a skill-building session facilitated by a member(s).
Using Your Voice to Project Your Message
This will be a participatory session. Warm-ups and stretches, vocal warm-ups will be done to engage and focus. All will have the opportunity to speak and read in front of the group, be coached, get feedback from the group and share reactions.
Kathleen Grammer has over thirty-five years of experience as a voice instructor and vocal coach. She has coached professional business people, educators, and clergy in presentation, diction, and articulation. In addition, she has presented at national conferences and worked with choirs and choruses and their directors to provide a platform of healthy vocal technique.
OUR ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE!
ACE is hosting a food drive this holiday season. Please give generously by bringing a donation of food to the November 16 meeting. Consider conducting your own mini food drive by asking friends and neighbors to add to your contribution.
Donations will be given to the First Baptist Church in Portland, at the request of the Good Shepherd Food Bank, which will distribute them to needy families.
The Food Bank is requesting:
Less in Demand but Appreciated:
Please bring your own bag to contain your contribution, plus any extra, sturdy bags you're willing to donate.
- Canned fruit (in juice)
- Peanut butter
- Juice (100%)
Please do not bring:
as they get much of this from the USDA.
- Canned Veggies
The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.
Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by November 13th. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.
You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101
If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!
Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.
If you find you can't attend, please notify us by November 13th. After that date, we cannot refund or push forward.
Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.