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Secrets of Exceptional 21st Century Workplaces


“Secrets of Exceptional 21st Century Workplaces”

Monday, November 19, 2018
The Trustees Pavilion

Please RSVP to by November 12.

  • 7:00 p.m. – Refreshments and Registration
  • 7:30 p.m. – Welcome Remarks, Scholarship Presentation
  • 8:00 p.m. – Lecture
  • 9:00 p.m. – Q&A

In this talk, “Secrets of Exceptional 21st Century Workplaces,” Denver Frederick, deconstructs and demystifies corporate culture to guide job candidates in interviews and organizations in shaping their culture and identity clearly.

After 200 interviews with CEOs and 100 focus groups with purpose-driven businesses and nonprofit organizations, he shares the secrets of how exceptional organizations promote transparency, recognition, professional development, innovation, diversity and inclusion, and more.

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding “corporate culture.” Its meaning though can be somewhat nebulous and relative, like describing pain on a scale of 1-10. Does it come and go? Or is it constant? It’s certainly significant! In a recent survey, 95 percent of respondents said corporate culture matters more than compensation. Many people will pay dearly to be pain free!

Your takeaways:

  • How do the best organizations hire? How do they probe candidates to find the “right fit”?
  • How to promote a culture of feedback, continuous improvement and personal growth for employees?
  • How do rituals reinforce organizational values, meaning, and a sense of belonging among team members?

Specific actions and steps can create exceptional workplace cultures. Join us to learn how!

Denver FrederickDenver Frederick is the Host of The Business Giving Radio Program. The show airs every Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern time out of the studios of WNYM-AM 970, The Answer in New York and can also be heard live.

The program addresses issues such as global poverty, affordable housing, clean drinking water, medical breakthroughs, and matters related to education. Each week you can hear from philanthropists, corporate CEOs, nonprofit luminaries, celebrity ambassadors, government officials, and social entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of the transformative changes that are occurring around the world. The Chronicle of Philanthropy carries the podcast and transcript of the main interview from the previous week’s show on its homepage every Friday.

Denver has had 40 years of experience in the world of philanthropy and social good. He was the Chief Development Officer for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, helped to direct and manage the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, worked with Michael J. Fox to start his Parkinson’s Foundation, and pioneered the movement of peer fundraising through his work with the New York City Marathon. He has served as the Executive Director of a number of organizations and has taught at the NYU School of Fundraising Management.

Tonight’s presentation has been made possible by a grant from the Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise.