Creating a Culture that Develops Human Capital

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

If culture eats strategy, how can organizations develop a winning a culture that encourages people to bring and contribute their best selves? This demands a culture that integrates organizational effectiveness with the intentional investment in systems that facilitate personal and team-level development of its human capital. In this webinar, we will explore these systems through a generative conversation about aligning individual competencies with organizational goals, coaching as a culture norm, and communities of practices to enhance team learning. In addition, we will discuss the importance of personal development plans as a tool for goal setting and providing feedback.


Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten

Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten is the Senior Associate Dean, Student and Academic Excellence and Clinical Professor of Strategy, Management, & Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In her role as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Ross School of Business, she is responsible for developing and implementing transformational educational experiences for Ross undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom through curricular initiatives, academic advising, student life activities, and leadership development.

Dr. Wooten’s current research bridges theory and practice and focuses on positive organizing routines, diversity management practices, and crisis leadership. Through her applied research projects, she has worked with many organizations including Whirlpool, Google, General Motors, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Executive Leadership Institute, Trinity Health, Michigan Department of State, and General Dynamics. Dr. Wooten also serves as Scholar-in-Residence at the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Crystal Sewell

Crystal Sewell joined The Kresge Foundation in 2008 as its first Human Resources Department director. Crystal is currently leading strategic efforts to build a vibrant organizational culture to support the foundation’s vision, which includes leadership development, organizational development, talent management, employee engagement, and supervisor and employee development. Prior to joining The Kresge Foundation, Crystal was the director of human resources at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Crystal received a BA in public administration from Eastern Michigan University, an MA in administration from Central Michigan University, and certification in organizational development from Linkage Inc. in partnership with DePaul University. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources by the Society of Human Resource Management, and is certified as a human capital strategist by the Human Capital Institute.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $70


March 21, 2017 at 12 Noon


Program: Deb Palms via email or call 313-566-2444
Registration: Denise Temple via email or call 616-850-2136

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