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Workshop: The Anatomy of Culture: Building Organizational Culture from the Inside Out

September 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Center for Nonprofit Excellence Members: Free
Non-members: $50

Today’s rapidly changing work environments make it difficult for organizations to develop and retain their best staff. A strong, positive company culture increases employee loyalty and engagement, promotes better collaboration and better performance, and keeps morale high. This all begins with understanding how organizational culture affects the way people and groups interact with each other, with clients, and with other stakeholders. Also, the link between organizational culture and how employees identify with their purpose and value.

This training illuminates the difference between organizational culture and climate, and how you can enhance both. It looks at culture as a living breathing organism that emerges from the social, physical, and psychological environment within your organization and breaks down the components of each of these areas.


Participants will

  • learn to identify culture and climate within your organization, and how workplace climate can permeate and affect organizational culture
  • understand, foundationally, what is needed to build strong company culture
  • examine what challenges positive culture today
  • explore the steps necessary to build resiliency, once a solid organizational culture is in place


About the Trainer: Margarita Sarmiento

Margarita Sarmiento designs, develops and delivers customized training programs for public, non-profit and for-profit organizations.

These programs focus on improving performance and increasing profits by capitalizing on the diversity of the workforce, and engaging participants in thought-provoking, interactive workshops.

An experienced key-note speaker, Margarita has the ability to intuitively connect with people by sharing her expertise through real-life stories and hands-on experiences.

As a Business Coach, Margarita is committed to assisting business leaders in becoming engaged, empowered, and accountable, and to experience consistently-improving performance. This makes her an asset to any leader or company desiring to improve bottom-line results.

With over twenty five years of management, consulting and training experience, Margarita has worked with numerous companies and organizations, encompassing the areas of management, team-building, leadership, organizational planning, interpersonal communication, cross cultural communication and diversity.

She has been called on to successfully consult and train in a variety of industries, including Hospitality, Healthcare, Transportation, Finance, Insurance, Law Enforcement, Government and Education.

In her prior career, Margarita worked in corporate and not-for-profit management and training, with Progressive Companies and Busch Entertainment Corporation, as well as serving as the Director of Corporate Initiatives for the National Conference for Community and Justice. Currently, Margarita serves as an award winning trainer and consultant for numerous companies including the Pascall Company and SkillPath Seminars.

Margarita is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She currently calls Tampa, FL home, although her work offers opportunity for travel across the US and internationally, providing constant opportunities to add to her experiences and stories.


September 8, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm