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Coaching Community of Practice - Embracing Cultural Integration: Leveraging the CARDS Model for Measurable Cultural Change

  • 21 May 2024
  • 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Zoom info will be included on registration confirmation email, and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.



Learn about the latest industry trend by delving into the vast potential of Cultural Integration and its implementation framework, the CARDS Model. A recently developed cultural change management concept, the CARDS Model is a tool that helps OD and HR leaders quickly address emerging cultural shifts happening in their workplace environments with confidence and grace. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the organizational application of the CARDS Model through an analysis of three recent case studies concluding with an engaging Q&A that encourages discussions about application and tracking integration performance.


1. Participants will gain insights into the potential benefits of cultural integration in today's workplace and recognize the importance of acculturation as a more effective approach than assimilation.

2. The workshop will equip participants with insights on how to effectively manage cultural change within organizations, fostering a harmonious and inclusive work environment.

3. Through the analysis of three real-world case studies, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the CARDS Model can be applied to drive successful cultural integration within organizational systems.

4. The question-and-answer session will provide a platform for participants to engage in thought-provoking discussions, allowing for the exchange of ideas and experiences related to cultural integration in the workplace.

Facilitator: CJ Gross

Christopher “CJ” Gross is a dynamic voice in Cultural Transformation, renowned for his infectious energy, captivating engagement, and thought-provoking insights. With expertise in deciphering the power of culture to drive innovation and success, CJ draws from diverse fields such as sales, non-profit, engineering, and change management. His unique ability to create a safe and inclusive environment for sharing thoughts and experiences sets him apart, leaving audiences with practical strategies and actionable take-aways. CJ's significant impact as a speaker spans various industries, guiding organizations through the complexities of cultural change.

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