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Managing People

You compete to attract and retain employees who have rising expectations for financial compensation, quality of work environment, and advancement opportunities. This seminar shows you how to structure your organization and manage its culture in ways that attract great people, make the most of your available resources, and accelerate mission achievement.



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How you will benefit

Managing People explores leading thinking in strategic human-resource management. You learn to think more systematically and strategically about using your organization's greatest resource – its people – by developing a thriving organizational culture and a stronger organization. Key lessons include:

  • Linking strategy and human-resource management
  • Aligning human-resource practices across an organization
  • Designing organizations that can adapt to changing environments

What to expect

This two-day seminar will engage your team through the use of in-depth class discussions, case studies and team exercises that will help your align your people and your strategy. See a detailed description of the seminar sessions »

Who should attend

Managing People examines organizational culture and organization-wide systems that are essential to meeting your strategic goals. To get the most from this seminar, we recommend that your team include:

  • Your top management executives
  • Your senior-level program and administrative staff

Board members are welcome, but are not generally recommended for this seminar, given its focus on internal organizational design. We recommend that board members only attend if invited by staff leadership, and if they are currently involved in internal decisions on organizational design.

What past participants have to say

"I thought Managing People was a great experience. I brought three other management staff with me, and we all got so excited about the alignment model that we have followed up with a number of meetings to refine our model for use in our workplan next year."

Kathleen Crowther
Executive Director, Cleveland Restoration Society


“Managing People stretched my thinking, exceeded my expectations, and invigorated me to continually search for better solutions.”

Yu-Ling Cheng
Director of Marketing, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


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Contact us

To learn more about this seminar, contact Fielding Grasty, Managing People seminar director.


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