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    MVHRA Meeting - Presentation: "The Best Culture Wins - A Leadership Story"

    Date: April 4, 2018, 11:30am – 2:00pm
    Great River Medical Center Blackhawk Room
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    “The Best Culture Wins – A Leadership Story”

    Presented by: Sean Abbas, President of Threads, Inc.

    The Best Culture Wins is a case study on how HR and management worked together to build the best culture in a competitive industry.  Not only did their culture produce financial results in the top 1% for comparable companies, but they transformed the performance review process to communicate in a more effective way. Attendees will take away the tools they need to define, build, measure, communicate and sustain their best culture through the performance review and evaluation process.

    The learning objectives of Sean’s presentation include:

    • Learn how to define and measure your culture
    • Graph the culture of your organization
    • Techniques for effectively having difficult conversations
    • Organizational growth and its effect on culture
    • Hiring techniques for cultural fit

    Speaker’s Background & Experience

    Sean Abbas is President of Threads, Inc. (, a software company he co-founded to help organizations review employees on their impact on the culture.  He has over 25 years of real world experience managing people and leading companies.  Sean is passionate about authentic communication and challenging the status quo.  He enjoys using stories from his management experience to help leaders understand and improve culture in their own organizations.  Sean is also owner of a manufacturing company called Baird Mounting Systems and is a member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Board of Directors.

    HRCI Approved for 2 (General) PHR/SPHR Recertification Credit Hours

    SHRM Approved for 2 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credits

    “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.

    It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”