FITCI & Community Events
Edge Accelerator Informational Open House at Root
Location: FITCI Root building, 118 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Date: May 18, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm
For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or membership, call
Frederick County Workforce Services
Location: In person
Date: April 4th
If you took a room of 50 individuals, and asked them to define culture, you’d get 50 different definitions. If you asked that same group of individuals if they had a good culture, you’d get a definitive yes or no answer. The point being that while culture is hard to define, people know when a culture is good or bad.
Given that it is so hard to define but clear to determine its existence, leadership must not leave culture to chance. Culture is something that needs to be defined through the organization’s values and upheld through the actions of employees.
Through this course, you will:
Understand how to assess current culture
Identify and prioritize key initiatives that support a strong culture
Culture exists in all organizations whether you know it or not. Good or bad, there’s a presence and that presence is a force large enough to make or break an organization. Surprisingly, organization knows how important culture is, but it is often left to its own devices to be created in most work environments.
If you aren’t intentional about creating a good culture, the work environment will create it for you. Culture may be the new “it” word. As it should be. “It” is what drives your decision making, “it” is what empowers your employees, “it” is what determines where your focus is, and “it” is an integral part of your success internally and externally. If you use a tree to provide a visual of where culture comes into play in an organization, it would be the trunk. The Vision, Mission, and Values are the roots. Culture grows from the roots and the direction of the organization (branches) are fed and nourished by the culture.
The pandemic has caused a shift in the values and systems that people look for in an employer. This workshop is designed to equip small business representatives with the tools they need to develop a sustainable workplace culture that will attract and retain employees, enabling their business to recover and thrive following the pandemic.
by SBDC Maryland
This program promotes economic growth in our community. It provides confidential one-on-one business consulting to assist with business start-ups, growth, loans, marketing, government contracting, technology and more with access to resources to help you start, grow or manage your business and, as a non-profit organization; most services here are free.
There is also offer low-cost training events and workshops to help you strengthen your business knowledge and apply it immediately to your business plans. Whether starting a new business or running an existing business, SBDC can help.