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January 13, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Getting Culture Fit:  How to Leverage Your Values to Get the Job You’ll Love

Speaker: Steve Van Valin

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, January 12th.

Be aware of the hiring for “culture fit” mega-trend.  Savvy organizations view their culture as a strategic advantage.  A huge shift has occurred in the way they search, interview, and hire candidates for “culture fit”.  They now go far beyond evaluating skills and experience in their decision-making.  You must also be able to demonstrate that your values are aligned to their organization’s values.  These values define what’s most important in HOW people work together, and fundamentally define their culture.  Making it through the culture fit gauntlet is essential to land the job.

Show them your values.  You will gain a significant advantage if you can articulate your values, and back them up with specific examples on the difference they made to your decision-making and performance.

Ensure your values will be valued.  The culture fit factor works both ways.  Your inevitable future success with a new employer depends on how engaged you will be in the job.  You owe it to yourself to choose an organization that will bring out the very best in you.

By attending this event, you will learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your values in your own authentic style.
  • How to prepare examples that demonstrate your values in action.
  • How to understand the real values of your potential employer - not just the ones on the poster.
  • How to identify the type of culture that makes you thrive (Using the 6 Key Culture Fit Model)
  • Vetting the most important person you will work with – your boss.

 

Steve Van Valin's Bio

Steve Van Valin, CEO and founder of Culturology is an innovation expert and employee engagement strategist.  He works with leaders who believe a high-performance culture is the key to unlocking a competitive advantage.  

As the leader of QVC’s culture and brand development strategy for more than 13 years, Steve specialized in shaping a highly engaged workforce and innovation processes that propelled the company’s double-digit growth (exceeding $10 billion in annual sales).  Steve led the effort to align the development of teams and employees at all levels to QVC’s Values, known collectively as The QVC Difference.  

Steve has over 25 years of experience developing winning culture and innovation strategy.  Some of his clients include NASA, The Philadelphia Phillies, SAP, Boeing, Lincoln Financial Group, Goodwill Industries, and The National Forest Service.  He is a talented keynote speaker who sparks insights and inspires action.

 

February 10, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, February 9th.

 

 

March 10, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Association

You must register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, March 9th.