Webinar: Cultivating a Positive Organizational Culture through Leadership


The lid on every organization’s success is undoubtedly their culture. Although culture can be viewed an abstract concept, quite the opposite is true, culture is very real and palpable. A strong culture creates the conditions for employees to take ownership and accept accountability in an organization. A healthy culture imbues everyone in the organization with a sense of leadership. An unhealthy culture reduces productivity, profitability, and an organization’s ability to make an impact on the world.

Developing a healthy culture is an intentional process that involves specific tools (such as mission, vision, and core values) and behaviors taken first by leadership and then by all. This lecture will explore, in actionable detail, these tools and behaviors to maximize organizational health and performance.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the foundational role mission, vision, and core values play in establishing a strong and impactful culture.
  2. Compare and contrast the leadership versus management in an effort to develop a clear understanding of how/when to use leadership and management tools.
  3. Provide framework for developing and operationalizing mission, vision, and values into the fabric of an organization.

Speaker: Michael Stack, CEO of Applied Fitness Solutions & Clinical Professor at University of Michigan

Michael is the founder and CEO of Frontline Fitness Pros. He is also a clinical professor for the University of Michigan’s School of Kinesiology. He is the creator and the host of the Wellness Paradox Podcast, produced in conjunction with University of Michigan. Michael is also the founder/CEO of Applied Fitness Solutions, a retail fitness company that is currently making the transition to a medical fitness center. Michael is an exercise physiologist by training and a health entrepreneur, health educator, and fitness industry advocate by trade. He is dedicated to enhancing the standard of practice of, and advocating for, fitness and wellness professionals to ensure they become an essential constituent in the healthcare delivery system. Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Kinesiology in 2004 and is currently an MPH candidate at the University of Michigan, with a specific concentration in health behavior & health education.