Workplace Culture

Workplace Culture


As we emerge from the pandemic, examining workplace culture appears to be rising from the ashes. But what exactly is meant by culture?  And does it matter?

Culture is your organization’s DNA.  All organizations are a whole of their individuals, practices, systems, behaviours- both past and present. Each one has an identity- its own organizational culture.  It’s what makes your company unique- and it’s integral to delivering on your business strategies. 

However, the past two and a half years have been a time of extraordinary change. Over this time, we saw a near-universal push for organizations to respond quickly to a number of powerful external forces which struck them in quick succession, setting off a chain of internal reactions. Diversity, equity, inclusion, covid restrictions, supply chain interruptions, sustainability, working from home, work-life balance, labour shortages, vaccination policies, and new generational preferences.  

The end result is a gradual shift toward company cultures and values that meet individual demands- rather than yours- and that can be problematic as that puts intense pressure on organizations and their cultures.  As a result, the focus on organizational culture has never been more intense.

In this session, we will have a quick look at what is culture, how great companies get it, how to spearhead a culture renovation, as well as what forces your workers will continue to put on your organization, and the impact that may have on your workplace culture and practices for years to come.


While this session is part of a series, participants are not required to attend all sessions in the series or attend in any sequence.  Each session can be attended independently.


Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Meetings 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested. 

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.



There are no prerequisites for this course.   While this course is part of a series, participants are not required to attend all course in the series or attend in any sequence.  Each course in the series can be attended independently.

Who Should Attend

This course is an introductory course designed to be beneficial for everyone attend.  Those that are new to a Human Resources (HR) role or anyone that performs HR tasks within a company, as well as supervisors or managers may find this session of value. 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair