Building a Purposefully Created Culture - Workshop

Apr 20, 2023 10:00am -
Apr 20, 2023 01:30pm

Event Description

Building a Purposefully Created Culture

In-person Workshop

April 20, 2023
10:00 am - 1:30 pm EST


Martin County Library System - Blake Library

2351 SE Monterey Rd.

Stuart, FL 34996


Your culture is the foundation for everything you are and do – how you lead, how your team functions, how your external clients and community see you, and how you see yourselves in the bigger picture. Just like society, all organizations have a culture.

Building a Purposefully Created Culture is the difference between a culture by default and one that is positioned to promote desired outcomes.

Participants will examine 4 specific cultural elements as they pertain to their organization, how they express them, and gain an understanding of why knowing them is important to guide continued organizational success. How did it come to be that? Was it by choice, or by chance?


  • Exploring cultural elements of Heritage & Traditions, Beliefs & Values, Storytelling, Standard of Excellence
  • Methods for increasing participation in your culture through the use of 4 key Tools
  • Gain a better understanding of the value of shaping a "Purposefully Created Culture"
  • Learn techniques to improve participation through, encouragement, positive reinforcement, and rewards
  • Practice methods of exceptional storytelling as a way to help others better understand the benefits of belonging to your culture


Presented by James Songster

Combining his career as a professional Magician, with his expertise as a Disney instructor on the subject of Emerging Leadership, ideally positions James Songster as a legendary “double threat”.

For the better part of 30 years James trained Walt Disney World Cast Members and was a recipient of the prestigious Disney Legacy Award, one of the highest recognition honors presented by the Walt Disney Co. His career, and established expertise, in the delivery of education programs on the subject of emerging leadership training have made him highly sought after by universities, colleges and organizations looking to improve the skills of their own emerging leaders.

In 2017, James Songster launched this specialized series of seminars and workshops combining his knowledge of Disney heritage and operating philosophies, with his love of Magic. This has made it possible for a select number of clients who need to improve their own emerging leadership, teamwork, or creativity skills to work directly with James.

James Songster knows the magic for delivering impactful training and is excited to offer you this series of highly engaging workshop. Each workshop has been created exclusively for those who have a desire to foster stronger teamwork, are eager to acquire proven and easy to use tools for inspiring creativity, and possess the courage to unlock their own Emerging Leadership Skills.



Registration closes April 18, 2023

This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jan 05, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Jan 06, 2023 and ends on Apr 16, 2023.
Late registration starts on Apr 17, 2023.
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