IMPACT Speaker Series: Diana Rivenburgh, Strategic Imperatives, Inc.

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Dori Pap

Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship


Summary Sentence: Rivenburgh speaks about "Creating a Culture of Sustainable Success"

Full Summary: On Wednesday, September 7, the fall 2011 IMPACT Speaker Series opens with a presentation by Diana Rivenburgh, CEO and President of Strategic Imperatives, Inc.  Ms. Rivenburgh will speak about “Creating a Culture of Sustainable Success: How to Embed Sustainability into Organizational Culture.”

Mega trends and market forces are converging to fundamentally shift our business models and strategies.  Yet, organizations can’t deliver on new strategies with the old culture.  Achieving sustainable growth requires doing more than having a string of green projects.  It means embedding sustainability into every aspect of the business model and into the very fabric of organizational culture. 

On Wednesday, September 7, the fall 2011 IMPACT Speaker Series will open with a presentation on “Creating a Culture of Sustainable Success,” by Diana Rivenburgh, CEO and President of Strategic Imperatives, Inc. Please join us to hear Ms. Rivenburgh’s thoughts on engaging people to move beyond a culture of compliance to one of commitment and sustainable success. 

The event will be held in LeCraw Auditorium, College of Management, and can also be accessed via live webcast provided by our partners at Learn it Live.


More about the speaker:

Diana Rivenburgh is the CEO and President of Strategic Imperatives, Inc., a global consulting firm that helps clients leverage the power of sustainability for economic, social and environmental prosperity. Clients include Novo Nordisk, PVH, Verint, Adecco, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Gentiva Health Services, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the City of Decatur, GA Department of Natural Resources, DentaQuest and others.

With 25+ years of experience, Diana has worked with businesses, NGOs and communities on strategy, organizational and leadership development, culture transformation and change management. Prior to launching two consulting practices, she held several corporate leadership positions including Vice President of Organization Development for Gartner, Assistant Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness for Gentiva Health Services and Director of Organization Development for Olsten.

Diana has her M.S. in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University and her B.S. in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. She has also attended Ashridge Business School (UK), Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (Belgium), SOL’s Learning and Leading for Sustainability program at MIT and the Cambridge and Prince of Wales’ Business and Sustainability


About the Impact Speaker Series

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership".

The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. Events take place in the LeCraw Auditorium in the College of Management building at 4:30 pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.

The series is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.


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