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Greenville Society for Human Resource Management
Greenville, South Carolina


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GSHRM June 6 Membership Lunch Meeting: Culture Makers: Creating a Workplace Culture of Belonging through the Power of Emotional Intelligence

  • Tuesday, June 06, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Poinsett Club, 807 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601


  • For current GSHRM members.
  • For corporate group members only.
  • Registration Code Required. Contact administrator.

Platinum Sponsor Opportunity Available!


Culture Makers: Creating a Workplace Culture of 
Belonging through the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Speaker: Jason Butler, Corporate Leadership Consultant, Author of The Village Mindset Model

Registration Fee: $25

Deadline: May 31, 2023

Refunds: Cancellations must be made by May 31, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.

The collective stress of the past 2 years has left companies facing the greatest workplace adjustments in over a generation. The old models of ‘profit over people’ leadership and engagement are gone, replaced by a focus on belonging, empowerment, and company culture. According to a new Glassdoor survey, 77% of adults polled said they would “consider a company’s culture” before seeking a job there. Another 56% added that they found a good workplace culture to be “more important than salary” when it came to job satisfaction. Creating a culture of empowerment & belonging are now essential to engagement, productivity, retention, and attraction. But how is culture created and what tools can we utilize to create the culture that leads to healthy thriving workplaces? The answer starts with a mindset shift toward servant leadership and emotional intelligence…

 In this high energy session, Jason Butler, author of The Village Mindset, will lay out the building blocks of creating a positive workplace culture that build belonging and strengthen engagement. Jason will begin by sharing the fundamentals of culture and explaining why this is important to the human psychology need for safety to participants. Next, he’ll define servant leadership with stories and examples and give participants the tools and mindset shift to incorporate these principles of empowerment throughout the life of our workplaces focusing first on “controlling what we can control” and positively influencing what we can’t. He’ll bring all this together in a fun, engaging, and relevant way that will give participants new ideas and resources to influence their companies for positive change.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the fundamentals of workplace culture – how it is created and how it expands.

  • Recognize the importance of a workplace culture to candidates and employees; when choosing to accept a position within your organization, or when deciding to seek a new opportunity.

  • Develop an attitude of servant leadership that activates empowerment through a mindset shift to “control what you can control” and positively influence what you can’t control.”

  • Gain the tools to strengthen attraction, increase engagement/retention and build belonging through the Village Mindset and values investment.

  • Create a culture that leads to healthy thriving workplaces despite post-pandemic changes.

Speaker Bios:

Jason Butler

Jason has over 20 years of leadership experience in community facing roles as an executive director, community organizer, and business entrepreneur. Throughout his career he has helped organizations and communities navigate difficult change through positive community asset positioning, impact values investments, and a systems solutions focus. Now, he helps executive leaders and HR professionals successfully adapt to the changing needs of employees through the power of servant leadership & emotional intelligence. He is the author of The Village Mindset, holds a Master’s in Intercultural Studies, a Doctorate from Duke, and was an MBA McLauchlan Leadership Fellow at NC State. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and 7 kids – loves BBQ, skydiving, and riding his Harley.


HR Certification Credit: GSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is pending for 1 hour of SHRM re-certification credit and 1 hour of HRCI General re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.

Poinsett Club Dress Code: Business casual. For gentlemen, a necktie is not required. Ladies shall dress appropriately. No jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes will be allowed. Cell phone use is not allowed in the Club.

Solicitation at Meetings: With the exception of our meeting sponsor(s), GSHRM enforces a no solicitation policy at meetings. View the policy here.

Accommodations: Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary restrictions on your reservation form, or contact by the registration deadline.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment. Please direct changes or questions to


Mailing Address:

PO Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606

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