MASBO News - 2016 - (Page 11)

Establishing Cultures Trust of By Ken Bergen, Supervisor of Operations, Garden Valley School Division and Vern Reimer, Superintendent, Garden Valley School Division I t's been said that people don't leave jobs, they leave their bosses. Considering we spend a third of our day at work, it would seem wise to establish a culture of trust in the workplace, where people are excited to go to work to exercise their gifts and abilities. At a September 2015 all-staff orientation of nearly seven hundred school division staff, Kevin Lamoureux said, "When we have an opportunity to discuss what culture really is, beyond the obvious and sometimes stereotyped markers of dance, food, and costume, it is easy to see that any time a group of people behave in a way that simply seems normal to them, they have adopted a culture. Culture is all around us at all times and is ever-changing. Culture is our point of reference."1 Garden Valley School Division (GVSD) intentionally embarked on establishing a culture of trust within the organization. The goal was to have all demographics of the organisation, from the Board to the part-time employee and, ultimately, the students we serve, implement key concepts that build trust. We would strive, as Kevin Lamoureux 11 * MASBO NEWS 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MASBO News - 2016

MASBO 2015–2016 Executive
2015–2016 Committees
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
Honourary/Life Members
Pre-Conference Workshop
MASBO’s 3 “Cs”: Collaboration – Culture – Climate
Establishing Cultures of Trust
MASBO Welcomes New Executive Members
Tom’s Next Chapter
Farewell, Roy!
“We Are Canadians” The Evolution of the Canadian School Business Officials’ Leadership Group
MASBO “PAL” Program – Supporting a Positive Organizational Culture
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba New Rate Model
School Divisions Form Co-operative to Share CIMS Software and Hardware
Fundamentals of Investigation
Facilities Management
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers

MASBO News - 2016