Establishing Positive Culture and Behaviours Introductory Programme

Create a healthy working environment based on measurable positive behaviours, implementing a culture change programme where necessary.


4-6 hours

Online self-directed

Introductory Programme


In a changing world of work, organisations must be aware of the importance of measuring culture and developing a healthy working environment. Understanding and influencing human behaviour to create an inclusive strengths-based culture attracts, retains and engages talent, and all people professionals need to be aware of the part they play. Impacting culture and behaviour positively boosts their own performance and contributes to organisational success.

This introductory programme has been developed by expert Nick Dowling who has over 20 years' experience in business management and consulting in the UK and overseas. Providing a solid grounding for people professionals seeking to build their culture and behaviour knowledge, delegates will be able to measure the culture in their organisation using tools and models, leading to implementation of a culture change programme.

Armed with a common definition of positive culture for their organisation, delegates will have the confidence to support peers and stakeholders to embed and live the culture throughout the employee lifecycle.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.


The purpose of this course is to:

  • define what is meant by culture and climate and how these impact employee engagement and organisational performance
  • detail how people professionals can impact culture and behaviour across the employee lifecycle
  • describe the features and benefits of a positive, inclusive, strengths-based culture
  • recognise where culture and climate come from and what holds them in place
  • turn the seemingly intangible culture and behaviour into defined and measurable attributes
  • identify the critical elements of a culture change programme.

Is this course right for me?

Defining features and benefits of positive culture and behaviours, this programme provides a solid introduction for people professionals with responsibilities or interest in talent management, culture and behaviour, and culture change. The course content is distilled into six digestible topics and specialist subject knowledge is not necessary.

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Learning outcomes