Culture Assessment

Culture Assessment

UNR Med Faculty

What is organizational culture?

Is organizational culture:

  • the way people think and act?
  • how we really get things done vs. how we say we get them done?
  • the "unwritten rules" that drive our behavior?
  • the personality of the organization?

In short, organizational is all of these things, but it is also so much more!

UNR Med has made great strides in setting its priorities for the future. As we continue to work toward achieving our strategic goals, we recognize that gaining a better understanding of what our school culture is and how it can impact our ability to achieve our goals is key.

That’s why we have embarked on this comprehensive culture initiative. The results from the recently administered Denison Consulting culture survey will be shared with all employees through the Data Dialogues from March 28th through April 17th. The Data Dialogues aim to identify strengths and weaknesses and propose actionable goals and objectives to focus on over the next 12 – 18 months.

Why does culture matter, and why it should matter to you?

Here are three reasons culture matters to UNR Med as an organization:

  • Culture influences what faculty and staff consider to be appropriate behaviors—and how we all interact with each other, both personally and professionally.
  • Culture influences what the school considers to be “right decisions.”
  • Culture impacts how individuals and working groups alike strive to meet and exceed expectations.  

Culture is a pivotal component for advocating for A Healthy Nevada through strong relationships across UNR Med and the rest of the state. A better grasp on our school's culutre may lead to better training and development opportunities, the opportunity for more open and candid dialogue among faculty, staff and administration, and other improvements that will make UNR Med a “workplace of choice.”

Sign up for your Data Dialogue today!

Data Dialogues are 60-90 minute meetings, led by trained facilitators, to share the results of the culture survey and collect ideas and action items to implement at different levels of the organization. This event is open to all UNR Med faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows. Sign up today for your group's data dialogue session today!

Registration Process

To attend a Data Dialogue, please sign up for a time by clicking on the link for your group. All sessions will be held in Pennington Health Sciences (PHS) 102 unless otherwise noted. Once you select a time on the Doodle poll, you will receive a confirmation calendar invite within 1-3 business days.

Academic Faculty Sessions

  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 PM
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 from 3:30-5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 9:00-10:30 AM

Administrative Faculty Sessions

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 PM

Classified Staff

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 9:00-10:30 AM
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 from 3:30-5:00 PM

ICS Staff

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 PM


  • Monday, April 2, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 PM (Renown, Residents Lounge)
  • Friday, April 6, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 PM (GME Building, 745 W. Moana Ln.)


  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 12:00-1:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 PM

Questions? Interested in getting more involved?

Contact Jennifer Hagen or Carolyn Brayko for information about this initiative.