Each year, leaders from across the U.S. gather to discuss the most important initiative in business today: CULTURE.

High Performing Culture’s Annual Summit provides an unprecedented opportunity to interact directly with owners and key executives of high-performing culture companies. You’ll deepen your understanding and practice of CultureWise™, develop valuable new alliances, and share best practices that help strengthen your company’s competitive edge.



  • 3-Day conference: October 20, 21, 22
  • The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection, Philadelphia, Pa
  • Wednesday, October 20:
    • Pre-session: Intro to the Fundamentals System™ (for companies new to the system)
    • Welcome reception & group dinner (Included)
  • Thursday, October 21:
    • Featured presentation: Reenergizing your practice of the Fundamentals – David Friedman, Founder/CEO High Performing Culture
    • Breakout session, by peer group: CEO/Senior leader and HR professionals
    • Featured presentation: I Love Me Some Me: Why Developing You & Your Team Is Key To SuccessBoyd Ober, President and CEO of Leadership Resources Want to be a better leader? Prioritize yourself first. Or in the words of NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, “love me some me.” Join Boyd as he debunks the common view that putting yourself first is selfish.
    • Breakout session/panel discussion, by industry sector: service and industrial
    • Featured presentation: The Generational Paradox:  Today’s Workforce Requires a Different Type of Leader – John Grubbs, Author of Leading The Tribes  Generational change is upon us.  Millennials are now the dominant generation in the workforce and they do things their own way.  And yet they’re not the only generation in our organizations.  And what does this mean for our culture?  Discover how your organization can remain relevant, and even thrive, in the midst of the vast change taking place in the workforce.  This hard-hitting presentation will challenge your assumptions and give you hope for the future.  You’ll gain insights for success and be inspired as leaders.
    • Company spotlights – lessons learned from the field
    • Offsite group dinner (Included) at Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Friday, October 22:
    • Featured presentation: The Hero Customer Strategy – Carter L. Schelling, Chairman  3655, Incorporated  What If You Could Pick Your Customers?  We talk so much about the importance of “getting the right people on the bus” and making sure we’re selecting for cultural fit.  But what about our customers?  All customers aren’t created equal.  What if there was a way to have a disproportionate number of our customers who were highly aligned with our culture?  How might that impact our profitability, retention, productivity, satisfaction, and even fun?  Carter presents a simple, straightforward method for attracting and landing more of your “Hero” customers.  Be prepared to think of your customers in an entirely new way after hearing Carter.
    • Featured presentation: Technology update on CultureWise mobile app – David Friedman, Founder/CEO High Performing Culture
    • Dealing with the most difficult challenges – Q&A based on audience feedback
  • $995 per person covers all meetings, workshops, welcome cocktail reception & dinner on Wednesday evening, daily buffet breakfast, and group lunch & dinner on Thursday evening
  • Those who register before May 31, 2021 will receive $100 off
  • Additional 5% off for two or more registrations from the same company (Use Coupon Code “HPCS2021“)
  • Hotel not included but room reservations for Culture Summit 2020, at the group rate of $209/night, can be made directly with The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection





This Program, ID No.  514836, has been approved for 3.0 HR (General)  recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).



Culture Summit 2020 is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 4.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


  • Those who register before May 31, 2021 will automatically receive $100 off
  • Take an additional 5% off for two or more registrations from the same company. Use Coupon Code “HPCS2021” at checkout.

Hotel reservations for Culture Summit 2020, at the group rate of $209/night, can be made directly with The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection