Company Lifestyle: David Massias speaks on maintaining established company culture through expansion

Company Lifestyle Session One, presented by David Massias – CEO and cofounder of Shadow Health on August 26 at 9:30 a.m.

GAINESVILLE — Creating the type of organizational culture you wish to see within your business can be difficult to do; however, maintaining one that you have established does not have to be as difficult. Educational software developer Shadow Health’s CEO and Cofounder David Massias will speak to business owners and managers about how he attentively and methodically leads every decision with Shadow Health’s organizational culture top of mind on Tuesday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m. to launch the first 2014 session of Company Lifestyle.

Hosted collaboratively with CareerSource North Central Florida, sessions will take place at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 300 East University Ave. Suite 100. To reserve a seat, email Shareen@GainesvilleChamber.com.

Gainesville’s local economy is thriving with startups. What began as a startup in the Florida Innovation Hub, Shadow Health now serves more than 400 nursing programs in North America. The company, which recently expanded the number of virtual patients offered in the interactive learning system, takes advantage of each expansion opportunity to grow its company culture. Massias will share tips on ways to observe, anticipate and respond to the needs of employees.

To support this growth, Shadow Health scaled its workforce through CareerSource North Central Florida’s Healthcare, Biomanufacturing, Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT) program. Funded through an H1-B Technical Skills Training grant provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, HBOTT allows employers to hire, train and retain eligible employees in permanent positions by providing reimbursement for on-the-job training (OJT) costs. HBOTT provides more than $3 million of training funds for local unemployed workers in healthcare, bioscience, advanced manufacturing and information technology occupations often filled by foreign workers.

Company Lifestyle is a series of workshops where employers can discuss strategies to build or enhance company culture, address issues in the workplace and establish a network of support. These presenter-led workshops provide employers access to educational resources and tools.

After a successful inaugural launch last year, Company Lifestyle returns with sessions focused on employee assistance programs and employee retention rates. St. Leo University will present session two on September 23 and session three, presented by Student Maid, will take place on October 28.