Head of the Disney University at Disney’s Corporate Headquarters, and the author of bestseller, Disney U
Disney stands the test of time as the ultimate icon of applied imagination. How did Walt Disney create “The Happiest Place on Earth?” What are the secrets behind its employee development dynasty? And how does it reinforce its organizational values, culture and brand on a day-to-day basis? During this animated and high-energy program, you’ll learn how Disney continues to capture and inspire the hearts and minds of thousands of employees around the globe through an unwavering devotion to the core values established by Walt himself. Learn how Disney University Founder Van France has brought to life — for generations of employees — Walt’s timeless values of Innovate, Support, Educate and Entertain.
Leaders build the culture, live the culture, and reinforce the culture every single day. Leadership has always set the tone within an organization, but today there’s growing consensus that a winning, sustainable culture is only achieved when it is ‘actively’ steeped throughout the entire organization. In this program, Doug persuasively demonstrates that organizational culture is much more than a coat of paint daubed on the walls of a building. Culture is the cornerstone of success and supports your business performance and all operations. As such, it’s uniquely yours and almost impossible for competitors to copy.
How has Disney managed to keep its employees and customers so fiercely devoted to the brand? How has it managed to continually top the charts as one of the world’s most loved brands? How can you learn from its practices to catapult your organization’s service strategies to even higher levels? Learn the four components that are at the heart of Disney University: Innovate. Support. Educate. Entertain. Discover how legendary service is a delicate balance between art and science. “Doing the ordinary in an extraordinary fashion” isn’t rocket science; customer service excellence must be ingrained throughout your culture. In this ever-changing economy, more companies than ever are realizing the strategic importance of transforming their service culture to differentiate themselves from competitors.
The best and the brightest make mistakes. However, the ability to learn from setbacks, then bounce back even stronger is the hallmark of market leaders. Join Doug as he discusses Walt Disney’s unrivaled focus on creating one of the strongest teams of dreamers and doers in the world. “Change or perish” defines the innovative Disney culture. Doug takes you behind-the-scenes to discover how Disney pushed through obstacles by relentlessly challenging the status quo in literally every corner of the company.
I wanted to personally let you know how incredible your program was for our participants. When asked how willing are you to recommend this program, ALL of our participants gave you the top score. Our boss was only supposed to stay for the first 10-15 minutes but your content so registered with her she made the choice to stay. That’s how powerful you were in delivering the right message in a compelling way and entertaining fashion. Thank you for taking the time to pull together the content and the stories that achieved that level of resonance. I appreciate the amount of caring and time you placed on this to ensure we hit a home run. I would not be surprised if you get a call to come in for other programs and am thrilled to have been a part of your AT&T story.
Doug is a master story teller! He joined our Mercedes-Benz leadership retreat to share some Disney magic surrounding the customer experience. His deep insights into the culture and delivery of customer care had our senior leaders challenged and engaged! A great speaker!
Thank you for all you did to motivate our managers and crew during our recent CMOR. I enjoyed hearing about your experiences with Disney U … there were so many relevant connections to the work that our teams do every day. I have no doubt that everyone left your presentation feeling engaged and empowered to improve the customer experience they provide. I thank you for that.