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Counter Culture: A case study

  • 18 Feb 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
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Change is the one constant in every organization. As a youngster Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger worked in the family business, Dunfey’s Luncheonette and later The Anchorage at Boar’s Head, where she learned the 4-H cornerstones of business: hard work, hospitality, humor and harmony. In chapter 7 of her book entitled “Classrooms into Boardrooms: Integrating Life Learning”, Eleanor clearly connects the application of the 4-H cornerstones to the foundation of the Dunfey Family Corporation.

During this case study presentation, Dunfey-Freiburger will demonstrate the strategies of employing diversity and inclusion, innovation and change, resilience, organizational effectiveness and development, and most importantly the commitment to human rights. While the Dunfey Corporation is based in the hospitality industry, the nonprofit arm of the family business – Global Citizens Circle has been integral for over 45 years at elevating social issues. From the beginning, whether by design or happenstance, the Dunfey family integrated corporate social responsibility in its works, deeds, and actions. 

Given the current climate of social unrest in the United States of America, GCC’s efforts are vital in helping us heal and move forward. This is relevant to what is happening within our organizations and how we, as HR professionals and champions of people, can help to strengthen our resilience, diversity/inclusion/equity of employees, and overall organization effectiveness.


Participants will gain insight in

  • Recognizing the import of the fundamental commitment to values, mission and strategy strengthens the wellbeing of organizations.
  • Appreciating the advantage of linking leadership development to business strategy.
  • Understanding the power of dialogue, coalition building, and effective communications in facilitating change.
  • Enhanced understanding of social trends/social issues and their impact on organizations

This webinar is approved for 2 SHRM PDCs and 2 HRCI Business credits. 


Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger

The youngest of twelve children, Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger is Chair Emerita of Global Citizens Circle and author of COUNTER CULTURE – Clams, Covents, and a Circle of Global Citizens. She graduated of Emmanuel College in Boston and the University of San Francisco and continued her work as a Sister of Notre Dame deNamur for thirteen years. Eleanor is professor emerita of ethics and civic engagement at Southern New Hampshire University and is the recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from Southern New Hampshire University and Franklin Pierce University. She is married to Dr. James Freiburger, professor emeritus at SNHU. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.




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