Upcoming Events

2015 Organizational Excellence Showcase

Join UW Organizational Excellence staff along with colleagues from across the University for a two-hour showcase and poster-session of work intended to help you improve your organization and network with others doing similar work.

When:          Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1-3pm

Where:         UW HUB -- Lyceum

Who:            OE Showcases are open to all UW leadership, faculty, and staff

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Howard Teibel Workshop - Sustaining Change

Howard Teibel engaged the UW community in a highly regarded Summer session on Managing through Change, where we learned about the natural cycle we all go through in times of change, how to assess fears vs. hidden opportunities and developing strategies to lead yourself and others through change in the workplace.  We’ve invited Howard back to continue the conversation on Sustaining Change, where we will build off of these ideas by focusing on how to make change last in an organization.  What do we do in the face of stalled progress?  How to we develop and reinforce the new behaviors required for success?  How do we enlist staff and faculty to be change champions with a continuous improvement mindset?

We begin by reviewing concepts from the first session, and continue with this interactive ½ day session focusing on:  forces that lead to failed change, empowering others to own the problem and solutions, the importance of celebrating successes, how to cultivate a culture of success and creativity that reinforces change efforts, and how to build internal change champions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop  skills to help others vs. do yourself  when it comes to leaving people in a better position
  • Understand how to not just be champions of a change effort but empower others to own the solutions and move the work forward
  • Develop strategies to deal with and help others deal with difficult news and people situations

When:          Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Where:         UW HUB -- 332

Who:            UW leadership, faculty, and staff