Consulting Alliance Roster Doubles
By Kim Delaney, Consultation Services Director

This year's RFQQ process for the University Consulting Alliance created a virtual stampede, with an unprecedented number of external consultants applying to join the Alliance. Now that the dust has settled, POD anticipates adding more than two dozen new consultants to the Alliance. They will join POD's internal consultants—as well as other external consultants who have worked with the Alliance in recent years and were rescreened as part of the RFQQ process—to form a robust roster of more than sixty consultants.

The new consultants will deepen the field of available experts in the areas of process improvement, strategic planning, and leadership coaching and will provide our UW clients with more options when planning retreats, assessments, organizational changes, and other initiatives.

Over the past few months, I've worked closely with Renée Hanson, the manager of the Consulting Alliance, and with staff in Procurement Services to identify qualified applicants. POD screens applicants for experience working in a higher-education setting, as well as for expertise and specialization in areas that can meet known and anticipated University needs.

I'll be working with the new consultants to create profiles that highlight their experience, qualifications, business philosophy, and consulting approach. We expect to have all the new consultants added to our website before the end of the year.

In the meantime, I'm learning as much as I can about each new member of our consulting team. I'm available to talk with you about your current needs and will work with you to identify new and existing consultants that are appropriate for your budget and situation. You can reach me at 206-616-8461 or

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