Organizational Excellence

Engage. Simplify. Enable the Mission


  • Mesh of ideas

    Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

    Does brainstorming actually work?

    HBR - May 2017

  • Hands on Jail Cell

    How to Craft Meetings People Love (Really)

    Are your meetings like prison sentences?

  • The Vitae Bookshelf

    Vitae asks about influential books.

  • Archery

    Keeping Transformations on Target

    Pragmatic lessons to increase success.

  • Roller Coaster Track

    Ahead of the Curve: The Future of Performance Management

    Blowing up traditional performance management.  MORE>


October 19, 2017
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
VCU - Siegel Center, Richmond


When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work?

HBR - May 2017

At their worst, meetings are like short prison sentences that have you counting the minutes until your release.  How do you make sure your meetings are great?

Strategy and Business - May 1, 2017


Pat Hogan |

Executive Vice President/COO

"We are aspiring not only to world-class teaching and research, but also to world-class performance in effectiveness and efficiency. Excellence in every aspect of the University is essential to leverage our core strengths and distinctions and meet the goals of our strategic plan."

Bob Pianta |

Dean, Curry School of Education/Chair, Org Ex Leadership Council

"Organizational Excellence unifies and aligns our efforts to support and advance core mission activities. Through collaboration and partnerships, we seek an optimal service architecture for high-quality education, research and scholarship."