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Quality Core Network

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Quality CORE is an open network of individuals across UVA who have an interest and/or expertise in quality and improvement pursuits.  The network provides an opportunity for individuals to connect with others with similar interests, contribute to UVA-wide and unit-level improvement efforts, and further develop their skills and knowledge.

Participate in a session to help create an enhanced capacity for cross-UVA connections and collaborations, provide a forum to access and utilize best practices for solving cross-institutional and unit challenges, and learn new perspectives and approaches to quality, innovation, and change.

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Upcoming Events

September 27, 2017
10:00 am to 11:15 am
Darden Graduate School of Business, Classroom 290

Smart machines are here and they are getting smarter every day. Learn how you can prepare for the technology take over. MORE>

October 20, 2017
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Rouss & Robertson Hall, Room 123

Learn how social revolutions and crowdsourcing campaigns can be used to navigate change in academia. MORE>

November 15, 2017
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Join us and walk away knowing that you have the tools to empower yourself and others to re-focus and commit to shared goals. MORE>

Past Events

August 31, 2017

Come participate in round-table discussions with UVA conference attendees, who will share tools, resources and best practices from other institutions. MORE>

May 10, 2017

Join us to learn how Darden launched a pilot to co-create a performance review process that better supports learning for improved performance and career development.  MORE>

March 15, 2017

This session is designed to, within the context of a case study based at UVA, briefly describe the core essentials of project management tools and techniques.  MORE>

February 28, 2017

Learn how to make better, faster decisions that stick using Bain Consulting's RAPID® model.  MORE>

January 31, 2017

Join guest presenter, Tom Bateman, for this Quality CORE event.  Professor Bateman was recently interviewed by UVA Today about bottom-up leadership.  MORE>

November 10, 2016

This interactive workshop will help expand your capacity for creativity as ARTIST, EXPLORER, JUDGE, & WARRIOR in building innovative teams for excellence. Unleash your creativity for application in your daily work!  MORE>

October 26, 2016

Successful change requires a structured and planned approach.  Learn practical tools and tips for change implementation.  Two models will be presented: ADKAR and Accelerating Implementation Management (AIM).  MORE>

September 28, 2016

Consultants are increasingly visible around Grounds. In this session, several examples will illustrate explicit actions you should take to create a productive partnership.  MORE>

August 24, 2016

Round-table discussions with UVA attendees, who will share tools, resources and best practices from other institutions.  Topics include Lean Skills, Leading Teams, Innovation Culture, Performance Measures.  MORE>

June 16, 2016

Sometimes the best ideas come from unexpected sources so how do you engage and include everyone?   MORE>

May 27, 2016

This workshop will focus on how to create high-performance learning teams culturally, and how to do fast low-risk learning experiments.  MORE>

May 25, 2016

Have you ever come out of a meeting with a completely different view on what was said to that of your peers?  MORE>

April 19, 2016

Leadership isn’t just about the people at the top, but is a social process, enabling individuals to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results.  MORE>

March 22, 2016

Don’t know where to start with developing your team, unit, or organizational strategy and goals? MORE>