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Quality Core Network

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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 regardless of work area to connect with others with similar interests, contribute to UVA-wide and unit-level improvement efforts, and further develop skills and knowledge.

Be a part of creating an enhanced capacity for cross-UVA connections and collaborations, providing a forum to access and utilize best practices for solving cross-institutional  and unit challenges, and learning from new perspectives and approaches to quality, innovation, and change.

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Past Events

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.


January 31, 2017

Join guest presenter, Tom Bateman, for this Quality CORE event.  Professor Bateman was recently inverviewed by UVA Today about bottom-up leadersihp.

Most of us think that charisma is key to change leadership, and wish we had more of it.  Good news is, research has identified keys to charisma that anyone can use.  But over time competence becomes more important, and we know some learnable things about that as well in the context of organizational change. 


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!

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).

September 28, 2016

Consultants are increasingly visible around Grounds.  They can be important partners in your quest for excellence.  In this session, several examples will illustrate explicit actions you should take to create a productive partnership.

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


June 16, 2016

Sometimes the best ideas come from unexpected sources so how do you engage and include everyone? How do you create safe spaces for expression and expand diversity of inputs?

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.

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?

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.

March 22, 2016

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