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The Quality CORE network is a place where all faculty and staff are invited to connect, collaborate, and learn together about quality, improvement, change, and innovation. Come participate in a session and meet others from across Grounds. Take advantage of opportunities to learn new skills, tools, and methodsand contribute to a culture of quality.

Quality CORE sessions are free and open to all faculty and staff members. Please click on session titles below to see more information or to register.

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Upcoming Events

September 29, 2020
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Zoom - Online
In this session, you will discover and use a sequenced process for more successful outcomes. Learn what high-leverage questions can do to create more impactful solutions. You will take away powerful questions and tips for decision-making that you can use immediately. Remember that leaders don’t have to know all the answers, but they do need to know the right questions to ask. MORE >
November 10, 2020
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom - Online
The Digital Age will raise the question of how we humans will stay relevant in the workplace. To stay relevant, we have to be able to excel cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally in ways that technology can't. MORE >

Past Events

September 1, 2020

Join your colleagues from across Grounds to share ideas for encouraging health and safety for everyone at UVA with kindness. This interactive workshop will connect you with others from across the University to create approaches to encourage social distancing, wear face coverings, reduce the size of gatherings, and ensure effective cleaning practices.  

May 6, 2020

Join Alyson Hyman via Zoom Video Conference.  Alyson is a seasoned Liberating Structures practitioner and was on Grounds last spring co-facilitating a two-day LS immersion workshop. She has experience all over the world in numerous industries (especially higher education and healthcare) and is an early adopter of virtual facilitation.

March 31, 2020

In this session, we’ll talk about how to be competently courageous – that is, how to create positive change at work without putting oneself at undue risk.

February 26, 2020

Looking for quick wins and a way to tackle less complex process problems efficiently? Participate in this session to gain skills to share with your team to identify challenges, prioritize what can be resolved quickly, and plan how to achieve the solution.

January 31, 2020

All of us are busy! And anyone can be busy. Every day is filled with lots of activities. But do you ever look back on those busy days and wonder what you really accomplished?  You can’t effectively put out fires unless you’ve learned to do so in the firehouse! 

December 3, 2019

Have you ever sat in a meeting or been part of a group that just wasn’t working? Did you leave wondering how groups can increase engagement and hear from everyone? Liberating Structures (LS), a set of over 30 facilitation activities, elicit group interactions for meaningful outcomes – such as solving problems, generating ideas, making sense of challenges, and planning for the future.

November 20, 2019

Join us for a conversation about the four courage skills shared in Brené Brown's latest bestseller, Dare to Lead. Participants will get an introduction to these courage-building skills: rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, braving trust, and learning to rise.  

November 18, 2019

Join us for this roundtable with the combined members of the Change Management and Project Management Communities of Practice (CoP). All are welcome to participate. 

Participants will rotate between tables about specific topics, listed below, based on what interests them. 

October 16, 2019

Have you ever struggled to prioritize your unit's programs? Do you need to reallocate resources toward high-value activities but aren't sure where to start? Do you worry about staff reaction to program prioritization and resource reallocation?

September 27, 2019

Are you managing a project for the first time? Interested in learning foundational tools and knowledge for completing projects? 

June 25, 2019

Those who have attended a Liberating Structures (LS) workshop are invited to come share about their experiences implementing LS in their work and to hear from others about their efforts doing the same. Bring your lunch; dessert will be provided. 

June 12, 2019

Find out what UPP projects are underway in 2019 and their potential impacts for you or your department.

May 7, 2019

Have a situation in which people care deeply about the outcome? Dealing with a nuanced issue without one clear solution? Design thinking could help. 

April 16, 2019 to April 17, 2019

Seize this rare opportunity to learn about Liberating Structures (LS) from their co-developer Keith McCandless. Join Keith for a FREE two-day session on the use of structured group activities to shift the way we facilitate meetings, teach, and make decisions. These structures engage and include everyone. They promote collaboration, creative thinking, and innovation to get better results. Are you ready for liberation?

 

Join Liberating Structures (LS) co-developer  for a FREE two-day session on the use of structured group activities to shift the way we meet, teach, and make decisions. These structures engage and include everyone. They promote collaboration, creative thinking, and innovation to get better results. Are you ready for liberation?

March 6, 2019

How can colleagues and leaders approach and resolve complex interpersonal problems? What successful methods can you use to negotiate organizational priorities, services, or project collaboration?

January 28, 2019

Join us to cultivate an open, learning-centered mindset. This foundation enables you to ask effective questions and build stronger connections with colleagues. Better collaboration doesn’t come from knowing all the right answers, but from asking the right questions

January 16, 2019

Join us for one of three sessions that are open to all staff in the EVP-COO reporting areas (finance, information technology, safety and security, economic development, treasury and risk, operation

January 8, 2019

Join us for one of three sessions that are open to all staff in the EVP-COO reporting areas (finance, information technology, safety and security, economic development, treasury and risk, operation

January 7, 2019

Join us for one of three sessions that are open to all staff in the EVP-COO reporting areas (finance, information technology, safety and security, economic development, treasury and risk, operation

December 5, 2018

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to use storytelling to help build momentum and support for your change goals.

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