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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

March 20, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro Hall

What strategic projects are coming in 2018?  Why are these projects included in the portfolio? How will they impact me or my department? MORE>

April 24, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro Hall

Organizations can't be successful if they don't manage their projects effectively. Yet, most organizations still are either unable or unwilling to learn from mistakes and successes. MORE>

May 11, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall

This interactive session will offer insights on effectively managing change in our complex environment. MORE>

Past Events

February 8, 2018

Chic Thompson will take you on an interactive journey through the steps of strategic curiosity that foster a mindset of innovation. MORE>

November 15, 2017

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>

October 20, 2017

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

September 27, 2017

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

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>