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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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Past Events

November 8, 2018

In this presentation, Sam Bacharach will offer a template that university leaders, at all levels, can use to create agility and synergy for the continuous organized flow of information and the movement of new ideas.

October 2, 2018

Working in groups, teams, and committees is inevitable. Why do some groups work better together than others?

September 20, 2018

Choose to participate in four of six available activities to learn innovative skills that you can immediately apply in your work. 

August 15, 2018

Attend this session to learn and apply the essentials of research-backed problem-solving methods.

May 11, 2018

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

April 24, 2018

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>

March 20, 2018

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

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>