2022 Continuous Improvement, Change Management, Project & Portfolio Management Community of Practice Showcase

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The Showcase 2022 event is hosted in partnership with the Continuous Improvement (CI) area, Change Management Advisor (CMA), and the Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) community of practice (CoP).

This event is a great opportunity to learn more about how different departments are using tools and methodologies to achieve the most efficient processes and outcomes.

About Continuous Improvement

Supporting the University's 2020-2025 Strategic plan, a Continuous Improvement culture provides a consistent framework and set of tools for improving processes within the University of Waterloo. It is founded on Lean principles of defining value within work processes and improving operational work. Continuous Improvement principles empower employees to voice their opinion and feedback towards their everyday work and helps foster problem-solvers within a team.


About Change Management

Under the direction of the Associate Provost Human Resources, our Change Management Prosci certified representatives offer a campus wide streamlined approach to supporting employees through change initiatives.

Our Change Management Prosci certified representatives’ mission is to support the leader by:

  • Offering a consistent approach to Change Management
  • Managing change in a transparent and effective way
  • Engaging and consulting with those impacted by the change
  • Minimizing the perceived negative impacts of the change
  • Helping employees build internal capacity for managing change with a goal of increasing the success of change initiatives

Whether you are a manager experiencing a change firsthand or are responsible for initiating one, there are a number of supports and services available to you.


About Project & Portfolio Management Community of Practice

Established in May 2018, the Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) community of practice (CoP) is an environment open to University of Waterloo employees and students interested in sharing experiences, ideas, best practices and lessons for managing portfolios and projects.


Thank you for attending

Thank you for taking part in the third annual Showcase (2022) by Continuous Improvement (CI) area, Change Management Advisor (CMA), and the Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) community of practice (CoP). Your commitment to this annual event is important to its continued success.  We hope that the topics and ideas presented at each both created meaningful conversations for you and your colleagues and got your problem-solving juices flowing! Thank you to our volunteers and partners on campus. We couldn’t have done it without you. 

Please take a moment to complete this event survey. We welcome your feedback, which will help us to improve future events.


2022 Showcase Planning Committee

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Do you have a project you are proud of? Did you make a contribution towards your department's productivity? Is there a change on your team or in your unit that went well, and you’d like to share?  We would like to hear from you!

The Continuous Improvement, Change Management, and Project and Portfolio Management communities are excited to announce that we will be hosting our 4th annual Showcase event on campus on Thursday June 8, 2023 from 11am – 2pm and we’re seeking proposals.

The Showcase is a free, half-day  in-person event that brings campus colleagues together to share best practices, successes, and connect. It will feature poster exhibits and poster flash talks —all centered around ideas and practices that contribute to continuous improvement, change management, and project management. The Showcase is open to all employees and students.

We invite those interested to submit a proposal for a poster exhibit and/or flash talk by April 24th, 2023. Proposals will cover topics related to Continuous Improvement, Change Management, and/or Project Management. Past posters can be viewed on the Showcase event page.

 Procedure for submitting proposals

Successful proposals will meet some or all the following criteria: 

  1. Addresses projects or initiatives and the application of best practices in one or more of Continuous Improvement, Change Management, and/or Project Management. 
  2. Is geared to employees as the primary audience. 
  3. Promotes tools, methodologies, or practices others can use, apply and are supported by the campus. 
  4. Identifies clear learning outcomes and key takeaways. 
  5. Focuses on innovations or emerging trends, practices, or knowledge. 
  6. Offers a mix of information-sharing and engagement. 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please register the proposal by April 24th.  Submissions will be reviewed and evaluated on the above criteria. You will be notified by April 28th  whether your proposal has been selected. Support will be provided for all approved submissions.   Please contact us if you have any questions.