On March 12th, Human Resources hosted a Continuous Improvement (CI) Seminar for the University of Waterloo Leadership and executive team as well as leaders from the University of Toronto, Laurier, Carleton, McMaster, and Ryerson.
The seminar was presented by John Hogg, Director of Continuous Improvement, from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. John is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the University’s continuous improvement activity and national Higher Education agendas including Value for Money, Effectiveness and Efficiencies. John presented on the Continuous Improvement framework, strategies, and adoption approach within the University of Strathclyde and shared case studies and examples on continuous improvement projects and initiatives his team has accomplished. In addition, attendees participated in working groups on an activity to develop an ideal continuous improvement framework within the higher education sector by brainstorming important tactics using three factors: purpose, approach, and leadership behaviors. These tactics were organized using colored sticky notes and added on a physical chart that attendees were able to take back to their departments to begin applying what they learned in the seminar within their teams.
In addition to hearing John Hogg speak and learning from his University’s CI journey, attendees had the opportunity to network and engage with like-minded individuals across several universities within Ontario and continue to build their continuous improvement network.
If you would like to be included on the mailing list for future CI events at Waterloo, please contact Raghda Sabry. Or, if you have any other questions regarding CI within the University of Waterloo please contact Kimberley Snage.
Below are some pictures from the seminar: