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University Manager 2010 Summer

The Importance of Accessing Building Performance | Review of Universities Endowment and Pension Funds | Benchmarking Human Resources

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June 16, 2010


University Manager 2010 Winter

A CAUBO Survey of Sustainability, Leadership, Management & Practices in Canadian Universities | Maintaining Strategic Direction through Difficult Economic Times | Highlights of the CAUBO Report: Financial Information of Universities & Colleges (2007-2008)

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January 16, 2010




Good Ideas Contest

The Good Ideas Contest resulted in the transformation of ideas into concrete changes at the University of Ottawa. Students benefited from the creation of a new orientation week at the starting of the winter semester; water and energy usage from restroom facilities were reduced; a Bike-Share Program was initiated to allow community members to use … Continue reading "Good Ideas Contest"

April 16, 2009


SEAT – Student Examination Attendance Tracking

The technical development and implementation of both systems was accomplished by IT personnel, but all staff in the Exams Office played a major role in designing the program by presenting ideas, giving feedback and helping create the process which would enhance student services. Training in the use of the tablets was given as part of … Continue reading "SEAT – Student Examination Attendance Tracking"

April 16, 2009


IT Service Catalogue in a web-accessable Knowledge Base

McGill IT depmtments transitioned to a one-stop shop for consumers of IT services. The workflow and partnerships developed to make that transition have made pennallenl changes in the relationships within and among IT departments, as well as between IT service providers and consumers. As the IT Service Catalogue is gaining visibility, it is cited with … Continue reading "IT Service Catalogue in a web-accessable Knowledge Base"

April 16, 2009


Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP)

The program is targeted at bright academics who have excelled in their field of expertise, and yet have had little or no experience in management techniques, and yet are expected to provide leadership to both academics and administrative staff alike. Historically, many of these individuals have assumed their leadership roles reluctantly, only doing so when … Continue reading "Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP)"

April 16, 2009


“PDG—It’s all about the Dialogue–Performance Dialogue and Goal-Setting: Aligningnce Feedback and Goal Planning with the University of Western Ontario’s Strategic Plan Commitments to Culture Development and Talent Management.”

The PDG initiative has made performance dialogue a talent management and relationship building tool, as opposed to an often meaningless, top-down paper exercise, seen to be driven by HR. Both the employee and the leader have greater ownership of the process and more opportunity to focus on mutual support, mutual goals, and mutual investment in … Continue reading "“PDG—It’s all about the Dialogue–Performance Dialogue and Goal-Setting: Aligningnce Feedback and Goal Planning with the University of Western Ontario’s Strategic Plan Commitments to Culture Development and Talent Management.”"

April 16, 2009


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