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Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)

The Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP) is a multi-phase and modular series of workshops and experiences. It aims to support staff members to become more globally competent institutional representatives in their cross-cultural dealings with students, faculty, staff, and outside communities.   The program is structured into four discrete and sequential blocks of learning. Each … Continue reading "Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)"

June 10, 2019


Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)

The Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP) is a multi-phase and modular series of workshops and experiences. It aims to support staff members to become more globally competent institutional representatives in their cross-cultural dealings with students, faculty, staff, and outside communities.   The program is structured into four discrete and sequential blocks of learning. Each … Continue reading "Intercultural Development Staff Training Program (IDSTP)"

June 10, 2019


Staff Job Design, Evaluation and Compensation

In collaboration with the University of Western Ontario Staff Association, supervisors and administrators across campus, Human Resource staff developed and implemented a sustainable, effective and efficient job evaluation system for staff roles supporting student experience, administration and the research enterprise. The work began a number of years ago when discussions with the union representatives identified concerns … Continue reading "Staff Job Design, Evaluation and Compensation"

June 10, 2019


Breaking silos right from the launch of a strategic planning exercise

“Breaking silos” is often one of the objectives that appear in the strategic plans adopted by universities. At the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS), “breaking silos” was more of a means of carrying out the strategic planning exercise the new administration launched in September 2017. Working without an external consultant, the president’s team fully appropriated the … Continue reading "Breaking silos right from the launch of a strategic planning exercise"

June 10, 2019



Boosting Student Registration Rates at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)

Using the Lean 6 Sigma continuous improvement approach to boost new UQAC student registration rates. Defining the issue: Due to delays in issuing official admission decisions (acceptance/rejection letters) and in taking follow-up action aimed at converting acceptances into registrations, UQAC was losing students to other universities. Not all accepted applicants go on to register. This … Continue reading "Boosting Student Registration Rates at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)"

February 1, 2017


Changing the Course of Student Residences

Historically Vancouver Island University was a community college which served a local catchment area on Vancouver Island.  In 2008 an amendment to the University Act of BC designated VIU as a university.  This change began to have two effects on the campus.  Firstly, it drastically enlarged the catchment area of the institution and created demand … Continue reading "Changing the Course of Student Residences"

January 9, 2017


McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach

McGill University's Procurement Services launched a unique planning initiative, engaging a wide variety of University stakeholders to develop its first 5-Year Sustainable Procurement Strategic Plan (the "Plan"). Aligned with the University's Sustainability Strategy (Vision 2020) and the Procurement Policy, the Plan aims at embedding sustainability into the University's supply chain. Prior to 2012 only a … Continue reading "McGill’s Sustainable Procurement Planning – A Holistic and Strategic Approach"

June 13, 2016


Fund Ledger/Awards Management System

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a public, student-focused post-secondary education institution. Direct support for students (scholarships, awards and bursaries) is our primary fundraising priority and a means by which we promote access to education.   Tracking the complete cycle of soliciting/receiving funds through the creation and disbursement to students of ~1,000 awards each year was … Continue reading "Fund Ledger/Awards Management System"

June 13, 2016


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