No. 102 August 2007

Coming Workshops: Fall 2007

Facilitating Planning, Improvement, and Assessment Projects and Teams, Friday, September 28, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 508 Rider II, Cost -  $10.00 for lunch

Scenario Planning, Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 508 Rider II

Applying Quality Principles in Daily Work, Friday, December 7, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 508 Rider II

For complete information on all workshops being offered, visit http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/workshops/.

Innovation Extracts:    The Wizard and the Warrior

In The Wizard and the Warrior (Jossey-Bass, 2006) Bolman and Deal contend that, while most leaders focus on and are more comfortable with the structural and human resources perspectives,  effective leadership is most often associated with the political (the warrior) and symbolic (the wizard) frames, those which are more likely to engage others.  The full article and complete Innovation Extract series is available at http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/extracts/.

Quality Endeavors
New Format for Quality Endeavors

In response to feedback from the April 2007 Quality Endeavors subscriber survey, the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment improved the format of the newsletter.  For the full article, visit http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/features/Issue102.html.

The Quality Endeavors newsletter is published several times each semester. If you have any questions or comments about what you read here, or if you would like to suggest items for future newsletters, please contact Louise Sandmeyer, Executive Director of the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment, at 814-863-8721 or psupia@psu.edu.  To read past issues, see the Office's Web site at http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/newsletter/archive.htm. Click here to provide feedback on this newsletter.

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Support for Planning, Improvement, and Assessment in Your Unit

The Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment supports the University’s efforts to plan, assess, and improve programs and services.  The Office is available, at no charge, to consult with units and use organizational change tools to help units assess their needs, develop strategic plans, improve key processes, and develop collaborative team environments.  If you would like to discuss the planning, quality, or assessment needs of your unit with one of our consultants, please contact the Office at 814-863-8721 or e-mail psupia@psu.edu.

 

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