University of Wisconsin–Madison
Aerial photo of UW-Madison

Save the date for next year's 20th annual Showcase, which will be held April 17, 2019, at Union South! Thanks to all who made this year's event a success.

Learn More More

The Office of Strategic Consulting serves as a resource for academic and administrative units on campus, helping to support major initiatives, change, and improvement efforts.

Our Services

We offer a full suite of services to aid campus units with strategic planning, streamlining processes, and addressing organizational change. We have extensive experience in project management, facilitation, and change management, which we leverage in our work and help foster in our campus partners.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is important for ensuring that campus units are well positioned for the future. We can help with the process: clarifying mission, setting a vision, defining long-term goals, and determining the actions needed to achieve them.

Strategic planning key words with markers

Process Improvement

In addition to helping contain costs, efficient processes make for more satisfied "customers" and process owners themselves. We can help project teams map and analyze existing processes, identify gaps or problems, and develop and implement solutions.

Process improvement graphics on blackboard

Organization Design and Redesign

Whether a new organizational unit is being created, or an existing one needs to become more efficient and effective, we can help with the process of arranging or rearranging work processes, jobs, and reporting lines.

gears on blue background

Enhancing Organizational Culture and Climate

An organization's culture and climate can impact its success. We can help campus units assess organizational culture and climate and determine a path forward for addressing any issues.

Helping tree graphic image

Facilitation

Often, it can be beneficial to have someone from outside an organization or unit facilitate meetings that are focused on change and improvement. We offer facilitation expertise to help ensure that these meetings are productive and that everyone in the unit is abe to participate.

Project Management

Most projects require some level of project management in order to be successful. When working with campus units, we offer resources for the planning, organization, and implementation of a project from start to finish.

Change Management

An inherent part of our work with campus units involves change. We offer leaders support in navigating and communicating change to help ensure successful outcomes for their projects and initiatives.

For more information on how we can use our expertise in these areas to help you with a project, contact our project and fiscal coordinator.