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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.