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Lou Russell's guest, Mary Cook, RMA Facilitator Extraordinaire, has been working with a private college to evolve their support organizations into trimmer, more efficient and customer-centric organizations to help the university meet its strategic goals. Starting with IT and branching into other support areas, Mary has used surveys, profiles, assessments, facilitated sessions and blood, sweat but no tears to identify where each organization is now, and how jobs must change to become the future organization required to drive university success.
These projects follow the following process:
• Pre-Project Planning / Charter: establish the business concept, expectations, scope
• Discover: establish the current state including strengths and opportunities for improvement
• Initial Design: Leverage an organizational survey and talent audits to create a high level gap analysis
• Detailed Design: Benchmark key positions to create new hiring and succession planning models
• Final Design: Create a proposed strategy for phased roll-out of new organization
This session will be part sharing of the Project Plan and how the ‘real’ project went. It will also include Q&A with key roles on the project.
About Lou Russell
Lou Russell is President and CEO of L+EARN and Russell Martin & Associates. Both are consulting and training companies focused on improving business results. Lou and her staff deliver learning experiences that are fun, flexible, fast and measurable. She believes that learning and earning go hand in hand. From improving admission numbers to growing faculty and improved retention, she can help you ensure that students achieve their educational and career goals while you meet your business goals. She focuses on faculty development, retention and recruitment of students, project management, leadership and organizational learning opportunities.
Lou is the author of The Accelerated Learning Fieldbook and Project Management for Trainers, IT Leadership Alchemy, Leadership Training, Training Triage and her newest book The 10 Steps of Successful Project Management. She is a frequent contributor to CCA's The Link, Computer World, Career College Central and Inside Indiana Business, among others, and publishes the monthly Learning Flash electronic newsletter. Lou is also the author of The People Side of Project Management, part of the Villanova Advanced Project Management certificate program. A popular speaker, Lou addresses national and international conferences such as the Career College Association, ACCET, Training 2008, Project Management Institute, Project World, LotuSphere, ASTD and the Society of Information Management (SIM).
About Mary Cook
Mary Cook is an organizational development consultant who works with leaders and teams across private, public and voluntary organizations. She has over fifteen years experience in meeting facilitation, leadership training and team development, strategy de