Monday Mid-DayLearning Opps

How to Start a Grassroots Movement: UCR’S Organizational Excellence Initiative

  • Monday, July 31
  • 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 103D
  • BMO


Maria Anguiano

Chief Financial Officer

Minerva Project

San Francisco, California

Ron Coley

Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Service

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Jason Rodriguez

Strategic Initiatives Analyst

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California

Kimberly Villanueva

Interim Director, Strategic Project Management

University of California, Riverside

Riverside, California


Are you tired of top-down “efficiency” initiatives? Find out how UC–Riverside flipped this idea on its head to create a radically different grassroots version of Organizational Excellence (OE) that has more than 300 staff and faculty truly excited about streamlining and standardizing practices. The speakers will discuss how to introduce OE to your campus, secure support for OE among leadership, cultivate ownership of OE within the broader campus, create staff champions, and promote professional development at all levels.

Learning Objectives

  • Create buy-in, support, and ownership of Organizational Excellence among leadership.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for campus stakeholders to set the trajectory of OE initiatives and create staff champions.
  • Encourage campus stakeholders to identify areas and processes within individual units in need of improvement.