• OQI Annual Report 2015-2016

    OQI Annual Report 2015-2016

  • Showcase 2011

    Showcase 2011 Keynote Presentation

  • BLE_2011_wallofideas

    The Big Learning Event's Wall of Ideas, 2011

OQI has merged with the Administrative Process Redesign (APR) Office

Effective August 1, 2017, OQI merged with UW-Madison’s Administrative Process Redesign (APR) office. The new merged office is being led by Jenny Faust, who was previously a consultant in OQI. The merger followed the retirements of Alice Gustafson and Maury Cotter, the founding directors of APR and OQI, respectively. Darin Harris, who served as the interim director of OQI from January through July, will return to his previous role as a consultant. Additional details are here. We are looking forward to partnering with our APR colleagues to continue to serve campus in an even broader capacity.

We’d like to thank our many clients for their partnership over the years and for their diligent work to help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of academic and administrative processes on the UW-Madison campus and beyond.

During this period of transition, we will continue to honor and support our existing project commitments until their successful completion. We will be reaching out to our current clients to discuss project status, next steps, and any questions about the impact of the merger on completion of their projects.

Over the next few months, we will also be developing a new website for our combined unit; however, until that is launched, you can continue to visit this site for information.

Upcoming Events:

Save the date for the 19th Annual Showcase: March 21, 2018.

Focus on Facilitation is an informal network of OQI consultants, volunteer facilitators, and others interested in "the art" of facilitation. Monthly meetings allow us to learn with and from each other, as we discuss case studies, current facilitation challenges, and specific tools and techniques.  Meetings are held once a month during the school year in Bascom Hall on a wide range of topics related to facilitation and facilitative leadership; you may also participate via conference call. Contact Lori Scroggs at lori.scroggs@wisc.edu for more information

Project Management Symposium. flyer
First offered in 2005, this two-day program provides an opportunity to work with and learn from campus project managers; to practice using a project management framework that includes tools and templates; to learn best practices in initiating, planning, scheduling, executing, controlling, managing, and closing a project; to work in teams to apply course concepts using a simulated project management exercise; and to obtain insights, tips and techniques for managing projects.

Click here to view a sample two-day agenda and other information.

The next symposium will be held on December 5th and 12th of 2017. Register Here