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October 2018

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, a Discussion with Dr. Lisa Shaffer

Date: 10/16/18
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: 111A Conference Room Chancellor’s Complex
Event Type: Book Club
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Shaffer
Track: All

Description: Join Dr. Lisa Shaffer on Wednesday Tuesday October 16th as she leads a discussion on Chip and Dan Heath’s bestseller Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard.

Listed on BE-CoP’s summer reading list, packed with stories …”the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change”. While we encourage you to read the book, you are welcome to come learn more and be inspired!

About the Speaker: Dr. Lisa Shaffer has enjoyed a 44-year career in government, industry, academia, and the non-profit sector. Her experience includes positions at NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), focusing on international environmental programs; in strategic planning at an aerospace company; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as Director of International Relations; and executive director of the UC San Diego Sustainability Solutions Institute. Lisa taught ethics, environmental strategy, and corporate social responsibility at UC San Diego. She is a former Deputy Mayor of the City of Encinitas, serving on the City Council from 2012-2016. Shaffer earned her B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in public policy from the George Washington University, followed by an MBA from UC San Diego. Currently she is working as a writer and consultant.

Presentation: Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard  (coming soon)

Recording: Due to an intranet failure there is no recording available for this presentation.

September 2018

BECOP Booth at Research Administrator Appreciation Day (RAAD)

Event Type: Booth
Date: 9/7/2018
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Presenter: N/A
Location:  Price Center East Ballroom and John Muir Room
Track: All 

Event Description. Research Administrators serve an important role in supporting research which is why we want to annually celebrate the critical role they play at UC San Diego. Research Administrator Appreciation Day is one of the biggest events that the RA Training Program hosts. We always look forward to this day to appreciate all the hard work that research administrators put in to everything they do!

Managing Change at UC San Diego:  ESR as an example, a discussion with Dr. Bernadette Han.

Whether we’re involved in implementing new services, upgrading systems, improving processes, or just checking off a task in our to-do list, we are contributing to change at some level. Change impacts people and how they work, and people’s level of adoption can make or break the success of the change. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to change management. Come find out about change management strategies, approaches, real-life examples and tools. Bring your experience to share.

Event Type: Presentation & Discussion
Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Presenter: Dr. Bernadette Han
Location: Governance Chambers, Price Center East 4th floor
Track: All 

Speaker: Dr. Bernadette Han currently serves UC San Diego as Director, Staff Education & Development and Director of Strategic Organizational Change Management for ESR.  UC San Diego Staff Education & Development (SED) is a multi-function division of the Human Resources Department that consists of Learning & Development, Organization Development, and Learning Technologies. SED is responsible for providing complex organization development consulting services and programs, instructor-led and e-learning, instructor support, enrollment management, development and coordination of major professional development programs and processes for UCSD employees; coordination of systemwide development programs and processes for the campus,  self-study library acquisition and administration, administration of the UC Learning Center, oversight of professional development policies and use of educational benefits. SED supports two training facilities, instructor led classes, e-learning, thousands of course enrollments and compliance training reporting. 
 

Presentation & Recording are made available upon request: contact Dr. Bernadette Han (be4han@ucsd.edu)

August 2018

Employee Engagement During Times of Change

Event Type: Presentation & Discussion

Date: 8/20/2018

Time: noon–1 p.m.

Presenter: Christi Gilhoi, Employee Engagement Manager, Qualcomm

Location:  Price Center Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) Room, 2nd Floor

Track: All 

Description: Join Christi Gilhoi, Employee Engagement Manager, Qualcomm as she leads a discussion on Employee Engagement During times of Change. Christi Gilhoi is responsible for designing and executing global employee engagement and recognition programs for Qualcomm. These programs support family, financial, cultural, wellness and personal development initiatives and campaigns through Qualcomm’s global campuses; in short, family, finance and fun! She also oversees cultural arts and philanthropy engagement in the San Diego community. Qualcomm is currently working to drive growth in mobile and capitalize on the opportunity of mobile intersecting a broader set of industries, such as automotive, the Internet of Things, networking and mobile compute. Christi is working to keep their employees engaged and excited to execute.

Employee Engagement Presentation 

July 2018

Checklist Manifesto with Will Ford

Date: 7/25/18

Time:  noon – 1 p.m.

Location: EBU1 1103A (Boardroom) Jacob School of Engineering, 1st Floor

Event Type: Book Club

Presenters: Will Ford, Director, Project Management Office for UC San Diego Health

Track: All

Remote Access:  Zoom https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/8588224311 or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll), Meeting ID: 858 822 4311

Description: Join Will Ford, Director, Project Management Office for UC San Diego Health, on Wednesday July 25th as he leads a discussion on Atul Gawande’s bestselling book Checklist Manifesto

In a review, author Malcolm Gladwell states, “The Checklist Manifesto, begins on familiar ground with his experiences as a surgeon. But before long it becomes clear that he is really interested in a problem that afflicts virtually every aspect of the modern world—and that is how professionals deal with the increasing complexity of their responsibilities.”

Listed on BE-CoP’s summer reading list, you may want to dive into this book now! While we encourage you to read the book, you are welcome to come learn more and be inspired!

Checklist Manifesto Presentation World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist

Summer 2018

Event: Summer Reading List
 Event Type: Book Club
 Date: Summer 2018
 Presenter: BECoP
 Location:  Self-paced
 Track: All 

Summer Reading List

Based on your input we’ve prepared a reading list for your summer vacations and days at the beach! 

  • Checklist Manifesto:  Amazon Link  
    • Wednesday July 25, 2018, Noon to 1:00pm, Location: EBU1 1103A (Boardroom) Jacob School of Engineering, 1st Floor.  
    • Join Will Ford, Director, Project Management Office for UC San Diego Health, on Wednesday July 25th as he leads a discussion on Atul Gawande’s bestselling book Checklist Manifesto.
  • Switch: How to Change When Change is HardAmazon Link  
    • Tuesday October 16th,1:30pm -2:30pm, Location: To be confirmed.  
    • Join Dr. Lisa Shaffer as she leads a discussion on Chip and Dan Heath’s bestseller Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Listed on BECoP’s summer reading list, packed with stories …”the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change”. 
  • Making Work Work Amazon Link
  • Lean for Higher EducationAmazon Link
  • Hitchhikers Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road: Amazon Link
  • Primal Leadership:  Amazon Link
  • Leading Change (change management): Amazon Link  

What are you reading this summer? Please share with the group on our discussion thread here: http://becop.ucsd.edu/discussion

June 2018

Making Every Project a Success!

Date: 6/27/18

Time: 1:30–2:20 p.m.

Location: Campus LISA, Rady School of Management - Room 1E106 (map)

Event Type: Panel Presentation

Presenters: 

  • Mojgan Amini, Director Process Management & Continuous Improvement, IT Services
  • Ahren CrickardOffice of Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Strategic Initiatives
  • Shawn Munro, Senior Business Process Analyst, Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Monique Pascucci, Organizational Consultant/Senior Project Analyst, Office of Program Management and Business integration
  • Bradley SollenbergerSenior Strategic Initiatives Analyst, OSI
  • Lynn Underwood, ESR IT Organizational Change Management, IT Services 

Track: All

Registration: Requires Campus LISA registration: http://campuslisa.ucsd.edu/

Description: A day-long (and free) conference focused on IT, Campus LISA is an annual event that brings together the campus technical community. Attend all, or as much of the conference as you’d like, but don’t miss the BECoP presentation.

Whether you're a business analyst, a programmer, or systems admin, it's imperative to understand that it takes all types of skills and expertise to effectively plan, execute and deliver an outstanding solution – no one can do it alone. The Business Excellence Community of Practice (BECoP) is a consortium of practitioners in the areas of Organizational Change Management, Continuous Improvement based on Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management. These professionals share interests as change agents, business improvement practitioners, project managers and strategists to foster operational excellence. Come learn how you can ensure project success by layering key concepts during the project lifecycle. Bonus content includes a glimpse into Process Palooza and the Lean Bench, programs that are supported by BECoP.

In addition to the BECoP session “Make every project a success” at 1:30 p.m., there are a few other sessions that you may want to catch:

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.: “This is going to hurt. How creating a culture of feedback through radical candor can drive results collaboratively” by Ahren Crickard
  • 3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: “How to get out of your own way. Get better at facilitating your own career success.” by Allison Flick and Jessica Hilt

Making Every Project a Success

May 2018

Project Momentum

Date: 5/30/2018

Time: 1–2 p.m.

Location: Price Center Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) Room, 2nd Floor

Event Type: Panel Discussion

Presenter: Tana Troke-Campana, Bill Homan, Bradley Sollenberger

Track: All

Project Momentum Presentation

Jacobs School of Engineering Project Support Guidelines

April 2018

March 2018

Making Project Planning a Success

Date: 3/26/2018

Event Type: Presentation & Discussion

Presenter: Prachi Raheja

Track: Project Management

Making Project Planning a Success

February 2018

Current State - Find Out What Really Happens

Date:2/26/18

Event Type: Presentation & Discussion

Presenter: Sara Danford, (Moinque Pascucci), Lynn Underwood

Track: All (Project Management, LSS Process Improvement, Change Management)

BECoP Current State Group Notes

Understanding Current State 2018

January 2018

Leading Teams and Creating Effective Organizational Change - "Radical Candor" by Kim Scott

Date: 1/19/18

Event Type: Book Club

Presenter: Ahren Crickard

Track: Change Management

January Bookclub Presentation

December 2017

Three Most Underutilized But Effective Lean Tools

Date: 12/18/17

Presenter: Bradley Sollenberger

Track: Lean Six Sigma

Go Lean Six Sigma Template