Best Practices Forum


The annual Best Practices Forum is sponsored by Provost Dan Linzer and Sr. Vice President for Business and Finance Gene Sunshine.

The forum showcases innovative and valuable practices that have been successfully implemented across the university. It serves as a practical way for leaders across the University to share their own specific experiences and demonstrate practical examples of successful technology, process, and people solutions in their respective units.  The day fosters creative thinking and provides a forum for showcasing some of the best ideas being implemented across the University.

This year’s forum included a lunchtime presentation “Not What We Planned! First and Second Effects of Technology Use in Organizations” by Paul Leonardi, Pentair-Nugent Associate Professor in the Departments of Communication Studies and Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences.

Goals of the forum include:

  1. Creating an environment at Northwestern in which change is encouraged
  2. Transferring knowledge of best practices and programs throughout the University
  3. Providing at least one idea that each participant can apply to his or her work
  4. Providing networking opportunities that extend beyond the forum
  5. Building a cohort of change agents across the University