Best Practices Forum
We value showcasing practices that have a positive impact on the organization and its people. The annual Best Practices Forum, sponsored by Provost Jonathan Holloway, is a day-long event for mid- to upper- level staff leaders across Northwestern learn from each other, network, and build community.
This unique event features session content ranging from transferrable work practices to inspirational and innovative initiatives that highlight Northwestern’s excellence in its many forms across our three campuses. The forum amplifies the great work that occurs across academic and administrative units.
Goal of the forum:
- Enhance visibility and awareness of University priorities, values, and goals to make clear linkages between staff roles and the University’s mission.
- Provide professional development that builds staff capacity to lead change and that focuses on translating learning to action.
- Create space for community, connection, and networking. Provide positive energy, excitement, and pride in working at Northwestern.
- Recognize and express gratitude to staff for their work and contributions to the University’s mission and strategic priorities.
Mid- to upper- level staff leaders with responsibilities for planning and implementing strategic priorities for their school/unit are invited to attend the Forum. Special invitee requests (or invitation exceptions) are considered on an individual basis based on specific needs and space constraints. The Office of Organizational Strategy and Change makes every effort to accommodate such requests.