Partnership for Organizational Excellence FAQ
- What is Partnership for Organizational Excellence?
- What is the difference between the University Consulting Alliance and the Partnership for Organizational Excellence (POE)?
- How do we qualify to work with the Partnership for Organizational Excellence?
- How long will the intake process take?
- How long can we expect a project to last?
- What constitutes as an academic unit? Who is eligible to work with POE?
- What does “subsidized” cost mean?
1. What is Partnership for Organizational Excellence?
Partnership for Organizational Excellence (POE) is a University supported program that serves academic leaders and units through the delivery of consulting, coaching, analysis, and facilitation to support academic leaders and units with strategic goals, leadership and team development, and organizational needs.
2. What is the difference between the University Consulting Alliance and the Partnership for Organizational Excellence (POE)
While both POE and the University Consulting Alliance are part of Professional & Organizational Development and offer similar consulting services, POE is a University-supported program that serves academic units at a subsidized cost. The Alliance is a self-sustaining program that charges fees for its services and works with both academic and non-academic units within the UW.
Services from POE will take place over a shorter timeframe than typical Alliance engagements and be a focused investment of time and dedicated resources to address a specific scope of work.
3. How do we qualify to work with the Partnership for Organizational Excellence?
The first step is for you to share some background information through our on line “intake form.” We’ll ask you to provide us with some initial information about your academic unit as well as an initial description about the issue or area with which you would like assistance. After reviewing that information we’ll contact you to discuss your request and to offer a course of action.
4. How long will the intake process take?
Once you submit the intake form, you can expect to hear back from our Organizational Excellence Support Specialist within three business days to follow up on your request.
5. How long can we expect a project to last?
Depending on the scope of your need/project, the services provided can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. We want to ensure that we provide you with the best experience and outcomes so each project’s time length will vary to best meet that unit’s need.
6. What constitutes as an academic unit? Who is eligible to work with POE?
Generally, eligibility is determined by a unit’s association with a provost/vice provost and by its core mission to educate students or conduct research. In addition, eligibility is determined by our capacity, and work may be prioritized based on stated goals to maximize efficiencies and foster organizational excellence.
7. What does “subsidized” cost mean?
As part of Professional & Organizational Development, POE incurs administrative overhead to support its services to Academic units. We will charge a nominal fee to help offset our overhead costs. Academic units pay an initial $250 starting fee for the Discovery/Assessment phase. Then POE staff will present a proposal for a scope of work to the client. If the academic unit agrees to the scope of the project, it will be charged an additional $500 administrative fee to move forward. If POE staff and the client agree to purchase any additional materials required to fulfill the goals of the project, the client will cover that additional cost. (Examples would include assessments, workbooks, and other organizational effectiveness resources purchased from a third party vendor.)