62: Cultivating Organizational Excellence with UW's Ruth Johnston

  Ruth Johnston , Ph.D — Associate Vice Provost, Organizational Excellence, University of Washington

Ruth Johnston, Ph.D — Associate Vice Provost, Organizational Excellence, University of Washington

University of Washington has become a beacon for organizational effectiveness in higher education. The work of building strength through communication and collaboration across the institution has helped to drive capacity for new projects and greater effectiveness in existing operations. 

This week on the show, UW’s Ruth Johnston joins us to share insights on developing a best-in-class program around organizational excellence. Her team is behind the upcoming workshop, Effective Group Decision-Making & Communicating Strategically. Led by our own Howard Teibel, this workshop is designed for UW deans, senior administrators, and staff involved in organizational change. 

Listen in for a unique perspective on driving change in higher education from a recognized leader the field. 

Ruth Johnston, Ph.D

Ruth Johnston has spent her career studying organizational development and higher education. As Associate Vice Provost, Organizational Excellence at University of Washington, she works across the university leading and facilitating strategic planning, process improvements (using Lean and other technologies), developing leaders and staff, creating metrics and measuring performance, and helping to manage change.