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Organizational effectiveness series

Discover the Organizational Effectiveness Series!

We are introducing a new series of mini-workshops targeted towards both teams and individuals interested in learning some tips and tools on various topics. The Organizational Effectiveness Series are mini-workshops designed to support the McGill community with concrete, tangible “how to’s” in times of change! Workshop dates will be announced soon.


Tired of energy sapping meetings that leave you with a pile of work, frustrated participants and no time left to get the job done?

Effective Meetings (3 hours)

Learn how to plan and lead highly effective meetings, generating enthusiastic participation, meaningful contributions and substantive outcomes.


Want to engage a group in generating creative ideas that flow and arriving at workable solutions?

Idea Generation & Brainstorming (90 minutes)

Learn how to expand the creative flow of ideas in a group setting through effective brainstorming and other techniques.


Motivated to arrive at concrete decisions that are informed by stakeholders and owned?

Decision Making Tools (90 minutes)

Learn about the effective use of three different tools that can assist decision making processes at McGill and beyond


Wondering how to capture a process visually for the purpose of documentation or for process improvement?

Flowcharting & Process Mapping (90 minutes)

Learn the basic how’s and why’s of flowcharting processes and explore the benefits


Need to take stock and build team/unit plans on a sound foundation?

Environmental Scan & S.W.O.T. Analysis (90 minutes)

Learn how to conduct a scan of your evolving environment considering important trends and stakeholders, and to work with a team to identify current Strengths, Weaknesses (Challenges), Opportunities and Threats (Risks).