CS, CCWI and Contract Training join forces
In the spirit of increased collaboration and organizational effectiveness, on Oct. 15 Continuing Studies and the Centre for Coaching and Workplace Innovation (CCWI) will join forces, reporting to the Vice President, Global Advancement, Marketing and Business Development. The purpose of this organizational change is to strengthen the alignment of our shorter credit and non-credit programs with our institutional mandate as a nimble, labour-responsive university. It is also hoped that joining forces will continue to encourage further collaboration and idea-sharing between areas and improve our capacity to respond on a single front to custom-designed training program development for public and private organizations.
To maintain the consistency and the current quality of our CCWI programming, academic oversight of CCWI’s Graduate Certificates will remain with the dean of the Faculty of Management, Bill Holmes.
CCWI will continue to be led by Director Zoe MacLeod.
Having a decade of experience managing interdisciplinary programs as the lead of Continuing Studies and a recently earned doctorate in the field, Hilary Leighton will be assuming the responsibility of developing an expanded Interdisciplinary Studies project under the VP Academic and Provost, Steve Grundy. Pedro Márquez will assume interim oversight of Continuing Studies.
Also joining with Continuing Studies and CCWI will be a newly formed Contract Training unit. Overseen by Tasha Welch the new Contract Training unit will integrate and expand our current domestic and international contract training efforts – bringing them all under one roof.
We feel these new alignments will offer an important unified door into Royal Roads for the community: one that focusses on business development and responsive program opportunities and one that tests new initiatives, including laddering and pathways to longer academic programs. Internally this alignment will build our capacity to identify new markets and expand RRU’s presence in the field of custom-designed corporate education.
Together these units will find a new home in the Boathouse sometime after Nov. 2.
If you have any questions about the new alignment, please connect with me directly.
Vice President, Global Advancement, Marketing and Business Development