University of Wisconsin–Madison
Jim Franzone pointing to projector screen in front of room of participants.
Jim Franzone talks about project charters at the March 2017 WiCi event.

What is the WiCi Network?

The Wisconsin Continuous Improvement (WiCi) Network is a university community of practice that was formed to bring together anyone involved in or supporting continuous improvement efforts across campus, or anyone interested in learning, sharing ideas, or networking around the work of continuous improvement.

The Administrative Process Redesign (APR) unit was a sponsoring organizer of the WiCi Network, but the community has not been limited to those involved in APR projects. Whether you are actively engaged in an improvement project, assessing how to bring continuous improvement to your unit, or just interested in learning more, the WiCi Network has a lot to offer.

Join Us at a WiCi Event

The WiCi Network hosts multiple events throughout the year that focus on topics relevant to the practice of process improvement. Some examples of recent event topics include Project Selection, Creating a Project Charter, and Optimizing Your Networking Skills. Anyone is welcome to attend and learn first-hand what the community is about.

Program and registration information is posted to this website and provided via email to email subscribers. To ensure you receive information about WiCi and future events, subscribe to the WiCi email list.

Highlights of June Event on Networking

The summer 2017 WiCi event was held on June 22 at the Red Gym. The event focused on Optimizing Your Networking Skills and featured a panel of experts who shared their networking tips, tricks, and advice. Panelists included:

  • Steve Amundson, American Family Insurance
  • Darin Harris, UW-Madison Office of Quality Improvement
  • Julie Kovalaske, UW-Madison Office of Human Resources, Learning and Talent Management
  • Taura Prosek, UW-Madison School of Business, Evening & Executive MBA Program

Community members stayed after the event to practice what they had learned.

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Get in Touch

Want to learn more?

Contact one of our charter members.

Interested in proposing an event topic?

Complete and submit the WiCi Event Content Proposal Form (Word template)

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Using data to drive decisions.
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A sample of one group's work during the charter writing exercise at the March 2017 WiCi event.
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Panelists share their expertise at the June 2017 WiCi event on Optimizing Your Networking Skills.