Driving Competitive Growth and Sustainable Advantages with Shared Services

April 20 - 23, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects University of California Irvine

Nancy Lewis is the Executive Director of Sponsored Projects Administration at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

She has been in the field of Research Administration since 1998. Prior to joining UCI, she was Director of Sponsored Projects at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) where she also served as Associate Director of Sponsored Projects, Conflict of Interest Coordinator, and Sponsored Projects Officer. Nancy has extensive experience in research administration including pre-award and post-award non-financial functions; electronic research administration; recruitment and training; and working in areas of compliance and policy. Nancy has led workshops, presentations, and discussion groups on wide-ranging aspects of research administration for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the University of California. She is also UCI’s representative to the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP).

Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


As organizations grow they too often allow a layer of bureaucracy to trickle into their organization that inhibits their strongest resources; their people. It’s critical that employees are engaged at work. Nothing less than your Institution’s ability to develop long-term growth is at stake. An engaged workforce is your competitive advantage. It often establishes itself in an ethos that believes organizations grow from the outside in - it is a misguided and flawed model. Department success and customer satisfaction are a result of engaged people, and growth begins on the inside when individuals are engaged. The workshop will focus on developing a staff development and leadership succession plan. Having a strategy is a valuable tool to grow future leaders and to ensure continuous development within a shifting market. Success by succession planning is an investment that leaders are recognizing as an important strategy with long term benefits.
∙∙ How to set realistic goals for staff development
∙∙ Identifying and managing staff development
∙∙ How to align staff development and succession planning
∙∙ Identifying and communicating the framework for human capital development

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