Purpose Statement

The UC San Diego Business Excellence Community of Practice (BE-CoP) is a consortium of local communities of practice for:

  • Change Management 
  • Lean Six Sigma - Continuous Improvement
  • Project Management 

These communities represent a group of professionals, informally bound to one another through shared interests as change agents, business improvement practitioners, aspirational entry- and mid-level professionals, managers, and strategists to foster operational excellence.

Goal Statement

The BE-CoP leverages resources across UC San Diego to build a broad and diverse network of practitioners who are interested in creating an agile, sustainable, and supportive infrastructure and a culture of continuous improvement. Our purpose is to enhance organizational insight, business judgement, and strategic acumen by capitalizing on our collective knowledge of UC San Diego Program/Project/Process Management Initiatives.

Through the sharing of a common language and experiences, we strive to use this forum to share tips, best practices, resources, and institutional knowledge to align and support our organizational missions.

Steering Committee

The BE-CoP Steering Committee is comprised of a Chair and Co-Chair (chairpersons), as well as sub-committee chairpersons for Special Events & Programs, Membership Outreach & Communications, Operations, as well as Website & Technology. Chairpersons are elected by the BE-CoP regular membership on an annual basis, where the Co-Chair is identified as the next incoming Chair. The election is held shortly before the start of each fiscal year. Each Chairperson's term lasts through one fiscal year. When voting actions are necessary, each member carries one vote, and the Chairpersons shall confirm the necessary information is available to BE-CoP members before proceeding with a vote; the vote concludes when a majority are in agreement, and Chairpersons shall record the vote. The BE-CoP Leadership meets monthly to provide guidance on events, community building, and outreach activities.


To learn more about these Committees and Roles visit the Committees and Roles Document