Centre of Excellence

… a core concept in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

Concept description

Wikipedia (reference below) defines center of excellence as “a team, a shared facility or an entity that provides leadership, best practices, research, support and/or training for a focus area.”

It notes that:

“The focus area might be a technology (e.g. Java), a business concept (e.g. BPM), a skill (e.g. negotiation) or a broad area of study (e.g. women’s health). A center of excellence may also be aimed at revitalizing stalled initiatives.

“Within an organization, a center of excellence may refer to a group of people, a department or a shared facility. It may also be known as a competency center or a capability center. The term may also refer to a network of institutions collaborating with each other to pursue excellence in a particular area.”

Examples within the government of Canada include the Centre of Excellence for Evaluation within the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property in Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

Topic, subject and Atlas course

Promoting Learning (core topic) in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107 Implementation and Delivery


Wikipedia, Center of excellence, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_of_excellence, accessed 19 October 2017.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 19 October 2017.

Image: The process balance, at http://www.theprocessbalance.com/coe/, accessed 19 October 2017.