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Do you want to Live, Work, and Play in a Community of Excellence?

 

America's greatest challenges - educational attainment, job creation, economic vitality, and improving health status – are most effectively confronted at the community level.  Federal and state policy and support are important, but we advance the common good most effectively and durably when we work together in a local community to identify, implement, and sustain improvements that work for that community.  [read more]

2017 Baldrige Excellence Builder Available

The 2017-2018 Baldrige Excellence Builder is available as a free download

2017 Baldrige Excellence Builder

The Excellence Builder is based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteia for Performance Excellence and has great information to help you or your organization learn about organizational performance excellence.

Use the Baldrige Excellence Builder to help you understand

  • Are your processes consistently effective?
  • Do your approaches address your organization's needs?
  • How good are your results?
  • Is your organization learning and improving?

 

Contact anne@gsqc.com if you have any questions on the Baldrige Excellence Builder or how it can help your organization.

2017 Quest for Excellence

Registration is open for the 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference April 2-5, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

Quest is the premier learning and networking event for quality leaders in business, health care, education, and nonprofit organizations who are striving to achieve industry-leading performance.  Attend to learn best practices and take advantage of engaging conference sessions and activities including:

  • Senior leaders of the 2016 recipients share role-model leadership practices
  • Proven performance management practices and real-world insights from all sectors
  • A keynote presentation on Creating an Innovation Advantage by Polly LaBarre, Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Founding Member, Fast Company; and Director, Management Lab & Co-founder, MIX (Management Innovation eXchange)
  • A Baldrige Cybersecurity Self-Assessment Tool Workshop
  • Pre-conference workshops for beginner and intermediate users of the Baldrige Framework
  • Opportunities to network with and learn from Baldrige experts and users in all industries

Register for an early bird discount by March 6.  Visit the conference webpage for additional details or contact the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program with any questions
 

Examiner Training

 

 Overview:

  • Revised training and materials from the previous program
  • Registration open until September 26th.  Contact us for registration options and if you are ready to register click here.
  • Self-paced online modules available starting the week of September 12th
  • Live webinars and facilitation support based on participant availability
  • One day face-to-face training in Wednesday, November 16th in Concord NH (more dates may be added based on partcipant need)

Click here for additional details about the new program

Click here for addtional information about the Examiner Training Program

Learn and Network: Leadership-focused Event on September 12

Join us on Monday September 12th from 4-6pm in Concord for a no cost Learing and Networking event.

Suzanne Murphy will join us to introduce two tools powerful to help all leaders -
Mastering Leadership:A Universal Model and Unconscious Bias: What we don't know that we don't know
During this learning and networking event, Suzanne will provide an overview of each tool and its benefits.  She will also lead the audience in exercises so that you will gain both an understanding of each tool and some techniques that help you implement them.

 

Click here to register

Click here for more information

I hope you can join us at this event.   We will also have time to network with other participants so bring your questions to ask, ideas to share, and business cards to connect, as we continue to support excellent leadership in New Hampshire!

Register Now for the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conferences!

Register now for the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conferences in Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX for a one-day showcase of Baldrige best practices!

 

The conferences, which will each showcase current and past Baldrige Award recipients, will be held:

September 8, 2016
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Chicago/Oak Brook, IL

September 22, 2016
Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria-Addison Dallas/Addison, TX

Attend and engage in a day dedicated to improving your organization’s performance. The dynamic conference schedules include an opening plenary session featuring senior executives from the 2015 Baldrige Award recipients, a closing keynote speaker, and 15 interactive management sessions featuring Award recipients from the business, education, health care, and non-profit sectors.

Northern New England has an opportunity to help restore federal funding for Baldrige

If you believe that Baldrige is one of America's best investments, please read on because those of us in Northern New England have a unique opportunity to make a difference.

The Baldrige Foundation is working to restore federal funding for the Baldrige Program in the FY2017 Budget.    This process began with the Senate and House Appropriations Committees.   Both Senator Shaheen (NH) and Senator Leahy (VT) are members of the Senate Committee and have been contacted.  We now need everyone in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont to contact their Congressman (House or Representatives) and ask them to sign-on to Congressman Sam Graves' Appropariation request for Baldrige.  Gongressman Graves is leading this fight for us and he needs the support of his colleagues - our member of congress.    Please email your congress person using the information and documents provided to indicate your support for this small amount of funding that will make a tremendous difference to our country.

We appreciate you taking the time to support Baldrige. The $7.5 million appropriations request for restoration of federal funding combined with the Baldrige Foundation's financial support assures the Baldrige Program’s continued reach across key sectors of the economy, including health care and education, and strengthens the formal nation-wide network of state and regional programs.

Instructions for contacting your congressman:

  • Explain to them the importance of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and ask them to support the Baldrige Program in the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations (Text copy and PDF copy attached).
    Feel free to add how the Baldrige Program affected you or your organization.

 

If you have any questions please contact anne@gsqc.com

Thank You!

 

 

28th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference

Register today for the 28th Annual Quest for Excellence conference

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The conference, which will showcase the best practices and lessons learned of the 2015 Baldrige Award recipients, along with those from past awardees, is being held April 3-6, 2016 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront in Baltimore, MD.

Highlights of Quest for Excellence include: (click "read more" or scroll down)

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