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Leadership Summit 2016 - A Nuance of Leadership: Building Relationships

We are delighted to again partner with SNHU's Center for Women's Business Advancement to present the 2016 New Hampshire Leadership Summit. This year the focus will be on the nuances of how successful leaders build relationships. This focus will include all critical relationships including customers, employees and peers, the community, and other key stakeholders.

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This Summit is for all leaders - established, new, and aspiring -
who want to learn or refine their own strategies
to grow the relationships critical to their success.

 

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Location:           SNHU Hospitality Center (Manchester, NH)
Cost:                 $99 (contact anne@gsqc.com to learn about promotional, sponsor, nonprofit, and group discounts)
Agenda
Overview:
        Keynote, Panel, Small Group Discussions, & ReceptionSpeaker Bios

Click here for highilghts of the 2015 Summit

Click here to register for the 2016 Summit

 

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)

Tour and Presentation at Velcro USA in Manchester

04/13/2016 5:30 pm
04/13/2016 8:00 pm

Registration is open and required to attend.   This tour and presentation is limited to the first 40 who register

There is no charge to attend this event.   To register email asq104@gmail.com or Dan Manning with the name(s) and contact information of those who would like to attend.

See the attachment for the full agenda and logistics

Presented by the Granite State ASQ in collaboration with the GSQC

Servant Quality: Service Beyond Measuring

11/11/2015 5:30 pm
11/11/2015 7:00 pm

While servant leadership is well-known within the field of leadership, could the tenets be applied to quality? If so, how would servant quality be defined? How would servant quality be practiced? What benefits might be realized through servant quality?

This presentation will:

Define Servant Quality: An interactive dialogue with the audience will address and explore the following components:

•Increased service to others
•A holistic approach
•Community building
•The sharing of power in decision making

A self-evaluative instrument will be introduced to prompt reflection.

Offer a checklist on how to practice Servant Quality: Building upon the discussion, and using Robert K Greenleaf's so-called "Best Test", a checklist will be offered as a takeaway.

Speaker: Kurt Stuke is director of the operations audit group and is the quality manager for AdeccoUSA. In his role, he is responsible for finding creative ways to drive positive change. He holds a doctorate in leadership as well as master degrees in philosophy and theology. Stuke is certified as a quality auditor, manager of quality, and is independently certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Current research interests include the philosophy of quality, the philosophy of leadership, and American philosophy.

Presented in collaboration with ASQ Granite State Section 104. Hosted by Northeast Delta Dental in Concord

This is a great networking and learning opportunity for anyone who would like to enhance their own or their organization's approach to quality

Velcro USA Joins the GSQC as a Sponsor

The Granite State Quality Council is delighted to welcome Velcro USA as a sponsor!

Over 55 years ago in Manchester, New Hampshire a group of men founded a company based on the hard work of a Swiss outdoorsman and inventor. The goal was to take inspiration from nature’s cocklebur and replicate it in an innovative and fun way. This little company grew to become the flagship of a global organization. Velcro USA Inc. has had the opportunity to provide AMAZING CONNECTIONS™ worldwide for over half a century and that simple invention has grown to over 400 worldwide active patents.

Velcro Companies is a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world.

Velcro USA is committed to environmental sustainability with 100% of the electrical and thermal power in Velcro Industries’ New Hampshire headquarters self-generated and to active community involvement through volunteered time, donations, and contributions.

Velcro USA, Inc. is located on Sundial Avenue in Manchester. Visit Velcro.com to buy genuine VELCRO® Brand products and to learn more, and “Like” VELCRO® Brand on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/velcrobrand for more information.

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Dancing Lion Chocolate wins Business in the Arts Award

Dancing Lion Chocolate joined Lincoln Financial Group, Lake Sunapee Bank, and Orr & Reno as the winners of the 31st Business in the Arts Award.

Dancing Lion Chocolate (DLC - Elm Street, Manchester NH) was recognized for sourcing from local artists and its “Life As Art” program. Owner and Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy is a GSQC Board Member and has used the principles of Baldrige and Performance Excellence to guide DLC's growth from a home-based, part-time passion to an internationally recognized small business.

If you are in the Manchester area stop by to join us in congratulating Richard and DLC, see and taste some amazing chocolate, and perhaps to learn why chocolate and Baldrige align.

Recommended Podcast: Why Success is Your Biggest Enemy and Competitors are your Biggest Strength

Changes to the 2015-16 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Criteria)

 There have been significant changes to the 2015-16 Baldrige Excellence Framework (Criteria).  Below is a summary of these changes.  Click here to get more details on each of the changes.

  • New title and tag line for Booklet
  • New graphic to represent the Criteria
  • Changes to Core Values and Concepts
  • Changes to Criteria – themes: Change Management, Big Data, and Climate Change
  • Structural Changes to Overall and Multiple requirements
  • NEW: Baldrige Excellence Builder (Free download)

Contact me with any questions you have on the changes, the Framework, or the Criteria.

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