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25th Annual Quest for Excellence!

Register for the 25th annual Quest for Excellence conference celebrating 25 years of excellence!

The conference is being held April 7-10 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD and will showcase the best practices and lessons learned of the four 2012 Baldrige Award Recipients as well as past recipients.

Highlights include:

  • The 25th Anniversary Gala
  • Award Ceremony honoring the 2012 Recipients
  • Plenary sessions featuring the senior leaders of the 2012 recipients
  • A special international plenary session with Award recipients from around the world
  • Over 40 best practice sessions featuring Baldrige Award Recipients
  • A keynote address by Dr. Ben Carson, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins
  • Pre-conference workshops for both beginner and intermediate users of the Baldrige Criteria

Visit the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) conference website for more information and updates to the conference schedule.   Contact BPEP at (301) 975-2036 or baldrige@nist.gov with questions.

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Attend the 2012 Baldrige Regional Conferences

Attend the 2012 Baldrige Regional Conferences for a one-day showcase of Baldrige best practices!

The events will feature at least 13 current and former Baldrige Award recipients, and the exciting conference programs include an in-depth plenary session featuring senior executives from the 2011 Baldrige Award recipients, 18 interactive management sessions to choose from, and a closing session featuring the President of a Baldrige Award winner

Register today, and come learn, network, and engage in these dynamic events!  Advance registration rates are still available.

The conferences will be held:

September 14
Des Moines, IA
Embassy Suites Hotel on the River

September 28
Scottsdale, AZ
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley

An optional Pre-Conference Workshop for Baldrige beginners presented by a Baldrige recipient is available the day before each conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please visit the Baldrige web site for more information and become a Regional Conference sponsor!

Join the Baldrige enterprise as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and build an even better future!

The conferences are co-sponsored by the Arizona Quality Alliance, the Iowa Quality Center, and the Alliance for Performance Excellence.

For questions about the conferences, contact the Baldrige Program at 301-975-2036 or baldrige@nist.gov

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Baldrige Creates Great Value for Organizations and the U.S. Economy

In a recent study, CEO's using the Baldrige Criteria and other Baldrige Program resources reported more benefits than if they had used the best available alternatives to develop their performance excellence strategies.  See the attached document to learn more about this and other benefits of using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence such as:

1. Baldrige Award Winners create more jobs
2. Baldrige Hospitals save more lives and are stronger financially
3. Baldrige small businesses demonstrate increasing sales, profits, and market share
4. Baldrige manufacturers' revenues improved 48% annually, on average
5. Baldrige education organizations effectively improve reading and mathematics proficiency and graduation rates

 
To learn more about how to benefit by using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence contact GSQC Executive Director Anne Warner

 

2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipients Announced

On November 22, 2011, Commerce Secretary John Bryson, on behalf of President Barack Obama, and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program proudly announced the four recipients of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s premier award for performance excellence.

The 2011 Baldrige Award recipients are:
  • Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Mo.(nonprofit)
  • Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich.(health care)
  • Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Ind.(health care)
  • Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska (health care)
These innovative organizations are committed to serving their employees, customers, and patients and to making the United States a better place to live and work.  
 
Read the press release to learn more about each of these role model organizations.  The GSQC looks forward to sharing the best practices of these organizations at our annual  "Best of Best Practices" presentation late next spring.

Granite State Team Excellence Awards

Does your Organization have  a High Performance Team that deserves recognition?

Would your Organization like feedback on its team processes and projects based on the best in the world?

Would you like to learn how to develop and support High Performance Teams?

Participant in the Granite State Team Excellence Award Process as an Applicant or a Judge!

The most successful companies, public sector agencies, and health care and education organizations have discovered how they can improve results through the formation and recognition of teams.  Private and public sector organizations are relaizing just how important work teams can be in terms of reducing costs, saving money, fostering innovation, and boosting bottom-line results.

The Granite State Team Excellence Awards program (GSTEA) is being established for the purpose of encouraging the formation of work teams, fostering their ability to perform systematic continuous process improvement, and formally recognizing organizations for their teams’ accomplishments.

This assessment process provides an opportunity to compare your team’s efforts toward project and process improvement with the best… and get the recognition you deserve! This assessment process also provides an opportunity for individuals to enhance, and be recognized for their ability to guide process teams by participating as Program Judges.

Key Dates:

Team Excellence Training: Wednesday, February 29th in Concord.   Cost: None Click here for more information

 

The GSTEA is based on the American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) International Team Excellence Award (ITEA) and uses the same criteria.  See the attachments for more details on the process and how to apply.

Best Practices of Presidential Award Winners Featured at 2011 Baldrige Regional Conferences

The 2011 Baldrige Regional Conferences offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and engage with Presidential Award winning organizations. The conferences will be held in Kansas City, MO, on September 13, and in Birmingham, AL, on September 27.

The two conferences each feature more than 14 current and former Baldrige Award Recipients presenting on their best practices in areas such as leadership, patient safety, and engaging the Gen Y workforce.

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2011 Baldrige Conferences Showcase Best Practices of Baldrige Recipients

The 2011 Baldrige Regional Conferences will showcase the best-in-class practices of the 2010 Baldrige Award Recipients as well as former recipients.
 
Attend one of these two conferences to hear how the recipients improved their performance and results in Leadership; Strategic Planning; Customer Focus; Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; Workforce Focus; and Process Management.
 
September 13, 2011 Kansas City, MO
Westin Crown Center

September 27, 2011
Birmingham, AL
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa 

Click here for more information

Register Now: 2011 Examiner Training

09/21/2011 8:00 am
09/21/2011 4:00 pm

The GSQC's 2011 Examiner Training kicks off on Wednesday, September 21st with the first fill day session.   This will be followed by a two hour webinar session in October (date TBD) and conclude when we join our colleagues in Vermont for the final full day session on Tuesday, November 1st.  

Registration is now open - Click here to Register

See the attachment to this article for details or Contact us for more information.

Locations:

September 21st - Hosted by Northeast Delta Dental - Concord, NH

November 1st - Hosted by the VA Medical Center  - White River Junction, VT

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