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Boynton Middle School Recieves Commendation from Gov. Lynch

On September 20th, State Board of Education Member Tom Raffio presented a Commendation to Boynton Middle School on behalf of Governor John Lynch.  The Commendation, in part, thanked the teachers, administrators, and students for all of their hard work in support of reducing the drop out rate and increasing the number of students going on to college.

Boynton Middle School in New Ipswich, NH and part of the Mascenic School District is a 2011 GSQC Profile Recognition Recipient.  Principal Tom Starratt and his team have developed an outstanding presentation on their best practices.   You can contact Prinipal Starratt or the GSQC to learn more about scheduling this presentation for your group or organization.

Once again, Congratulations to the Boynton Middle School!!!

To learn more about Boynton Middle School's Profile Recognition, see the attached document.

 

 

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"America Needs Baldrige!" Day

09/08/2011 12:00 am
09/08/2011 11:59 pm

Please join us on Thursday, September 8th to let our New Hampshire Congressional Delegation know that

There is currently no funding for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program in the proposed 2012 budget.   The main reason for this is that the value and impact of the program is not understood.  It is unfortunately seen as an "Awards Program" and not as the ultimate resource for efficiency and high performance in all of our organizations.  If anything, we need more Baldrige to support the country in managing our fiscal challenges.  While it is reasonable to take a close look at the Program to understand if changes in how it is managed are warranted, a sudden cut in the funding will cost the country more than the approximate $10m budget.  Remember that the Baldrige Program is a public-private partnership that engages thousands of volunteers to support high performance in our schools, hospitals, government, nonprofits, and businesses.

What can each of us do?

  • go to www.congress.org
  • Enter your home zip code (and street address if requested)
  • Click on each of your elected officials to get their contact information
  • On Thursday, September 8th, between 9am and 6pm call, fax, and/or email your senators and congress member.  The best message you can provide is your personal insight to the value of Baldrige.

The two attached files provide some answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and additional information on why America Needs Baldrige.  

Thank you for joining us in communicating why

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

Best Practices of the 2010 Baldrige Recipients

05/09/2011 4:00 pm
05/09/2011 6:00 pm

Register Now!

 

The Granite State Quality Council invites you to join us for a multi-media presentation and discussion of the best of the best practices of the 2010 and previous Baldrige Award Recipients.  These role model organizations have demonstrated financial success through an ability to engage employees and customers [or as appropriate students or patients], and through highly effective and efficient processes.

 

Your goal need not to become a world class or an industry leader for you to gain ideas and insights for your own organization.  We've made the event efficient for your time; boiling 2 days of presentations into about an hour, and will have opportunities for more in-depth learning if interested.

 

 

You will also have time to meet and network with colleagues interested in organizational performance improvement to learn from their performance improvement experiences.

 

This event is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the best practices of the highest performing orgizations in the country and how these practices may apply to their environment.  There is no charge to attend, but please register so that we may get an accurate count

Register Now!

 

Click here for more information on the 2010 Baldrige Award Recipients

Quest for Excellence 23rd Annual Conference

04/04/2011 8:00 am
04/06/2011 12:00 pm
Join the GSQC in Washington D. C. at this conference that will showcase the seven 2010 Baldrige Award Recipients, their best practices and lessons learned.  It will also feature numerous previous awardees and their best practices as they continue to pursue performance excellence.
The conference will kick off with an in-depth plenary featuring the senior executives of the 2010 recipients, followed by 60 concurrent sessions from which to choose. In these sessions, current or past Baldrige Award recipients will present their proven strategies and real-world insights on: 
 
- improving an organization's performance results, including product outcomes, student learning results, and health care outcomes;
 
- enhancing leadership effectiveness;
 
- building customer and employee engagement; and
 
- increasing organizational innovation to gain and sustain competitive advantages
 
 
Pre-conference workshops are available on April 3, 2011, for beginner and intermediate users of the Baldrige Criteria. To enhance the learning environment, attendance at the workshops is limited, so early registration is recommended. 
 
The 2010 Baldrige Award recipients-listed with their category-are:
·         MEDRAD, Warrendale, Pa. (manufacturing)
·         Nestlé Purina PetCare Co., St. Louis, Mo. (manufacturing)
·         Freese and Nichols Inc., Fort Worth, Texas (small business)
·         K&N Management, Austin, Texas (small business)
·         Studer Group, Gulf Breeze, Fla. (small business)
·         Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Md. (education)
·         Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Ill. (health care)
 
For more information about the Quest for Excellence Conference, visit the conference web page.  For questions, contact the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at (301) 975-2036 or baldrige@nist.gov.

 

 

Learning and Sharing Event: Maximizing the Value of Improvement with an Organizational Profile

04/18/2011 4:00 pm
04/18/2011 6:00 pm
">Presenters: Barb Natalizio, Elliot Health Systems and Anne Warner, GSQC
 
 
You know that your organization needs to continuously improve to be successful and competitive into the future.  You also understand the need to maximize the value of all improvement efforts.   The common sense approach of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence looks good....on paper.  Getting started looks overwhelming.  
 
Whether your organization is using a Baldrige-based approach or not, creating an Organizational Profile can target and align improvements. This presentation will provide practical insight, tips, and options, as well as a case study.  You will learn how to use this Baldrige-based tool to support your organization's unique needs and support achievement of strategic and operational goals. 
 

January 18th Criteria Update Webinar

01/18/2011 12:00 pm
01/18/2011 1:00 pm

This webinar will be a repeat of the January 11th webinar summarizing the changes to the 2011-2013 Criteria for Performance Excellence

Register for the January 18th webinar

Where: Your Computer (login information will be provided after registration)

Cost: GSQC Sponsors and Current Examiers: Free

         All others: $10 (Credit or Check)

         Groups of 3 or more using same login: $25 

 

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