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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 

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Best Practices of the 2010 Baldrige Recipients

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

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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

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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. 
 

GSQC Examiner Training Final Workshop

11/09/2010 8:00 am
11/09/2010 4:00 pm

Location: White River Junction, VT

Audience: All Participants in the GSQC/VCQ Examiner Training

GSQC 2011 Awards and Recognition Program - Apply for Recognition and Feedback

The 2011 GSQC Awards and Recognition Program kicks off in September. There is still time for your organization to submit an application for feedback and recognition at one of our award levels. See the attached file for an overview of the recognition levels or contact the GSQC to discuss which level will provide the most value to your organization.

Seven Recognized as GSQC Examiners

The Granite State Quality Council has recognized seven people for their outstanding service to the State of New Hampshire as Examiners on the 2010 GSQC Board of Examiners. Each of these people completed the New Hampshire/Vermont Examiner Training program in the fall and then participated as an Examiner to evaluate and provide Baldrige-based feedback to organizations submitting an application. Read more…
2010 GSQC Examiners

Annual Best of Best Practices & Networking Event

05/10/2010 4:00 pm
05/10/2010 6:00 pm

The GSQC's Annual Best of Best Practices & Networking Event will take place on Monday, May 10.  Join us as GSQC Executive Director Anne Warner provides an overview of the 2009 National Baldrige Recipients and other best practices heard at the Quest for Excellence.  Network with your New Hampshire colleagues and GSQC Board Members to learn from them as well.  This is a great opportunity to get some new and tested ideas for your own organization and catch up with your colleagues.

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