Better organizations. Better results.
January 15, 2018
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
-- Dr. Martin Luther King
Popular Baldrige 101/201 Workshops Return in March
Do you have a strong leadership team that is forever scrambling to move your organization forward? Is your team exhausted, with your best talent ready to bail? Are your customers complaining about service or product quality? Imagine the difference if you had aligned, systematic approaches to get synergy from every team member's effort, making the work easier, and higher performing. There is a better way! 

Dawn Garcia of Pursuit of Excellence LLC, is facilitating our popular Baldrige 101/201 workshops in Eau Claire March 8 - 9, and in Wausau March 15 - 16 We consider these workshops excellent "foundations" to understanding and deploying the Baldrige Framework in your organization.

Baldrige 101/201 Overview with Dawn Garcia
Baldrige 101/201 Overview with Dawn Garcia

  • Introduction to Performance Excellence: Baldrige 101 |   This workshop will introduce organizational leaders and interested individuals to the proven benefits of the Baldrige Framework and Criteria. Learn leading approaches in each key category area from some of the highest performing organizations across the nation.
  • Moving From Interest to Action: Baldrige 201 |  A companion workshop builds upon the Baldrige foundation to guide business leaders and individuals through preparation of an Organizational Profile/Challenger level application. Leaders who attend this session will leave with the ability to confidently submit a Challenger application, resulting in a customized feedback report for use in your improvement journey - a fabulous value!

Registration is open for Eau Claire March 8 - 9, and Wausau March 15 -16. Group pricing is available.
Last Call for Winter Examiners; Training Dates Set
Make 2018 the year you serve on the  Wisconsin Forward Award Board of Examiners . Our winter training program will begin January 26, 2018 with  New Examiner Orientation. All-Examiner Training is set for February 19-20th.   
Application materials are available on our website. 
Be sure to submit your application by January 15, 2018 (TODAY)
to be considered for the Winter 2018 Board of Examiners.  If you have applied and did not received an email asking you to confirm training dates, please email us  by January 20, 2018.
WCPE Helping Nursing Homes Improve
Quality improvement sounds great, but how can you make it work in your nursing home? Where do you start? How can you tell if it worked?  And how do you sustain the gains?
Through a grant funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Civil Money Penalty (CMP) project, the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence is teaming up with area experts to offer a FREE program to help nursing homes identify areas for improvement and then create and implement a plan to make changes toward their quality improvement goals.  This program is specifically geared to 1 and 2-star nursing homes.

Experienced quality improvement coaches will introduce different tools and help staff understand how to use these tools to improve resident care and enhance quality of life in their nursing home. And we'll help  track and celebrate successes, too.

Kick off meetings start in February.  Interested in participating or serving as a coach?  Contact us  or call 608-663-5300. 
Free Webinar 1/18: Innovation is Quality for Tomorrow  
The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence is pleased to invite you to participate in a series of free monthly webinars hosted by The Partnership for Excellence, our sister program in Ohio.  The webinars are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 10 am central/11 am eastern.
The 2018 series kicks off on January 18th with Master Black Belt Tracy Owens  Tracey will share insights on the structure and deployment of an effective innovation management program with special focus on the roles that quality professionals can play in innovation. Tools and techniques for idea generation will be discussed, as well as the completion of initiatives that will bring value to customers.

Tracy has been practicing and training Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma since 1999 in a wide variety of manufacturing, service, government, and transactional settings. He is a Master Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer, and he has been a presenting speaker at the American Society for Quality's World Conference annually since 2009. 

Baldrige Express: High Impact, Low Cost Assessment
Are you moving the needle on your organizational improvement efforts? How do you know?

 Baldrige Express is a high-level diagnostic tool designed to help you gauge deployment of improvement initiatives. It is a survey-based assessment taken by members of your workforce. It's up to you whether you want to poll your entire staff, or select particular workforce sectors. The data are collected in a Likert-scale format, organized around the seven categories of the Baldrige Criteria. The results are then processed and published in an easy-to understand feedback report that you can use to identify gaps in your improvement efforts. WCPE will walk you through the process from start to finish, culminating in an assessment of the findings and action planning. It's quick, affordable, and impactful.

Learn more about Baldrige Express here, then contact us to get started!
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