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August 2019
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Register now for the  9th annual Continuous Improvement Summit  (aka Lean Government) set for October  7 at the American Family Conference Center in Madison. 

Continuous  Improvement frameworks and practices like Lean, Six Sigma, and Baldrige have been essential elements of  high performance workplaces across Wisconsin and around the world. Join us as we explore methologies to satisfy customers and stakeholders, engage and develop a skilled workforce now and in the future, and  steward resources efficiently and effectively.  By embracing continuous improvement, public and private sector organizations can achieve greater levels of productivity and performance while developing and nurturing great workplace cultures.

NEW POSTER SHOWCASE. Share your successful project, process, or best practice at our poster showcase. Learn how you can participate, submit a summary, get poster instructions and see some samples. Note:  if you are unable to access these links please contact us.  We'll be happy to forward information to you. One representative of each poster selected attends the Summit as our guest!

The Summit will showcase successful lean and continuous improvement initiatives from the public and private sector.  American Family Insurance will host a number of Gemba Walks, and provide an update on their Lean Innovation journey during the Summit. 
Updates will be posted to our conference page.

Tune into Excellence at the annual Baldrige Fall Conference 
The annual Baldrige Fall conference, presented by the Alliance for Performance Excellence in partnership with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee on October 24-25, 2019.
Presenters will frame their discussions of organizational best practices on categories of the Baldrige Excellence Framework including leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement, workforce engagement and operational excellence. They will also provide methods and tools for robust cybersecurity and innovation best practices.

Plan to  join us in 2020 when the Baldrige Fall Conference comes to Milwaukee!

Are you curious about Baldrige, or seeking to understand the basics on how Baldrige can help your district, company or enterprise improve, accelerate, and sustain true levels of performance excellence?  

Our Principles of Excellence one-day workshop is just the ticket!

Are you wondering if the Baldrige Framework could work in your organization?  Do you want to delight your customers, engage your workforce and optimize performance? Our one-day workshop is just the ticket.

The Principles of Excellence is terrific introduction to using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Facilitator  Dawn Garcia    will help participants understand how to apply the Baldrige Framework principles in a practical, easy to understand fashion. Participants will leave ready to complete a  Wisconsin Forward Award Challenger application .

The final 2019 Principles of Performance Excellence: Baldrige 101 workshop is being hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin on October 30 in Milwaukee.  Click here for details and registration information.
Are you ready to capture your organization's story, processes and results in a high quality Wisconsin Forward Award application or Baldrige application?

This one-day workshop includes a copy of the Baldrige Framework (a $30 value) and a Writing for Baldrige Handbook.  The workshop format will feature lecture, large group and small group breakouts, will cover topics such as:

  • A Brief Overview of Baldrige Criteria
  • Your Process vs. Writing Team
  • The Organizational Profile Foundation
  • Good, Better, Best Responses to Process Items
  • Images, Tables, and Diagrams, Oh My!
  • Good, Better, Best Responses to Results Items
  • Intent to Apply & Glossary Tips
  • Project Management Pearls
Whether this is your first application, or you are refining your next submission, you will find relevance in this workshop. The workshop will be hosted by MetaStar in Madison. Lunch and course materials will be provided.  Member and group discounts are available.  Learn more and register here.
Invest in the mission of the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence.  To learn more, click  here.    WCPE is a 501c3 non profit organization. Your membership support expands our mission.
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