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March 2019

WCPE is proud to partner with our friends at the Performance Excellence Network for  the region's largest, most powerful conference focused on continuous improvement and organizational excellence!

This year's conference theme focuses on best practices for engaging and empowering people -- workers. customers, and partners--to achieve ever-improving results.

Do yourself and your organization a huge favor, and check out the conference lineupWCPE MEMBERS enjoy special conference reciprocity rates. EARLY BIRD PRICING ends 3/31/19.
The Vital Few 2-Day Experiential Workshop | April 18-19

Organizations struggle to define work priorities, often undertaking improvement efforts that deliver limited impact. The Vital Few™ is a continuous improvement process that focuses on creating customer value by helping you prioritize the most important work.

Escape the tyranny of the many. 
Learn how to prioritize important work for great results!

Bring a group and a problem

The day is designed for leaders and their team of 2-3 people to explore the 8 key Vital Few process components through a case study using interactive exercises and to apply it to something they want to improve. By the end of the day each team has assembled a "scorecard" tied to the 8 components and leaves with identified gaps to advance their initiative.  Download a flyer.

We're pleased to partner with Wisconsin Forward Award Mastery recipient, Western Technical College  in La Crosse and MiPro to bring this terrific learning opportunity back to Wisconsin.  Register here.

StraightForward Podcast Episode 2: Key Leadership with JoAnn Sternke

Get your earbuds on and listen to the second edition of our occasional podcast.

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence launched a popular podcast this year called StraightForward.  In our  second episode former Pewaukee School District administrator JoAnn Sternke talks about leadership, doing what she loves, and the power of the Baldrige Framework. PSD was a Wisconsin Forward Award Excellence recipient and a national Baldrige Award winner. JoAnn will receive the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award on April 9 during the  31st annual Quest for Excellence conference.  Wisconsin will be cheering.

Peek under the hood of your organization to learn more about how Baldrige can help your district, company or enterprise improve, accelerate, and sustain true levels of performance excellence.  

Have you heard about the amazing 2018 national Baldrige winners **, and are wondering what the "Baldrige Buzz" is all about?  Has it been a few years since your last application, and your organization needs of a refresh? Do you want to delight your customers, engage your workforce and optimize performance? Are you a new examiner seeking to better understand the Baldrige Framework? Our one-day workshop is just the ticket.

This powerful one-day workshop in Fond du Lac is a 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 Principles of Performance Excellence: Baldrige 101, around Wisconsin.  The next 2019 workshop is set for April 11 in Fond du Lac. The tentative schedule is as follows: July 18 in River Falls; and October 17 in Stevens Point. Custom workshops at your site are available upon request.

Get notified of the dates and locations of upcoming workshops. ** See the 2018 Baldrige winners at PENworks 2019!

3 Strategies to Prepare the Next Generation of Government Leaders 
with Pam Haats, MIPRO Vice President of Business Development

On January 1, 2019, Governing Magazine identified a list of 18 challenges facing local government that included taxing opioids, guns, the 2020 Census, education funding, road funding, and even E-Scooters.

Is your organization ready to address these challenges? Pam will share 3 strategies used by Hennepin County, MN that can prepare your organization and its future leaders for tomorrow [ MORE]

Our Tuesday webinar series is always free, and  preregistration is requested.

LeanNOTE:  If you were inspired by our Lean Leadership Webinar, consider attending Lean Leadership: Principles, Systems & Behaviors in Action, a two-day workshop at the Pyle Center on the UW Madison campus May 22-23, 2019.

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, in partnership with our friends at MiPRO, features a complimentary webinar on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11 - noon central. Webinars will feature performance excellence experts and practitioners from various sectors who will share insights to help you and your organization get better, faster.  Past webinars are archived 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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