Better organizations. Better results.
April, 2018

Wisconsin Forward Award Summer Cycle is Open
Intent to apply forms due May 15.  Applications due July 30

Join a select group of Wisconsin organizations who seek to be best in class. The Wisconsin Forward Award program features a variety of assessment types, ranging from survey based-options requiring minimal writing, to a full 50 page narrative application.  Each option provides a rich feedback report from our examiners.

 Summer cycle intent to apply forms are due May 15, with full applications due July 30.  Short form assessments can be submitted whenever your organization is ready. Not sure how to proceed?  Contact us! We're eager to help you take the next step. Application writing support is a phone call away.

Have you heard about the amazing 2017 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.

Check out more information about this interactive, affordable workshop.  The Principles of Performance Excellence: Baldrige 101, in Madison on Tuesday, May 8 in Madison, WI.  The workshop will be repeated on June 5th. Read more about Baldrige101.

Look what's new and coming soon...

Bookmark our newly updated website, It's chock full of resources, updated application forms, and a handy calendar of events.  Watch for our new webinar series, favorite workshops, like Metrics of Urgency on July 24, and our Lean Continuous Improvement Summit (aka Lean Government) coming in September.

Deepen your understanding of the Baldrige Framework, bring back great insights to your own work, and build a solid professional network while doing worthwhile work.  

Learn more about the Board of Examiners  here.  Examiners are the BEST volunteers around, and we salute them during National Volunteer Week!

Summer cycle applications are due June 15, 2018.  Key dates and application information can be found on our Examiner Resources page.  

Our Principles of Performance Excellence workshop is an excellent primer for new examiners!  Contact us if you want to combine this opportunity with your new examiner on boarding.
Positivity, Optimism and Excellence | May 3-4

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence and the Performance Excellence Network are excited to present PENworks 2018:Advancing Organization Excellence, the region's largest, most powerful conference focused on continuous improvement and organizational excellence!

PENworks 2018 focuses on positivity, optimism, and excellence .  Today, we're bombarded with toxic noise and negative energy - polarized politics, frequent shootings, a volatile stock market.  We're all getting worn thin, and it's impacting our health, our careers, and our organizations.  
Come explore systematic ways to be positive as leaders, be optimistic as professionals & be excellent as organizations.

May 3-4, 2018
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, MN

Registration information and group pricing options can be found by  clicking here.  WCPE members: contact us for a code to enjoy special members-only pricing.  View the  entire conference schedule.   See you in May!
Baldrige Express: A Check Up for your Organization

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.

Visit our Baldrige Express page, then contact us to get started!  Leave a comment on our Facebook Page for a $100 discount on Baldrige Express.
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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