Better organizations. Better results.
October, 2018
WCPE is a proud co host of the the 2018 Baldrige Fall Conference in Denver!  There are a few more seats available.  Join us!
Wisconsin Forward Award Intent to Apply
Deadline November 15, 2018 | Call for Examiners
The need to improve your organization's performance continues to increase, as markets get more competitive, competent workers grow scarcer, and customers' requirements become more challenging.  Consider an organizational assessment to help you find your strengths and identify and prioritize your improvement opportunities based on the Baldrige Framework, which represents the leading edge of validated management and leadership practice. 
Letters of Intent for the 2019 Wisconsin Forward Award winter cycle are due November 15 (applications due January 30, 2019 based on the 2017-18 Criteria).  
Not sure what type of application is best for your organization? Attend Principles of Excellence or our Application Writing Workshops.
CALL FOR EXAMINERS: Strengthen your understanding of what drives organizational excellence; observe best practices in leadership, workforce engagement, customer focus, and operations; network with other leaders and professionals interested in continuous improvement. 
Serving as an Examiner can be an excellent component of your professional development plan. Applications are due December 15, 2018 via a convenient online form . Want to learn more about the Examiner experience, commitment and benefits to you AND your organization? Email us to arrange an appointment.  New in 2019:  individuals will have an opportunity to audit the training for an additional fee.

Be Part of the Global Assessment on Organizational Excellence

Special Benchmarking Invitation
: You are invited to participate in the "First Global Assessment on the Current State of Organizational Excellence" that has been launched by the Organizational Excellence Technical Committee QMD ASQ (OETC) and has been supported by the Global Benchmarking Network (GBN), ISO Technical Committee 176 and International Academy for Quality. Visit here to learn more and view the real time results!

It's a Wrap: Lean Continuous Improvement Summit Recap

While we are working on the 2019 Lean Continuous Improvement Summit , you'll want to check out the presentation recap on  our conference page .  Interested in presenting next year?  Send us an email!
Principles of Excellence: Introduction to Baldrige 
November 16 in Stevens Point

Join us In Stevens Point for The Principles of Excellence: Introduction to Baldrige on Friday, November 16th.  This powerful one-day workshop is a terrific introduction to using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence in your organization. Participants will leave ready to complete a Challenger application. Learn more about this popular workshop and our special group pricing offer.  This is our last Baldrige 101 workshop of 2018, so make plans to attend.

The workshop will be hosted by Provident Nutraceutical.

Organizations of all sizes, and from all sectors, are facing a number of challenges. From escalating expectations of customers, students or patients to the current shortage of available skilled employees in manufacturing, health care and education, there is a need for leaders to be proactive in addressing these challenges and to prepare their organizations for ongoing success. 

October's webinar facilitated by Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe will focus on how leaders define and use core values and key processes to achieve goals and advance both the organization and their leadership capabilities. Best practices from a variety of sectors will be shared.  Read more.

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.

Are you ready to capture your organization's story, processes and results in a high quality Wisconsin Forward Award 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. Learn more about special group pricing for members.

WCPE members enjoy specially discounted pricing.  Not sure if your organizational or individual membership is current? Contact us at  Visit our membership page for details and convenient online membership forms.
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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