A Practical Approach to Understanding and Applying the Baldrige Framework in your Organization

As your organization leaps forward in 2022, why not use a proven management framework as your guide? The Baldrige Excellence Framework is based on validated management practices gleaned from top performing organizations of all types and sizes. Gain a better understanding of the Baldrige Framework, and learn practical insights on how to apply the Baldrige Criteria in your organization. The seminar is just in time for organizations seeking to apply to any level of the Wisconsin Forward Award in 2022!

This 1.5 day session begins Wednesday April 27 from 9 am - 4:30 pm, and continues on Thursday, April 28 from 9 am - 1 pm. The seminar is $350 per person for WCPE members and member organizations, $630 per person for non members. The fee includes breaks and a copy of the 2021-22 Baldrige Framework, and the 2021-22 Baldrige Excellence Builder.

Act quickly and reserve your spot at this LIVE seminar in Madison with Baldrige expert Steve Hoisington.

Using Metrics for Better Decision Making
April 21 Breakfast Webinar

Many people don’t know the mission of Hormel Institute. Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Hormel Institute is an innovative cancer and biomedical research facility with collaborative research partners that include the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic, IBM, and many other leading research centers worldwide. Their mission is to cure cancer, which absolutely demands cutting-edge research, expert scientists, and world class data.

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence — in partnership with the Performance Excellence Network  and the St. Paul Area Chamber — is pleased to host a hybrid discussion on Thursday, April21: “Using Metrics for Better Decision Making.” We are excited to feature Dr. Robert Clarke, Ph.D., D.Sc., Executive Director of The Hormel Institute as the discussion facilitator.

Dr. Clarke will offer an overview of where The Hormel Institute stands today and the vision for the future, as the nonprofit looks to its next 80 years. He’ll also share some of the metrics they use to track research performance and their impact on decision making at the Institute. Dr. Clarke will share how they select their metrics, their measurement agility (how they shift what data they use in response to changes or updated understanding), and how they disseminate metrics and knowledge for better decision making, more innovation and breakthrough results – concepts that could be useful in any organization, even if they aren’t curing cancer!

This session is Thursday, April 21 from 8:00-9:00 AM CT (optional networking and mingling 7:45-8:00).

Can’t make it live but interested in the content? Register anyway: all registered attendees get a link to the recording after the session!

Leader & Governance Role DEI
Best Practices in DEI” Series | Module 2 on April 27

DEI leadership & governance is the focus on the second module in our DEI series. The online workshop is set for April 27 from 9:00-1:00 CT.

In this session, we will examine the fundamentals in leading and governing for diversity and inclusion as identified by the Baldrige Framework, ISO requirements, and other standard-setting bodies. Participants will also stretch to explore the leading edge of both theory and practice to drive a level of racial equity commensurate with America’s promise. Attendees will walk away from this session with a list of basic DEI governance standards, an understanding of how role model organizations are governing for DEI, and insights into next-level DEI governance.  Check out the complete session description, dates and registration information by clicking here.

Beyond Grit: Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge

May 11 Workshop

We are all faced with continuing challenges. But as leaders and professionals are still expected to produce. And despite all the factors that we cannot control, we can choose to lead with grit, purpose and passion. If you liked Cinda's breakfast webinar on Grit, you are going to want to attend this LIVE workshop from 1 - 5 pm.

Become more self-aware and learn how to master your thoughts and emotions to help you lead yourself, your family, and your team more effectively. Expect a high-energy, inspiring workshop, where you will gain insights to peak performance and practical, action-oriented strategies to help you “up your game” regardless of your field.

The workshop will be facilitated by Cindra Kampoff, PhD, an award-winning keynote speaker, facilitator, and executive coach for leaders, professional athletes, executives and championship teams

Beyond Grit is offered as a “pre-conference” workshop for the PENworks 2022 conference, held May 12-13 at the same location (Mystic Lake Conference Center in Prior Lake, MN) — information on the conference is here (and a discount for registering for both!). However, participants can register for this stand-alone workshop if they prefer.

In in this workshop, Cindra will share the strategies and tools she’s taught executives, entrepreneurs, Olympians, and the Minnesota Vikings to improve resilience, leadership, as well as motivation, courage, and “grit.” Based on almost 20 years of research and consulting with the world’s best organizations and performers, this workshop will help you embrace passion and purpose in your life and in your work. You’ll learn about the 10 practices of high performance based on research on peak performance.

Early Bird Pricing Extended
until 4/22/22!

Experience the region’s largest, most powerful conference focused on continuous improvement
and organizational excellence!

Join us online or in person for this terrific event! We've selected year's conference theme--Charting the Course: Leading Forward--with great intentionality.Times have been tough these last two years. But leaders, teams, organizations, and communities are ready to move forward -- to build upon the resilience we've acquired; to improve, grow, and thrive again; to innovate and reimagine a better tomorrow!

So invest in yourself, your team, and your organization! Three reasons to attend PENworks 2022:

  • It's an an affordable, high value professional development event, packed with insights, tools, best practices to help you navigate today's challenges and to begin to position for improvement, innovation, and future growth.
  • It's a hybrid event, offering the networking & energy of an in-person option or the convenience, efficiency & accessibility of an online option. Either way, the same great content, same great energy!
  • It's being recorded, so you'll have access to all proceedings after the conference: you can view ALL sessions, not just the one you pick to see live. Or watch one a few times to catch more insights. Now PENworks has a shelf-life!

May 12-13, 2022
Hybrid Event!
Mystic Lake Conference Center, Prior Lake MN & Interactive Online!

Early Bird EXTENDED to April 22! Get details and register here.


April 21
8 am breakfast webinar discussion

April 27 - 28
1.5 day in person workshop in Madison WI
April 27
9 am - 1 pm online workshop

May 11
1 - 5 pm In-person preconference workshop

May 12 -13
PENworks2022 Hybrid Conference early bird prices through 4/22/22
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