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April 2020
Stress Resiliency Live Online Interactive Workshop April 23

Today -- more than ever -- we are stressed (yup.  We see you!)  The impact that COVID-19 is now having on our professional lives, our families, and our overall health and well-being is significant and growing.  As leaders, professionals, and individuals we need to navigate through this new crisis, while maintaining effectiveness at work and at home.
The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence -- in partnership with the Performance Excellence Network and the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence -- is pleased to announce a special half-day online (interactive video) workshop from 8 am - 11:30 am on April 23: " Stress Resiliency ."  The workshop will be facilitated by Brianna Harrington of Seek United.  The workshop will be fully online, but still highly interactive.

Our personal and professional lives are intertwined.  Even before the corona virus crisis, 83% of American's suffered from work-related stress. Stress can significantly impact our ability to make strategic decisions at work and thoughtful decisions about our health and well being. Being able to manage your stress sometimes is the difference between success and failure, both in our professional and personal lives.

In this 3+ hour workshop, Brianna will share the top 10 ways to increase your stress resiliency through self-care, how to shift your habits by thinking small, and sample daily practices that are easy-to-implement for you and your organization.  You'll leave with a clear road-map to shift habits to help you thrive -- both on and off the clock.

Your investment starts at $150. Organizations and individuals connected to WCPE enjoy special pricing.  For more information and to register, visit here

Continuous Improvement Summit 2020
Call for poster exhibits and breakout session proposals

Our popular (and 10th annual)  Continuous Improvement Summit is set for
Friday, September 18th at the American Family Conference Center in Madison. The Summit will be held in a virtual or live format, so be sure to mark your calendars.  Better yet, be part of the Summit!
The Summit offers an opportunity improvement-minded individuals from a variety of sectors to share best practices, learn from each other, and connect.

We are currently accepting breakout speaker proposals,as well as poster exhibit proposals.  Learn more about the Summit and how to 
participate. [ read more ]

Summer 2020:  Information for Applicants and Examiners

"In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity" -- Albert Einstein

Wisconsin Forward Award's summer evaluation cycle is right around the corner. In addition to reflecting on organizational sustainability and personal perseverance, now is a terrific time to: 

Apply to serve on the Board of ExaminersFor more information about the Board of Examiners, visit here.  

Start preparing or refining your 50 page application (intent-to-apply forms are due May 15, with full applications due July 30). Virtual training and site visits will be conducted with consideration to CDC guidance.

Dip your toe in the water with one of our "starter" applications. Each level of application includes feedback and action planning.  NEW for organizations getting acquainted with the Baldrige management framework:  we offer a facilitated option to help you prepare your response to the Challenger or Fast Forward applications. 

For information about application options, or ways to learn more about the Baldrige Framework, visit hereBetter yet, contact us and we can put you in touch with an expert who can coach you through the first steps. 
Meet the 2019 Baldrige Award Winners at the Baldrige Fall Conference
Mark you calendars!  We've invited the 2019 Baldrige winners to join us in Milwaukee on October 21-22 as we Tap into Excellence at the national Baldrige Fall Conference. These exemplary organizations include:

The conference will include pre-conference workshops, keynotes, breakouts, networking, and conference tracks designed for those new to performance excellence, on the journey to excellence, and high performing organizations.
Details about the conference (in-person and virtual) will be unveiled at   

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