COVID-19 Effects

We are doing our part to keep COVID-19 from spreading. We have cancelled face-to-face training and events through June and activities are being handled online as much as possible. This presents some new learning opportunities for us as we continue to ensure the rigor and integrity of SPQA programs. The impact on our organizations of…

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How to Apply and Deadlines

SPQA uses the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework as the basis for its award application, evaluation, scoring and feedback methods. More information on the SPQA award application process can be found in the Award Guide. To apply, organizations will need three documents available for download.  The 2020 Intent to Apply must be submitted prior to application. Due Oct….

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PMS 312 Wins SPQA Award

Captain Charles Ehnes accepted the 2019 SPQA Progress In Performance Excellence Award on behalf of the PMS 312 In-Service Aircraft Carrier Program.  PMS 312 is part of the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers, under the direction of Naval Sea Systems Command.  The Congressional mandate to maintain a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers…

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Programs, Services and Costs

Is your organization seeking more effective and efficient ways to achieve excellent results? SPQA can help. SPQA is affiliated with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and conducts training and workshops on the Baldrige Criteria and Framework to help organizations in their improvement efforts. The Baldrige Framework is used by organizations of all sizes,…

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Join Us in Discovery

Start your SPQA Journey with our Discovery Program SPQA’s Discovery program is a partnership between SPQA and your organization. We will be with you every step of the way as you learn and apply Baldrige criteria to your organization and complete an application. The documents below can help you decide whether Discovery is right for…

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Award Winners since Beginning of SPQA

Congratulations to the recipients of our SPQA Award! Organizations have been applying for the Senate Productivity and Quality Award since 1983. Recognition and feedback are given to all applicants. Recipients of the Medallion Award — our top award — are those exceptional organizations that have demonstrated best practices and superior achievement of results across all…

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Winners of the 2019 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award

Source NIST – Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that six organizations will be presented with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award  at a ceremony on March 24, 2020, during the Baldrige Program’s 32nd annual Quest for Excellence® conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Baldrige is the nation’s only presidential award for performance…

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2019 SPQA Award Winners

SPQA recognized six organizations at its 2019 award ceremony in Richmond, Virginia. [Note: View all winners since the beginning of SPQA at https://www.spqa-va.org/past-award-winners/] Three organizations were recognized in the SPQA Award program. The awards were determined by an independent panel of judges after review of the feedback reports submitted by the teams of examiners who…

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Award Post Deadline Options

The deadline for submitting an Intent to Apply for the 2020 Award program has passed. Our next Award cycle begins Sept 2020. If you would like to have a discussion about this,  please contact me. If you would like to join our mailing list and stay informed about training events and other news relevant to performance…

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