Baldrige 101 Training — April 22, 2020

Ensure your seat and register now for the April 22nd Baldrige Criteria and Framework Training to be held in Alexandria, VA. Consider sending a leadership team to maximize learning for your organization. In this introductory, but comprehensive course, you will learn how to use the Baldrige framework and the criteria to better understand your organization…

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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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QUEST Registration

Quest Registration is now opened… Quest, the official conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, features its national award winners at the Spring annual conference. Each winner presents multiple sessions on best practices and their respective Baldrige journeys. The 2020 conference is being held at the Gaylord National Harbor, National Harbor, MD, on: Tuesday,…

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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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2019 Award Winners

In October 2019, SPQA recognized seven organizations at an award ceremony in Richmond, Virginia. The awards were determined by an independent panel of judges after review of the feedback reports submitted by the teams of examiners who worked for several months reviewing an organization’s application against the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework. Three organizations were recognized…

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Voices of Examiners 2019

Being a member of the SPQA Board of Examiners is a tremendous learning experience. Examiners learn about and apply the Baldrige Criteria and Framework in their role as a SPQA examiner. “You meet a lot of outstanding individuals as examiners and applicants; the examiner training is considered one of the best leadership courses in the…

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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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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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