Award Cycle 2020

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

Alternatively, organizations may apply year-round for our 6-month Discovery program, which may help prepare you for completing an Award application. To do so, go to How to Participate in Discovery.

  • Intent to Apply: Closed Oct 16, 2019. Cost $500.
  • Award Application: Due Jan 17, 2020.  Cost: $5,500 for small organizations (fewer than 100 employees) and $7,000 for larger organizations (100 employees or more).  Upon receipt, and before November 1st, SPQA Operation’s Chair will contact the applicant for a brief phone interview. Site Visits costs are separate.

And if you are interested in becoming an Examiner for the 2020 award cycle, please complete our online application (Examiner Application) which is due  Dec 1, 2019.  This is a tremendous professional development opportunity and a great opportunity work with and learn from others in different sectors and positions on something that really matters — helping an organization improve its processes and results. It is a tremendous service to the economic engines of the region.