Baldrige 101

Baldrige 101: Introduction to the Baldrige Framework, is a one-day workshop where participants become familiar with the basics of the Framework—its Core Values, the Criteria, guidelines for evaluating processes and results, and an introduction to applying the Framework in an organization.  The session, which is case study-based and includes exercises to practice the elements of…

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Submitting an SPQA Award Application

Deadline for Intent to Apply for SPQA Award: November 16, 2018. To be considered for an SPQA Award, organizations must submit a written narrative addressing the criteria items in the Baldrige Excellence Framework. The written application is due January 18, 2019.  For the 2019 Cycle, Virginia SPQA will use the2017-2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework, which can…

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20 Benefits of Being an Examiner

A resume-noticeable accomplishment Public recognition of accomplishment including a certificate and employer letter signed by Virginia’s Senators Continued personal learning and professional development – sharpening skills and adding knowledge valuable to other types of certification efforts Recertification or continuing education credits in some professions and certifications, e.g. ASQ Mental stimulation, acuity, and agility gained from…

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Focus on the Baldrige Board of Overseers: Pat Greco

Repost from NIST 01/09/2018 In an ongoing blog series, we will be interviewing members of the Board of Overseers. In the interviews, they share their insights and perspectives on their experiences, on the Baldrige Program and its products and services, and on the Baldrige approach to organizational improvement. Following is an interview of Pat Greco, Ph.D.,…

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