SPQA Accepting Examiner Applications

Want to become an examiner? SPQA is now accepting applications for the 2019 examination cycle. Being an examiner is the best way to take the Baldrige theory learned in criteria training and turn it into practical, applicable knowledge. We encourage any organization considering submitting an award application to have at least one member of the…

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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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Best Practice Sharing Day

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES), a 2018  National Baldrige Quality Award winner, is hosting a Best Practice Sharing Day, that will include organizational strengths and best practices. Date: November 8, 2018 Time: 8:00-4:30 Where: 2470 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN 37620 Cost: $25 Register at: www.btes.net/baldrige

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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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