Resilience, Agility and Innovation

        Registration now for the entirely virtual and interactive 2020 Baldrige Fall conference  hosted by the Wisconsin and Michigan Baldrige programs.  The Oct 21-22 conference features national Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award winners, workshops, and a virtual happy hour. Registration, speakers, session and workshop details are available here. Capitalize on the experiences of…

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2021 Award Cycle

SPQA continues to be invested in assisting you in reaching your organization’s goals! Here are some important events that are coming up soon in 2020: Letter of Intent – Early October; Award Application Due – Mid January; Site Visits – May; Notification of Award – June; Recognition (Forum) – November  

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VHHA wins 2020 Award

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) took an important step this year on its journey toward implementing the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework by winning the 2020 SPQA Progress in Performance Excellence Award. VHHA began its work with SPQA in 2018 and was recognized for completing the Self Discovery process during the 2019 award cycle…

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FFD wins 2020 Award

The Federal Facilities Division (FFD) has been awarded Virginia SPQA’s prestigious Achievement in Performance Excellence Award. This distinction greatly contributes to FFD’s reputation and builds upon its vision to earn the unquestioned reputation of being the best-in-class facilities management organization. The Division’s mission is to preserve the institution of the Pentagon and cultivate an inspired…

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COVID-19 Effects

We are doing our part to keep COVID-19 from spreading. We have cancelled face-to-face training and events indefinitely and are creating virtual training and a virtual Forum for delivery November, 2020. We are learning right along with you and working hard to ensure continued rigor and integrity of our SPQA programs. The impact on our…

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Education & Training

EDUCATION Overview – Baldrige Excellence Framework & SPQA: An SPQA ambassador will provide a    1-hour overview of the use of the Framework, and how SPQA may help your organization begin or expand its efforts toward organizational excellence.  Sessions are schedule at the convenience of the host organization. We request 10-day advance notice to schedule…

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Our Board of Examiners

Below are the names of the individuals who sacrificed time and family to review and provide helpful feedback to the organizations that submitted an application for the Senate Productivity and Quality Award. These persons comprise the esteemed membership of our Board of Examiners. We post their names here in recognition of the significant investment in…

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Workshops, coming soon!

Baldrige Excellence Framework Workshops: These sessions provide an introduction to the Baldrige Excellence Framework, concepts and Criteria.  Using the Case Study of a fictitious organization, the training includes large group discussion, and small group exercises to help participants learn or expand their understanding of the Criteria and how it may assist their individual or organizational…

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Pathways to Excellence

SPQA is now offering Pathways to Excellence! We’ve created four pathways in which our team can interact with your organization in order to create a platform for success. Our goal is to promote continual improvement strategies and to provide training, mentoring and recognition to organizations in pursuit of performance excellence. TIER 1: INTEREST Level Target…

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PMS 312 wins 2019 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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