The Forum for Excellence is SPQA’s annual  conference featuring learning and networking for individuals and organizations interested in advancing their performance excellence journeys using Baldrige concepts, principles, and processes. Forum participants benefit from interacting with representatives from the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, with national Baldrige Award winners, and with representatives of organizations that are participating in SPQA’s various programs and services. Speakers share their knowledge and experiences – successes and challenges – in plenaries, workshops, and concurrent sessions.

We also honor and recognize the organizations that participated in the current year’s SPQA Award and self-assessment programs and recognize and acknowledge the many dedicated volunteers who examine, mentor, and provide other assistance to SPQA to help ensure its ongoing ability to meet its mission: to promote continual improvement strategies and to provide training, mentoring, and recognition to organizations in pursuit of performance excellence.

In 2019, Recognition of our Award Recipients, all Program Participants and our Examiners will take place at a Reception in their honor on October 30 at the Patrick Henry Building in downtown Richmond, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The event is free, but registration is required. Register here.

Also, in lieu of our traditional Forum, we have partnered with TNCPE and KYCPE and others to host the Baldrige Fall Conference. It will feature 2019 national Baldrige award winners and more, and will be held in Nashville, October 24-25th. Registration is now open.