2019 Board of Examiners

Below are the individuals who sacrificed time and family to review the applications of organizations interested in organizational improvement. They comprise the esteemed membership of our Board of Examiners for 2019. We post their names here as recognition of their significant investment in the work of SPQA in facilitating organizational improvement. Thank you all for…

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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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COVID-19 Effects

We are doing our part to keep COVID-19 from spreading. We have cancelled face-to-face training and events through June and activities are being handled online as much as possible. This presents some new learning opportunities for us as we continue to ensure the rigor and integrity of SPQA programs. Please Stay Safe Everyone. Reach to…

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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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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. INTEREST Level Target Audience: Designed…

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How to Apply and Deadlines

SPQA uses the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework as the basis for its award application, evaluation, scoring and feedback methods. More information on the SPQA award application process can be found in the Award Guide. To apply, organizations will need three documents available for download.  The 2020 Intent to Apply must be submitted prior to application. Due Oct….

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PMS 312 Wins SPQA 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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Programs, Services and Costs

Is your organization seeking more effective and efficient ways to achieve excellent results? SPQA can help. SPQA is affiliated with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and conducts training and workshops on the Baldrige Criteria and Framework to help organizations in their improvement efforts. The Baldrige Framework is used by organizations of all sizes,…

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2019 SPQA Award Winners

SPQA recognized six organizations at its 2019 award ceremony in Richmond, Virginia. Three organizations were recognized in the SPQA Award program. The awards were determined by an independent panel of judges after review of the feedback reports submitted by the teams of examiners who worked for several months reviewing an organization’s application against the Baldrige…

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Voices of Examiners 2019

Being a member of the SPQA Board of Examiners is a tremendous learning experience. Examiners learn about and apply the Baldrige Criteria and Framework in their role as a SPQA examiner. “You meet a lot of outstanding individuals as examiners and applicants; the examiner training is considered one of the best leadership courses in the…

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