Register Now for the April 10 Baldrige 101 Training

Baldrige 101: Introduction to the Baldrige Framework, is a one-day case-study based 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. Training is led  by experienced members of the SPQA and Baldrige communities….

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Award Application 2020

Deadlines and Documents: Due Oct 16, Applicant’s Intent to Apply Award Program 2020. Upon receipt and before November 1st, SPQA Operation’s Chair will contact organization for brief phone interview. Due January 17, 2020 Award Application (coming soon).  

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UNOS story

  Applying for Baldrige isn’t a contest, and it’s not for recognition or accolades. It’s an opportunity to assess our current state and receive the feedback we need to feed our culture of continuous improvement. -CEO, United Network for Organ Sharing, Brian Shepard, a 2019 Baldrige Fellow.

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J.R. Caskey Site Development

J.R. Caskey Site Development – 2nd Cohort, 2017 When we were invited to participate in the SPQA ‘OTW’ program, I honestly had never heard of it before.  I was honored to be chosen as one of six small businesses in the state of Virginia.  I was intrigued by the unknown and always up for a…

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National Security and Door

National Security and Door Corp. – 2nd Cohort, 2017 National Security & Door participated in the One’s To Watch Program that ran in 2017/2018. We are about a year removed from a hands-on active program participation. The techniques and methods presented in Baldrige for building a better business operation were excellent in nature. The task…

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Voices from Participants in Ones to Watch

Organizations from the first and second cohorts shared some thoughts on their experiences with and the value of their participation in the Ones to Watch program (OTW). OTW is a collaborative initiative of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which selects small businesses for program participation, the department of Small Business Supplier Diversity, the Secretary of Commerce…

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Pre-conf. Workshops at the Baldrige Fall Conf., Oct. 24-25, in Nashville

The Baldrige Fall conference features three very strong pre-conference workshops. Summaries below, more detail on the Program Agenda. Registration is now open. Led by by David McClaskey, President and Cofounder, and David Jones, VP, of Pal’s Business Excellence Institute (a past national award recipient), which trains thousands of leaders from all over the world in…

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Recognition Reception, Social, and Networking Event

October 30, 2019. We will be honoring SPQA Award recipients, Discovery program participants, Ones to Watch program participants, and our volunteer Board of Examiners, without whom our work would not be accomplished. We are casting the net widely to pull together all who have been involved in and supported SPQA from prior years. Please join…

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