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Do you want to Live, Work, and Play in a Community of Excellence?

 

America's greatest challenges - educational attainment, job creation, economic vitality, and improving health status – are most effectively confronted at the community level.  Federal and state policy and support are important, but we advance the common good most effectively and durably when we work together in a local community to identify, implement, and sustain improvements that work for that community.  [read more]

2017 Baldrige Excellence Builder Available

The 2017-2018 Baldrige Excellence Builder is available as a free download

2017 Baldrige Excellence Builder

The Excellence Builder is based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteia for Performance Excellence and has great information to help you or your organization learn about organizational performance excellence.

Use the Baldrige Excellence Builder to help you understand

  • Are your processes consistently effective?
  • Do your approaches address your organization's needs?
  • How good are your results?
  • Is your organization learning and improving?

 

Contact anne@gsqc.com if you have any questions on the Baldrige Excellence Builder or how it can help your organization.

Register Now for the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conferences!

Register now for the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conferences in Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX for a one-day showcase of Baldrige best practices!

 

The conferences, which will each showcase current and past Baldrige Award recipients, will be held:

September 8, 2016
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Chicago/Oak Brook, IL

September 22, 2016
Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria-Addison Dallas/Addison, TX

Attend and engage in a day dedicated to improving your organization’s performance. The dynamic conference schedules include an opening plenary session featuring senior executives from the 2015 Baldrige Award recipients, a closing keynote speaker, and 15 interactive management sessions featuring Award recipients from the business, education, health care, and non-profit sectors.

Baldrige Named a Top Leadership Development Program

The Baldrige Program has been ranked as a top 2011-2012 Leadership Development Program by Leadership Excellence magazine.  Baldrige was ranked 11th in the list of government/military leadership training programs along side of others such as the Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and West Point.

The magazine used survey responses, interviews, and site visits to evaluate the programs.  Organizational rankings were based on seven criteria: vision/mission, involvement/participation, accountability/measurement, design/content/curriculum, presenters/presentations/delivery, take home value, and outreach.

The GSQC provides Baldrige training in New Hampshire.  Click here to for an overview of our training programs and contact us for more information.

Baldrige Creates Great Value for Organizations and the U.S. Economy

In a recent study, CEO's using the Baldrige Criteria and other Baldrige Program resources reported more benefits than if they had used the best available alternatives to develop their performance excellence strategies.  See the attached document to learn more about this and other benefits of using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence such as:

1. Baldrige Award Winners create more jobs
2. Baldrige Hospitals save more lives and are stronger financially
3. Baldrige small businesses demonstrate increasing sales, profits, and market share
4. Baldrige manufacturers' revenues improved 48% annually, on average
5. Baldrige education organizations effectively improve reading and mathematics proficiency and graduation rates

 
To learn more about how to benefit by using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence contact GSQC Executive Director Anne Warner

 

New Book on Baldrige uses 20/20 hindsight to create 20/20 foresight for Leaders

Baldrige 20/20: An Executive's Guide to the Criteria for Performance Excellence helps executives of any organization discover the benefits of using the Baldrige Criteria to strive for excellence, achieve breakthrough performance, and face tomorrow's challenges with confidence.

Leaders of Baldrige Award winners from all sectors share results and examples in the five sections of this 116 page book including:

  • Representatives Role Models and Data
  • Award Winners' Journeys: How Baldrige Led Them to Excellence
  • The Criteria: Framework for Performance Excellence
  • How Can the Baldrige Program Help You Now?
  • Examples by Criteria Category

As Cargill CEO and President Greg Page notes in the foreword, "Baldrige 20/20 provides today's executives with practical examples and keen insights on who organizations can stay focused and excel."

Paper copies of Baldrige 20/20 can be ordered from the ASQ Store for $13/each.   More information and a free PDF version is available from the Baldrige website.

Contact the GSQC for insight on how the information in Baldrige 20/20 can help your organization.

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No Cost Online Curriculum Available for Educators

Baldrige in Education - Online Curriculum

The GSQC is pleased to be able to offer an online resource to our colleagues in education.  The Baldrige in Education Curriculum provides a self-paced overview of how the Baldrige Criteria supports education organizations, both K-12 and Higher Education.  It consists of 9 modules, each approximately 15 minutes in length and each with additional video and written resources from and about education.  This tool is most relevant to leaders of education organizations (including Boards and administrators), but is also applicable to individual educators and staff members who want to know more about how the Criteria for Performance Excellence supports education.  It is also a great resource for education organizations that want to introduce Baldrige and Performance Excellence concepts to all or part of the faculty and staff.

We are providing this curriculum to educators at no cost however a username and password is required.   See The Details below for information on ">registering.   For more information on the Curriculum, how to get the most out of it, or to get help in registering, contact the GSQC.

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Granite State Team Excellence Awards

Does your Organization have  a High Performance Team that deserves recognition?

Would your Organization like feedback on its team processes and projects based on the best in the world?

Would you like to learn how to develop and support High Performance Teams?

Participant in the Granite State Team Excellence Award Process as an Applicant or a Judge!

The most successful companies, public sector agencies, and health care and education organizations have discovered how they can improve results through the formation and recognition of teams.  Private and public sector organizations are relaizing just how important work teams can be in terms of reducing costs, saving money, fostering innovation, and boosting bottom-line results.

The Granite State Team Excellence Awards program (GSTEA) is being established for the purpose of encouraging the formation of work teams, fostering their ability to perform systematic continuous process improvement, and formally recognizing organizations for their teams’ accomplishments.

This assessment process provides an opportunity to compare your team’s efforts toward project and process improvement with the best… and get the recognition you deserve! This assessment process also provides an opportunity for individuals to enhance, and be recognized for their ability to guide process teams by participating as Program Judges.

Key Dates:

 

The GSTEA is based on the American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) International Team Excellence Award (ITEA) and uses the same criteria.  See the attachments for more details on the process and how to apply.

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