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Activity Based Training Exercises Session II

03/26/2013 5:30 pm
03/26/2013 8:00 pm

March Granite State ASQ Meeting to Feature Part II of Activity Based Training Exercises

If you missed January's Session I, you are in luck.  The March meeting follow's up with Session II to present exercises that were not presented due to time constraints.

Be prepared to move, think and learn at the same time. 
The presentation will begin with a short review of concepts previously covered.
The group will then proceed into different activity based exercises.
See Attached File for details

Presenter: Jack Meagher, Principal Engineer - NHBB; Six Sigma Black Belt; ASQ Certified Quality Engineer; GSQC Board Member

Location: The Red Blazer, Concord.  Includes Social and Dinner (Optional; $25)
Reservations Required by 3/25 at noon (contact asq104@gmail.com).   See Granite State ASQ website for more information.

NHBB Plant Tour and Presentation

10/24/2012 5:30 pm
10/24/2012 8:00 pm

ASQ Granite State October Monthly Meeting

Plant Tour, Presentation & Catered Dinner at New Hampshire Ball Bearings' Laconia Facility

See NHBB’s precision manufacturing facility supporting the aerospace and defense industries located in scenic Laconia, NH.

Come hear about exciting NHBB Quality Engineering job openings in both their Laconia & Peterborough, NH facilities!

All are welcome!  Dinner provided courtesy of NHBB.  Reservations required by 10/23 at noon

Click here for details

Best Practices Summit in Boston: October 31 - November 2

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Partners in Performance Excellence, the state Baldrige-based organization serving Massachusetts and New York, are holding a Best Practice Summit at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston from October 31 - November 2.
 
The Summit features five recipients of the Baldrige Award, a CEO roundtable, and GSQC Chair/Northeast Delta Dental President & CEO Tom Raffio discussing The Why and How of Superior Service.

The Summit will also have presentations on Strategic Transformation, Integrating Lean and Baldrige for Exceptional Results, Building a Customer Focused Organization, and Process Wrapped in Culture.  Click here for more information on the agenda and pricing (early bird pricing through October 1st!).

GSQC Recognizes Boynton Middle School, Examiners and GSTEA Judges

On Wednesday August 15th, the New Hampshire Board of Education recognized Boynton Middle School (BMS) in New Ipswich on Wednesday for its Achievement of Excellence.  (See Photo: from left to right - Asst. Principal Chip Mercurio, Board of Education Chair Tom Raffio, SAU 87 interim Superintendent Dr. Betsey Cox-Buteau, and Principal Tom Starratt).  On Monday August 20th, the 25th anniversary of the Baldrige Program, the GSQC held a Recognition and Sharing Event to congratulate and learn from BMS as well as thank and recognize our volunteer examiners and judges who make our program possible.

The Achievement of Excellence is the highest level of recognition in the 2012 GSQC Awards and Recognition Program (see press release for details).   In an interactive presentation, BMS Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Chip Mercurio shared their student, staff, and stakeholder-centered approach to school improvement and why they chose to use the Baldrige Education Criteria to support this approach.

The GSQC Examiners and Team Excellence Award Judges who served in our Programs this year were also recognized at this event.  In the attached photos, GSQC Chair Tom Raffio recognizes

  • The GSQC Examiners (from left to right: Sarah Beckley, Debbie Krider, Cathy Frankel, Tom Raffio and Richard Tango-Lowy.  Also serving but unable to attend are: Ray Bouchard, David Harrison, and Larry Blachut)
  • The GSTEA Judges (from left to right: Mariann Murphy, Cathy Frankel, Tom Raffio, and Kevin Cooney.  Also serving but unable to attend are Beverly Parent, Bob Dufresne, and Chris McRae) 

We are truly grateful to all who participated in our Recognition and Awards Process this year.   Contact GSQC Executive Director Anne Warner to learn more about the benefits of becoming an applicant, examiner, or judge for the coming year which kicks off in September!

 

 Thank you to our sponsor Northast Delta Dental for hosting this event

Click here to see the BMS Recognition Announcement

2012 GSQC Examiners

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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Thank you to all who participated in our 2011 Best Practices

2011 featured variety in both organizations and presentation topics, demonstrating that every size and type of organization has best practices worthy of sharing. People who attended found that everyone can gain insight from what another organization is doing – even if that organization is very different from your own. 

For example BAE Systems shared how they strive to engage an employee’s hands, head, and heart to support revolutionary innovation and improvements. New Hampshire Ball Bearings demonstrated how putting people first supports both quality and cost efficiency. Dancing Lion Chocolate and the Grappone Collision Center showed how the principles of performance excellence apply to every organization – even a micro business and a body shop. And, Boynton Middle School showed us that creating a culture of student excellence can go hand-in-hand with, and even contribute to fiscal responsibility.

We thank all of our presenters who provided wonderfully informative presentations and were willing to share with others.   We also thank everyone who made time in their busy schedules to join us and hear this outstanding information. We look forward to hearing about more best practices in 2012!
 
If you have a Best Practice that you would like to share contact GSQC Executive Director Anne Warner

 

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