Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Update

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program recently released a statement to the public announcing that they will not be running an award process in 2022. Embracing the performance excellence that is fundamental to continuous improvement and innovation, the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program, in close collaboration with leaders from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the …

Additional SWAE 2022 Examiner Training Dates – June 21-24

Interested in serving as a SWAE Examiner in 2022, but didn’t get a chance to register for the May 23-26 online training sessions?  You can now register for online training sessions to be conducted June 21-24. Register for SWAE 2022 Examiner Training Sessions – June 21-24

Register now for the May Third Thursday Webinar!

Register now for May’s Third Thursday Webinar,  Pursuit of Excellence: Stories of an “Inside-Out” Journey of Continuous Improvement, featuring Dr. Brian Miller and Dr. Kristen Justus of the MAAPE Excellence Award recipient Pine-Richland School District. Click below to register:…/6599345074512064524

Register for Examiner Training – Deadline May 2nd

SWAE is pleased to be partnering once again with our neighboring regional performance excellence program, the California Council for Excellence (CCE), to deliver a fully virtual 2022 Examiner Training. You don’t want to miss out on this exceptional opportunity for professional growth! Register for SWAE 2022 Examiner Training After you click the link above to …

What is the Baldrige Excellence Framework, and what are its benefits?

If you’re not familiar with the Baldrige Excellence Framework and its benefits, this latest feature in the Business Excellence 101 blog series from NIST’s official Baldrige blog answers some of the basic ‘what’ and ‘why’ questions you might have. Business Excellence 101: Improve Financial and Operational Performance with the Baldrige Framework

What’s the ROI from Performance Excellence?

If you haven’t started, or are in the early stages of a performance excellence journey, and you’re wondering whether it’s worth the investment of time, effort, and resources – this post published on March 15th on the NIST website is well worth a read. Consistent Use of Baldrige Leads to Multi-Year Winners, 255% Revenue Growth …

Announcing Some New Additions!

Please join us in welcoming our new Board of Director members David Provencher (RE Darling) and David Rogers (Mission Support and Test Services), and our newest Board of Overseer members Princess Cooper-Brown (Raytheon) and Rachel Flores (RE Darling). We are very excited to have you on board!

Congratulations to Mission Support & Test Services: A 2021 Pioneer Award for Excellence Winner!

Congratulations to Mission Support and Test Services (MSTS) for being recognized with a 2021 Pioneer Award for Excellence! The Pioneer Award is aligned with the Baldrige Criteria and recognizes organizations for performance excellence and effective, systematic approaches aligned with organizational needs.   “It’s an honor to receive SWAE’s Pioneer Award. Our Business Operations team prides itself …

Register Now for the Third Thursday Webinar (March 17 at 8:00 a.m. PST)

Organizational culture is critically important to an organization’s success, as culture has the power to drive or sink strategies, initiatives, and efforts – not to mention, organizational performance!   Register now for the Third Thursday webinar, where Katy Rees and Jennifer Williams (Co-Founders of The Culture People) will share their strategies to design a winning workplace …