Register for the 34th Quest for Excellence Conference

The 34th Quest for Excellence Conference is the official conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, brought to you by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at NIST. Quest will shine a light on best practices in innovation and healthy, thriving communities during its Monday and Wednesday plenary sessions.  You will learn from subject-matter experts …

January 3rd Thursday Webinar

Register now for January’s 3rd Thursday webinar, January 19th 8:00am PST, 9:00am MST: Registration (gotowebinar.com)    

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 …

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 …

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 …

Volunteer NOW for A Non-Profit Leadership Position on the SWAE Board of Directors!

The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) empowers businesses in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah to pursue performance excellence, improve outcomes, and contribute to the economic strength of their community and state.   SWAE now has openings for volunteer service on its Board of Directors for a three-year term.   Requirements and expectations are included with the Application Form …