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 …

Register Now for the 2022 Quest for Excellence Conference!

Learn how your organization can achieve outstanding performance. Attend the premier showcase of current and former Baldrige Award recipients April 3–6, 2022 (Sunday–Wednesday), Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (just outside of Washington, D.C.). Official Conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, brought to you by the Baldrige Performance Excellence …

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 …

Leadership Nominations Extended

The deadline has been extended to nominate a performance excellence mover and shaker at your organization for the SWAE Leadership award! Get more info and submit your nomination on the SWAE website under the “Awards”/”Leadership Award” tab.

Register NOW for the Third Thursday Webinar (Jan. 20, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m. ET)!

Topic:  Communities of Excellence & an Update on Outcomes from Midland County, MI Speakers:  Stephanie Norling (Executive Director) – Communities of Excellence 2026 and Sharon Mortenson (CEO)/Lou Mencia (Volunteer) – Midland Area Community Foundation In 2010, a small group of leaders developed the hypothesis that a systems framework – the Baldrige Framework – could be …

Nominations Now Open for 2022 SWAE Leadership Award

The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) Leadership Award is an annual award recognizing an individual who exemplifies outstanding leadership in the pursuit of performance excellence and has furthered performance improvement beyond the boundaries of their organization.  The deadline for submittal is December 3, 2021.  Click here to find out more information and submit your nomination TODAY!