2020 Baldrige Fall Conference

Join us for the annual Baldrige Fall Conference Wed. October 21- Thurs. October 22, 2020. “Excellence on Tap” is a highly interactive live virtual event! 
These unprecedented times have called for agility and resilience in response to the huge shifts in the world, our lives, and our organizations. Baldrige winners rose to the challenge. Hear their stories.
This popular national conference features presentations from leaders of the 2019 Baldrige Award recipients sharing their proven performance management practices and real-world insights of resilience and agility in the face of unprecedented challenges.  You’ll also hear from leaders of  prior Baldrige recipients, high-performance organizations such as General Mills and Chevrolet, as well as thought leaders from across the country.  Our keynote speakers-– Rich Sheridan, author of  “Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear,” John Timmerman, formerly of Ritz Carlton and Gallup, and Lindel Fields from Tri-County Tech-will uplift and inspire. 

Be sure to register today  because on September 15th, the advance registration rate ends. Don’t delay in securing your seat for this highly interactive premier event for learning Baldrige Award recipient best practices.  We’ll provide lots of technical support and personal touches to make this a memorable event.  In addition, all presentations will be available in our special Digital Library through November 27, 2020!  

Resilience, Agility, and Innovation
Take advantage of pre-conference and conference sessions and activities including:

An opening plenary session featuring the senior leaders of the six  2019 recipients as they share role-model leadership practices that helped their organizations respond to changes and challenges.
More than 24 sessions featuring  thought leaders, and current and former Baldrige Award recipients from all sectors, sharing their proven performance management practices and real-world insights in strategy, patients/customers, workforce, and many more areas essential to business success.
Baldrige Criteria Pre-Conference Workshops on the afternoon of October 21st for beginner and intermediate users of the Baldrige Criteria facilitated by Award recipients and current Baldrige judges, Pattie Skriba and JoAnn Sternke. A virtual networking Happy Hour follows our preconference activities.
New! Higher Education Learning Summit: Performance Excellence in Times of  Uncertainty on the afternoon of October 21st. The Summit is designed for college and university leaders in academic, student support, financial and operational roles from two-year colleges, public and private universities.
Opportunities to network with and learn from Baldrige recipients, applicants, examiners, Alliance for Performance Excellence program representatives, Communities of Excellence participants, as well as Baldrige experts & users in all industries.
Be part of the 2020 Baldrige Conference.  Learn more…
For more information about the Baldrige Fall Conference, visit the conference webpage.  This virtual event is presented by the Alliance for Performance Excellence and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. 
Visit our registration page! For assistance with registration contact Geri at allianceperformanceexcellence@gmail.com. Early bird and group pricing options are available. 
For information about being part of our special virtual exhibit hall and sponsorship opportunities contact peterlabonte@yahoo.com 
Don’t miss this extraordinary learning and networking opportunity! 

SWAE will create a customized learning event at your site.

Contact Info:  Karen Shepard at kshepard@swae.org or call us at 480-874-5815.  

Baldrige 101 WorkshopIMG_1796

The Criteria for Performance Excellence provides a seven-category framework for defining what is most important to an organization’s success.  This workshop is an introduction to the Criteria Framework including the Organizational Profile questions helping organizations set the context for the way your organization operates. It serves as an overarching guide for your performance management system. The Organizational Profile is the most appropriate starting point for self-assessment and for writing an organization level application.

It is critically important for the following reasons:

  • It helps the organization identify gaps in key information and focus on key performance requirements and results.
  • You can use it as an initial self-assessment. If you identify topics for which conflicting, little, or no information is available,  use these topics for action planning.
  • It sets the context for your responses to the Baldrige Criteria requirements in categories 1-7.

This workshop will provide the opportunity for your Leadership Team to learn the common vocabulary of the Baldrige Criteria, define your organization’s key business factors, and learn how to answer the questions in the organizational profile.

Schedule a Baldrige 101 Workshop today! 

Contact Info: r Karen Shepard at kshepard@swae.org or call us at 480-874-5815.  

Third Thursday, Monthly 60 Minute Webinars –

October 15, 2020 at 8:00 AM Arizona time

Topic: “How to Write a Successful Baldrige Application

LARRY MEYER,  Managing Director  – Knowledge & Process Management
DAN STARK, Training and Development Specialist
Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.

Register for the webinar at the following link: Click Here

Click here for the 2020 Third Thursday Webinar Series entire list