2021 Quest for Excellence Conference, featuring speakers and workshops to advance organizational excellence.

Photo: The Partnership for Excellence Baldrige Awards will be virtual this coming year, and will feature the 2019 and 2020 Award recipients as well as former recipients. See TPE Events below for more detail.


  • Workshops


    How to Write a Baldrige Application

    The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) is excited to offer a six-week web series on how to write or strengthen a Baldrige/TPE application.

    Sessions will be delivered via Zoom video conferencing on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST from June 2 – July 7, 2021.

    To enhance learning, short homework assignments (approximately one-hour per week) will be assigned between each session. For more detail - visit Resources/Workshops


    The Partnership for Excellence’s Leader2Leader Collaborative is a year-long professional development program, which is grounded in the Baldrige Excellence Framework and consists of educational sessions, best practice sharing, peer networking & collaboration, and leadership growth.

    For more detail - visit Resources/Workshops

  • Training


    No Training Events at this Time

    Please see our National Events for other Learning Opportunities

  • TPE Events


    2021 The Partnership for Excellence Quest for Success Virtual Conference
    13 SEP
    2021 Quest for Success Virtual Conference

    September 13-14, 2021
    Event registration, schedule, brochure and details will be available in June and July of 2021.
    We will build on the excitement and positive comments generated from the 2020 Virtual Conference.
    We look forward to seeing you onboard our Virtual Conference.

  • Baldrige National Events
    21 OCT
    2021 Baldrige Virtual Fall Conference
    • Website Link - 2021 Baldrige Virtual Fall Conference, April 20-21, 2021

    To be posted on the conference event website as they are made available.

    Visit the official Baldrige Conference website and signup for automatic updates and event details.
    2021 Baldrige Virtual Fall Conference

    This will be a Virtual Conference

    2021 Baldrige National Conference
    3 APR
    2022 Quest for Excellence Conference
    • Map Link - The 2022 Quest for Excellence Conference, April 3-6, 2022

    The three-day virtual showcase will feature the 2020 & 2021 Award recipients as well as former recipients.
    Join us at the premier virtual showcase of current and former Baldrige Award recipients Sunday, April 3 – Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Join us to learn about their best practices, which will be featured in both live and on-demand sessions as well as archived for viewing after the event, so you don’t have to miss any of the action. We look forward to making Quest accessible to more people than ever before!

    Quest for Excellence is the official Conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, brought to you by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at NIST.

    Over the coming weeks and months, the NIST will be working through the many details needed to make the virtual event a success, and we will continue to share key information on the schedule, registration, and more. So, check the event links below regularly to keep up-to-date on the developments. The 2021 Award recipients will be announced in November 2021. Registration for the conference will open in December 2021.

    To join our online community and receive email announcements on our events, look for the “Connect with Us” banner on the Baldrige website.

    Visit the official Baldrige Conference website for upcoming events.
    The 2022 Quest for Excellence Conference

    Gaylor National Harbor, MD

  • Webinars
    2021 Third Thursday Webinars

    Following are dates, topics, presenters and links to register for TPE’s 2020 Third Thursday webinars.

    16 SEP
    September 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern time
    Topic: "Creating a Culture of Excellence: Operationalize Culture by Focusing on Process"
    Presenter: Paul Worstell, President (Retired),
    2007 Baldrige recipient PRO TEC Coating Company

    Register for the webinar at the following link:
    Webinar at GoToWebinar

    For more past webinars, visit our Vimeo page.