EVENTS CALENDAR

2023 Quest for Excellence Conference, featuring speakers and workshops to advance organizational excellence.

Conference: Learn how your organization can achieve outstanding performance. Join us at the premier showcase of Baldrige Award recipients April 2–5, 2023 (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 Program at NIST. website for more details.


Events



  • Webinars
    Third Thursday Webinars

    JANUARY 19, 2023 Webinar

    Introduction to Baldrige Critera
    19 Jan
    Date: January 19, 2023
    Topic: "Getting Acquainted with Baldrige"

    Details: This webinar is designed to introduce participants to the Baldrige Criteria. It is the perfect jumping off point to start your Baldrige Journey. You will learn the history and structure of the Baldrige Program, the benefits of self assessment and feedback, the structure of the Criteria, and how to focus improvement and communication efforts.

    The objectives of the webinar are threefold. First, to demystify Baldrige and help participants understand that the framework is practical and intended to help organizations get better. Second, is to provide a few bite size ways for organizations to get started. And lastly, is to energize a bigger "Why" for Baldrige, a why that is less about the award and more about embracing a journey of performance excellence.

    Presenter: Pattie Skriba is the retired Vice President of Business Excellence for Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, a 2010 National Baldrige Award recipient and is also a former Judge on the Baldrige Panel of Judges. Since retiring, Pattie has continued pursuing her passion for helping organizations achieve performance excellence utilizing the Baldrige Framework.

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    DECEMBER 15, 2022 Webinar

    Key Process Improvement Using ADLI
    15 Dec
    Date: December 15, 2022
    Details: PAST EVENT - "ADLI In Action" Fred Ervin and Rhonda Boso-Suggs will present how WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center improved a key process by applying the Baldrige concept of A.D.L.I. (Approach, Deployment, Learning, and Integration). In 2022, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center received The Partnership for Excellence’s highest-level award, the Governor’s Award for Excellence. During this webinar, they will present outcomes of their corporate project Blood Culture Contamination Reduction, which demonstrates A.D.L.I. in action.

    Fred Ervin, MHA, RN, BA is the Director of Decision Support and Performance Improvement at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV. He started his nursing career in 2004 as an ED nurse. Since then, he has transitioned into leadership as the Trauma Program Manager, Director of Risk Management / Patient Safety Officer and has spent the last two years in the Quality Department. Fred earned his MHA from Ohio University in 2020, Associates in Nursing from WVU of Parkersburg in 2004, and holds a BA in Chemistry from WVU. He is currently serving his second cycle a TPE Examiner.

    Rhonda Boso-Suggs is the Assistant Vice President of Ancillary Services with WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV, a role she has held since May 2020. Prior to that, Rhonda worked with Camden Clark for 29 years in a variety of roles from the bedside to leadership. Rhonda chairs the Baldrige Committee at Camden Clark, and along with her team, is instrumental in guiding the organization along its journey to excellence and incorporating the Baldrige Framework in its processes. Rhonda has served as a TPE Examiner for five years and an Assistant Team Leader for two of those years. Rhonda is passionate about accountable leadership and honing her leadership skills. She recently completed the West Virginia Hospital Association’s 2021/2022 Leadership Academy. Rhonda holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language pathology.  

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    NOVEMBER 17 2022 Webinar

    Hiring for Cultural Fit
    17 Nov
    Date: November 17, 2022
    Details: PAST EVENT - Organizational Leadership: This new type of leadership requires us to love our people (people-oriented approach) and continually develop our charisma for the next generation of work post-Covid. This short seminar will delve into the latest research concerning the most often used leadership types/models and reveals the new way of thinking for those of us in leadership position. Come prepared to be challenged about your current beliefs.

    Dr. Mac will address the requirements to mission first, commitment to a set of standards, improve/boost morale, positive attitude, encourage teamwork, and become a part of the group from a distance (no buddy/boss syndrome). Additionally, communication, appropriate measures, vision of the future for everyone (succession planning), and perhaps the most important of all, how to conduct and be a part of courageous conversations.

    Dr. Mac McGuire is an organizational behavior and leadership professional with over 56 years’ experience in leadership positions. He has over 30 years of experience in the US Army achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He commanded a high priority company and two battalions, one combat support and the other academic.

    He was the Director of Training (Superintendent of Schools; civilian equivalent) to nine states for combat, combat support, and combat service support training. He is a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas in four different disciplines, the University of Mary Hardin Baylor MBA Program, and Southern Methodist University. Since October 2014, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Quality Texas Foundation Regional Program and has led the program to explosive growth with over 50 months of sustainability. (www.quality-texas.org)


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    OCTOBER 13 2022 Webinar

    Hiring for Cultural Fit
    13 Oct
    Date: October 13, 2022
    Details: PAST EVENT - Have you ever hired someone and quickly realized they didn’t fit in your organization? Research shows that a majority of hiring failures are due to poor culture fit. In this webinar, Margot Hoffman will share approaches to hiring for cultural fit, interview questions to facilitate hiring for fit, and hiring best practices from past Baldrige recipients. She will also share some of the pitfalls of hiring for cultural fit that you should be aware of.

    Dr. Margot Hoffman has been the President and CEO of The Partnership for Excellence (TPE), the Baldrige-based state program for Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia, since 2014. Prior to that, she spent over 25 years in engineering, corporate training, and senior leadership positions with global automotive supply corporations where she applied the Baldrige Criteria.

    Prior to joining TPE, Margot was president of Dana Corporation’s Driveshaft Products Group, a $1.5 billion business unit, consisting of 27 manufacturing facilities in 17 countries. Margot has a Ph.D. in organization and management from Capella University and an MBA and Bachelor of Engineering Technology from the University of Toledo. She serves as a national Baldrige senior examiner, is a member of the Altra Industrial Motion Corporation board of directors, vice-chair for the Alliance for Performance Excellence, and is a past Governor for Zonta International.

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  • TPE Events

    QUEST FOR SUCCESS - 2023

    2022 The Partnership for Excellence Quest for Success Conference
    13 SEP
    2023 Quest for Success Conference details coming soon
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    2022
    TPE Quest for Success 2022 has concluded. We thank all our attendees and of course our volunteers who help make this happen!


  • Workshops

    WORKSHOPS

    2022 Leader2Leader
    Leader2Leader - OPEN

    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 information, read the Leader2Leader Brochure. For more details, contact Margot Hoffman.

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    Workshop: Baldrige Basics & Beyond - CLOSED

    The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) offers a six-week web series on how to write or strengthen a Baldrige/TPE application in 2022.

    The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) is offering a 2 day work shop on the basics of the Baldrige criteria and more. Sessions will be delivered via Zoom videoconferencing on June 13–14, 2022 from 9:30a.m.–2:30p.m. EDT each day with a break for lunch. Join us to gain a better knowledge of the Baldrige Excellence Framework. We will review the Baldrige frame work overall, then take a deeper dive into each category,including a look at alignment and integration of category questions to the Organizational Profile and Results. We will provide examples of best practices so you can learn how national Baldrige award recipients have applied the criteria. Fill in the gaps of your knowledge & understanding.

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    How to Write a Baldrige Application - CLOSED

    The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) offers a six-week web series on how to write or strengthen a Baldrige/TPE application in 2022.

    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 Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT from May 25 – June 29, 2022. To enhance learning, short homework assignments (approximately one-hour per week) will be assigned between each session.

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  • Training

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  • Baldrige National Events
    2022 Baldrige National Conference
    2 APR
    2023 Quest for Excellence Conference
    • Map Link - The 2023 Quest for Excellence Conference, April 2-5, 2023

    #BaldrigeQuest
    The three-day virtual showcase will feature the 2021 & 2022 Award recipients as well as former recipients.
    Join us at the premier virtual showcase of current and former Baldrige Award recipients Sunday, April 2 – Wednesday, April 5, 2023. 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 2022 Award recipients will be announced in November 2022. Registration for the conference will open in December 2022.

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    INFORMATION
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    The 2023 Quest for Excellence Conference

    LOCATION
    Gaylor National Harbor, MD