Deadline Approaching to submit Intent to Apply forms for WFA Summer Cycle

If your organization is planning to submit a WFA application for our summer cycle, please remember to send us your completed intent to apply form no later than May 15, 2016 so we can verify organizational eligibility. Key dates and application forms are here.
We are ALWAYS happy to answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us at (608) 663-5300 if we can assist.  Summer cycle narrative applications should be post marked by July 30, 2016.  We welcome Challenger and Fast Forward applications whenever you are ready.



WFA Examiner Applications Sought for 2016 Summer Cycle

The Wisconsin Forward Award program is seeking applicants for its 2016 summer Board of Examiners

Examiners are volunteer experts from business, government, education and other disciplines across Wisconsin who are experienced in performance management and quality assessment processes.  Examiners work in teams assigned to each application and conduct all phases of the evaluation.

All examiners take part in training to learn how to assess the companies and organizations that apply to the Wisconsin Forward Award program. They learn how to use the Baldrige Excellence Framework (which includes the Criteria for Performance Excellence), score applicant organizations, conduct the examination process, and prepare value-added feedback. Businesses and organizations also benefit when they have a Wisconsin Forward Award examiner on staff. Examiner training empowers employees to apply the Framework in their own organizations, improving processes and results along the way.
Examiner benefits include:
  • Training in the internationally acclaimed Baldrige Excellence Framework,
  • Networking and benchmarking opportunities,
  • Hands-on experience that will add tremendous value to your own organization,
  • A chance to contribute to Wisconsin’s economic well-being
  • Exposure to proven best practices in leadership, strategic planning, and more,
  • A “resume booster”
  • A complimentary ticket to our annual awards gala

More information on serving as an Examiner, including key dates and an online application form can be found here.

If you have questions or would like to talk with an Examiner, please contact us!

2015 WFA Gala Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2015 Wisconsin Forward Award Gala December 10th! Congratulations again to award recipients and examiners who were recognized!

Want to get a jumpstart on 2016?  Check out our upcoming Baldrige Framework Seminar with Dr. Mark Blazey January 26-27th!

2015 Wisconsin Forward Award Gala by Slidely Slideshow

Paul Borawski Spotlight

paul_borawski_017Paul Borawski was featured in today’s Milwaukee Business Journal.  We love Paul, and we especially love this part of the feature:
 Most meaningful accomplishment:“Working with a team of dedicated professionals and member leaders (volunteers) to grow the American Society for Quality from a small American organization to become the largest and most respected organization of its kind in the world, and in 2013 being recognized with the Forward Award for Excellence for our application of the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria.”
Paul is speaking at our Change Leadership Forum December 10th in Madison. Find out why Forward Award recognition is a game-changer for people like Paul and organizations like ASQ.  Details are here.  The registration deadline is December 7th so don’t delay!

Change Leadership Forum Features ASQ, Elevations Credit Union and Veridian Homes

Join us for an afternoon of insights and perspectives from three established leaders who use the Baldrige framework to guide their organizations.  Read more about Paul Borawski, David Simon and Pete Reicks: 2015 Change Leadership Forum Flyer
Reserve a seat for yourself and a few friends here.  Plan to stay for the 2015 Wisconsin Forward Award Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony.  Award recipients announced soon!