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Accelerate your performance excellence journey with a Wisconsin Fast Forward Application!

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How do we get started? We hear that question frequently at the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, and have developed a couple of “short form” applications in response.

For organizations that are new to a “systems” quality management approach, a Wisconsin Fast Forward application can be a valuable tool to launch a new era of performance and . . . → Read More: Accelerate your performance excellence journey with a Wisconsin Fast Forward Application!

Wisconsin Forward Award Intent to Apply Deadline April 30th

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Please note that if wish to apply for the 2014 summer cycle of the Wisconsin Forward Award, the deadline to submit your Intent to Apply is the end of next month.  Key dates appear below.

SUMMER CYCLE INTENT-TO-APPLY: Postmarked by April 30, 2014

SUMMER CYCLE APPLICATION PACKETS DUE: Postmarked by July 30, 2014

SUMMER CYCLE SITE VISITS: October 2014 (subject . . . → Read More: Wisconsin Forward Award Intent to Apply Deadline April 30th

2013 Wisconsin Forward Award Recipients Announced – Gala on December 10th

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Wisconsin Forward Award recipients who will be honored at a ceremony and reception at the Monona Terrace Conference and Convention Center in Madison on the evening of December 10, 2013.  Wisconsin Secretary of the Department of Health Services Kitty Rhoades will be presenting the awards to the recipients.

Seven organizations are . . . → Read More: 2013 Wisconsin Forward Award Recipients Announced – Gala on December 10th

Three U.S. Organizations Honored with the 2013 Baldrige National Quality Award

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced that three U.S. organizations will receive the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. All of this year’s winners are from the health care and education sectors.

 
The 2013 Baldrige Award recipients—listed with their category—are:
 
Pewaukee School District, . . . → Read More: Three U.S. Organizations Honored with the 2013 Baldrige National Quality Award

Key Dates Set for 2014 Wisconsin Forward Award Examiners

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Examiner applications must be submitted by December 7, 2013 (winter cycle ) or May 7, 2014 (summer cycle)

Click here to download an Examiner Application.

Click here to download a handout with more information about serving as a WFA Examiner.

Winter New Examiner Orientation Dates:  
New Examiner Orientation will be held some time in January 2014.  Please check back for updates.

Winter . . . → Read More: Key Dates Set for 2014 Wisconsin Forward Award Examiners

Save the Date! Wisconsin Forward Awards Gala on December 10th at Monona Terrace

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We will honor the 2013 Wisconsin Forward Award recipients at a ceremony and reception at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison on the evening of December 10, 2013.  The ceremony will also celebrate the accomplishments of hundreds of Wisconsin organizations that have benefited from the program’s services and learning opportunities, as well as . . . → Read More: Save the Date! Wisconsin Forward Awards Gala on December 10th at Monona Terrace

Speakers Confirmed for 2013 Lean Government Conference

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Our 3rd annual Lean Government Conference is coming up on October 2nd.  The keynote speaker for the conference will be Jeff Hebbard, President of Global Wholegoods at Ariens Company.

Additional conference presenters include:

Melissa Adams – Project Manager, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Brian Chapman – Organizational Development Specialist, City of Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Nicci Fite – Project Manager and Lean Government Liaison, Wisconsin . . . → Read More: Speakers Confirmed for 2013 Lean Government Conference

Registration Extended for Bryan K. Williams Seminars

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Registrations are still rolling in for Work Like You Own It! – Six Habits of Service Superstars by Bryan K. Williams, so we have extended the registration deadline through this Thursday, September 12th. 

 

For more information, or to register, click the links below:

Monday, September 16th – La Crosse

Tuesday, September 17th – Fond du Lac

Wednesday, September 18th . . . → Read More: Registration Extended for Bryan K. Williams Seminars

Learn Six Habits of Service Superstars from Bryan K. Williams

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Bryan K. Williams returns to Wisconsin in September to present his seminar Work Like You Own It!  Six Habits of Service Superstars.  The session will be offered in 3 different cities for your convenience.

Click here for . . . → Read More: Learn Six Habits of Service Superstars from Bryan K. Williams

Brown Bags are Back!

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Last offered in 2011, WCPE is bringing back “brown bag” workshops on a variety of interesting topics.  If your time or your budget is limited, these workshops are ideal learning opportunities.  Each one is only 90 minutes long – from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and there is no charge to attend.  Participants are encouraged to bring their . . . → Read More: Brown Bags are Back!