Attend The Metric of Urgency: Using Key Metrics to Link Strategy to Operational Excellence

Join us August 22 for The Metric of Urgency: Using Key Metrics to Link Strategy to Operational Excellence

Working on a team with multiple stakeholders managing a project from the beginning, prioritizing can be a challenge. The stakes are high especially when critical decisions can make or break your organization. Approaching project management by properly aligning what is most important can help solve strategic challenges both at the organization and the problem level.

Join Edwin Boon and Michael Gratz from the Rendement Group on August 22 for The Metric of Urgency: Using Key Metrics to Link Strategy to Operational Excellence, and learn how to select the key metrics that deliver the change that matters.  Explore problem statements, leading and lagging metrics, and how your organization can create Meaningful Impact by staying focused on the vital few projects.

This highly interactive workshop will use simulation and facilitated exercises to allow participants to apply the tools taught throughout the day.

Click here to register today!



Changes in WCPE Leadership Announced

After helping elevate the performance of Wisconsin organizations for more than 15 years, Liz Menzer will be stepping down as Executive Director of Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence. Liz will start the next leg of her professional career on August 1 as Senior Leader for Partner Development with Studer Education, the education division of Studer Group.
“I am so grateful for the many amazing experiences I have had because of WCPE, as well as the opportunity to work with wonderful examiners, leaders and organizations. Studer Group was a 2010 national Baldrige award recipient and is a strong advocate for Baldrige.” said Menzer.
While she is leaving her role as Executive Director, the WCPE Board of Directors has offered Menzer a board seat and asked that she continue to represent Wisconsin on the Alliance for Performance Excellence, where she currently serves as Chairperson. Her stewardship on WCPE’s Board of Directors will help guide and sustain the organization long into the future. Liz can be reached at
WCPE is also excited to announce that Brett Remington has accepted the role as interim Executive Director. Brett has more than 17 years of continuous experience and involvement at every level within WCPE. He is a strong advocate of performance excellence and accomplished practitioner of performance improvement in Wisconsin.
“I am extremely motivated and excited to be leading this organization. WCPE is closing in on two decades of helping build better workplaces here in Wisconsin. We’ve accomplished a lot during that time, but there are tremendous opportunities to increase our reach and impact. WCPE is truly ‘something special from Wisconsin,’ and we look forward to growing our community of excellence,” said Remington. Brett can be reached at

July 19 – Baldrige Goes to School with JoAnn Sternke, Pewaukee School District

Is your school system doing really good work — yet it doesn’t seem like you are maximizing your potential? Do you struggle with process? Does your current measurement system give you theinformation you and your staff need to elevate student achievement? Are you curious about Baldrige and wondering how it might work in your school or district?

Join us July 19, 2016 at Pewaukee High School for a highly interactive day led by JoAnn Sternke and the Pewaukee School District team.  Details and registration information can be found here.  The workshop offers two tracks:  one for districts new to the Baldrige framework, and the other for districts with some understanding of Baldrige basics.

Please share the informational flyer with your favorite school district and urge them to learn more about the impact of Baldrige, and accelerate their performance.


Deadline Approaching to Register for The Principles of Excellence: Baldrige 101 & 201 Workshops June 23-24

The Baldrige Principles of Excellence series has helped many organizations and individuals overcome a variety of challenges with its sustained, integrated model. If you’d like to achieve results and help your organization move forward, it’s time to register for one of our upcoming workshops on June 23 and 24.

If you’re undecided, please take a moment to watch this brief video from Dawn Garcia, owner and Principal of Pursuit of Excellence LLC, as she offers a unique perspective on the personal and professional results that can be achieved in this series of workshops. Garcia is the Baldrige Principles of Excellence host for the Eau Claire (Chippewa Valley Technical College) sessions, and her independent consulting agency specializes in helping general business and healthcare clients advance on the excellence journey.

Video: Perspective on the Baldrige Workshops, by Dawn Garcia