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Getting Started and Getting Better

How do you launch a journey toward performance excellence?  The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence can help you and your organization improve processes, systems and results. Or maybe you just want to support an organization that prides itself on making Wisconsin a better place to live and work. Whatever your motivation, there are several ways to get involved in the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence.  Learn more here.

Attend our Educational Workshops, Seminars, Learning and Networking Events

Each month, the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence hosts events that include free or low-cost workshops, best practice tours and training in performance improvement techniques.

Use our Assessment, Coaching and Mentoring Services

Assess the overall performance of your business/organization with a variety of assessment tools.  Connect with other quality professionals and excellence-minded organizations through our round tables and networking opportunities.   We offer professional development for leaders, managers and supervisors, as well as coaching/mentoring for next steps on your improvement journey.

Use tools like Baldrige Express

When you take steps to better your organization, you need to know if your efforts are working.  But figuring that out can be easier said than done.

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, in conjunction with the National Council for Performance Excellence, offers a high-level diagnostic tool that can help. Called Baldrige Express, it’s designed to help you gauge deployment of improvement initiatives. Learn how Baldrige Express can help your organization.

Serve on the Board of Examiners

Join the Wisconsin Forward Award Board of Examiners and empower yourself to use the Criteria for Performance Excellence wherever you work. Serving as an examiner will put you front and center with business leaders from all over the state and region. Best of all, you’ll bring back great learning and best practices to your own organization.

Apply for the Wisconsin Forward Award

The foundation of our program, the Wisconsin Forward Award, is the process we use to evaluate organizations and provide feedback that can be used for continuous improvement. Writing an application is a practical, powerful step your organization can take to achieve its goals.  We offer a variety of assessment tools as well as tiered application formats and recognition levels.  Forward Award 50-page narrative applications are due January 15 or July 15.  Level 1 and Level 2 abbreviated applications are accepted year-round. Click here to go the Forward Award application download library.

Become a Member Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence relies on the support of individual and organizational members to fulfill its mission. In turn, we strive to create value for our member organizations. Benefits include discounts on programs, training and conference fees; access to best practices; networking opportunities; the quarterly Member Newsletter, meeting space, access to our resource library and public recognition. Download an application here.

Underwrite an Event

From the Excellence Conference to examiner training, the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence offers sponsorship and underwriting opportunities throughout the year. In return for helping us underwrite our programs, we’ll promote your sponsorship in print and electronic media, post your logo and even provide you a chance to talk about your organization to an audience of quality-minded professionals. Explore current sponsorship opportunities by calling (608) 663-5300 for more information.

Share What You Know

We’re always open to ideas for brown bag or workshop speakers, new roundtables and best practice sharing.  Please contact us with your ideas or suggestions!