Blogrige Blog shares inspiration, examples and guidance

Are you familiar with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s popular blog, Blogrige?

Blogrige, the official blog of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, shares success stories, examples, inspiration, and practical guidance on how Baldrige resources can support your long-term success, whether your organization is large or small, has one site or worldwide locations, and is just getting started or continuously improving.

If you are a regular Blogrige reader, be aware the blog has moved to its new home. Please update your bookmarks and RSS readers to

2018 Winter Cycle Intent to Apply Due December 15

It’s always the right time to gain new insight and perspective about your organization, and Wisconsin Forward Award is here to help.

If your organization is planning to submit a WFA application for our winter cycle, please remember to send us your completed intent to apply form no later than December 15, 2017 so we can verify organizational eligibility. Key dates and application forms are here.

Winter cycle narrative applications should be post marked by February 15, 2018.  We welcome Challenger and Fast Forward applications whenever you are ready.  Short on time but long on interest?  Try applying using the Baldrige Express survey option.  Call us for details.

We are ALWAYS happy to answer your questions and assist you as you develop your application. Please feel free to contact us at (608) 663-5300.

Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Wisconsin Forward Award, and WFA founder, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, plans to be on hand to help us celebrate. Join us on Thursday, November 16 at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center as we recognize the 2017 Wisconsin Forward Award recipient organizations and our spectacular Board of Examiners. The evening will honor the current and past applicant organizations, examiners, and board members while looking forward to the success of the next 20 years of performance excellence in Wisconsin. Click here to register.


Throwback to November 30, 2016! Plan to join us November 16 to honor 2017 recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Wisconsin Forward Award recipients honored at our WFA Gala November 30! Click here for the press release and more details.

Mastery Recognition
Muskego-Norway School District (Muskego)
Holy Family Memorial (Manitowoc)
MetaStar, Inc. (Madison)
Commitment Recognition
Milwaukee County: Department of Administration (Milwaukee)
Challenger Recognition
Curative Care (Wauwatosa)
Department of Employee Trust Funds (Madison)
Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services (Milwaukee)
HSHS Western Wisconsin Division (Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls)