• Enhance organizational results?
  • Exceed customer and stakeholder expectations?
  • Develop an engaged and high-performing workforce?
  • Transition from surviving to thriving?
  • Connect with other organizations, leaders, communities, and individuals interested in performance excellence,
    innovation and continuous improvement?

The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence has the tools and resources to help organizations of all types and sizes to successfully achieve their vision and contribute to the economic vitality of their region.

Engage with Us

Wondering how to 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.

Use our Assessment, Coaching and Mentoring Services

Assess the overall performance of your business/organization and get feedback on your strengths and gaps to guide your next steps.  Connect with other leaders, quality professionals and excellence-minded organizations through workshops, conferences, webinars and networking opportunities in Wisconsin can beyond.   We offer professional development for leaders, managers and supervisors, as well as coaching/mentoring for next steps on your improvement journey.

Apply for the Wisconsin Forward Award

The foundation of our program, the Wisconsin Forward Award, is the process we use to evaluate organizations against the internationally-recognized Baldrige Framework, 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.  Wisconsin Forward Award 50-page narrative applications are due January 15 or July 15.  Get started with a Wisconsin Challenger or a Wisconsin Fast Forward  abbreviated application, which are accepted year-round.

Jump Start your Improvement Efforts with 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 Alliance 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.  The survey process is affordable, convenient and quick.  Baldrige Express can also be part of a Wisconsin Forward application.

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.

Become a Member 

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.

Share What You Know

We’re always open to ideas for best practice sharing.  Please contact us with your ideas or suggestions!