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Communities of Excellence: Making America a Better Place to Live & Work | Breakfast Webinar
September 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
America faces great challenges as we approach the year 2026 – the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding. Communities across our country have struggled to confront systemic problems such as educational disparities, deteriorating public health, and inequity in economic opportunity. Moreover, efforts to address these and other critical issues are often carried out in silos, without a solid, systematic framework for cross-sector collaboration and performance excellence among key players and stakeholders.
We’re pleased to join our partners, The Performance Excellence Network, in hosting an online webinar discussion on Thursday, September 8: “Communities of Excellence: Making America a Better Place to Live & Work.” The discussion will feature a panel of leaders from four US communities, each using the Baldrige-based Communities of Excellence Framework to address community challenges, optimize community resources, and improve and sustain community outcomes. The panel includes:
- Manuel Castaneda, San Diego, CA
- Kim Halfill, Excelsior Springs, MO
- Karen Kiel-Rosser, Amex IA
- Dr. Dave Tilstra, St. Cloud, MN
The panel will share their communities’ experience with the Framework – their lessons in mobilizing a community-based improvement effort, how to get (formal and informal) leaders engaged, how to build infrastructure to sustain a community excellence effort, and what worked (and what didn’t) in starting and sustaining a community excellence effort.