Maryland Performance excellence foundation
Lead your Organization to Success in these Uncertain Times
The Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation (MPEF) is a tax-exempt, charitable organization that serves the people and organizations of Maryland by advancing performance excellence through education and training on the Baldrige National Quality Program, administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The Foundation managed the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards (MPEA) program which from 1985-2015 provided feedback for nearly 200 applications submitted by Maryland organizations, trained thousands of individuals in the theory and application of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, and trained more than 1000 volunteer Examiners in how to assess written applications and provide meaningful feedback to the applicant organizations. Congratulations to Howard Community College, Winner of 2019 Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence.
MPEF currently provides education and training for Maryland organizations that are beginning their journey to organizational excellence using the Baldrige Criteria.
Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc.
Dr. LaWanda Green Burwell
We serve the people and organizations of Maryland by advancing performance excellence through education and training, leadership and advocacy, networking and sharing of best practices.
Maryland is home to the nation’s highest performing organizations, elevating the quality of life for all who live and work here.
The United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award is the highest honor for performance excellence following the Baldrige Framework for organizations in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland.
If your organization is interested in pursuing an award program or professional feedback based on the Baldrige Framework https://www.spqa-va.org/pathways-to-excellence/
If you are interested in becoming a Baldrige Examiner
EXCELLENCE ON TAP
2020 Baldrige Fall Conference – October 22
Experience this powerful virtual event from anywhere
It’s said that Resilience is the new leadership “superpower.” How do resilient leaders respond to our uncertain national and global landscape and achieve – and sustain – high performance?
These unprecedented times have called for agility and resilience in response to the huge shifts in our lives and organizations. Baldrige winners rose to the challenge.
Join us for a virtual 2020 Baldrige Fall Conference, October 22, 2020. Resilient leaders from across the country will share lessons learned and insights on engaging and nurturing employees, building a customer-focused culture, innovating in times of uncertainty, and improving operational and process performance. Learn strategies that can help transform your organization.
What’s on tap:
· Engage with leaders from all six 2019 Baldrige recipient organizations:
Adventist Health White Memorial, Los Angeles CA; Center for Organ
Recovery and Education (CORE) Pittsburg, PA; City of Germantown,
Germantown, TN; Howard Community College, Columbia MD; Illinois
Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook IL; and Mary Greeley Medical
Center, Ames, IA
· Hear three powerful, motivating keynotes:
o You Can’t Fake a Great Culture | Lindel Fields, Superintendent at Tri
o Cultural Engineering: Using the Baldrige Framework to Shape Your
Organizational DNA | John Timmerman (formerly with world-renowned
Hotel Company, Chief Scientist Gallup, and currently Vice President of
Operations at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis); and
o Lead with Joy and Watch Your Team Fly! | Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief
Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, author of two best-selling books—Joy Inc.:
How We Built a workplace People Love and Chief Joy Officer: How Great
Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear.
· Enjoy a mix of other presentations from 15 valuable breakouts. Featured
speakers include AmpliPhi Social Media Strategies; Chevrolet; Communities of
Excellence 2026; General Mills; Pewaukee School District; Studer Education;
Waukesha County, and others!
· Hone your Baldrige skills by attending one of two pre-conference workshops
on October 21: Introduction to Excellence: Getting Acquainted with Baldrige
and Intermediate baldrige: Moving from Interest to Action or our very
special Higher Education Summit: Leadership for a New Era in Higher
· Network with hundreds of other leaders and professionals interested in
continuous improvement and performance excellence.
· Visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall and interact with vendors and sponsors
· Enjoy the conference from the comfort and convenience of your office or
· ADDED VALUE: Conference ticket holders will be able to access all
presentations following the conference in our digital library.
· EVEN MORE VALUE: Register by September 15 and receive a special Excellence
on Tap kit delivered to your home or office.
For more information or to register, visit baldrigeconference.org. Early bird rates end September 15. Special group pricing is available so you can learn with your team. Conference proceedings will be present live in the central time zone.
The conference is presented by the Alliance for Performance Excellence in partnership with the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and is hosted by the Michigan Performance Excellence and the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence.
Don’t miss this extraordinary virtual, highly interactive professional development and networking opportunity!
The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence is a management tool for high-performing organizations which provides a comprehensive approach to leadership strategic planning; customer/market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; and the management of processes—all with a goal for data-driven results. The criteria are adaptive and can be used by large and small organizations, manufacturers and service providers, health care and educational institutions, and private and public sector organizations.
Why use the Criteria?
In short, using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to improve your organization makes good “business” sense.
Blogrige, the official blog of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, shares practical guidance, success stories, examples, and inspiration 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. This is the link to the official Baldrige Blog.
We invite you and/or your organization to join us as a Partner in Excellence to support the continuance of our efforts to serve the people and organizations of Maryland by advancing performance excellence through education and training, leadership and advocacy, networking and sharing of best practices, assessment and feedback, and recognition. As a nonprofit, charitable organization, the Foundation needs the support or many individuals and organizations to accomplish its mission, vision and values and to continue helping organizations improve their processes, accomplish outstanding results, increase their sustainability and achieve world-class status.
Please complete the donation form below and submit it to the Foundation as soon as possible. Payment will be accepted by check (mail to the Foundation) and PayPal (use the PayPal button). To use these payment options, you need not have a PayPal account to use the PayPal payment option).
Questions regarding the Foundation and/or donations may be directed to David Fern at email@example.com
The Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organizations and contributions are tax deductible. Partners in Excellence will be recognized in the following donor categories:
Under $100 – Stakeholders
$100 – $499 – Trendsetters
$500 – $999 – Innovators
$1000 – $2499 – Sustainers
$2500 – $4999 – Partners
$5000 – $9999 – Leaders
$10,000 & Over – Visionaries
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