The Governor’s Quality Award is accepting prospective members for its 2021 Board of Examiners.
Each year, Arkansas companies benefit from employees who train and serve as Governor’s Quality Award examiners. This training and hands-on assessment opportunity are relevant across all industry sectors. The free three-day training prepares individuals to examine the practices of an existing Arkansas business and apply analytical skills through a thorough organizational assessment.
Working with a team, examiners individually and collaboratively review an organization’s application for a Governor’s Quality Award. As a team, a feedback report is prepared for the organization to use in planning and leadership strategies. Examiners become skilled in identifying business best practices and opportunities for improvement.
The Examiner Training and Assessment Process provides a rich and beneficial professional development experience that creates a benefit for the professional and the employer. The examiner training and the Governor’s Quality Award process aligns with the National Baldrige Award Process.
Examiner Training I for new examiners is March 11 at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. Examiner Training II for all examiners is two days in early April and location and details are being finalized. Training is free contingent on individuals serving on a team of examiners. There is also a webinar for software training on March 18 at 10 a.m. to noon.
Returning Examiners click here. The Governor’s Quality Award Program is administered by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence, an affiliated program of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.