Recognition is the first thing that comes to mind, but the true value is in improving organizational performance through affordable consultation from industry experts. Preparing an application itself can be used as a system of accountability for continual improvement. The process involves work—writing an application report—but the rewards are a thorough assessment of priorities, goals and results…making sure everyone is on the same page.
Choose from four levels of award with different requirements at each level:
- Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence
At all levels of award you’ll receive a feedback report with strengths and gaps prepared by examiners, trained professional volunteers from across Arkansas.
We can help you write your application at Applicant Training workshops. We use the Baldrige Excellence Framework, a set of 200 potential questions that set the highest benchmark for organizational excellence. All training is at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, 1200 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock. Training dates for the 2020 award cycle are:
Tuesday – October 22, 2019 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Applicant Training I – Organizational Profile and Basic Baldrige Concepts (All Award Levels)
An Organizational Profile is required at all levels of award. Learn how to write your Profile and discover the impact it has on everything your organization does strategically. Applicant Training includes assessing your organizational maturity for processes and results. This training is for applicants at all levels of award and is the requirement at the Challenge award level.
Click here to register. *You can use one registration form to register for all trainings.
Tuesday – November 12, 2019 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Applicant Training II – Identifying Key Processes for Success (Commitment Level)
In this workshop you will learn how to write a Commitment Award level application by assessing overall processes in the seven categories of Leadership, Strategy, Customers, Knowledge Management, Workforce, and Operations. This training is for Commitment level applicants.
Wednesday – November 13, 2019 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Applicant Training II – Identifying Key Processes for Success (Achievement/Governor’s Levels)
Identify key processes in your key work systems and assess their effectiveness through evaluation in the six categories of Leadership, Strategy, Customers, Knowledge Management, Workforce and Operations. This training is for Achievement and Governor’s Award applicants.
Tuesday – December 10, 2019 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Applicant Training III – Proving Success through Demonstrated Results (Commitment/Achievement/Governor’s Levels)
This workshop focuses on determining key measures, their metrics and how they are used to improve processes for greater output. This training is for Commitment, Achievement, and Governor’s Award applicants.
So, recognition is important, but especially the recognition given to your employees for a job well done when you participate in the Governor’s Quality Award Program. Sign up today!