Events & Workshops

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Baldrige Regional Conference - Chicago, IL
Baldrige Regional Conference - Dallas, TX


Baldrige Regional Conferences

Register now for the 2016 Baldrige Regional Conferences in Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX for a one-day showcase of Baldrige best practices! The conferences, which will each showcase current and past Baldrige Award recipients, will be held:

September 8, 2016
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
Chicago/Oak Brook, IL

September 22, 2016
Crowne Plaza Dallas Galleria-Addison
Dallas/Addison, TX

Attend and engage in a day dedicated to improving your organization’s performance. The dynamic conference schedules include an opening plenary session featuring senior executives from the 2015 Baldrige Award recipients, a closing keynote speaker, and 15 interactive management sessions featuring Award recipients from the business, education, health care, and non-profit sectors. Learn how these role-model organizations achieve high performance and outstanding results in areas such as leadership, strategy, customers, workforce, and much more! Network with leading practitioners who use the Baldrige Framework to improve their organizations.


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Upcoming Dates

Sept. 8, 2016
Chicago, IL

Sept. 22, 2016
Dallas, TX


Baldrige for Beginners

Have you met Baldrige? This engaging full-day workshop provides an easy introduction to the Baldrige Excellence Framework and the seven categories of best practices used by successful organizations—including National Baldrige Award recipients like FedEx Corporation, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Caterpillar Financial Services, as well as three-time TNCPE Excellence Award winner Mountain States Health Alliance.

Come on your own or with a team to dip your toe in the performance excellence waters, gain valuable management insights, develop action plans, and learn how you can apply the Baldrige framework to better focus your organization, link strategies with the work you do, and engage your workforce to achieve the results you want.

This acclaimed workshop can also be offered on-site at your organization! Please call TNCPE for additional details and group rates: (800) 453-6474 or (615) 889-8323.

Elaine Boyd shares how applying the Baldrige Excellence Framework has helped her organization operate more effectively and efficiently.




TNCPE Application Writing Workshop

No matter where your organization is on its journey to performance excellence, this hands-on workshop will propel you forward. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of your organization and the Baldrige framework, as well as a project plan for writing and editing your application. You will even complete some application requirements during interactive exercises throughout the day. Whether this is your first or fifth TNCPE application, this workshop will get you moving along the path to success.

Learn tips for writing an application to the Baldrige Excellence Framework, best practices for gathering internal information and feedback from others, valuable techniques for maximizing the space in your application to effectively tell your organization’s story, and how to prepare for a site visit.

Tamera Parsons talks about the benefits of TNCPE's Application Writing Workshop.




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 Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, in conjunction with the National Council 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. This useful tool is available to you throughout the year. Call TNCPE for details: (800) 453-6474, (615) 889-8323.



Excellence in Tennessee Conference & Awards Banquet

24th Annual Excellence in Tennessee
Conference & Awards Banquet

March 1-2, 2017
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

The Conference
The annual Excellence in Tennessee Conference is structured to be both inspirational and practical. You'll learn performance improvement techniques from world-class speakers who will energize you and your workforce. From Baldrige to LEAN to process management and more, the TNCPE conference is a meeting point where the performance-minded develop skills and network.

The Awards Banquet
Held in conjunction with the Excellence Conference, the Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet is a gala celebration recognizing regional organizations and individuals who have made significant achievements in the pursuit of performance excellence. Hundreds gather from across the state to honor organizations that have completed the TNCPE award application process and watch state dignitaries present Interest, Achievement, Commitment, and Excellence (the highest award level in the state) Awards based on participating organizations' level of achievement.