The LQF Performance Excellence Conference is now history. Over twenty attendees got an in-depth course in Baldrige for Beginners, with a focus on the Organizational Profile. Speakers held sessions on Business, Education and Health Care. A workshop on the second day of the conference helped attendees start writing their own Organizational Profiles (Click for Video) .
In an effort to practice Baldrige principles, the LQF asked for OFIs, or Opportunities For Improvement, from attendees. Yes, feedback is valuable to any organization! For example, next year, the conference will likely include more group projects and more focus on how the different categories link together.
One presenter suggested that organizations that are looking to start their Baldrige journeys try to recruit early supporters of the principles. When supporters get the process going, any who resist will eventually find their positions untenable. Supporters continually look for more benefits and how their own work processes and core competencies can build sustainability, agility and efficiency.
Next on the LQF schedule is the 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, where applicants from the 2013 cycle are recognized for their accomplishments. After that, 2014 Level I, II and III applications are due July 31 and Examiner Training is August 4-6. We hope to see you there!