Welcome to the Louisiana Quality Foundation! The 2013 application, training and review cycle is starting with organizations preparing applications, planning for Examiner Training nearing completion and updates of LQF materials ready to go.
The three levels of participation and award recognition in the 2013 cycle are based on how organizations choose to apply. The first level is called the Performance Challenge Award, and is based on a panel of judges’ review of an organization’s responses to the Organizational Profile (O.P.) in the Baldrige Criteria.
The mid-level award is the Commitment to Performance Award, This level is more intense and is based on an organizations application in Baldrige Express or a 25-page application answering the Criteria in the O.P. and Categories 1 – 6. Applicants who choose to submit 25-page applications also have an option for a site visit by a team of trained examiners.
The highest level of participation is the Louisiana Performance Excellence Award (LPEA). The LPEA requires a 50-page application addressing the O.P. and all seven Baldrige categories. A site visit by examiners is included in this level.
All three application levels include feedback reports, which many organizations feel is the primary benefit of the process. LQF is happy to support you in your performance excellence journey; please contact us if you have any questions on the Contacts page.