Become an LQF 2017 Examiner!
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Apply now in the 2017 LPEA Process.  Click HERE for the application.


ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE Register on line for the Louisiana Performance Excellence Conference. The Conference is scheduled March 13 - 14, 2017.  The cost is $150 per person, $60 for students.  This includes continental breakfast both days and the keynote luncheon.

The location is the Marriott New Orleans Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA; Room reservations: 1-800-305-6342 to make a room reservation or CLICK HERE.

2017 LQF Calender

The 2017-2018 LQF Calendar is ready (CLICK HERE).  The calendar will give you an idea of the process throughout the year.

National Quest Conference

 The National Quest Conference is coming:

Benefits of Becoming a LQF Examiner

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Past LQF Recipients

LQF 2014 Performance Excellence Conference Video


LQF is proud to present three national-level experts in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence:


Keynote Speaker John R. Latham, Ph.D. – Author of [Re]Create the Organization You Really Want: Leadership and Organization Design for Sustainable Excellence. John is a designer and author of books and dozens of articles on improving organizational performance. John was a professor at the Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business in Colorado, the 2004 Recipient of the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Award.

Allyson L. Young, SPHR, is the HR & Brand Director for K&N Management, 2010 Recipient of the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Award and owner of Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q and Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes in Texas.

Ron Schulingkamp Sc.D. - Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  Ron is Vice President of LQF and was the application writer and coordinator for DM Petroleum Operations Company's national Baldrige Performance Excellence Award in 2005.

Topics include workforce engagement, government agency challenges and healthcare systems to improve performance.  John and Ron will facilitate a workshop on Tuesday, March 14 for attendees to learn more about Leadership Systems.  

See you there!

Lafayette General Medical Center

According to Mr. Patrick Gandy, CEO of Lafayette General, "
Working with Louisiana Quality Foundation requires a tremendous amount of dedication toward fostering a culture of excellence through process improvement.  By taking a deeper look at our organization within the Baldrige criteria, we learned that good is no substitute for great.

 Our involvement with LQF and The Baldrige Program has helped further a journey to excellence that will allow us to become a role model health care organization.

 Lafayette General Medical Center puts the patient at the center of everything we do. Any business, in any industry, can use the structure provided by LQF to enhance their operations and put their customers at the forefront.  This forward thinking will truly elevate Louisiana’s business community."

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center

According to Mr. W. F. "Bud" Barrow, President & CEO, The LQF is one of the State’s great resources. It represents a commitment and a pathway to excellence, whatever the industry and stakeholder group.

Utilizing the Baldrige framework, LQF is the ideal partner for organizations to improve operations, create an engaged and vibrant workforce and exceed customer expectations.  I truly believe that our State will move farther and faster on the road to national leadership as we collectively embrace and actively participate in the LQF mission.

For Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, I have no doubt that our work with the LQF has made a lasting difference in enhancing our call to serve, especially to those most in need.