Category Archives: Baldrige Events

Want to Improve Education? Why Process Management Matters

By Christine Schaefer Since Pewaukee School District in Wisconsin earned a Baldrige Award in 2013, its superintendent, JoAnn Sternke, has often conveyed the benefits of the Baldrige Excellence Framework for U.S. education organizations. Through her presentations at best-practice-sharing conferences and … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with Communities of Excellence 2026?

By Christine Schaefer You may recall reading here before about Communities of Excellence 2026 (COE 2026). Two years ago, we shared the big aims of this small nonprofit organization. The COE2026 story began when two former executives of Baldrige Award-winning … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Baldrige Award … 15+ Years Later

By Christine Schaefer Earlier this month, 2001 Baldrige Award-winning University of Wisconsin–Stout hosted a lively campus engagement session. (See for yourself via this video of the livestreamed event, which kicked off with dancing.) The university holds the so-called “You Said… … Continue reading

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Judging Organizations for America’s Highest Award for Excellence

By Christine Schaefer Fifteen organizations recently received site visits as part of the evaluation process for the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Those finalists had already proven they are relatively high-performing businesses, nonprofits, and education or health care organizations. … Continue reading

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A School Board Improves Its Focus Using the Baldrige Framework

By Christine Schaefer This past Saturday (September 24, 2016) was a proud day for Greg Gibson, a member of the Judges Panel for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. As superintendent of Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District (ISD) in Texas, … Continue reading

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