Be recognized for your excellence.
Apply for a Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.
Fourteen organizations from throughout the state were presented Arkansas Governor's Quality Awards by Governor Asa Hutcinson during the 21st Annual Awards Celebration September 15, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom in Little Rock. Receiving the top honor, the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence, was North Arkansas College of Harrison. The award was accepted by Dr. Jackie Elliott, President. Special recognition was given to recipients of the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence during the past 21 years. Over 300 business and civic leaders from throughout Arkansas attended the celebration.
The Arkansas Governor's Quality Award...it's more than an award. It's a way to do business.
It's really a three step process: 1. Receive Training; 2. Write an application and get feedback; 3. Receive recogntion.
"All our efforts in the process - training, preparing the submission, and the on-site visit by the Arkansas examiners team, made for a great experience and learning opportunity for us. However, the feedback report, by itself, was absolutely worth the challenge of submitting for the award. The report was very well prepared and quickly identified our strengths and opportunities in best aligning to the Baldrige Criteria." - Myla Petree, Director of Strategic Management, Baldor Electric, Fort Smith, 2014 Governor's Award for Performance Excellence Recipient
Applicant Training Opportunities
Training now available onsite - Writing an Organizational Profile
Creating an organizational profile helps you understand what is most relevant to the success of your business by identifying gaps in key information. It is the starting point for writing an application or self-assessment. Beginning in 2016 Challenge Award applications are due July 1. Contact Sue Weatter at (501) 372-2222 for more information and to set up an appointment.
Apply Today to Serve on the 2016 Board of Examiners!
Examiners who have served in the past can click on the online application on the home page. First-time examiners can complete an application by going to 2016 Board of Examiners Application.pdf
Don't Miss This Training Opportunity!
ISO 9001:2015 and Baldrige: The Integration of Quality Management Systems and Processes
Learn how to leverage the new ISO 9001:2015 certification process to a higher level of organizational excellence! The update to the 2015 edition of ISO 9001 more closely aligns with the Baldrige Excellence Framework. Insights from Baldrige provided at this owrkshop will help manufacturing organizations move from minimal compliance of ISO 9001:2015 to realilzing the benefits of an overall strategy for excellence. Three sessions will be provided: February 23-24, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Little Rock; March 2-3, World Trade Center, Rogers; March 29-30, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro. Go to http://www.mfgsolutions.org/calendar.asp for more information and to register.