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    Apply for a Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.




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Twenty-seven Organizations Receive 2016 Governor's Quality Awards

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson presented Governor's Quality Awards to twenty-seven businesses from across the state on Tuesday, September 20 at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom in Little Rock.  DD&F Consulting Group of Little Rock (pictured above) received the top award, the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

The Arkansas Governor's Quality Award...it's more than an award.  It's a way to do business.

Interested in applying for a Governor's Quality Award in 2017 and beginning a journey towards performance improvement? Using the questions in the Baldrige Excellence Framework you prepare an application and submit it to be assessed by a team of trained examiners to determine award level with a feedback report on gaps and strengths. All applicants are recognized at the annual Awards Celebration.

There are four levels of award:

  • Governor's Award for Performance Excellence
  • Achievement
  • Commitment
  • Challenge

(Click on the "Award Levels" tab for more information about the requirements for each award).

Apply to Serve on the 2017 Board of Examiners

Interested in serving as an examiner for the first time?  Click on 2017 Board of Examiners Application for a copy of an application.  Returning examiners can apply online by clicking on 2017 Returning Board of Examiners under Online Applications on the home page.


"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



Governor’s Quality Award

for Performance Excellence

The Governor’s Quality Award Program provides opportunities for all organizations in the state to measure their progress in the journey of performance excellence.


Arkansas Institute

Training & Coaching Services

The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence can guide your organization on its journey of performance excellence.