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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


  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.



Click on http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/regionals/index.cfm for more information and registration.


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.


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Training & Coaching Services

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