About Us

The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence is a non-profit organization serving the State of Arkansas.

Mission – To advance performance excellence and economic vitality of participating Arkansas organizations through training, assessment and recognition.

Vision – The preferred resource and catalyst for excellence in organizational performance.

History – The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence offers training to businesses and organizations in all industries throughout Arkansas in partnership with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.  AIPE also administers the Governor’s Quality Award Program.  The award was developed in 1995 by a team of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and employers.  The team chose to use the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award as a basis for the Arkansas process.  This process combines the advantages of using the most current, comprehensive, and widely accepted Baldrige Excellence Framework to assess progress toward the long-term improvement of organizations with assessment and feedback.