Kim Griffiths, newly instated Executive Director, says, “We have had a great decade as CPEx and look forward to expanding our presence into Wyoming and Montana as Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx).
Although the two keynote speakers hail from the healthcare and education sectors, their sharing of best practices and insights towards their respective 2010 Baldrige Award recognition can be applied to any/all types and sizes of organizations:
Michael Perich, past principal Montgomery county Public Schools, will deliver the following presentations:
- “Organizational Transformation – the Journey and Shared Results”
- ”Process Management and Improvement: the Forgotten Component of an Organization’s Accountability System”
- “Baldrige in the School and Classroom”
Craig Deao, Research & Development Leader, Studer Group, will share his experience on the Studer Group journey:
- “Evidence-Based Leadership”
- “Three Tactics You Can Implement Tomorrow to Accelerate Performance Excellence”
- ”Creating a Culture of Accountability”
- “Creating Engaged & Loyal Customer’s…Requires Engaged & Loyal Employees”
RMPEx provides many opportunities for organizations and individuals:
- For organizations, there are many training programs on the process as well as the criteria (e.g. Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Focus, Measurement/Analysis/Knowledge Management, Workforce, Process Management), discussions with others also on their respective journeys, shared lessons learned, benchmarking/best practices, etc.
- For individuals, there are obviously volunteer opportunities within the organization as well as training on tools/techniques/strategies and networking with others.
But the most popular venue and most valued service, for both individuals and employees alike, is the skill set developed and professional development earned while becoming a member of the Board of Examiners. This provides the ability to assess an organization’s performance, by recognizing its strengths as well as its opportunities for improvement. This is done in a hands-on and collaborative manner that, in many cases, is more valuable than an MBA …. and can be applied in any organization, regardless of the economic situation.
Ed Powers, National Baldrige and RMPEx Examiner, shares that “The Examiner experience is truly unique. I can think of no other venue in which people can delve so deeply into how organizations operate. Examiners learn best practices from fellow Examiners and best-in-class organizations, and it leaves them with great ideas they can apply in their own organizations.”
- beginning a journey towards performance excellence,
- seeking a better understanding of processes and their respective deployment, integration, and alignment throughout an enterprise, or
- looking for sustained superior results in all areas of operations, discover a proven framework for performance that improves competitive, customer financial, and workplace results. Successful organizations, which are looking to weather the economy’s downturn, have taken the leap of faith and jumped into and/or persevered in their goal of excellence in performance throughout their enterprise. Although perceived low risk in a robust economy, working on yourself in turbulent times shows courage.
The fact is when times are tough, successful organizations tighten their belt, toughen up, and invest in themselves to keep going…..
The RMPEx Quest for Excellence will be held on Nov 4, 2011 at the Marriott South (Park Meadows, Denver) from 7:30 AM-3:30 PM. To register, please visit the RMPEx website at www.rmpex.org