Issue: Resource Management Section: Collaboration Close Up
Quest for Excellence 2011
I see the Baldrige process as a powerful set of mechanisms for disciplined people engaged in disciplined thought and taking disciplined action to create great organizations that produce exceptional results,” stated Jim Collins, author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't.
Over two-hundred Colorado business leaders who are transforming their organizations found a rare opportunity to learn from the pros—the nation’s top executives and former recipients of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Award at the Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx) 2011 Quest for Excellence conference on November 4th, 2011.
The one-day RMPEx program was ideal for executives who:
• Want to implement the same successful processes used by high-performing organizations; • Are responsible for the success of their organization; they know the buck stops with them; • Demand proven, sustainable transformation for his/her company; and • Know the status quo is not an option.
Keynote speakers included Craig Deo, MHA, Research and Development Leader for Studer Group (2010 Baldrige Award Recipient), an international healthcare consulting firm based in Pensacola, Florida. Deo shared how to create a culture of accountability with engaged employees who provide world-class service.
Another keynoter was Michael Perich from Montgomery County Public Schools (2010 Baldrige Award Recipient). Perich revealed the elements of a successful transformation of one of the largest school systems in America, where focusing on student outcomes led to achieving one of the highest graduation rates in the country.
RMPEx also recognized its 2011 award recipients at the Quest event. Foothills level recipients were Thompson School District and RTD Fastracks Program. These two organizations have demonstrated systematic and mature approaches in many areas of their business. Three organizations were recognized at the Timberline level: Avista Adventist Hospital; Online Trading Academy of Colorado; and S.M. Stoller Legacy Management Project. These organizations demonstrated systematic and mature approaches, effective deployment, process learning, and process integration. For additional information on RMPEx, please visit the website RMPEx.org or contact Kim Griffiths, executive director at 303-893-2739.