SAVE THE DATE: The 2020 Learning Symposium, Sept 15, 2020, 8am–5pm, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sea-Tac

The 32nd Quest for Excellence

Join us at the premier showcase of current and former Baldrige Award recipients March 24-27, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday), at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (just outside of Washington, D.C.).

Performance Excellence, NW

Reach for Excellence and Improve Your Business Performance

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Performance Excellence, NW

Reach for Excellence and Improve Your Business Performance

Who we are

Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) is a regional program affiliated with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Volunteers comprise the Board of Directors, Panel of Judges, Board of Examiners, Mentors and others. Our 200+ volunteers partner with healthcare organizations, manufacturers, government agencies, schools, small and large businesses and non-profits to help them improve overall performance using the renowned national Baldrige Excellence Framework and leading continuous improvement tools. Additionally, PENW now provides all services previously provided by Washington State Quality Award (WSQA).

Who we are

Performance Excellence Northwest (PENW) is a regional program affiliated with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Volunteers comprise the Board of Directors, Panel of Judges, Board of Examiners, Mentors and others. Our 200+ volunteers partner with healthcare organizations, manufacturers, government agencies, schools, small and large businesses and non-profits to help them improve overall performance using the renowned national Baldrige Excellence Framework and leading continuous improvement tools. Additionally, PENW now provides all services previously provided by Washington State Quality Award (WSQA).

What we do

We educate individuals in all business, healthcare and education sectors in the use of the Baldrige Excellence Framework, conduct third party assessments and administer the only regional awards and recognition program for performance excellence in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska).

Why we do it

We believe strong organizations committed to performance excellence create more value for their employees, stakeholders and communities. As local citizens, we are invested in helping these organizations achieve their objectives, become role models for other businesses and make the Pacific Northwest a better place to learn, work and live.

Why we do it

We believe strong organizations committed to performance excellence create more value for their employees, stakeholders and communities. As local citizens, we are invested in helping these organizations achieve their objectives, become role models for other businesses and make the Pacific Northwest a better place to learn, work and live.