Celebrating Excellence

Wednesday, September, 19 2018

  • Personal Development
  • Organizational Improvement
  • Innovation

Featured Guest Speakers

2017 National Baldrige Recipients
Craig Fairlee, Stellar Solutions
Sharon Fenn, Southcentral Foundation
Including 2018 PENW Award Recipients
Norman Bodek, Internationally Recognized Quality Leader, Your Voice as Our Customer


Registration opens 7:30, Conference : 8:00– 5:00


McMenamin’s Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Join us to hear how some of our region’s top performers in health care, government and manufacturing are navigating the performance managmenet journey. Learn best practices, expand your professional network and share your ideas on Leadership, Strategy and Customer Engagement, Workforce, Data Management and Operational Excellence.This might be an approach to improve and grow an organizational culture with open communication, high performance and an engaged workforce? Join us for the conversation. The current agenda may be viewed here; copies will also be available at the conference. Thank you again for supporting excellence in the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to a rich experience of learning and networking!


7:15 – 8:30 a.m. Open Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Introductions and Announcements (Theatre)
 Conference Chair
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Why Baldrige? (Theatre) Sharon Fenn, VP Organizational Development
Southcentral Foundation
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions: PENW 2018 Award Recipients
Developing a Leadership System
Engaging employees, customers and partners
Mason General Hospital
Creating Excellence for All
Best place to Retire;
Best Small Town to Visit;
Recognition for Economic Vitality
City of Walla Walla
Parsons Room

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.Prese ntation of 2018 PENW Awards (Theatre)
Joni Dixon, Board Chair, Bruce Requa, Treasurer
Award Recipients
Mason General Hospital, Shelton, WA
City of Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA
St. Luke’s Health System Laboratories, Boise, ID
Recognition of Assessment
Washington State Housing
Community Action Partnerships
Recognizing Team Excellence
Board, Judges, Examiners, Trainers, Partners, Applicants, Participants

11:45 a.m.- Noon Networking Lunch (Gymnasium, Parsons Room & Theatre)

Noon – 1:15 p.m. A Lifetime of Excellence (Theatre)
Special Guest – Norman Bodek

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 – 3:00 pm. Breakout Sessions: Excellence Journey – Getting Started

Learnings from St Luke’s use of the PENW full application to assess best practices and processes

St Luke’s Health System Laboratory
Taking on social determinants of health and intergenerational poverty and partnering to ensure our most vulnerable populations do not fall through the cracks.

Panel: Lite Applicants, Dept of Commerce, Community Action Partners
Parsons Room

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Why Baldrige? (Theatre)
Craig Fairlee, VP Business Operations
Stellar Solutions

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks (Theatre)
Conference Chair

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. No Host Social
Inspiration and Entertainment: Elementary School Choir