Exploring Best Practices of Performance Excellence Cultures

Directly apply the Performance Excellence Framework into your daily work.

Individual Coaching on Improvement Project

  • Active use of systems thinking on a strategic executive-level project
  • Achieve results and learning that exceed the value of the course
  • Build leadership competency and capability
  • Support and develop current and future leaders (career laddering and succession planning)
  • Deeper understanding of effective leadership behaviors and strategies
  • Understand tools that build and support a culture of improvement

Hallmarks of Effective Leadership

  • Respects workforce members’ capabilities and requirements
  • Sets high expectations for performance
  • Creates & reinforces the culture of improvement
  • Builds loyalties and teamwork based on mission and vision
  • Develops shared goals across the organization
  • Guides the workforce to understand how their efforts connect to the mission, vision and core competencies
  • Encourages initiative, innovation and appropriate risk taking
  • Conducts self-examination, receives feedback and makes personal improvements

What exactly makes this different? An Experience Designed for Executive Needs

  • 5 two-day sessions over 12-months to immerse leaders in the Performance Excellence Framework
  • Detailed learning from recognized world-class organizations and regional best practices; personal “how to” interactions
  • Individualized learning objectives with coaching support from PENW Executive Director
  • Building relationships with other executives; cohorts become “teams” that often lean on each other outside of sessions, during and after the course is completed
  • Execute an organizational improvement project based on the needs of their organization
  • Share learning between organizations and work with other leaders facing similar challenges

Clear the calendar; focus on your development

Below is a calendar with milestones to give participants an outline of what the Executive Collaborative Program will encompass:

  • Sept. 13-15, 2020–PENW Annual Learning Symposium, SeaTac, WA. Meet and learn from 2018 & 2019 National Baldrige recipients.
  • Nov. TBD–(tentative) Mountain Valley Cascadia, Kellogg, ID. Creating Culture through Visionary Leadership and Innovation.
  • March TBD, 2021—Content and site visit based on Executive project needs
  • June TBD, 2021–(tentative) Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK. An innovative healthcare delivery system designed using customer-owner input.
  • Sept. 2021–PENW Annual Learning Symposium, Executive Project Presentations, Portland, OR (tentative)

Executive Collaborative project requirements:

  • Define individual learning objectives
  • Assess organizational challenges or advantages to identify a meaningful project opportunity
  • Define scope, project goals and objectives
  • Identify current state, future state and aligned best practices from national and regional research
  • Develop project plans and timeline for completion within 3-6 months
  • Execute project and perform quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Produce a written summary of key learning
  • Deliver a brief presentation within the organization and to other Executive Collaborative participants
  • Share learning and next steps at 2021 PENW Symposium

Inclusive Pricing for Organizations of all Sizes

The PENW Executive Collaborative has been designed to provide executives in the Pacific Northwest with immersion and access with Baldrige recipients and networking opportunities for professional and organizational development within the four-state region. PENW makes all hotel and food arrangements for Executives upon arrival to each session. You have enough on your plate already. All you need to do is show up.

The value of participating in the Executive Collaborative includes:

Includes Learning Symposium Conference Registration

  • 2020 Seattle ($249), including two nights lodging
  • 2021 Portland ($249), including two nights lodging
  • During the two conferences, shared learning from four Executives from Baldrige recipient organizations
  • Includes lodging & meals for Five Executive Collaborative program events and site visits (10 days/nights)
  • Total 10 days lodging
  • Total 10 days meals
  • (Transportation to/from Executive Collaborative events is NOT INCLUDED)

Individual Learning Plan for Executive-level development

  • Pre/post course learning evaluation
  • Objectives for individual and organizational development based on current needs
  • Executive-level Strategic Project Coaching
  • On-going coaching to select, plan, execute and learn from an Executive-level project in your organization that is aligned to key strategic objectives
  • Return-on-investment of Executive Project is intended to be of greater value than the cost of the course investment
  • Project evaluation and presentation for sharing within organization or future PENW Symposiums
  • Executive Collaborative Programing and Presentations
  • Shared learning from three Executives from Baldrige recipient organizations
  • Practical tools to implement/improve current approaches in your organization
  • Networking with Executives Across the Pacific Northwest
  • Executives across various sectors, all working to implement Baldrige framework in their organizations


2020-2021 Executive Collaborative Pricing

Pricing is based on a sliding scale using organizational revenues

Org Size Small Medium Large
Org Revenue Less than $5M Less than $25M Over $25M
Program Cost* $6,750 $7,750 $8,750
*Program cost includes $2,500 of hotel lodging/meals for 15 days of programming

Interested in participating or learning more?
For more additional program detail, answers to your questions, please reach out directly to theron@performanceexcellencenw.org. A reply will be made within 24 hours.