Open to individuals from all spectrums, the Virginia Forum for Excellence is the Commonwealth's and District of Columbia's premier event focused solely on organizational performance excellence. Start with attending one of our pre-Forum Workshops on September 15. Then join us for the Forum Kick-Off at the early evening reception honoring our Sponsors, Examiners, and Partners with special guest Jamie Ambrosi with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
On the 16th, help us welcome our morning featured speaker, Dr. John Timmerman, Senior Strategist in Customer Experience and Innovation, and past President of the American Society for Quality. Attend timely workshops whose learning objectives have been linked to key Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence requirements most relevant to the Forum theme. Have lunch with your friends; hear from our featured speaker, Laurens Sartoris, President, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. Then join us along with the Honorable Maurice Jones, Virginia's Secretary of Commerce to help recognize the 2014 Virginia SPQA Award and Program participants.
Laurens Sartoris Past President, Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
The Virginia Forum for Excellence is a great networking opportunity for performance excellence advocates. Visit with professionals from the education, government, service, manufacturing, health care, and non-profit communities to share performance improvement experiences, challenges and innovative ideas. See photos of past Forums on the Virginia SPQA's Facebook page
Centrally located at the newly renovated Doubletree by Hilton in Richmond, Virginia, the Forum attracts participants from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Group discounts for organizations registering more than 5 people are available.
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More About Virginia SPQA
Virgina SPQA is the Commonwealth’s premier recognition program for organizational performance excellence. A non-profit organization, Virginia’s program, authorized by the United States Senate, is the longest continuously-running award process of its type in the nation. Virginia SPQA's performance criteria and core values are adapted from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and are used by many top public and private institutions as a proven business model for performance excellence.
For more information on Forum sponsorship, exhibitor opportunities, or Virginia SPQA, please contact:
Terry Burns Virginia SPQA Executive Director 571.215.8881 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 15, 2014 - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:30 AM - 4:00 PMEastern Time
Doubletree by Hilton, Richmond-Midlothian1021 Koger Center BoulevardRichmond, Virginia 23235804-379-3800
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