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Twenty-seven Organizations Receive 2016 Governor's Quality Awards

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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson presented Governor's Quality Awards to twenty-seven businesses from across the state on Tuesday, September 20 at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom in Little Rock.  DD&F Consulting Group of Little Rock (pictured above) received the top award, the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

The Arkansas Governor's Quality Award...it's more than an award.  It's a way to do business.

Interested in applying for a Governor's Quality Award in 2017 and beginning a journey towards performance improvement? Using the questions in the Baldrige Excellence Framework you prepare an application and submit it to be assessed by a team of trained examiners to determine award level with a feedback report on gaps and strengths. All applicants are recognized at the annual Awards Celebration.

There are four levels of award:

  • Governor's Award for Performance Excellence
  • Achievement
  • Commitment
  • Challenge

(Click on the "Award Levels" tab for more information about the requirements for each award).

2017 Governor's Quality Award Healthcare Seminar

"Engaging Arkansans for Better Healthcare Outcomes"

Tuesday, June 20 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock 

Featured speaker will be Dr. Glenn Crotty, Executive Vice Presiden tand COO of the Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginai, a 2015 recipient of  the Baldrige National Quality Award.  For additional information on sessions and to register, go to 2017 Governor's Quality Award Healthcare Seminar Registration Form.

A Targeted Approach to Implemeting Changes in the New ISO 9001:2015

A Series of Four Workshops

Top Management and ISO 9001:2015: No Longer Optional

Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Organization Context: A Better Way to Align Your QMS with Your Strategy

Wednesday, June 14, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Risk-Based Thinking: A Tool for Evaluation and Change

Wednesday, July 12, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monitoring and Evaluating Results: Get on Top of Performance Metrics

Tuesday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each workshop will be at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.  Cost is $99/$110 and includes lunch or a continental breakfast.  For more information and registration, go to https://www.mfgsolutions.org/training-calendar/category/quality-management/ .

Award Application Writing Services are Now Available for Governor's Quality Award Applications!

If you have wanted to apply for a Governor's Quality Award and not had the time or personnel to write an application, application writing services are now available at the Challenge and Commitment level of award for 2017.  The process of writing an award application can help in preparation for other accreditation processes such as ISO 9001:2016.  Contact Sue Weatter at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call at 501-372-2222 for more information on how you can apply, receiving recognition and feedback from the Governor's Quality Award Program.


Governor’s Quality Award

for Performance Excellence

The Governor’s Quality Award Program provides opportunities for all organizations in the state to measure their progress in the journey of performance excellence.


Arkansas Institute

Training & Coaching Services

The Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence can guide your organization on its journey of performance excellence.