Calendar of Events

Insights from igniteEX: A Prequel — March 7 PEN Webinar

In many ways, what's required for organizational excellence these days has changed: there are new work environments (such as hybrid), severe talent shortages, emerging technologies (like artificial intelligence).  But in other ways, nothing has changed: we still need to satisfy our customers; we still need to engage our teams; and we still need to improve [...]

The Principles of Excellence: Baldrige 101 — Mar 12 & 19 ONLINE Workshop

Today, organizations continue to experience challenges like never before: staffing shortages, inflationary pressure & economic uncertainty, managing a virtual/hybrid workforce, navigating supply chain issues, and managing through accelerating change are but a few of the many challenges facing today’s leaders.  But – with the complexity of organizations – where does one start? How do you [...]

Accelerating, Achieving, Sustaining Excellence: A (re)Introduction to Baldrige — March 21 PEN Webinar

Today’s environment is complex: leaders are navigating new and unique challenges, as most sectors and industries deal with staffing & talent shortages, economic & budget constraints, and ever-shifting customer & market expectations.  While not a prescriptive “silver bullet,” the now 37-year-old Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework provides leaders of any organization or any community a pathway [...]

The LEGO Game: Reducing Waste & Increasing Productivity — April 18 IN-PERSON Pre-Conference Workshop

Mystic Lake 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN, United States

As we emerge from COVID (but navigate continuing staffing challenges and possible economic headwinds), organizations are increasingly focused on improving productivity, eliminating waste, and increasing efficiency. The Performance Excellence Network -- in partnership with the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence and the Iowa Quality Center — is pleased to announce a powerful workshop: The LEGO Game: Reducing Waste & [...]

The Strategic Playground: Cultivating and Sustaining a Strategic Mindset — April 18 IN-PERSON Pre-Conference Workshop

Mystic Lake 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN, United States

The last several years have forced many (most?) organizations into reactive mode: with a constantly shifting environment, organizations are forced to adapt, respond, react.  But constantly reacting is inefficient: it doesn’t allow an organization to thoughtfully plan, deploy resources on more strategic opportunities, and it creates waste as well as stress for the workforce.  As [...]

Create a Culture of Productivity, Starting at the Top! — April 18 IN-PERSON Pre-Conference Workshop

Mystic Lake 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN, United States

Create a culture of productivity that eliminates unnecessary interruptions, emails, and non-essential work! Get everyone in your company focused on their most important priorities and stop the highly reactionary behavior that has become the norm in business today. Since productivity and employee engagement are tightly linked, this is a win-win for the organization and your [...]

Excellence is About People! — April 18 IN-PERSON Pre-Conference Workshop

Mystic Lake 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN, United States

There are many things required for organizations to thrive: effective processes, good data and decision making, valuable products & services, a solid strategic plan.  But all of those things -- indeed, organizational excellence itself -- requires people! The Performance Excellence Network -- in partnership with the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence and the Iowa Quality Center — is [...]

igniteEX 2024 Conference

Mystic Lake 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN, United States

igniteEX 2024 Annual Conference April 18-19 Live — In-Person (Twin Cities) & Streaming Online Event! Experience the region’s largest, most powerful conference focused on continuous improvement and organizational excellence! Click here for more information!!

Neuroscience-Powered Leadership — June 6 IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

Twin Cities TBD

Neuroscience-Powered Leadership: How Good Leaders Beat High Stress & Burnout “100% Very Satisfied” is the feedback from participants of this workshop hosted by PEN in November 2022. * How can leaders rely on science to mitigate stressors and prevent burnout? * Why do stressed employees become disengaged and unmotivated? * Why does relying on resilience and [...]

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