Quest for Excellence Conference
COME. LEARN. NETWORK. ENGAGE.
Attend and engage with current and former Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients and take home solutions to help your organization achieve breakthrough performance and results.
Showcasing the best practices of the 2018 Baldrige Award recipients. Also, featuring former Baldrige Award recipients from all sectors! Learn role model best practices in leadership; strategy; customers; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce; and operations and learn how to achieve outstanding results for your organization!
Sunday, April 7
Join us Sunday evening for the Award Ceremony and Reception honoring the 2018 recipients.
Wednesday Keynote Speaker
CEO, The Brouwer Group, LLC.
Wednesday, April 10 | 8:30 am | #BaldrigeQuest
Dennis Brouwer is the CEO of The Brouwer Group LLC, a firm that helps companies to achieve peak performance by getting crystal clear on their value proposition, promoting creative leadership behaviors and energizing high-performing teams. He is a former Navy Flight Officer, Mission Commander and Award-winning tactician who started his career as a naval flight officer hunting for Soviet submarines in the north Arabian Sea.
Over a three-decade career of achievement in the military and business, Dennis has developed and leveraged a model of Deconstruction to tackle the impossible, including turning around a $300m global services business that had been left for dead. He’s the author of The Return on Leadership, and a self-taught Jeep mechanic, cabin restorer, and brewer of fine beers.
Former Award Recipients Participating
Former Baldrige Recipients presenting during the Monday and Tuesday Quest concurrent sessions include Adventist Health Castle, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Charleston Area Medical Center Health System, Charter School of San Diego, City of Fort Collins, Elevations Credit Union, Guidehouse (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector), Hill Country Memorial, K&N Management, Mid-America Transplant, Momentum Group, Mountain Valley of Cascadia (formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Mountain Valley), Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Southcentral Foundation, Stellar Solutions, Studer Group, and University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Category Best Practices Session
Two organizations recognized by the Baldrige Panel of Judges for Category Best Practices will be featured in a session on Tuesday, April 9.
Early Bird Discount Ends March 11, 2019
31st Quest Conference Sponsors
- Baldrige Family
- ASQ - Notebook Pads & Pens
- Baldrige Foundation - Floral Arrangements
- CAMC Health System - Conference Wi-Fi
- Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) - Conference Bags
- Donor Alliance - Water Bottles
- Elevations Credit Union - Mobile App
- NextEra Energy - Coffee Break
- STRATEX Solutions - Lanyards
- Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
- Lilly USA, LLC
- Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
- Walden University