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Community Consolidated School District 93: A Progress toward Excellence Success Story

Before the Baldrige Framework for Excellence

CCSD93 is a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school district that serves roughly 3,900 students in nine schools throughout the villages of Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, and Hanover Park, Illinois. Before beginning its Baldrige journey in the mid 1990’s, CCSD93 was the fastest growing district in Illinois, and administrators were hyper-focused on adding space and staff. The district lacked the ability to devote significant time on personnel development. As a result, CCSD93 consistently produced good students, but was not thought of as a leader in academic achievement or professional development opportunities for the staff – a challenge that needed to be addressed to retain the workforce who senior leaders hoped to develop into excellent leaders. Strategically, CCSD93 had good goals in place, but was not as competitive as it could have been and did not position itself to become the world-class district senior leaders knew it could be.

Illinois Manufacturer Joins Class of Distinction

ILPEx Recognition Program

Illinois manufacturer joins class of distinction for overall commitment to performance excellence.

Rockford-based manufacturer, Concentric AB, was named a 2016 ILPEx Silver Award for Progress toward Excellence recipient, an honor awarded by the ILPEx Recognition Program.  The manufacturer’s ILPEx Award for Excellence application was evaluated against the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence by the ILPEx Board of Examiners as part of the annual application process.

The ILPEx Silver Award for Progress toward Excellence is granted to those companies who demonstrate progress in building a systematic and complete business approach based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework, specifically addressing Leadership; Strategy; Customer engagement; Measurement, analysis and knowledge management; Workforce; Operations; and Results.

IMEC announces six recipients of the 2016 ILPEx Recognition Program Awards for Excellence

The ILPEx Awards for Excellence recognize the recipient’s organization-wide dedication to performance improvement that meets three levels of performance criteria.

IMEC has announced six organizations selected as the 2016 recipients of the ILPEx Recognition Program’s Awards for Excellence. The high performing organizations were evaluated against the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence by the ILPEx Board of Examiners as part of the annual application process. Application scores and award determinations are made by the ILPEx Panel of Judges. The recipient organizations will be formally honored with the awards at the 22nd annual ILPEx Recognition Program Award Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at The Hyatt Lodge at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL.

How do your leaders drive Performance Excellence?

So you think you are ready to pursue a Baldrige award?

Your organization leaders may start reviewing the criteria for achieving an award and see that it is quite overwhelming. This article is written to give you some insight into one very important piece of the criteria – Leadership and creating a successful organization.

The Leadership category asks HOW SENIOR LEADERS’ personal actions guide and sustain their organization. It also asks about their organization’s GOVERNANCE system and HOW their organization fulfills its legal, ethical, and societal responsibilities. This is all about continuous improvement for your enterprise.

ILPEX welcomes Ben Krupowicz as new Executive Director

Ben KrupowiczWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Krupowicz as Executive Director of Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx). Krupowicz will lead the efforts to ensure ILPEx is the leading choice in Illinois for organizations on the path to world-class performance, including oversight of the annual ILPEx Awards for Excellence process.

IMEC and ILPEx welcome two new team members

ILPExWith the merger of Illinois Performance Excellence and IMEC, the organizations welcome the addition of two new professionals to our staff.

As the Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Jennifer Waldinger‘s role will be to grow, strengthen, and diversify the IMEC and ILPEx outreach in manufacturing, as well as other public and private sector industries like healthcare, education, and more.

Carol Fisher has joined the team as the ILPEx Baldrige Coordinator and will serve as the primary contact person responsible for coordinating training sessions, coordinating the examination teams, serving as liaison between the applicants and ILPEx satisfaction benchmarking, and budget-holder accountability.

Learn more about Jennifer Waldinger | Learn more about Carol Fisher