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2009 Baldrige Improvement Day Goes Virtual, Seeks Participants

Participants can interact via virtual conference to facilitate the review and recommendation process.

Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:06

(NIST: Gaithersburg, MD) -- The Baldrige National Quality Program (BNQP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collects suggestions throughout the year on opportunities for improving the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award processes, and other key program activities. Traditionally, the Baldrige Program has held an annual “Improvement Day” at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for interested stakeholders to review, consolidate, filter, prioritize, and recommend which of these suggestions should be implemented.

To broaden the access to “Improvement Day” this year, the Baldrige Program has turned it into a virtual event with sessions scheduled for Aug. 3 from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. EST, Aug. 6 from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. EST, and Aug. 11 form 2 p.m.–5 p.m. EST. A web-based brainstorming/decision-making tool will facilitate the review and recommendation process while participants interact via a conference call.

Anyone interested in being part of the virtual “Baldrige Improvement Day,” should contact Bob Fangmeyer, robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov, (301) 975-4781, for a web address and passcode to the session you would like to attend.


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Founded in 1901, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a nonregulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.