Thursday, January 4, 2018

Seek to improve leadership and strategy at ‘Conference on Enterprise Excellence’

The Conference on Enterprise
Excellence will explore the Baldrige
Framework for Performance Excellence.
If your district leadership team is looking for best practices, new strategies, and ways to improve performance in nearly all areas of leadership, the Conference on Enterprise Excellence may offer an opportunity.

The single-day conference will explore ways for Illinois school districts to grow and improve by using the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence. The proven techniques, named for performance-excellence guru Malcolm Baldrige, a former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, allow stakeholders to impact district goals, planning, and results. The framework offers a comprehensive approach toward improvement by engaging the school district to share more in the decision-making process.

Using an array of data, success stories have shown that the Baldrige Framework allows for specific, result-oriented achievement of district goals, thus improving stakeholder satisfaction.

Superintendent Bill Shields, Community Consolidated School District 93 (Bloomingdale), was an early subscriber to the framework, watching his district and the community reap numerous benefits. CCSD 93 has seen sustained improvements under the Baldrige structure, earning the district the 2014 Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence and the 2016 Silver Award for Progress toward Excellence.

Since the organization-wide adoption of the framework, CCSD 93 has increased shared decision making, improved the community view of the district as leaders and role models, shown a significant rise in stakeholder satisfaction that has resulted in all-time-high survey results, and created a more focused pursuit of student engagement. For more details examine the CCSD 93 success story.  

The Conference on Enterprise Excellence will take place Feb. 22 at Hamburger University in Oak Brook. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m., with programming to include a number of breakout sessions led by industry leaders, the sharing of best practices by 2016 Award of Excellence winners, plus a networking lunch, and a keynote address (TBA).

Individual registration is available here at a cost of $129.