AQA PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
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The AQA Award Program annually recognizes organizations for their performance excellence. The program has been expanded to offer two
levels of awards:
Level Awards (50-page
This application uses the current year
Baldrige National Quality Program criteria
and follows all standards for the top-level state award.
three different awards given in this category:
- Governor's Award for Quality
- Pioneer Award for Quality
- Category Award for Excellence
- Any organization can apply: public or private; any
economic sector; small, medium or large
- There is an option to submit an application for Feedback Only.
- Every applicant seeking an award will receive a site visit
Level Award (10-page
Showcase in Excellence Award
AQA is proud to offer this additional opportunity for recognition to the
Performance Excellence Award Program. Focusing more on specific
organizational processes, we are confident that this program provides
opportunities for participation from organizations that have not
traditionally been involved.
Click here for a
downloadable flyer about the AQA Awards Program.
Award Cycle Process:
Applications are reviewed and evaluated by members of the Board of Examiners,
in accordance with strict rules regarding conflict of interest, in a five-stage
- Stage 1 - Independent review and evaluation by the
individual members of the examiner team
- Stage 2 - Consensus review and evaluation by the examiner
- Stage 3 - Site visits by the examiner team
- Stage 4 - Review of examiner findings by Panel of Judges
- Stage 5 - Due Diligence