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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Entry period deadline for Quality Awards projects coming up Nov. 20

Get your improvement projects submitted soon, because the entry deadline is Nov. 20 for the 15th Annual Mountain States Quality Awards. That's less than two weeks away!


The deadline cannot be extended as all projects will be distributed to our judging panel Nov. 21. We have seen an increase in the number of projects submitted every single year with last year having 159 entries and it would be great to see even more projects and people recognized this time!


You can submit improvement projects, even if they are in the early stages of PDCA or are just starting to see improvement in results. Also, remember the Hold the Gains category for previous Level IV or V winners. All entries are recognized and included in the PI Project library for sharing, and it is motivating for the team members to attend the awards banquet event.


Some good ways to encourage team members to enter projects are during staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, DIB meetings, newsletters, reminding folks of previous quality award projects that made a difference in their work areas, and informal conversations.