Strategic Growth

What's the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence doing in North Carolina?

June 21, 2017


Did you see pictures from TNCPE examiner training in Greensboro, NC? This is in line with a strategic partnership between TNCPE and the North Carolina Awards for Excellence (NCAfE) to bring the Baldrige Framework to even more businesses and organizations in the Southeast. Much like TNCPE in Tennessee, NCAfE is North Carolina's state-level Baldrige-based program.

Under the terms of the partnership, TNCPE will administer NCAfE's Level 4 State Excellence Award, ensuring that participating organizations are prepared to compete at the national level. Organizations applying for a Level 4 NCAfE Award will send their applications to TNCPE, which will manage the evaluation and award process.

"Partnering with NCAfE expands our vision to drive organizational excellence in Tennessee to the Southeast region," TNCPE President and CEO Katie Rawls said. "It's a win-win: We get to share our training resources with examiners in North Carolina, and Tennessee examiners have an opportunity to expand their knowledge by assessing out-of-state organizations."  

We're really excited to welcome North Carolina examiners and applicants to our growing excellence community!  

Read more about NCAfE 

Photo: Examiner Tina MacDonald reads through training materials in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 2017.

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