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Tiered Program

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for more information.

The Excellence in Missouri Foundation is proud to announce the new Tiered Program! Implemented in 2013, two new levels have been incorporated into the yearly Award cycle, giving organizations the chance to write to the Baldrige Criteria in different stages and to receive feedback designed to meet the needs of those starting in the early stages.

Each level will have an Examiner team review their applications. The team members will work independently as well as in a group on a final feedback report, in the same fashion as the traditional Missouri Quality, Vision of Performance Excellence Award (Serving the Northeast) or Excellence in the Heartland (Serving Kansas) Process.

The tiered levels will reach all 3 Programs:

  • * Missouri/Missouri Quality Award

    * Northeast/Vision of Performance Excellence

    * Kansas/Excellence in the Heartland
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The Tiered Levels

Please see current cycle calendar for specific dates

The Compass Level:

·        15 page application (addressing Basic criteria questions) + a 5 page Organizational Profile

·        Applications can be submitted throughout the year.  Please contact the office if your organization would like to submit a Compass Level 1 application.

·        Applicants receive a feedback report which identifies organizations Strengths and Opportunities for Improvement. Applicant will also be recognized at the annual Awards Banquet (with Applicant permission)

The Expedition Level:

             • 35 page application (addressing the Basic and Overall criteria questions) + a 5 page Organizational Profile

       • Intent to Apply is due in February 

       • Application is due in April 

       • Cycle: April – November

       • Site Visit for the Applicant: 2.5 days (1 day of Examiner team on site, 1.5 days of Examiner team at a hotel)

       • Applicants receive a feedback report which identifies organizations Strengths and Opportunities for Improvement. Applicant will also be recognized at the annual Awards Banquet (with Applicant permission)

The Award Level(Traditional MQA/VoPE/EiH Award Application)

·           • 50 page application (addressing the Basic, Overall and Multiple Requirement criteria questions) + a 5 page Organizational Profile

       • Intent to Apply is due in February  

       • Application is due in April  

       • Cycle: April – November

       • Site Visit for the Applicant: 6 days (3 days of Examiner team on site, 3 days of Examiner team at a hotel) 

       • Applicants receive a feedback report which identifies organizations Strengths and Opportunities for Improvement. Recipients will be recognized at the annual Awards Banquet.

For more information on the Award Level, visit the MQA page

 

Your organization may apply at the most appropriate level for you! There is no obligation to complete lower levels prior to applying for the State Level Award (MQA/VoPE/EiH).