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Development for Busy Leaders

The Executive Collaborative is a Performance Excellence-based leadership development program for those seeking a comprehensive understanding of these principles in their daily work.


This program is based on leading-edge, proven practices to:

  • Apply these principles in daily work using an impactful strategic-level project

  • Develop current and emerging leaders in your organization

  • Build leadership competency and capability

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What benefits will I get from participating?
  • Application of systems thinking and improvement methods to a meaningful executive level project to achieve demonstrable results that equal or exceed the value of the course investment.

  • Build leadership competency and capability through a deeper understanding of Baldrige framework within your organization.

  • Explore how the Baldrige framework can support and develop current and future leaders (career laddering and succession planning).

  • Analyze the impact of the Executive Project and arrive a deeper understanding of systems thinking, effective leadership behaviors and strategies to build a culture of improvement.

  • Demonstrate results that share the benefit of using the Baldrige Framework with your workforce and Board of Directors.

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Hallmarks of effective leadership
  • Respects workforce members’ and other stakeholders’ capabilities and requirements.

  • Sets high expectations for performance.

  • Creates & reinforces the culture of improvement.

  • Builds loyalties & teamwork based on the organization’s mission and vision.

  • Develops shared goals across the organization.

  • Guides the workforce and stakeholders to understand how their efforts connect to the mission, vision and core competencies.

  • Encourages and supports initiative, innovation and appropriate risk taking.

  • Avoids chains of command that require long decision paths.

  • Mechanisms for leaders to conduct self-examination, receive feedback and improve.

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Identify and implement a strategic project
  • Define individual learning objectives

  • Assess organizational challenges or advantages to identify a meaningful project opportunity.

  • Define scope, project goals and objectives.

  • Identify current state, future state and aligned best practices from national and regional research.

  • Develop project plans and timeline for completion within  3-6 months.

  • Execute project and perform quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • Produce a written summary of key learning.

  • Deliver a brief presentation within the organization and to other Executive Collaborative participants.

  • Share learning and next steps at upcoming PENW Symposium and other presentations.

Ready to immerse yourself in Performance Excellence?

Want to apply for the program or get more information?

Complete and submit the form below and we'll send you more information about the program or schedule a time to discuss the value of investing in developing you as a performance excellence leader and advance your career goals.

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