Five Steps To The Baldrige - Step One

CONNECTICUT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AWARD’S FIVE STEPS TO THE BALDRIGE

CONNECTICUT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AWARD

CQIA INNOVATION PRIZE

STEP ONE

Entry level CQIA Innovation Prize

The CQIA Innovation Prize recognizes accomplishments during the first stages of the quality journey for all organizations located in Connecticut. It is meant to stimulate interest in organizations to implement quality while fostering recognition of innovative improvements.

No intent to apply required

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Specific Requirements: see CQIA Innovation Prize Criteria for details

All applications read and ranked by 12-15 CQIA examiners.

No written examiner feedback.

Cost: $150 for each application

Deadline for application submission: Applications must be postmarked no later than Thursday, April 21, 2011. For clarification, draft submissions must be e-mailed to cqia@aol.com no later than Thursday, April 14, 2011. Winners will be notified by July 7, 2011. If after five business days since mailing a CQIA Innovation Prize application, you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement, immediately contact Sheila Carmine at 203 322-9534.

No limit to the number of applications in any one year or over lifetime of organization

Confidential notice of winners: July 7, 2021

Notice to media: At 24th Annual Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Conference on Quality and Innovation

Recognition: platinum, gold and silver CQIA Innovation Prize plaques presented at the 24th Annual Conference on Quality and Innovation.

Step Two