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The Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE) is the state Baldrige Based award process recognized by the Governor of Iowa and the national Baldrige Award Program.  The IRPE began in 2000 with a commitment by the Iowa Business Council to fund the program for three years.  With the Iowa Quality Center as the Administrator, it currently is in its 13th year.  Funding for the IRPE has changed however; organizations that join the Iowa Quality Center membership are now responsible for the sustainability of the process.

As a member of the Iowa Quality Center your organization is recognized and supported through:

  • Marketing efforts for the IQC and the IRPE.
  • Web Site links provided to your business through the IQC address www.iowaqc.org.
  • IQC resources remain a top value with customization as well as open enrollment offerings in continuous improvement methodologies (lean, six sigma, ISO).
  • Mentoring and application workshops provided to assist in writing applications to the Baldrige award process.
  • A 5- hour organizational assessment process (Gallery Walk) engages senior leaders in learning the Criteria and prioritizing your organizational strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Recognizing every IRPE applicant at the Governor’s Celebration of Performance Excellence in May.

Why do we do this?

Ensuring sustainability of Iowa’s business, education, manufacturing, non profits and health care organizations begins with an evaluation of performance and competitiveness.  The only proven framework for this evaluation is the Baldrige Criteria.

Be an Applicant, Be an Examiner, Be Your Best you can be with the Iowa Quality Center as you Leader.

Join us today by contacting the Iowa Quality Center at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 319-398-7101.

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