The Iowa Quality Center (IQC) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established more than 20 years ago as a result of collaboration between Kirkwood Community College and Grant Wood AEA (Woods Quality Center).
The Iowa Quality Center was established as a result of being named the administrator of the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (Baldrige-based state award program) by the Iowa Business Council and the largest employers in the state of Iowa. We are dedicated to the sustainability of all Iowa-based organizations through the sharing of our resources.
We Believe in…
That our success depends on our ability to focus and deliver on our customer/member needs
That positive change demands leadership from everyone
Organizational Effectiveness & Innovation:
- That our members benefit most from a commitment to innovation and a passion for the discovery of new and better ways to develop people, organizations, and communities
- That continual quality improvement can only be achieved with data and measurement
- That continuous learning with and from one another is central to all we do
- We believe that sharing our resources is essential to learning; assembling and sharing networks is what we do