About IQC

Our Vision is Partnering for performance excellence. Our Mission is to provide leadership for performance excellence by connecting individuals, organizations and communities.

About Iowa Quality Center

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…

Customer Value

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

Quality Starts Here

Contact our team to learn how we can help your organization reach its maximum potential.