"I would recommend working with the Iowa Quality Center. Their services have saved me a lot of time. Their staff helped us to accomplish our goal quickly and professionally. Our current project has been ambitious, yet met with a can do attitude to put together a great plan."
Jim Miller, Vice President of Engineering, Metalcraft, Inc.
"Student TEAMS is an amazing experience for our UHS students to apply problem-solving skills in an authentic setting. The opportunity to be involved with employees in a business and witness the implementation of their skills has been invaluable. Students leave the experience with enhanced 21st Century Skills in collaboration, communication, and problem solving."
Denise Wood, Director of Quality & Continual Improvement, Urbandale Iowa School District
"Rob (and the IQC) has been a valuable resource as we have worked toward completing ISO9001:2015 certification. Outside of facilitating multiple focused training sessions with different employee groups, Rob also provided constructive feedback and guidance on how specific clauses applied to our organization as we worked to interpret and understand the requirements. "
Jeremy Dahlstrom, Quality Manager, Elanders Americas, Davenport, IA
"Our experience with the Iowa Quality Center Student Training was amazing! We also have trained our staff in PDSA. It has provided our students and teachers with the ability to find opportunities for improvement to problems in a systematic way through critical thinking, collaboration, and data."
Stacy Bandy, High School Principal, Oskaloosa, IA
“The network meetings are a great way to discuss topics that are relevant to career development and issues facing the workplace. I value the opportunity to have meaningful discussions with other professionals from an array of organizations that provide new ideas for me to take back to my workplace.”
Karrie Abbott, Vice President of Community Impact
United Way of East Central Iowa
“Our involvement with the Iowa Quality Center has truly elevated our organization to a new level of accountability. We are very proud that we have committed to the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. It’s really a process, not a project, and we are thankful to be sharing our quality journey with the IQC.”
Christopher Duree, PhD Chancellor
Iowa Valley Community College District
"The great people at the Iowa Quality Center have consistently helped me and our staff make connections with others in the state in regard to quality initiatives. And those connections have been invaluable. Through our interactions with the IQC, our team members and I really understand what ‘excellence’ means and how to create a culture of quality that supports that excellence.”
Bob Loyd, Plant Manager
Clipper Windpower LLC
“With each type of consultation or training, the staff at IQC has been great to work with. They are knowledgeable, helpful, non-threatening and reassuring. The staff at the IQC really knows how to get to the heart of our processes, and has helped us see what we are doing with those processes and focus on what we are doing well. We are excited about continuing to build a high-reliability organization with the resources we have gained from IQC.”
Suzanne Conrad, CEO
Iowa Donor Network
“The IQC helped me and my organization achieve and maintain ISO 9001 certification, and we have worked on other quality initiatives as well during the last few years. From helping us secure grant funding, to supporting us with ongoing processes like critical thinking and Lean Six Sigma analysis, the staff at IQC has always been upbeat, reliable and professional.”
James M. Levett, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer
Physicians' Clinic of Iowa
“The Iowa Quality Center has been a tremendous resource to my quality/process improvement role at the blood center. The staff at IQC has always been there to support us with their expertise, excellent training classes and conferences. And they’re accessible—always just a phone call or an email away. I appreciate that they want their clients to be the best they can be.”
Jeannine L. McCullough, BS, RN Vice President, Quality Support Services
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center