Education & Events

The Alabama Performance Excellent Program hosts education, programs and events throughout the year. The following are upcoming opportunities open for registration and attendance:

Live Sessions

ALPEx Examiner Training

July 12, 2021 | 8:00 – 11:45 a.m. Central

About the Session
The Alabama Performance Excellence Program (ALPEx) will host a special Examiner Workshop on July 12, 2021  to learn about the changes to the Baldrige Framework for 2021-2022. This training is free of charge.  It will be taught by lead instructor Paul Grizzell.

  • Introductions and Overview
  • 2021-2022 Baldrige Framework Overview, focused on changes to the Framework
  • Break 
  • Exercise focused on key changes: resilience; fair treatment; diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Overview of scoring to calibrate Examiners and Applicants (ADLI, LeTCI, and the Scoring Calibration Guidelines)
  • Suggestions on writing an application with collaborative discussion between Examiners and Applicants
  • Wrap-up including After Action Review

Lien Six Sigma Greenbelt Training

August 2-6, 2021
Birmingham, Alabama

About the Session
The course will provide a thorough understanding of Lean Six Sigma concepts, focusing on eliminating operational wastes and defects along with reducing process variation through fundamental process knowledge and change. Upon successful completion of the Green Belt exam you will receive 3.5 CEUs and a Green Belt Certificate awarded by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. 

The Green Belt Certificate
This seminar covers all pertinent materials required by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Body of Knowledge and it’s ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited program.
Topics covered in addition to DMAIIC, Lean and Six Sigma philosophy, include basic statistics, value system mapping, statistical process control, waste reduction, process capability, financial implications and root cause analysis.

On-Demand Webinars 

Baldrige-Based Strategic Planning Process Fundamentals


About the Session
Presented by the Alabama Performance Excellence Program (ALPEx), this introduction is intended to familiarize organizations with the basic understanding of strategic planning predicated on the Baldrige framework.  This course will help organizations to understand the process and strategy behind strategic planning and to allow all staff and stakeholders of an organization to improve their quest for a strategic direction.

1.  Equip your organization with the basics for conducting a successful strategic planning session.
2.  Once the strategic objectives are determined, we will show you how to translate those into action plans.
3.  This will allow your organization to define and set your strategic direction.

Charlie Blass, Chairman of the Board for the Baldrige-Based Alabama Performance Excellence Program

Registration is $75 for ALPEx members and $100 for non-members. 

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