The Graduate School Now Accepting Nominations for 2011 W. Edwards Deming Award

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The W. Edwards Deming Award is awarded annually to a government organization that demonstrates transformative training excellence. The award encourages organizations to pursue employee education initiatives that will measurably improve the organization’s performance and impact its mission.

WHAT: The W. Edwards Deming Award is awarded annually to a government organization that demonstrates transformative training excellence. The award encourages organizations to pursue employee education initiatives that will measurably improve the organization’s performance and impact its mission.

The award’s namesake is Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a 20-year instructor at the School who is known as the father of Total Quality Management. His work has been described as the third stage of the Industrial Revolution and incorporated the idea that employees at all levels of private industry and government have a responsibility to cooperate to produce excellent products and services.

WHO: Since 1921, the Graduate School has served the D.C. metro community and is dedicated to providing training and educational programs in public service. An independent, not-for-profit accredited educational institution; the School is dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong learning.

WHEN: Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2011, 5:00 pm Central Time.

WHY:    Recognition among your peers and good company with previous award winners that including:

  •      National Park Service, Park Facility Management Division, 2010
  • United States Air Force’s Directorate of Legal Information Services, 2008-2009
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, 2007

HOW: Eligibility, criteria and nomination form available at http://www.graduateschool.edu/deming

CONTACT:    
Lenore Daniel    
The Graduate School    
(202) 314-3355    
lenore.daniel(at)graduateschool(dot)edu

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