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Overview of Year One

Year 1 introduces the principles of community performance excellence to your community excellence group. We begin with the development of your Baldrige-based Community Profile, which helps your collaborative group understand your current story and together envision a future story.  It is a powerful process that supports  community-wide engagement in the effort and can assist in establishing a common language across the many sectors and voices in a community.  Through the first year we focus significantly on community leadership and identification of shared priorities.

Year One Objectives

  • Build and engage your community excellence group.
  • Develop your 1st Baldrige-based Community Profile and understand its relationship to the questions in the 7 framework categories.
  • Use the information in your Community Profile to identify the next steps towards your community excellence journey.