Our Mission For Today

Serve as a catalyst for building better organizations across Oklahoma by inspiring role model performance and results that help you live and fulfill your mission and vision. 


Organizations come from business, non-profit, healthcare, and education to make up the Oklahoma Quality Foundation network.


No matter your organization’s size, sector, or industry, we can support you and your business in achieving world-class performance.


Network with like-minded organizations to leverage shared knowledge and collaborate on performance improvement.

Our Vision For The Future

Be recognized as the thought leader for organizational performance improvement in Oklahoma.

Produce ten national Baldrige Award recipients from 2016 to 2030.

Have more award applicants per capita than any other state Baldrige-based awards program.

Our Values That Define Us

Visionary Leadership

Your organization’s senior leaders should set a vision for the organization, create a customer focus, demonstrate clear and visible organizational values and ethics, and set high expectations for the workforce.


Valuing People 

An organization’s success depends on an engaged workforce that benefits from meaningful work, clear orga­nizational direction, the opportunity to learn, and account­ability for performance.


Customer-Focused Excellence

Your customers (or patients, or students) are the ultimate judges of your performance and the quality of your products and services. Thus, your organization must consider all product and service features and characteristics, all modes of customer access and support, and all organizational values and behaviors that contribute value to your customers.


Systems Perspective

A systems perspective means managing all the components of your organization as a unified whole to achieve your mission, ongoing success, and performance excellence.


Organizational Learning 

Organizational learning includes continuous improvement of existing approaches; the adoption of best practices and innovations; and significant, discontinuous change or innovation, leading to new goals, approaches, products, and markets.

Agility and Resilience

Success in today’s ever-changing, globally competitive environment demands agility and organizational resilience. Agility requires a capacity for rapid change and for flex­ibility in operations. Organizational resilience is the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and recover from disasters, emergencies, and other disruptions, and—when disruptions occur—to protect and enhance workforce and customer engagement, supply-network and financial performance, organizational productivity, and community well-being.

Focus on Success and Innovation

Ensuring your organization’s success now and in the future requires understanding of the short- and longer-term factors that affect your organization and its environment. It also requires the ability to drive organizational innovation.

Societal Contributions 

Your organization’s leaders should stress contributions to the public and the consideration of societal well-being and benefit. Leaders should be role models for your organization and its workforce in the protection of public health, safety, and the environment.

Management by Fact 

Management by fact requires you to measure and analyze your organization’s performance, both inside the organization and in your competitive environment.

Ethics and Transparency

Your organization should stress ethical behavior in all stakeholder transactions and interactions. Your senior leaders should be role models of ethical behavior and make their expectations of the workforce very clear.

Delivering Value and Results

By delivering and balancing value for key stakeholders, your organization builds loyalty, contributes to growing the economy, and contributes to society. To meet the some­times conflicting and changing aims that balancing value requires, your organizational strategy should explicitly include key stakeholder requirements.

Our Core Competencies

Performance Excellence

Executive Coaching

Team Coaching

Role Model Recognition

Gap Analysis

Best Practice Sharing

Baldrige Training

Professional Networking