PENworks 2018: Advancing Organizational Excellence
May 3-4, 2018
Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, MN
Register by March 31 for an Early Bird discount!
Experience the region’s largest, most powerful conference focused on continuous improvement and organizational excellence!
Hear what others have to say about the value of PENworks!
Learn best practices from 30+ local, regional, and national speakers including ways to:
- Improve your leadership effectiveness
- Improve customer service & engagement
- Increase workforce engagement & capability
- Use data to inform decision making
- Refine your strategic planning processes
- Advance innovation and operational performance
Three Powerful Keynotes on the Power of Systematic Positivity, Optimism & Excellence
Learn how making positivity part of your workplace culture leads to staff excellence and engagement!
The Positive Energy Guy and co-author of Hospitality from the Heart.
Keynote: Positive Energy. Positive Teams. Positive Results.
Michael Gold &
Keynote Performances that Enhance Empathy and Spark Creativity.
Keynote: The Tools of Jazz in An Age of Uncertainty
Hilarious Motivational Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Coach.
Keynote: Bring It: The Power of Leadership Positivity
Learn the secrets to how these 2017 Baldrige winners of the prestigious Baldrige Award have achieved world class performance:
Southcentral Foundation (invited)
Twenty Diverse Breakout Speakers and Five Intensive Sessions
PENworks 2018 also features 20 breakout speakers on the journey to excellence from all sectors/industries and organizations of all types and sizes, including IBM Rochester, Faiview Health Services, Hormel Institute, Wayzeta Public Schools, Daktronics, LifeSource, SD DOT, Cardinal of Minnesota, Cirrus Aircraft, and many, many more!
Rich Networking, Powerful Relationships, and New Resources
Network with hundreds of other leaders & professionals on the journey to excellence - all deeply interested in continuous improvement and performance excellence. Attend the PENworks 2018 exhibitor hall, featuring 15+ organizations that have resources & solutions to support your organization's improvement efforts.
"PENworks is a great networking opportunity! It gives me a place to meet others who are focused on building a more innovative future." -- Becky Lyons, Learning & Development Consultant, Fredrickson Learning, Minneapolis
"PENworks is an absolute must for those driving improvement in their organizations. The caliber of learning opportunities is outstanding, and the atmosphere is energized by a network of leaders eager to share their best practices."
- Michael Garner, Olmsted County, Rochester
"PENworks is one of the best conferences I've attended in 30 years!" -- Marvin Plakut, CEO, Episcopal Homes of MN
"PENworks allows me to peer inside regional and national organizations who are leaders in their industry and learn from their best practices." -- Philip Zeccardi, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis
Customize Your Conference
PENworks has amazing speakers from experts spanning many industries. How do you choose the perfect schedule? We've taken care of that. In 5 minutes, our "Customize Your Conference" tool will guide you toward the perfect track to fit your goals.
Customize Your Conference tool coming soon!
"I always look forward to the PENworks as a way to learn more about what's possible. I have gained valuable nuggets that I have been able to take back and apply immediately to my team's work. Content is timely, relevant, and can be used across multiple industries. Well worth the time!" -- LaToya Bell, University of MN, Minneapolis
"This is one of the most affordable, high value conferences I've ever attended." -- Pam Helgeson-Britton, former Vice President, Strategy, Performance System and Process Excellence, Essentia Health, Duluth
PENworks 2018 Pricing
Conference rates start at $400. Early Bird (through March 31), PEN Member, Group (5+) discounts available.
Full pricing listed on registration page:
CEU and Clock Hours Available for attendance (including 10.25 hours approved by Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators)
Don’t miss this incredible event!
Learn. Laugh. Network. Improve.
"PENworks is an absolute must for those driving improvement in their organizations. The caliber of learning opportunities is outstanding, and the atmosphere is energized by a network of leaders eager to share their best practices." -- Michael Garner, Olmsted County, Rochester
Learn best practices in achieving – and sustaining – outstanding results!!
Thank you to our PENworks sponsors!
For information on sponsorship or exhibiting, please contact email@example.com
Hotel Reservations can be made at Embassy Suites by calling (763) 367-3793
Group Name: Performance Excellence Network; Group Code: PEN