PENWorks 2016

04/18/2016 - 04/19/2016 | All Day
Presenter to be Determined.

PENWorks 2016: Advancing Organizational Excellence

April 18-19, 2016

The Performance Excellence Network is pleased to announce PENworks 2016 – our annual performance excellence best practice conference: April 18-19 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN.


Learn best practices in achieving – and sustaining – organizational excellence!!  Network with hundreds of other leaders on the journey to excellence. Don’t miss this incredible event!

Learn best practices from over 20 local, regional, and national organizations on the journey to excellence — businesses, healthcare organizations, education institutions, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. Hear how three organizations — all recipients of the 2015 Baldrige National Quality Award — achieved and sustain world class performance.  Learn ways to improve your leadership effectiveness, strategic planning processes, customer focus, use of measures/data, workforce engagement, and operational performance.

Governor Mark Dayton also invited to speak.  Additional speakers and final agenda/topics to be announced in coming weeks. ”

The conference will also feature:

  • A lunchtime (April 19) presentation of the 2015 Minnesota Performance Excellence Awards;
  • An evening reception (April 18) and celebration to celebrate improvement and performance excellence in our region, to thank our volunteer Board of Evaluators and other key volunteers, and to network with leaders and professionals interested in performance excellence;
  • An exhibitor hall (both days), featuring over a dozen consulting and other organizations that have resources to support organizational improvement.

The event will be held at the Earle Brown Center in Brooklyn Center, and we expect 500+ leaders and professionals to attend.  The event is open to the public.

PENworks 2016 Pricing

CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a member.

PENworks 2016 Member Non-Member
Early bird- March 25 $450 NA
Early bird GROUP discount (per person for 5 or more people registering together) –March 25 $400 NA
Regular admission $500 $850
Regular admission GROUP discount (per person for 5 more people registering together) $450 NA
ONE day only(either April 18 or 19) $325 $625

Don’t miss this valuable learning and networking event!  Ready to Register?

For information on sponsorship or exhibiting, please contact

For your hotel reservations a discounted rate and block of rooms has been set up at the neighboring Embassy Suites Hotel.

To makes your reservations at the discounted block rate please visit: or you can call the number below….
Group Name: Performance Excellence Network
Group Code: PEN
Hotel Name: Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North
Hotel Address: 6300 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430
Phone Number: 763.367.3793

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