Continuous Improvement

2024 Continuous Improvement Cohort Program

Continuous Improvement

The Initiative Foundation and Sourcewell are excited to bring the Performance Excellence Network back to Central Minnesota for a Continuous Improvement cohort. Join other Central Minnesota nonprofits and local units of government for this hands-on learning opportunity.

  • Sessions will be built around the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) framework, and will incorporate principles from the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence as well as several other continuous improvement tools and methods.
  • Design will be focused on learners new to PDCA and continuous improvement concepts, and sessions will each include peer-learning opportunities.
  • Participants will be asked to apply learning from each session in their respective organizations and share their experiences at the next session. Participants will be encouraged to focus on an organizational improvement opportunity through the course of the sessions as they incrementally apply the PDCA methods and associated continuous improvement tools and approaches.


  • Dates: March 28, Apr. 25, May 9, May 30 and June 20
  • Location: May 9 will be held virtually. All other sessions will meet in person at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls.
  • Team size: Teams of 3-5 leaders and staff are encouraged. Smaller teams committed to the learning are encouraged to apply.

Register by March 15.

The Initiative Foundation’s Nonprofit Academy trainings are part of the mission of the Foundation to serve the people of Central Minnesota. If your organization is located outside our 14 county and two Native nation service area, please contact Nicole Clements regarding options for participating.

Watch a video to learn more about the program:

3/28/2024 | 9:00 am
6/20/2024 | 1:30 pm
Initiative Foundation
405 1st Street Southeast, Little Falls, Minnesota, 56345, United States
Lunch included at each session.
Nonprofit Academy
$100 per team
Register now!