The Dennis J. Woywood* Compañero Recognition

Organization-to-Organization Mentoring

Compañero is a Spanish word for ‘partner or companion’. The Dennis J. Woywood Compañero Recognition recognizes organizations that help other organizations progress more rapidly in their ‘excellence journey’.

New Mexico organizations acting as mentors, sponsors, or coaches will be eligible for special Compañero recognition if the partnership results in the mentored organization submitting an application or receiving recognition.

Eligibility Criteria:

A 2016 NMPEA Applicant may nominate an organization for Compañero Recognition if:

  1. The nominated organization contributed to increasing the level of performance of the Applicant for an extended period and in a systematic and meaningful manner.
  2. An organization-to-organization mentoring partnership existed between the organization and the 2016 Applicant. One or more individuals can be the lead interface between the organizations, but the primary relationship is between organizations.
  3. There is no limit to the number of recognitions a mentoring organization can receive.

NOTE: it is not required that the mentored organization receive NMPEA recognition in order to nominate its mentor.

Nomination Process

1. By January 31, 2017 a 2016 NMPEA Applicant submits a nomination for the candidate:

  • Identify information about the candidate organization
  • Describe the nature of the mentoring partnership
    •  frequency, and types of interactions between parties
  • Describe the nature and extent of the contribution to an increased level of performance excellence
    • What changed because of the involvement of the candidate organization in the quality effort of the nominating organization?

2. The NMPEA Director will review the nominations against the Eligibility Criteria and select for recognition the candidate organizations that provide a positive role model for other New Mexico organizations aspiring to help Applicants move more rapidly toward performance excellence.

3. Compañero organizations will be recognized during the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards Ceremony in 2017.

NOTE: Organizations that assist other organizations for compensation (e.g. Consultants) are not eligible for Compañero Recognition.


Compañero Application Form

Contact Person *
Contact Person
including frequency, and types of interactions between parties.
including the nature and extent of the contribution to an increased level of performance excellence (What changed because of the involvement of the candidate organization in the quality effort of the nominating organization?)

Dennis J. Woywood* Compañero Recipients

Year

2006

2007

2007

2008

2008

2008

2008

 

Recipient

Don Chalmers Ford

Western New Mexico University

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Kirtland Federal Credit Union

Los Alamos National Bank

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

VA Cooperative Studies Program

* Dennis J. Woywood was a longtime friend of Quality New Mexico. He devoted endless hours to QNM and provided valuable guidance to many organizations over his years of service. The Compañero is named in his honor.