CAPE Bear Award
Sarah Whyte, Director of Strategic Planning & Quality
Improvement, is the recipient of a CAPE Bear Award,
in recognition of her contributions as a CAPE volunteer
CAPE is the California Awards for Performance Excellence. Administered by the California Council for Excellence (CCE), the CAPE program emulates the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program recognized internationally as the hallmark for performance excellence. Examiners are certified to review the performance of applicants from leading California organizations in seven key business areas, including leadership; strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement and knowledge management, human resources, process management and business results.
The prestigious Bear Award recognizes CAPE’s most valuable volunteers for their leadership and contributions that help sustain the success of the CAPE Program.
Award recipients are selected by the CAPE Volunteer Reward and Recognition Committee, from among nominations submitted by peer volunteers. Sarah’s nominator described her as “an outstanding examiner that made a positive difference for the team and to the outcome of the process. Throughout the cycle, she remained cheerful, helpful, insightful, and always willing to share her knowledge and expertise with her teammates. Sarah worked tirelessly as part of the team to ensure the applicant’s processes were carefully and objectively reviewed and evaluated." Sarah has served as a volunteer examiner since 2005.
Awards are presented at the Annual Best Practices Award and Luncheon sponsored by the CAPE Council. The 15th annual luncheon takes place on April 17th, 2009 in Los Angeles.