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This month’s topic is Show Me Excellence, which focuses on operational excellence. In October, highlight the importance of training and education related to operational excellence. All content highlighted in the October calendar relate to the various topics covered in the 2023 Show Me Excellence Summit.

October is Show Me Excellence month! In October 2021, Missouri Governor Mike Parson proclaimed the month to be Show Me Excellence month in recognition of introducing State team members to problem solving tools, training opportunities, and the annual Show Me Excellence Summit. Learn more about the Show Me Excellence Summit and the Show Me Excellence initiatives for additional learning opportunities! The Show Me Excellence Summit theme this year is Road to Excellence.

One way you can increase your problem solving skills and use similar language across teams is by completing the Show Me Excellence White Belt offered through MO Learning.

For folks that have a bit more experience in the Show Me Excellence realm, we recommend the Show Me Excellence Playbook. This resource is recommended for those that have completed Yellow or Green Belt training. Here, you can learn more about The Missouri Way, A3, SIPOC, process mapping, and graphical analysis.

For supervisors, try out the "Smarter, Not Harder" Series. This content is designed for supervisors by supervisors. Colleagues will offer quick tips to help make your work life easier and your teams more effective. The tips will be practical and easy to digest. They are to help us “do-learn-do”: try something out, adapt and improve, and then do again. They will often include an article, video, podcast, or a MO Learning course. This series is all about investing just a few minutes to make our work a bit better. You will also find a library of the “Smarter, Not Harder” Series content in MO Learning.

Join us this month as we plan, innovate, and sustain together!