Benchmarking Webinar Series

Benchmarking Webinar Series

APQC, a leading resource in benchmarking, has designed a Webinar series to help answer your most pressing benchmarking questions.

The Benchmarking Webinar Series addresses the challenges and issues you will face at all levels of benchmarking, whether you’re just getting started or you started with us back in 1979.

These interactive Webinars are more than a sit-and-get; they include activities, exercises, and personalized help from APQC experts.

Webinar topics include the following:

Upcoming Webinar

Get the view of benchmarking data from those that use it most, our professional services firm audience. This Webinar features Capgemini Consulting's Herbert van der Raad as he presents on how benchmarking fits within Capgemini Consulting's Methodology to deliver real improvement to clients.

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. Central
Duration: One hour
Cost: Members-Complimentary, Nonmembers-$100
Link to Register*:
*Members, please Contact Us to receive your complimentary registration.

Previous Webinars

You can find the resources in the Knowledge Base or below. Previous benchmarking Webinars are available only to APQC members*. You must be registered and logged in to access the resources below.

Linking Benchmarking to Organizational Strategy

This Webinar offers examples and tools to help organizations structure their benchmarking efforts to achieve business goals that are aligned with strategic business objectives.
Date: May 19, 2010
Presenter: Ron Webb, Executive Director, Research Services, APQC
APQC's Benchmarking Alignment Worksheet

Planning Successful Benchmarking Projects

Learn the steps required to plan a benchmarking project that will yield the knowledge and improvement sought by the benchmarking team, including mistakes that should be avoided. Solid planning helps secure executive support and overall effectiveness.
Date: July 21, 2010
Presenter: Travis Colton, Senior Project Manager, APQC
Benchmarking Project Plan Template
Benchmarking Team Member Duties

The Art and Science of Data Collection

How can organizations find benchmarking partners and collect meaningful data? Based on APQC’s own practices and experience, this Webinar provides tools to guide organizations toward benchmarking activities that lead to real improvements.
Date: September 22, 2010
Presenter: Travis Colton, Senior Project Manager, APQC
Interview Guide: Template
Detailed Questionnaire: Template
Virtual Site Visit Guide: Template
In-Person Site Visit Guide: Template
Benchmarking Site Visit Checklist
Potential Best-Practice Organization Screening Survey: Template

Analyze This… Data

This Webinar explains how organizations can understand and use the quantitative and qualitative information they collect for internal or external benchmarking and research.
Date: November 17, 2010
Presenters: APQC's Travis Colton, Senior Project Manager, and Erin Williams, Senior Analyst

Reporting Out Your Benchmarking Data

With examples of ways to display data, difference between correlation and causation, and ways to effectively communicate to leadership, this Webinar will help you in presenting your data in an actionable way.
Date: Februrary 16, 2011
Presenter: Travis Colton, Senior Project Manager, APQC
Reporting Example: Newell Rubbermaid's Transformation through Sales and Operations Planning

Implementing and applying best practices

Understand the importance of implementation and effective methods to transfer best practices. This Webinar explains tools to help you efficiently adopt best practices to see a 3-to-1 improvement. 
Date: April 20, 2011
Presenter: APQC's Cindy Hubert, Executive Director, and Rachele Williams, Senior Project Manager 
Criteria Testing Matrix
State of Benchmarking 2009 Report

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*Please contact us if you are affiliated with a nonmember organization that previously purchased the Webinar and need access to the materials.