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International Team Excellence Award


ITEA Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of participating in the ITEA program?

The ITEA program is competitive benchmarking at its best—the highly structed program criteria sets a level playing field for all participating teams to see how well (or poorly) their organization is performing compared to a maturity model. Participation in the ITEA program provides your team the opportunity to:

  • EXPLORE: Understand best practices by using ITEA criteria
  • SHOWCASE: Share your project’s examples of continuous improvement success
  • BENCHMARK: See how your project measures up against ITEA criteria
  • BE RECOGNIZED: Recognize employees and motivate your workforce to pursue organizational excellence at all levels

Achievements in improved performance are presented and awarded in front of a global audience at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality & Improvement, with teams showcasing the quality projects they’ve implemented to make profitable improvements in areas such as customer satisfaction, waste reduction, and employee morale.

See how your team compares to the best—all while promoting employee recognition and motivating staff to embrace quality practices throughout the organization.

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Who can participate in the ITEA program?

For ASQE Organizational Members at the Enterprise and Leader levels, one ITEA entry is included within annual membership benefits to redeem. If your organization does not have an active membership, visit the Organizational Membership page to select a level of benefits that best suits your team’s needs and apply! Team members must be linked to the Organizational Membership to compete in the ITEA program. If you have any questions about this process, please contact orgmembeship@asq.org. For additional team entries, or all other levels of Organizational Membership, the ITEA entry fees below apply.

For the 2021-2022 cycle, ASQE also welcomes individuals within ASQ’s membership, and non-members in the quality community, to apply and participate in ITEA! This program has benefitted quality professionals across the globe and helps to showcase their talent and success. If you are interested in more information, or to complete the application process, visit asqeitea.org to begin your journey.

ITEA Entry Fees: $675 first entry, $575 additional entries (up to 5 teams per location per cycle)

For any questions, or linking instructions, please contact ITEA@asq.org for assistance and information. Also read the ITEA program Terms & Conditions.

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Can an organization submit more than one project?

An organization may submit up to five entries per location by completing the Team Application. The form includes a field where the organization can include the total number of projects they plan to submit. If you plan on submitting more than one team, please work directly with the ASQE staff after submitting your application by contacting ITEA@asq.org.

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How much does it cost to enter the ITEA program?

The entry fee for the preliminary round is US $675 and $575 for each additional entry. This fee goes towards the cost of administering the program. Rate subject to change.

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A more extensive ITEA FAQ document will be included within the Participant portal that you will have access to once your application is accepted.