The Kano Medal has been developed for the purpose of encouraging quality professionals in different parts of the world to continue doing the important work of facilitating the introduction of quality and excellence concepts and supporting the smooth implementation of quality improvement programs in their employer organizations.
This medal is developed to honor the incessant work that Professor Kano has conducted in various parts of the world over many years and to recognize his unique and significant contribution enabling quality to grow in both public and private sectors. Professor Kano has taught the principles of quality improvement and the fundamentals of excellence to executives and quality champions both East and West in thousands of organizations. Indeed his philosophy is based on creating the momentum for driving quality that creates value both internally and externally for the customer.
The Kano model is a benchmark in so far as creating customer orientation and customer focus is concerned, it is taught in most of the quality programs and applied for driving quality in both the manufacturing service, public sectors in various parts of the world.
Candidates to be considered for the Kano Medal must live in one of the Arab countries or have a major contribution that affected one of the Arab countries, they should be nominated by their current employer organizations and it is open to men and women from both the public and the private sectors.
Applicant need to submit the medal nomination form that includes:
- An official nomination and endorsement letter from the Director General, General Manager, or CEO of his/her organization.
- A written statement describing key contributions and achievements in accordance with the medal criteria.
- Three external letters of support from professional associations, quality organizations, and other relevant bodies where the individuals concerned have been duly recognized for their various contributions to growing excellence knowledge and practice, referees may be contacted by the jury.
- Up to 5 pages in the form of certificates, photographs, and other evidence-based items that would support his or her selection for the medal.